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Old 29.06.2015, 14:13
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Re: If there's one thing that I regret ......

Isle of Man TT for me.
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Re: If there's one thing that I regret ......

I went to a few festivals back in the day - but don't ever regret not staying over and camping.

I've done a number of LM24hrs and LMClassic trips though - which were remarkably civilised despite consumption of "killer" rose that could be measured in gallons rather than litres
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Old 29.06.2015, 14:40
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Meh. I went in '91 or '92, and it was an interesting experience (standing on top of a hill next to a metal dragon, looking across at acres and acres of tents like some kind of fantasy battleground), but as festivals go it was far from being the best. I must admit that my memories are somewhat sullied by a graphic recollection of falling into the River of Piss with a rucksack on my back.

I always found Cropredy a much more pleasant experience. Proper hippies there, and a good cooked breakfast at the Rowing Club.
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Isle of Man TT for me.
Also back in the early 90's, I did the British (moto) GP a couple of times, up at Donnington.

One time, several of us left bikes behind and went up in an ex-army bull-nose Bedford truck, which a couple of mates had just bought - which also served as our overnight accommodation at the 'campsite'.

That night, it was like being an extra in Mad Max2 - there was a couple of joyride cars in the central 'arena' set on fire along with another huge bonfire of old tyres; bikes whizzing around through the flames and smoke, doughnutting, burn ups, fights with weapons .... the lot - including the usual recreational and alcoholic accompaniments.

But the worst thing was the next morning - not being first in line for one of the long line of port-a-loos - after 100's of bikers had got rid of their excesses from the night before.
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Re: If there's one thing that I regret ......

I've never been to Glastonburry but to " T in the park" (UK, Scotland)!

No regrets here-

I also been to Montreux Jazz in Switzerland, and well, it was perfect for no-longer-20's something folks:

Not "that" crowded, civilized behaviors, comfort, very nice acoustic, etc...

By the way, if someone is interested to check out Montreux Jazz, I can put my hands on Lenny Kravitz and Bennet/Lady Gaga tickets, just contact me
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...... is that I never made it to Glastonbury.
Never regret something from the past. You can't go back and change it. Just decide to do something about it in future. There is always next year. It can only be better than this year's mediocre mix
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Re: If there's one thing that I regret ......

meh... we went in 98... it didn't stop raining.. we bailed on the saturday at 1am.. when we got back to the car I thanked the Glasto gods I'd parked at the top of the field.. cars at the bottom of the field had turned into submarines
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Hihi- am I a legend then what a desperate fall-from isle of Wight Legend to EF legend - meh, bah, doh...

Well, the Isle of Wight 1970 was just amazing, especially for a kid like me, from a small village in the Swiss Jura. Last performance ever by Jimi- and of course the Who, Stones, and Jethro Tull, Procol Harum- but also Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen (Suzanne is still so haunting today), Dylan, and so many more.


And none of this tent on the hill luxury- right in the middle about 30m from stage- just a blanket and nothing more.

Portaloo technology? I wish... cloth tents with a big hole and a plank across- and by the last day they were full to the brim- oh yeah. Well there was 600.000 of us- that's a lot of poo... Hitched hiked back to London with 1000s lining the road- and never made it to work the next day... after nearly 5 days without sleep (and NO drugs for me either). 45 years in August- can't believe it.

Anybody else on EF was there? Probably not.
I thought that Jimmi Hendrixes last gig was on Fehmarn
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