Did you enjoy it
Started: 28th Jun 2022 at 00:10
The eco brigade showed their true colours with the ton's of mess left behind, but that's ok someone else will clean it up
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 07:12
Errrr......not every festival go-er is in the `eco brigade` and I am sure the organisers have contingencies and budgets in place to deal with the aftermath.
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 09:27
I'm sure a lot was praised for taking there
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 09:43
I'm sure a lot was praised for taking there crap with them
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 09:43
So you thought it was 'Rubbish'
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 12:03
I'M AFRAID IT WAS THE CASE OF THE 'EMPORERS NEW CLOTHES' BY MOST OF THE PEOPLE THERE.. FROM THE BITS I'VE SEEN, ON THE PERFORMANCES OF PAUL McCARTNEY AND DIANNA ROSS. THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN PAID UP AFTER 5 MINUTES, AT ANY OF THE LABOUR OR WORKINGMENS CLUBS AROUND WIGAN BACK IN THE DAY. NO DOUBT BARRY MANILOW WILL BE APPEARING NEXT YEAR????
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 12:27
Not more moaning and whinging
Its getting worse.............have they put something in the water in Wigan?
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 12:35
I enjoyed most of what I wanted to watch.
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 13:01
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 13:04
My eldest lad and his Mrs went to the ‘Download’ festival, at Donington, a couple of weeks ago.
The week after, they were both ill, her worse than him.
Testing confirmed they’d both caught Covid19 !
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 13:18
Not into owt like that.... didnt watch a second of it.
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 13:53
SD did I say every festival go-er belonged to the Eco brigade Like BB I watched none of it except a very short clip of Diana Ross when I turned the Tv on and was waiting for the channel screen to come on
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 15:28
My recollections (others may have different perceptions)
It all began in the late 1960's when the tensions between performing artists and commerce reached crisis point, and the Stones elected to play for free in Hyde park in Summer of 1969. They said after tax, they would see nowt of the income from mass performances!
Many artists of this period were ripped off, some, of their entire earnings, eg Nina Simone.
Within weeks, the appearance of Bob Dylan at Isle of Wight transformed a local folk fest into a national event.
At the same time, Stateside, Woodstock Festival, boosted by the 'alternative' culture, and anti-Vietnam War protest was quite headline making.
So, the mass festivals had arrived, and the following year (1970) saw many. Glastonbury commenced 1970, and Reading the following year, with Leeds being a spin-off from the latter. Reading, actually being a take over of the National Jazz and Blues Fest, although the latter had not actually met at Reading.
These festivals, however were VERY, VERY commercial, which left dissatisfaction amongst many who had previously been involved.
The result was that many bands were willing to support for free the illegal festival in Windsor Great Park. (Free Festival) Commencing 1972.
This saw brutal melee of police and festival attenders: a harbinger of what was to be seen again in The Miner's Strike. It did uncover practices that the police tried to hide from public scrutiny. It was part of the nasty picture of London/Thames valley policing which led to Operation Countryman, and is still an issue today. (Death of Ian Tomlinson, 2009)
There is also the issue that definite proof existed that the illegal drugs seized by the police turned up again being sold on the street: never properly investigated.
The cultural split had been established, and is still with us.
What were called 'plastic hippies' or weekenders, are now the ( increasingly geriatric) old stick in the muds: they go to Glastonbury and suchlike.
The younger, progressive, less likely to be passive consumers of the music, but more likely to be users of MDMA (Ecstasy) have their illegal warehouse parties: called raves by outsiders.
You have to hand it to the Brits,
We are very good at creating and nurturing divisiveness in our society.
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 15:32
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No you didn't Peter but I think it fair to say you implied it.
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 15:54
What did you think of Glastonbury
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 16:47
I am a big fan of live music and enjoyed what I saw on TV, particularly McCartneys set. However I doubt I would enjoy actually being at Glasto and dealing with everything it would involve but I am certainly not cynical of those who think otherwise. For some it will be an experience of a lifetime.
If nothing pops up in-between my next gig is Roxy music at Manchester arena in October
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 17:58
I enjoyed Noel Gallaghers group High Flying Birds but not his Oasis stuff.
Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 18:47
How can anyone with a clear mind think that Rap is Music?
Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 07:27
How can anyone with a ‘clear mind’ not understand that people have different tastes in music?
Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 08:02
The stalker always follows!
Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 08:05
And the stalked never justifies, explains or backs up his comments
Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 08:09
I thought you were on ignore?
Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 09:02
Thought Billie Eilish was bloody awful.
Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 10:43
He used to work in the baths at Parkside Colliery!
No, sorry, that was Billy Else?
Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 11:28
I would agree with your comments, in that the only artist I enjoyed watching was Paul McCartney, and saying that apart from his Beatles stuff, which was good, his solo stuff, I have never really liked, apart from just a couple of songs, 'Live and Let Die' and 'Listen to What the Mon' said.
Other than that the acts were not for me, I have recorded Diana Ross, but not watched it yet, and I have always liked everything Diana Ross has ever done, but I thought that at the Jubilee Concert, she was poor, as regards admins comment about Emperor's New Clothes, and they would have been paid off in 5 minutes at the local Labour Club, I can sympathise with that remark and a long time ago in 1982 I watched Meatloaf at the NEC in Birmingham, and he was awful, he literally had no voice, and I wondered why the audience were clapping a cheering for him, I thought are yoo all bloody deaf or summat, because he cawn't sing, but saying that I always have liked Meatloaf, and I saw him again in 1983 and his voice was almost, but not completely back too normal
But as regards Paul McCartneys voice, it was quiet, he was in tune, but that show at Glastonbury was the last of 17 shows he has done in the last two months, an American tour, and one in Frome and the last one at Glastonbury, so he can probably still belt out the songs, but if he did that, how long would his voice last at 80yrs old, so he has to keep the volume down on his singing to save his voice, but that show he put on, with the backing band and singers, along with the special video effects, and doing it with what people wanted and have always wanted, which was a narrative about The Beatles, I think it was probably one of the best shows I have ever seen, and although his voice was quiet, his stage performance was good, and I think that the Glastonbury thing is well organised and PeterP have look at this LINK
On Sunday night I decided to watch the closing act, that rapper Kendrick Lamar, and how on earth can anyone of any age call that entertaining, and I can't find the words to describe how I feel about stuff like that without swearing, and I only watched it for five minutes, if I had to listen to that for any period of time, it would end up giving me serious mental health problems, and this is nasty, but a lot of those rappers get shot in America, and for that I am not surprised.
Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 13:08
Tonker's comment, above, brought to mind Ethel (Golborne Colliery)
I can just picture Ethel doing a duet with Bob Geldorf: now that would be worth seeing!
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Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 14:34
You have not heard of Ethel?
She was a legend in her own lunchtime.
I lived at Bryn at the time, and after a day at Golborne Colliery, the one thing folk said to me when I got home in the evening was, "So, you've met Ethel then"?
Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 14:44
Did Whupsy know Ethel
Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 15:02
I would imagine so.
Do not know if their years there would have overlapped though.
Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 15:06
Why we have to put up with this crap every year excluding the pandemic is beyond my comprehension .The huge fees these "HASBEENS" will have commanded will have been way ,way too much ,one especially comes to mind that was Diana Ross from the second she walked onto the stage she was utter garbage as for singing? forget that for all s he could manage was to shout the words . As i said at the beginning i do not care for that sort of entertainment ( i use the word loosely ) but if that what floats their boats ,ok then but please BBC do we really have to have it on for so long ??? As ADMIN quoted prior the entire lot of them would have been paid up, but that's what the youth of today like, so be it ! GB
Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 15:25
I was hoping one of our ex Golborne men would jump in.
Seems I am to be disappointed.
Ethel was Golborne Colliery's telephone switchboard operator back in the 1960's.
Lets say she sorta had a way with words.
Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 15:51
Ours was called Elsie !
Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 16:03
TTS I have read all the blurb about the site and I bet a fair amount of the crowd ignored itHow many tons of equipment was left Tents etc and how much crap in ever sense of the word was cleaned up afterwards. I bet a few tons of litter had to go to landfill
Replied: 30th Jun 2022 at 17:31
“As ADMIN quoted prior the entire lot of them would have been paid up, but that's what the youth of today like, so be it ! GB”
Looks like the gammons are out again!
It is exactly what a section of society, and not just youths like GB and why you can’t accept or deal with it is a mystery.
Perhaps you might care to explain why you have such an issue with it and you feel compelled to constantly moan and whinge about it?
Replied: 30th Jun 2022 at 17:56
2000 tons off waste are produced during the festival, and no doubt the organisers will have to pay trade waste fees to get rid of it.
Replied: 30th Jun 2022 at 18:25
GB.If you do not want to go,don’t go,if you do not want to listen,don’t listen,if you don’t want to watch it,turn it off.Everyone to their own.
Replied: 30th Jun 2022 at 18:27
Exactly, I do the same with the month or so of the game of Tennis which the BBC insist on showing every summer to please a minority of the population.
What is wrong is the way the BBC take off scheduled programmes to show an extended game.
Replied: 1st Jul 2022 at 08:40
If it was a a high profile worldwide rugby or football tournament instead of tennis would you still be whinging Todge?
I would go as far as saying it would probably one of the rare occasions you wouldn't
Replied: 1st Jul 2022 at 08:56
Norris Cole !
Replied: 1st Jul 2022 at 13:57
Norris Cole says Wigan World's Walter Mitty!
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There it is ladies and gentlemen.
What is probably the most ironic comment ever seen on WW!!
Replied: 2nd Jul 2022 at 08:37
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