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    Quote Originally Posted by Trippledence
    That sounds pretty serious, did it really happen? I was away when the festivles where on so didnt hear any news. I would of thought that that extent of violence would of been bigger news.
    Yes, it did, I would say, my friends and I were smack bang in the middle of yellow. We stayed up most of Sunday night to ensure no-one ran off with our gazebo (one group was literally piking gazebos, and then performing some ritual breaking/burning off them) - I also half-put out one of the fires that was started to bugger up the electrics, mostly because it was about 1m from a friend's tent, in which someone was sleeping.

    There were (much larger) fires everywhere, and frequent explosions from people chucking aerosols/gas canisters/other stuff at them - we were guessing that we'd wake up to find rumours of a couple of serious injuries/deaths. Whether those particular anecdotes are true I don't know, but I suspect they are - must've seen a good twenty ambulance runs that night, amazed that no-one died.

    The thing about the ice cream van getting turned over is probably true too, although possibly exaggerated - we were right next to it on the Saturday, and although it received a good shaking from a zombie like mob (who were chanting "kev's ice cream" repeatedly) it drove off before it rolled over. The mob then wandered off chanting "burger van" in the same vein.

    On the other hand though, there was some much cleaner fun going on - there were still the crazy parades of people following a ghettoblaster (always hilarious), some 100 people playing a huge game of limbo, other somewhat more aware people chanting the current time as they wandered around (they'd obviously realised sleep wasn't going to be possible)...

    Hope people pay attention to this bloke.

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    That was pretty hard hitting article. Even if his account isn't entirely true, as long as it gets to people and make them behave a little better, thats what matters.
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    I can't believe that actually happened, I mean, you can't have an event that big without some right idiots ruining it.... But never that extreme :|

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    ah, I remember (with more revulsion than sorrow) the reading where a block of 32 toilets went up in smoke.

    Bizarrely it was one of my friends who was a fireman who put it out.

    Btw, throwing gas canisters on fires isn't only stupid, it's hideously dangerous. Put them in a portaloo _first_ THEN set fire to it.

    (lol - don't do that either, it's stupid)
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    That is sickening, and i really do feel for that lad!

    It is just uncomprehendable!

    Maybe i shall give those festivals a miss?

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    i read this on livejournal earlier, and i can quite believe it too. I've been to T in the Park a few times but it wasn't as bad as that. Although we were in the furthest away field and had nice neighbours I wouldnt go to reading or leeds fests anyhooz, it's on at the same time as infest in bradford, and tbh, i'd rather go there, but saying that i havent made it yet, cos i've had resits 2 years running NEXT YEAR I WILL GO!

    p.s. a lot of people dont know that gas cannisters can explode showering you in shrapnel, it juest goes to show how stupid some people really are.

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    Think this was at reading, I saw a massive gazebo in flames with some kid shoutin at me run away, some ***** put a gas cannister in it, whether it was the same one or not who knows.

    And the tipped over ice cream van was a kevs ices van, ran by a kev, called kev. He was the only chav there, and locked in his ice cream van, with his bad attitude calling everyone who walked past dirty rockers and arseholes, I'm not suprised sooner or later he got some cummupance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmo
    it's on at the same time as infest in bradford, and tbh, i'd rather go there

    One of my mates blew me off to go there, turns out its just a load of people sitting in a room with crazy hair, saying look at me, my hairs bigger than yours, na na na na naaa nah
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    wow, that is a shocking account of the kind of things that happen, I went to reading about 3 years ago and was shocked at how different it was to Glastonbury and V festival. I won't be going back there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildmonkeyUK
    I'm with you on this one Stewart (for a change)
    Not sure I like that. Stop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Famished
    wow, that is a shocking account of the kind of things that happen, I went to reading about 3 years ago and was shocked at how different it was to Glastonbury and V festival. I won't be going back there!
    yep the V festival in particular is known to be very "pedestrian", read "safe".

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    The other half is looking at nurses when in hospital
    and whispering to her sweetly that it was u who split that other kids balls. Nurses love that sorta thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swafe
    One of my mates blew me off to go there, turns out its just a load of people sitting in a room with crazy hair, saying look at me, my hairs bigger than yours, na na na na naaa nah

    so i've heard, but the bands that play are occasionally quite good. As i said i havent been yet but i like showing off my "crazy hair" so that's not a problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildmonkeyUK
    I'm with you on this one Stewart (for a change)

    I've been to a few festivals this year. Want to know where there was less trouble ?

    Creamfields

    I cannot understand why people do stuff like this, putting explosive items like gas canisters which EXPLODE into sharp shrapnel propelled at silly speeds.

    I'll stick to my "big fish, little fish, cardboard box" over a "coffin box" anyday.

    Totally disgusting actions really
    i was very tempted by creamfields this year, did you have fun? everyone i know says the atmosphear is much better. I'm sorry stoners/mushers but really. I thought most people got bored of that by the time they were old enough to drink legally?
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