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a.palmera.palmer Posts: 504
edited August 2010 in The bottom bracket
Anyone heading down tomorrow/thursday?

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  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,433
    Nope, having lived in Reading for 8 years (moved down the road now) I can honestly say that the best thing to do over festival weekend is to leave the town.

    If you're at the festival it's a great weekend, but if you're just in Reading it's murder !!

    It would appear that I suffer from 'Seasonal Tourets'. I end up spending the weekend swearing at the hoards of unwashed gribblies, spilling across the streets and trying their best to throw themselves under the nearest passing car. (Seriously, it is like this !!)

    Anyway, I'll be on a beach in Protugal enjoying the 31C sunshine :D

    Have fun though, the line up looks pretty damn good to me, some good stuff on the smaller stages too !!!
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  • fast as fuppfast as fupp Posts: 2,277
    very terrible!
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  • pdstsppdstsp Posts: 1,264
    No but just packed eldest offspring off to Leeds festival with 4 pot noodles, 6 nutrigrains, a bag of pasta and six bottles of rose - oh to be that age again!! :lol:
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  • MattC59 wrote:
    Nope, having lived in Reading for 8 years (moved down the road now) I can honestly say that the best thing to do over festival weekend is to leave the town.

    If you're at the festival it's a great weekend, but if you're just in Reading it's murder !!...

    Absolutely!

    Used to live at Caversham and work in centre of Reading just by the railway station.

    Nightmare, You could hardly move.
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  • Anybody going should try and catch Atari Teenage Riot :wink:
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Anybody going should try and catch Atari Teenage Riot :wink:

    I <heart> ATR. Saw them in 99 with Carl Crack (RIP) stumbling around the stage screeching into a mic while Alec Empire tortured a synth.

    Good times
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  • andy162andy162 Posts: 656
    QOTSA are worth a watch. Especially if Josh Homme is in a foul mood..or ill(there's a YouTube clip of some spotty oik lobbing a bottle at him, he doesn't take it well)

    Two bands on Saturday that have/had Johnny"he plays guitar" Marr in their ranks too. Never got to grips with Modest Mouse.
  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,587
    MattC59 wrote:
    Nope, having lived in Reading for 8 years (moved down the road now) I can honestly say that the best thing to do over festival weekend is to leave the town.

    If you're at the festival it's a great weekend, but if you're just in Reading it's murder !!...

    Absolutely!

    Used to live at Caversham and work in centre of Reading just by the railway station.

    Nightmare, You could hardly move.

    ditto - the streets are usually blocked by wierdos with silly haircuts pushing shopping trolleys full of beer..
  • stuaffstuaff Posts: 1,735
    iainf72 wrote:
    Anybody going should try and catch Atari Teenage Riot :wink:

    I <heart> ATR. Saw them in 99 with Carl Crack (RIP) stumbling around the stage screeching into a mic while Alec Empire tortured a synth.

    Good times

    +1. Missed the start of the set in '99 but what I did catch was awesome, if not quite the frenetic atmosphere of the show on the South Bank a few months before. The Electric Ballroom comeback show was better still......
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,808 Lives Here
    Good weather for it...
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