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Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 30 Jun 2019, 10:09
by Powehi
The Glasto thread 2017 attracted six pages of posts. This year, we'll be lucky to make it past one...

Does this mirror a decline in member levels/posts on other forums on the internet; have BCBers thought WTF and moved onto other, more pressing matters in their lives, or have we as a board simply run out of stuff to say/squabble about?

Then again, maybe Glastonbury's line up is pretty shitty this year.

Re: Slim pickings - Glastonbury 2019

Posted: 30 Jun 2019, 10:30
by Samoan
It's not had a lot to enthral me so far but there's always today - Emily Eavis and her fellow organisers are on the wrong foot and are overly millennial taste focused. Maybe it's budget-driven. Many of the "top" acts would have played for free for the publicity as they are young in their careers.
That won't be the case for Kylie this afternoon as she can command top whack wherever she goes and why not, she's royalty.

Re: Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 30 Jun 2019, 10:31
by never/ever
I can't watch it- BBC iPlayer is geoblocked here. I did download Jon Hopkins' set and listen to it now.

And yeah, the place is deserted. Some have moved on and some haven't bothered anymore.

Slim pickings - Glastonbury 2019

Posted: 30 Jun 2019, 10:41
by Samoan
never/ever wrote:I can't watch it- BBC iPlayer is geoblocked here.

I'd imagine so, that's too bad.

Re: Slim pickings - Glastonbury 2019

Posted: 30 Jun 2019, 16:25
by borofan
Blanche Hunt wrote:It's not had a lot to enthral me so far but there's always today - Emily Eavis and her fellow organisers are on the wrong foot and are overly millennial taste focused. Maybe it's budget-driven. Many of the "top" acts would have played for free for the publicity as they are young in their careers.
That won't be the case for Kylie this afternoon as she can command top whack wherever she goes and why not, she's royalty.

Glastonbury only pays acts around 10% of the fee they can command from just about any other festival.

Re: Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 30 Jun 2019, 16:45
by GoogaMooga
BCB inertia. Happens to every board that's been around for a long time. Subject matter is talked out. Of course, music is a renewable subject matter source, but how many of us follow charts these days? And the old guard is dying or retiring. Not much happening.

Re: Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 30 Jun 2019, 18:51
by Mike Boom
Image

I went to Glastonbury in 1987, and some of the bands on stage
New Order
Julian Cope
Ben E. King
Hüsker Dü
World Party
Elvis Costello And The Attractions
Los Lobos
Richard Thompson
The Woodentops
That Petrol Emotion
Taj Mahal
Van Morrison
The Communards
The Proclaimers
The Smithereens
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
The Soup Dragons
The Weather Prophets
The Triffids
The Chills
Green On Red
The Blue Aeroplanes
Felt
The Mekons

This Year
The Cure
The Chemical Brothers
The Charlatans

Re: Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 30 Jun 2019, 18:57
by Samoan
:shock:










...although The Proclaimers also played yesterday morning.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48813199

Re: Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 30 Jun 2019, 19:04
by Minnie the Minx
Mike Boom wrote:Image

I went to Glastonbury in 1987, and some of the bands on stage
New Order
Julian Cope
Ben E. King
Hüsker Dü
World Party
Elvis Costello And The Attractions
Los Lobos
Richard Thompson
The Woodentops
That Petrol Emotion
Taj Mahal
Van Morrison
The Communards
The Proclaimers
The Smithereens
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
The Soup Dragons
The Weather Prophets
The Triffids
The Chills
Green On Red
The Blue Aeroplanes
Felt
The Mekons

This Year
The Cure
The Chemical Brothers
The Charlatans


I was there!!!
Did you see me?

Re: Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 30 Jun 2019, 19:21
by Powehi
Mike Boom wrote:Image

I went to Glastonbury in 1987, and some of the bands on stage
New Order
Julian Cope
Ben E. King
Hüsker Dü
World Party
Elvis Costello And The Attractions
Los Lobos
Richard Thompson
The Woodentops
That Petrol Emotion
Taj Mahal
Van Morrison
The Communards
The Proclaimers
The Smithereens
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
The Soup Dragons
The Weather Prophets
The Triffids
The Chills
Green On Red
The Blue Aeroplanes
Felt
The Mekons

This Year
The Cure
The Chemical Brothers
The Charlatans


What a terrific line up.

Having never been to Glasto, I'd happily consider sitting in a muddy field for the first time for 40-odd years to hear/see that bill.

Sadly, it's not really just/all about the music any more.

Re: Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 01 Jul 2019, 10:15
by Deebank
Glastonbury was never all about the music - you go to Reading for that sort of caper.

I was at that 87 show and ran about like a blue-arsed fly trying to see everything I wanted to see.
As a more mature festival goer I realised that you could pretty much go anywhere apart from the main stages and have as good a - or better - time just chilling out and watching something completely random. That's the genius of Glastonbury and it has very little to do with the Eavises - beyond the admittedly crucial factor of offering the space and freedom for people to do what they like.

Speaking for myself I reckon the reason why I'm not that interested in the line-up this year is more down to my age. My daughters think it's all fucking excellent and wouldn't give two hoots for anything on the 87 bill.

Re: Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 01 Jul 2019, 12:50
by The Modernist
Yeah the music wasn't why you went to Glastonbury back in the day. It was a very different vibe back then, hedonistic and counter-cultural.

As to the state of BCB, we've moved to the promised land

Re: Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 01 Jul 2019, 15:26
by Powehi
The Modernist wrote:
As to the state of BCB, we've moved to the promised land



Good luck to you, too!

Like the few of us still here, I'm happier endlessly circling the plughole than setting up home inside its deeper recesses.

Re: Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 01 Jul 2019, 20:38
by Jumper K
The Modernist wrote:Yeah the music wasn't why you went to Glastonbury back in the day. It was a very different vibe back then, hedonistic and counter-cultural.

As to the state of BCB, we've moved to the promised land

Except I suspect it’s similar to here but with added twatery and endless discussion about the 60’S and godawful psychedelic gubbins. Or something. To each one’s own.

Re: Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 01 Jul 2019, 23:06
by Lord Rother
It’s a shame but this is what happens when there is long-term weak admin of a board.

When long-established members are allowed to do pretty much what the hell they like, slowly but surely decent contributors slow down and then drift away.

And when all that’s left are the bully-boys, their little friends and the bloody-minded who can’t be bullied, the fun comes to a grinding halt. So they have no option but to form their own board to get their kicks.

It’ll all go sour in the fullness of time of course.

Re: Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 02 Jul 2019, 01:09
by fange
Lord Rother wrote:
It’ll all go sour in the fullness of time of course.


Doesn't everything? Ask the Dinosaurs, the Windies, Blockbuster Video and Internet Cafe owners and my grandpa who was a shepherd.

Re: Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 02 Jul 2019, 09:11
by Darkness_Fish
I'm no expert, but I reckon shepherding is still an ongoing relevant business.

Re: Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 02 Jul 2019, 10:23
by Powehi
fange wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:
It’ll all go sour in the fullness of time of course.


Doesn't everything? Ask the Dinosaurs, the Windies, Blockbuster Video and Internet Cafe owners and my grandpa who was a shepherd.


Milk is/would be another thing that went sour.

Not just the drink, but also Harvey's political career.

Re: Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 02 Jul 2019, 10:27
by Powehi
Deebank wrote:
Speaking for myself I reckon the reason why I'm not that interested in the line-up this year is more down to my age. My daughters think it's all fucking excellent and wouldn't give two hoots for anything on the 87 bill.



Were you to put exactly the same line up from 1987 at Glasto 2019, tickets would still sell out in about five minutes after they went on sale.

Re: Glastonbury 2019 and BCB's long, slow slide into obsolesence

Posted: 02 Jul 2019, 11:11
by Minnie the Minx
Powehi wrote:
fange wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:
It’ll all go sour in the fullness of time of course.


Doesn't everything? Ask the Dinosaurs, the Windies, Blockbuster Video and Internet Cafe owners and my grandpa who was a shepherd.


Milk is/would be another thing that went sour.

Not just the drink, but also Harvey' political career.


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