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11 hours ago, jamamafegan said:

I think that’s absolutely shite that there’s no highlights of Ashcroft who was clearly one of the better artists of the entire weekend. Disappointed about that.

Just saw a video there of folk singing rangers songs and 1 v 1 fist fight surrounded by cheering yobs. Just goes to show that Geoff was right to end TITP. Absolute scum.

Ashcroft doesn't let anyone film him. Screens are even blanked.

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Ashcroft doesn't let anyone film him. Screens are even blanked.
Well, that's a load of pish. I can see myself in the IOW highlights for Bittersweet Symphony.

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13 hours ago, jamamafegan said:

I think that’s absolutely shite that there’s no highlights of Ashcroft who was clearly one of the better artists of the entire weekend. Disappointed about that.

Just saw a video there of folk singing rangers songs and 1 v 1 fist fight surrounded by cheering yobs. Just goes to show that Geoff was right to end TITP. Absolute scum.

The baldy Manc w**k was the issue by marketing TITP to appeal to the neds, was perfectly fine for years before that shite started, TRNSMT is the logical extension of it.

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The baldy Manc w**k was the issue by marketing TITP to appeal to the neds, was perfectly fine for years before that shite started, TRNSMT is the logical extension of it.


1. Ashcroft’s not bald

2. Ashcroft is more likely to appeal to an older generation of fans rather than the young neds - as confirmed by my missus who went to TRNSMT for the sole reason of seeing Ashcroft and said there was more older fans there.

So you’re wrong.

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13 minutes ago, jamamafegan said:

 


1. Ashcroft’s not bald

2. Ashcroft is more likely to appeal to an older generation of fans rather than the young neds - as confirmed by my missus who went to TRNSMT for the sole reason of seeing Ashcroft and said there was more older fans there.

So you’re wrong.

 

jamama, with regards to point 1 I was referring to Geoff Ellis whos is the owner of DF Concerts who were the perfectly good custodians of TITP before he got greedy & sold out to Live Nation (aka Ticketmaster, StubHub etc) which meant that he had to get his financial cut as well as them which resulted in the death spiral of that Festival.

With regards to point 2, I was happily singing along to Richard Ashcroft alongside a lot of younger fans of his at the Neighbourhood Weekender in Warrington,

I realise that you have misinterpreted what I posted & we share the same musical tastes, my post had nothing to do with Richard Ashcroft who, frankly would have been the only reason I would have even contemplated turning up at TRNSMT, the last time I cried was singing along to The Drugs don't Work at The Neighbourhood Weekender, he was fucking brilliant that night.

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jamama, with regards to point 1 I was referring to Geoff Ellis whos is the owner of DF Concerts who were the perfectly good custodians of TITP before he got greedy & sold out to Live Nation (aka Ticketmaster, StubHub etc) which meant that he had to get his financial cut as well as them which resulted in the death spiral of that Festival.
With regards to point 2, I was happily singing along to Richard Ashcroft alongside a lot of younger fans of his at the Neighbourhood Weekender in Warrington,
I realise that you have misinterpreted what I posted & we share the same musical tastes, my post had nothing to do with Richard Ashcroft who, frankly would have been the only reason I would have even contemplated turning up at TRNSMT, the last time I cried was singing along to The Drugs don't Work at The Neighbourhood Weekender, he was fucking brilliant that night.


Aw man, sorry :lol: I definitely got the wrong end of the stick.

Also agree with you on Ellis being a greedy fool

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It’s pretty obvious that genuine #boxoffice acts are thin on the ground at the moment, but Ellis has once again foolishly chased the money by committing to a three day event stacked with dung or local interest dross like Gerry Cinammon. It’s not a camping festival so unlike most of their competitors there’s no reason why they couldn’t run a two or even one day event with a (relatively) stronger lineup in lean years like this one, then expand again if they can book the acts to justify it.

 

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On 16/07/2019 at 17:11, virginton said:

It’s pretty obvious that genuine #boxoffice acts are thin on the ground at the moment, but Ellis has once again foolishly chased the money by committing to a three day event stacked with dung or local interest dross like Gerry Cinammon. It’s not a camping festival so unlike most of their competitors there’s no reason why they couldn’t run a two or even one day event with a (relatively) stronger lineup in lean years like this one, then expand again if they can book the acts to justify it.

 

They make their money selling shite lager and cider for 6 quid a pint. So they will obviously do as many days as possible. 

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I didn't and most folk around me didn't either. Highlights didn't show many folk doing it either. Of all the things to have a go at, you seem to have gone for the one thing that didn't happen. 



They certainly did during Lewis Capaldi

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Said thunderstorms didn't last long but it was still a fairly shite weekend weather/mud wise. Great weekend entertainment wise though. Highlights were Gerry Cinnamon, Chic and Nile Rodgers, Only the Poets, IDLES, Courteeners, Don Broco, Orbital, The Pigeon Detectives, Arkells and Miles Kane. The Joy Formidable and Tom Jones were notable disappointments. Not sure why I expected The Fratellis to be anything other than total horseshit. The Snuts were fun, as were The Lancashire Hotpots, Gomez, Manic Street Preachers, The Subways and Rival Sons.

Away from the live music, seen some fun comedy from Paul Smith, Matt Reed and Chris Betts. There was an odd act called Oh My God! It's the Church! which was cheesy as f**k but very entertaining. Was also involved in an hour long rivalry with a wasp during Rival Sons.

Great weekend.

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Itison are selling tickets for Playground festival at Rouken Glen Park this weekend for £39 a day. Bought a ticket for the Saturday which is headlined by Lauryn Hill (who im not too arsed about) but De La Soul, Anna Calvi, Craig Charles and DJ Format are very much worth that price.

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Going to creamfields. Not everyone’s cup of tea but I’m looking forward to it. Feel like a teenager all over again.

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Going to creamfields. Not everyone’s cup of tea but I’m looking forward to it. Feel like a teenager all over again.
To be fair, from being onsite before it actually starts Creamfields looks like a well set up Festival with plenty of stages/tents & a good food area. Do like 90s Trance & Old Skool but think I would last about 3 hours before bugging out.

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I never said. Took my 14 year old nephew to Kendal Calling. He loved it. He dragged me into the crowd for loads of acts and I loved every minute. Wouldn't do a second of it again but I loved it at the time.

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Another tremendous End of the Road last weekend. Oustanding sets from Stella Donnelly, Parquet Courts, Kikagaku Moyo, Pom Poko; very good ones from Pottery, Wand, Bodega, Mitski, Kero Kero Bonito, Lewsberg, BC Camplight among others. Still my favourite weekend of the year.

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