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2013-06-13 12:12:57 PM
Sure, but that dancing old guy was pretty cute.
 
2013-06-13 12:20:31 PM
static.gigwise.com

We really need to get more festival-goers embracing the Leave No Trace ethic.
 
2013-06-13 12:23:41 PM

Zasteva: [static.gigwise.com image 600x450]

We really need to get more festival-goers embracing the Leave No Trace ethic.


We need more landfill space soon in the UK, so two birds with one stone - hold festivals on sites planned to be landfill and then you don't need to clean up afterwards, just start trucking in more stuff to drop on top of it.
 
2013-06-13 01:08:18 PM
So, from what I see -- they're overpriced, mud covered garbage pits?
 
2013-06-13 01:16:16 PM
What we hope for:

img.skitch.com


What we get:

www.errandboy.ws
 
2013-06-13 01:20:47 PM
Yes, festivals in the UK have declined to the point where they aren't worth bothering with, except this one.

http://www.supernormalfestival.co.uk/

Early bird tickets were £50, no big names like Mick and Keef (unless you particularly like Terminal Cheesecake) but that's largely how the better Free Festivals back in the 70s & 80s were.
 
2013-06-13 01:24:38 PM

YoOjo: Yes, festivals in the UK have declined to the point where they aren't worth bothering with, except this one.

http://www.supernormalfestival.co.uk/

Early bird tickets were £50, no big names like Mick and Keef (unless you particularly like Terminal Cheesecake) but that's largely how the better Free Festivals back in the 70s & 80s were.


That looks awful.  You should feel bad.
 
2013-06-13 01:24:52 PM

meanmutton: So, from what I see -- they're overpriced, mud covered garbage pits?


But enough about the girls who go to these festivals.
 
2013-06-13 01:26:06 PM
Eh, I'm still in my 20s but I'm well beyond the point of going to big festivals for eye candy. If I want that, I can stay in my area and just go bar hopping.

If I like the band lineup, I can put up with ugly people and some filth.
 
2013-06-13 01:26:34 PM
I'm generally fairly good at identifying UK fast foods, but for the love of all that's edible, what IS that supposed to be in the takeout container?  A chip butty or some sort of pasty perhaps?
 
2013-06-13 01:30:53 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: I'm generally fairly good at identifying UK fast foods, but for the love of all that's edible, what IS that supposed to be in the takeout container?  A chip butty or some sort of pasty perhaps?


It's a pie and mash (-ed potatoes) takeout, they've become popular in boxes with gravy poured over.

http://www.pieminister.co.uk/
 
2013-06-13 01:33:40 PM
Never been to the UK, but Coachella and Outside Lands are awesome, save for the heat at Coachella. The only thing in the article that really resonated is that you're generally not very close to the stage. Even with that, you can usually get relatively close if you want to. My biggest beef is that the mulitple stages simultaneously format tends to take away from the enjoyment of any particular act. Hence, I'd rather see one of my favorite acts headline a show of their own. The cool thing about festivals is that you're generally going to see a good big name act, a bunch of bands you may be familiar with but wouldn't have gone to see otherwise, and some acts you've never heard of that you might like. Plus, the atmosphere--from my experience--is generally very laid back.
 
2013-06-13 01:38:26 PM

YoOjo: Satan's Bunny Slippers: I'm generally fairly good at identifying UK fast foods, but for the love of all that's edible, what IS that supposed to be in the takeout container?  A chip butty or some sort of pasty perhaps?

It's a pie and mash (-ed potatoes) takeout, they've become popular in boxes with gravy poured over.

http://www.pieminister.co.uk/


hey thanks!  makes more sense now.  I've just never seen one squashed into a box like that...LOL  poor thing.
 
2013-06-13 01:41:39 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: YoOjo: Satan's Bunny Slippers: I'm generally fairly good at identifying UK fast foods, but for the love of all that's edible, what IS that supposed to be in the takeout container?  A chip butty or some sort of pasty perhaps?

It's a pie and mash (-ed potatoes) takeout, they've become popular in boxes with gravy poured over.

http://www.pieminister.co.uk/

hey thanks!  makes more sense now.  I've just never seen one squashed into a box like that...LOL  poor thing.


The boxes are kind of waxed cardboard so it's not the huge soggy mess it sounds like it'd be. The pies are all gourmet stuff, I think there's a Goat's Cheese & Cauliflower one for vegetarians even.
Of course, most festival goers still survive on burgers/falafel/fries. Those pies aren't totally ubiquitous.
 
2013-06-13 01:43:25 PM

Uzzah: What we hope for:




What we get:


Maybe in britistan. America you get that top picture, but more like pennies and not bikini tops
 
2013-06-13 01:46:08 PM
YoOjo:

Now I want a goat cheese gourmet pie and mash.

dammit america, get with it!!!
 
mhd
2013-06-13 01:51:10 PM
I have it from on good authority that it's really all about getting your name on a grain of rice.
 
2013-06-13 01:57:11 PM
i would have killed for one of those pies at sasquatch.
 
2013-06-13 01:57:45 PM
www.woodstock1999.com
Woohoo Peace Love and Arson!
/Americans can screw up a festival too.
 
2013-06-13 02:04:41 PM
I'm packing my bags for that awesome festival on Summersisle.
 
2013-06-13 02:06:48 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: YoOjo:

Now I want a goat cheese gourmet pie and mash.

dammit america, get with it!!!


Someone, somewhere will make you one surely?
I'm over here again right now, not in the US, so my USA Pie Radar isn't worth much but where there's people with money wanting Goat Cheese pie there must be people with Goat Cheese pies who want money...
 
2013-06-13 02:07:16 PM
I thought all of those things happened at any and every festival.    Mud optional.
 
2013-06-13 02:08:07 PM

YoOjo: Satan's Bunny Slippers: YoOjo: Satan's Bunny Slippers: I'm generally fairly good at identifying UK fast foods, but for the love of all that's edible, what IS that supposed to be in the takeout container?  A chip butty or some sort of pasty perhaps?

It's a pie and mash (-ed potatoes) takeout, they've become popular in boxes with gravy poured over.

http://www.pieminister.co.uk/

hey thanks!  makes more sense now.  I've just never seen one squashed into a box like that...LOL  poor thing.

The boxes are kind of waxed cardboard so it's not the huge soggy mess it sounds like it'd be. The pies are all gourmet stuff, I think there's a Goat's Cheese & Cauliflower one for vegetarians even.
Of course, most festival goers still survive on burgers/falafel/fries. Those pies aren't totally ubiquitous.


There is too much eggwash on that pie.

/way below my standards
//would not eat it
 
2013-06-13 02:17:46 PM

Zasteva: [static.gigwise.com image 600x450]

We really need to get more festival-goers embracing the Leave No Trace ethic.


When are we going to do something about the corporations?
i37.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-13 02:22:21 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: YoOjo:

Now I want a goat cheese gourmet pie and mash.

dammit america, get with it!!!



Living in the best city in the best state for festivals.  You keep that mash.   I'll stick with the crawfish beignets, Soft Shell Crab Po-boy, etc We've got Jazzfest, French Quarter Fest,  Tomato Festival, Orange Festival, Oyster Festival, Crawfish Festival, Crab Festival, Gumbo Festival, and well over a dozen more within a few hours drive.
 
2013-06-13 02:33:41 PM

thecpt: Uzzah: What we hope for:




What we get:

Maybe in britistan. America you get that top picture, but more like pennies and not bikini tops


At the electronic music festivals, you get extremely hot girls that make the "what we hope for" girls look like ogres.

There's a big movement now with electronic music and dubstep that is attracting the hottest girls out there.
 
2013-06-13 02:33:44 PM

Uncontrolled_Jibe: We've got Jazzfest, French Quarter Fest,  Tomato Festival, Orange Festival, Oyster Festival, Crawfish Festival, Crab Festival, Gumbo Festival


www.moviequotesandmore.com
... that's -- that's about it, I think.
 
2013-06-13 02:35:23 PM

WienerButt: thecpt: Uzzah: What we hope for:




What we get:

Maybe in britistan. America you get that top picture, but more like pennies and not bikini tops

At the electronic music festivals, you get extremely hot girls that make the "what we hope for" girls look like ogres.

There's a big movement now with electronic music and dubstep that is attracting the hottest girls out there.


Oh, I thought that's what we were talking about.

Went to a dayglo party. Holy jeebus.
 
2013-06-13 02:37:45 PM
British women smell of ham, raisins and brine, their smiles a crooked conundrum of angles and empty spaces.
 
2013-06-13 02:39:45 PM

airsupport: British women smell of ham, raisins and brine, their smiles a crooked conundrum of angles and empty spaces.


i1151.photobucket.com
Them Brits tahk funnah and they gots bad teef!
 
2013-06-13 02:42:40 PM

YoOjo: Satan's Bunny Slippers: YoOjo:

Now I want a goat cheese gourmet pie and mash.

dammit america, get with it!!!

Someone, somewhere will make you one surely?
I'm over here again right now, not in the US, so my USA Pie Radar isn't worth much but where there's people with money wanting Goat Cheese pie there must be people with Goat Cheese pies who want money...


Sadly, as entrenched in the middle of the white bread basket midwest as I am, I'll end up making it myself unless I want a 3 hour drive or more.  There's a "true British pub" here in town that's about as true and British as I'm the Queen Mother.  He's from London, sure, but he's completely sold out to what he thinks Americans think British is.  It's very disappointing.
 
2013-06-13 02:45:45 PM

Onkel Buck: Zasteva: [static.gigwise.com image 600x450]

We really need to get more festival-goers embracing the Leave No Trace ethic.

When are we going to do something about the corporations?
[i37.photobucket.com image 163x240]


Nothing about the supposedly "environmentally conscious" tree-hugging hippy leftists trashing their get-togethers?

wac.9ebf.edgecastcdn.net
 
2013-06-13 02:47:53 PM

oldfarthenry: airsupport: British women smell of ham, raisins and brine, their smiles a crooked conundrum of angles and empty spaces.

[i1151.photobucket.com image 500x375]
Them Brits tahk funnah and they gots bad teef!


Caption is redundant, that could be nowhere else on earth.
I'm willing to speculate that he has several of those working on constant rotation, just to keep his ankle BMI in triple figures. He probably has a motorized one that he rides around on. He might also have a slightly bigger one, filled with meat, meat, meat and butter that he tows behind the motorized one, this bigger one is his lunchbox.
 
2013-06-13 02:52:30 PM

Uncontrolled_Jibe: Satan's Bunny Slippers: YoOjo:

Now I want a goat cheese gourmet pie and mash.

dammit america, get with it!!!


Living in the best city in the best state for festivals.  You keep that mash.   I'll stick with the crawfish beignets, Soft Shell Crab Po-boy, etc We've got Jazzfest, French Quarter Fest,  Tomato Festival, Orange Festival, Oyster Festival, Crawfish Festival, Crab Festival, Gumbo Festival, and well over a dozen more within a few hours drive.


yeah.. this pretty much.  probably the most festival laden place in the world.
 
2013-06-13 02:56:22 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: YoOjo: Satan's Bunny Slippers: YoOjo:

Now I want a goat cheese gourmet pie and mash.

dammit america, get with it!!!

Someone, somewhere will make you one surely?
I'm over here again right now, not in the US, so my USA Pie Radar isn't worth much but where there's people with money wanting Goat Cheese pie there must be people with Goat Cheese pies who want money...

Sadly, as entrenched in the middle of the white bread basket midwest as I am, I'll end up making it myself unless I want a 3 hour drive or more.  There's a "true British pub" here in town that's about as true and British as I'm the Queen Mother.  He's from London, sure, but he's completely sold out to what he thinks Americans think British is.  It's very disappointing.


True British Pub eh?
My local pub a few years back when I lived in Devon was built in 1320, the roof was made of straw and the doorways would lobotomise you if you were over about 5' 9".
Ask him if he has Barley Wine, if he does (can't remember if it's available in the USA) then prepare to get very drunk, very quickly.
 
2013-06-13 03:00:30 PM

YoOjo: True British Pub eh?
My local pub a few years back when I lived in Devon was built in 1320, the roof was made of straw and the doorways would lobotomise you if you were over about 5' 9".
Ask him if he has Barley Wine, if he does (can't remember if it's available in the USA) then prepare to get very drunk, very quickly.


If it's anything like scrumpy cider prepare for a hangover that has you begging for death.
 
2013-06-13 03:02:44 PM

oldfarthenry: YoOjo: True British Pub eh?
My local pub a few years back when I lived in Devon was built in 1320, the roof was made of straw and the doorways would lobotomise you if you were over about 5' 9".
Ask him if he has Barley Wine, if he does (can't remember if it's available in the USA) then prepare to get very drunk, very quickly.

If it's anything like scrumpy cider prepare for a hangover that has you begging for death.


There's always scumble. It's made from apples.

Well...

MOSTLY apples.
 
2013-06-13 03:04:07 PM

oldfarthenry: YoOjo: True British Pub eh?
My local pub a few years back when I lived in Devon was built in 1320, the roof was made of straw and the doorways would lobotomise you if you were over about 5' 9".
Ask him if he has Barley Wine, if he does (can't remember if it's available in the USA) then prepare to get very drunk, very quickly.

If it's anything like scrumpy cider prepare for a hangover that has you begging for death.


Oh you can mix it with scrumpy, I've done that... back when I was a teenager that thought he had superman levels of invincibility.
That might've been the time I woke up in the center of the road licking the white line.
 
2013-06-13 03:06:22 PM
YoOjo:
True British Pub eh?
My local pub a few years back when I lived in Devon was built in 1320, the roof was made of straw and the doorways would lobotomise you if you were over about 5' 9".
Ask him if he has Barley Wine, if he does (can't remember if it's available in the USA) then prepare to get very drunk, very quickly.


That's why I italicized that.  A friend of mine's "local" was built something like 1280 or such.  I'd rather go to my local brewpub, it's not pretentious at all, just a "hey, we make beer, and some of it's really, really good!"  If I want authentic anything, I'll save up and travel there.

/have had barley wine.
//mean stuff, in the best of ways
 
2013-06-13 03:13:13 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: YoOjo:
True British Pub eh?
My local pub a few years back when I lived in Devon was built in 1320, the roof was made of straw and the doorways would lobotomise you if you were over about 5' 9".
Ask him if he has Barley Wine, if he does (can't remember if it's available in the USA) then prepare to get very drunk, very quickly.

That's why I italicized that.  A friend of mine's "local" was built something like 1280 or such.  I'd rather go to my local brewpub, it's not pretentious at all, just a "hey, we make beer, and some of it's really, really good!"  If I want authentic anything, I'll save up and travel there.

/have had barley wine.
//mean stuff, in the best of ways


I know/guessed, I was being condescending to him not you.
There's a LOT of that with Brits in the USA, playing up their Britishness as it opens doors and makes panties disappear. I definitely have enjoyed being a novelty in the deep South but it also gets really old when all you want is to buy some stuff at Publix and the girl goes into meltdown like Justin Beiber showed up just because my vowel sounds are different.
Your friend's local might be the oldest pub in England then, very cool. The one I mentioned was the second oldest (Cott Inn, Dartington).
 
2013-06-13 03:16:59 PM

YoOjo: oldfarthenry: YoOjo: True British Pub eh?
My local pub a few years back when I lived in Devon was built in 1320, the roof was made of straw and the doorways would lobotomise you if you were over about 5' 9".
Ask him if he has Barley Wine, if he does (can't remember if it's available in the USA) then prepare to get very drunk, very quickly.

If it's anything like scrumpy cider prepare for a hangover that has you begging for death.

Oh you can mix it with scrumpy, I've done that... back when I was a teenager that thought he had superman levels of invincibility.
That might've been the time I woke up in the center of the road licking the white line.


My scrumpy-night ended on a back country road in Somerset - with me trying to sleep `on' a steel farm gate (with my pants down around my ankles).
 
2MS [TotalFark]
2013-06-13 03:19:47 PM
What we hope fort3.gstatic.com

what we gett3.gstatic.com
 
2013-06-13 03:27:54 PM
One can only enjoy music festivals if you are 29 or younger. Something happens when you hit 30. The exception is any music festival in Louisiana, which people attend for fun and not to be seen.

FTA What we hope for
static.gigwise.com

You're hoping for a humanzee who pumped bicep curls for four weeks before the festival while the rest of his body remained woefully undeveloped, and then you go on to criticize some little old man dancing and having fun? Christ, what an asshole.
 
2013-06-13 03:28:29 PM
YoOjo:
Your friend's local might be the oldest pub in England then, very cool. The one I mentioned was the second oldest (Cott Inn, Dartington).

I'm totally not sure.  It's in East Anglia (sp?) and was originally a stablehouse/inn.
 
2013-06-13 03:31:08 PM

oldfarthenry: YoOjo: oldfarthenry: YoOjo: True British Pub eh?
My local pub a few years back when I lived in Devon was built in 1320, the roof was made of straw and the doorways would lobotomise you if you were over about 5' 9".
Ask him if he has Barley Wine, if he does (can't remember if it's available in the USA) then prepare to get very drunk, very quickly.

If it's anything like scrumpy cider prepare for a hangover that has you begging for death.

Oh you can mix it with scrumpy, I've done that... back when I was a teenager that thought he had superman levels of invincibility.
That might've been the time I woke up in the center of the road licking the white line.

My scrumpy-night ended on a back country road in Somerset - with me trying to sleep `on' a steel farm gate (with my pants down around my ankles).


That's a Tuesday evening in Zummerzet.

And Weds/Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon...
 
2013-06-13 03:37:59 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: YoOjo:
Your friend's local might be the oldest pub in England then, very cool. The one I mentioned was the second oldest (Cott Inn, Dartington).

I'm totally not sure.  It's in East Anglia (sp?) and was originally a stablehouse/inn.


Wikipedia isn't helping me here, it says that Ye Olde Fighting Cocks in St Albans is oldest but that a pub in Manchester claims to be 234 years older than that. I think it's fair to say there is an oldest pub in England but nobody knows which one it is.
 
2013-06-13 03:43:34 PM

YoOjo: Satan's Bunny Slippers: YoOjo:
Your friend's local might be the oldest pub in England then, very cool. The one I mentioned was the second oldest (Cott Inn, Dartington).

I'm totally not sure.  It's in East Anglia (sp?) and was originally a stablehouse/inn.

Wikipedia isn't helping me here, it says that Ye Olde Fighting Cocks in St Albans is oldest but that a pub in Manchester claims to be 234 years older than that. I think it's fair to say there is an oldest pub in England but nobody knows which one it is.


I'll say that's good.  And they're all awesome.  Someday I'll get back there and enjoy them.  The only time I've gotten over is on business, and it was a quick 4 day work only thing, so was only treated to couple of moderately aged pubs in Leicester.
 
2013-06-13 04:10:09 PM

NorCalLos: Plus, the atmosphere--from my experience--is generally very laid back.


Well, as laid back as is possible given an environment with thousands of strangers standing close to one another outside in the sun while listening to very loud music.
 
2013-06-13 04:35:23 PM
3 farking squid for a crusty bread roll? Are they taking the smeg?! I know the food is expensively through the roof at these places and a big ripoff, but come on, £3 for a farking roll? How much are the beers? £10?
 
2013-06-13 04:45:00 PM

Zasteva: [static.gigwise.com image 600x450]

We really need to get more festival-goers embracing the Leave No Trace ethic.


kmnnz.files.wordpress.com

Dont worry, We'll clean it up!
 
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