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  1. Re: The Official Glastonbury 2011 Coachella Board Meetup

    Aerial performer in the show

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5031/5888071937_bba8d91751_b.jpg


    Paul Hartnoll, Orbital DJ set, Saturday
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    Glad to see we might have some more of you back for 2013. It's always an honour to see people travel so far. There's surprisingly few international visitors - even from Europe.

    So, ahem, here's...
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    I'll be the first to welcome you all back in 2013.

    There'll be other USA folk coming this year of course, but having saw first hand how much effort you all made for 2010, you're always special...
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    They're the mutant vehicles of the Mutoid Waste Company - the british arts collective who were running The Unfairground, and previously did Trash City.

    They also do stuff at Fuji Rock and Burning...
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    Boourns is yer man, for a report on press facilities!

    (Weight issues aside, it's possible to shoot Glastonbury with as much kit as you like, and no press facilities. (well, barring the laptop...
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    For you Glastonauts who have nothing better to do, a quiz based on the video:

    (Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdrlMrgNxoE)

    Ten. Mostly not easy if you're not local, so massive applause...
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    Anyway, that aside, here's a video.

    Here's to another 40 years.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdrlMrgNxoE
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    Another thumbs up from me.

    There's no doubt that Glastonbury isn't perfect across every inch, even for it's biggest fans. In that sense, the scale works. When you get to know it, there's enough of...
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    Yes, definitely... have been researching on and off for about 3 years. A UK friend has been a few times, so I'll probably be teaming up with him and getting advice that way too.
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    OK, Shangri-La photos... slideshow thing, use arrow keys to skip through... includes Slumbarave and lots of other stuff...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulholmes/sets/72157624481025566/show/
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    Re: The Official 2010 Glastonbury Coachella Board Meetup

    Hello again folks. Great to read the various thoughts and impressions. Shame Chiapet it didn't quite light your fire, but at least you had a great time at Roskilde, so all's good. :)

    Some random...
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    Excellent. :)
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    Glad you made it for the trip up the hill, and sorry to hear about you having to battle with being ill. It wasn't a good year for respiratory stuff, with all that dust. It wasn't until I got back...
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    Hello again people. Last time we met, well, at least a few of you, we were drinking in that marvellous view. Thought you'd enjoy it. We always do.


    So, photos...


    Here's my first five, from...
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    Cool. I'll have a black backpack with a tripod strapped to it.

    Glad you reminded me about the football. Might be nearer 6.30 at the Park Bar, to allow for the walk from Pyramid.



    Heh heh,...
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    An American in Europe, on their fourth pint? They were probably wondering when to call an ambulance ;)

    Sorry, couldn't resist :)

    Cool to hear the updates as everyone arrives. Knowing how big a...
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    The site is looking luurrrvely. The grass is mown, trucks are buzzing around, and there's a lovely atmosphere on site. Everyone on the build is full of smiles and cheery hellos - something very un...
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    Re: The Official 2010 Glastonbury Coachella Board Meetup

    JP to Park about 30 mins or so, again without much traffic.

    Pyramid to West Dance a little less. It's best to take the right hand side of the Pyramid stage to leave there, down a long market strip...
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    If you're all agreed in advance about a target camp, and arriving roughly the same time, I'd suggest that whichever group gets through their gate first and is ready to rock heads straight for the...
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    If you're asking about car parks, thinking of how they may get to Gate A (PGA) to meet before camping, rule this one out. It's almost impossible to get from the East Car Parks to PGA, and arduous...
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    Re: The Official 2010 Glastonbury Coachella Board Meetup

    No probs with the info. The last two years I worked for Festival Information... I enjoy it. :)


    Not easy to find on the official web site admittedly, but here it is:

    "The Festival also runs a...
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    Re: The Official 2010 Glastonbury Coachella Board Meetup

    Some stuff:

    Queues, and "Beating the traffic". Last year was, of course, mental. This year there's lots of indications that there'll be an early surge 6am-8am with vehicles.

    The bottleneck this...
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    Re: The Official 2010 Glastonbury Coachella Board Meetup

    The main reason for suggesting Decathlon is that they have everything (e.g. Wellies) and you can see what you're buying (e.g. Tents set up).

    Argos vs. Decathlon fight! :)
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    Ah yes, good reminder for everyone, no glass. :)

    My personal favourite is Morgan's Spiced rum. One of the few liquours that's drinkable neat. Tis' a road to ruin for daytime drinking though. ;)
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    Re: The Official 2010 Glastonbury Coachella Board Meetup

    For non-Bar alcohol, you need to bring it. The weight saving tip is to bring liquor. I take a few litres, then buy soft drinks on site to mix.

    If you want some snacks or other non-prepared food,...
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    Re: The Official 2010 Glastonbury Coachella Board Meetup

    Looks like you can... note that the charge is per item!

    http://www.left-baggage.co.uk/locations.php
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    Re: The Official 2010 Glastonbury Coachella Board Meetup

    Easy doable, albeit with little/no sleep.

    There'd be time for a few beers after the gig and then 90 mins or so on bus/train combos to either airport.

    Check in for long haul is something nuts...
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    coo! That never used to happen! :)

    (Even worse than collect on-site, up until a few years ago overseas people had to go to a different town to collect their tickets. It was, by all accounts, a...
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    I hope you can all look at it another way... it's a chance to see more of the festival, especially the late night area before it gets rammed.

    U2 et al are acts that will come to you. The festival...
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    Genius invention by Shangri-La people! :D
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    I've been busy typing. Please excuse any typos. It's late here...

    Shangri-La:

    http://www.glastoearth.com/news/revealed-shangri-la-2010
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    You *might* be better getting them formally switched to collect.

    Reason being that if they get posted, then you turn up for a collect, you are in a duplicate ticket process where other safeguards...
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    I should qualify that as being a generalisation.

    For the purpose of making critical plans, I'd strongly recommend getting a definitive view. If you are told it's collect, then everything should be...
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    Re: The Official 2010 Glastonbury Coachella Board Meetup

    I wouldn't read too much into that.

    The festival use a (generally good) agency with a ticketing system based around typical event processes.

    Glastonbury is very untypical, so don't assume from...
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    I've not had personal experience of solar charger, so I'm not sure. Some days are sunny, and it's the longest daylight of the year (about 16 hours)...

    but... it's not desert strength sunshine and...
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    I'll see how much I can help here.

    A Verizon/Sprint phone may work in the rest of the world if it also supports GSM. AT&T & T-Mobile users don't have to worry, their phones use the global...
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    Re: The Official 2010 Glastonbury Coachella Board Meetup

    For those of you needing to get Bristol train station on the Monday, who haven't already booked with National Express, you may also want to consider the shuttle run by the festival depending on how...
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    Re: The Official 2010 Glastonbury Coachella Board Meetup

    That's what I reckon too.
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    Re: The Official 2010 Glastonbury Coachella Board Meetup

    Saturday: Arrive
    Wednesday: Meet you lot.
    Monday: Work out what the hell happened to Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. ;)
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    Take the tube to Canada Water - there's a huge Decathlon there. Sells everything you need (apart from wellies), half the price of central London camping stores, and it's all really good quality...
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    Hope it was a fun read. :) The article was a long time in gestation. They're really great people, and I hope they do make it to BM in 2012. Hope I do too.
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    Re: The Official 2010 Glastonbury Coachella Board Meetup

    Tight change at Brussels. It's not the best laid out station. One big concourse (good) which has lots of needless obstructions like shops (bad).

    Definitely doable, just be on your toes! :) v....
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    You can get a private room at some of the St Christopher's Inns locations. Might be a reasonable compromise.
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    :D

    .
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    Re: The Official 2010 Glastonbury Coachella Board Meetup

    Buses from Bristol:

    Some things to be clear on.

    Glastonbury Town is about 8 miles from Glastonbury Festival

    Be wary of the term 'the village'. That normally means Pilton. Thats's not where...
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    Emtreg: Ireland to festival site via ferry will not be quick. Pretty and adventurous but not quick. Research it more I'd say. (And go for it too - adventure is better than the 'steel tube of white...
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    Double skin = tent with Rain Fly (I think!)

    If you are buying a tent on site, do beware the single skin ones. Pop or not pop up, they aren't good.

    Side note: If you are travelling through...
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    Ok... Going to answer some questions. This time (on my tiny phone screen) I'll do one at a time. So apologies for lots of posts...
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    It's very nearby luckily - 5 minutes walk max.
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    West Holts now (strange name, I'm sure we'll get used to it).

    Good place for food indeed.

    I think Brothers is 6% ?? Alcohol percentages, at the festival, have been quietly reduced over the last...
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