The Boss Confirms Glastonbury…
Is it just me who thinks it’s a bit stupid that the headliners of glastonbury are all ancient bands from way before my time? When I went, the bands headlining were bands that were actually big at the time, whereas this year, the three people headlining this year (if the bbc is to be believed), are Blur (40 year olds, 10 years after their last big hit), Neil Young (64 year old, 30 years after he was big), Bruce Springsteen (59 year old, 20 years since his hits).
I guess with the £175 ticket price, you have to cater for the oldies – it isn’t like many young people can afford it nowadays?
JoePosted 9 years agopk-ripperMember
the headline acts over the last few years haven’t incentivised me to go at all, apart from maybe Jay-z, and I don’t listen to his music.
Springsteen – dull. Still, I suppose it’ll help meet the noise abatement requirements into the night when everyone’s comatose.Posted 9 years ago
How can you diss Bruce Springsteen? He’s a legend… his music is good for all ages!
His last hit 20 years ago? He’s just released a new album, and it went straight in the top 10.
Went last year for the first time, its not just about the music!Posted 9 years ago
£175 for a weeked away? I’d spend £150 on three nights out in town and i’d certainly rather spend it on a good bit of live music.joemarshallMember
Glastonbury isn’t full of smelly people any more. It’s full of very rich kids who get the ticket bought for them by their parents, and old people.
Overheard at Glastonbury 2004, referring to the woman from Morcheeba or some band like that – “Gosh Giles, she is a jolly fine filly”, which kind of sums up the type of people who go nowadays.
And it isn’t £175 for a weekend away – it’s pretty hard to spend less than £250 on it, if you include buying food and drinks and stuff, and if you’re not a stingy bring all your own food type who has all the camping gear, you could easily spend £300-400.
JoePosted 9 years agoBigDummySubscriber
I am old and grumpy enough to be excited about the prospect of Springsteen, who is fantastic live even if his music is descending into a recycling of old songs. But I didn’t go to Glastonbury when I was young and cool, and I’m not going to spoil it for the youth of today by turning up now. 😉Posted 9 years agoransosSubscriber
Glastonbury used to be quite edgy, but has become very middle class and middle of the road in recent years. Not too surprising given the cost of tickets and the fact you can’t jump the fence any more.
On the plus side, you’re far less likely to have your tent burgled.Posted 9 years ago
used to be quite edgy…but has become very middle class
I was middle-class* in 1992… 🙂
My dad used to help run the medical facilities (being a local GP) – always made for a “clinically interesting” weekend.
*Given the role of Arabella Churchill, did it actually start out as “ruling class”?Posted 9 years agollamaMember
We’re doing something different this year for a change. But we will be back.
Yes it is expensive. If you think £170 is alot I have to pay for missus llama and one of the (not so) little llamas too. Yes it is middle class. Yes its corporate (seemed less so last year). Yes the main stage headliners can be a bit past it. BUTif you were really there back in the day* then it will always be something special.
*when this was depends on the person of coursePosted 9 years ago
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