Golden Valley Caravan Park

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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by djbones » Thu Jul 31, 2008 09:56

It would be ace - you could have all the ravers in the lower field, and stick all those who want a kip (i.e. me) in the top field and into the woods. The ten mile queue for a post real-ale dump (or shower) would also be lessened.

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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by pennybroadhurst » Thu Jul 31, 2008 09:58

djbones wrote:It would be ace - you could have all the ravers in the lower field, and stick all those who want a kip (i.e. me) in the top field and into the woods. The ten mile queue for a post real-ale dump (or shower) would also be lessened.
Yes, a noisy area and a quiet area would be really good and keep everyone happy, methinks.

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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by Jono Volpone » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:41

pennybroadhurst wrote:
djbones wrote:It would be ace - you could have all the ravers in the lower field, and stick all those who want a kip (i.e. me) in the top field and into the woods. The ten mile queue for a post real-ale dump (or shower) would also be lessened.
Yes, a noisy area and a quiet area would be really good and keep everyone happy, methinks.
Yes, that's a good idea, and is always the way it's done at 2cv camps (which are very similar in feel to Indietracks).

BTW. I was up on the fort for quite a while on Saturday night, and a little while on Sunday night. I never saw anybody pissing off it. I do hope nobody actually did.
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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by graysonscolumn » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:05

nocultureicon wrote:
Modern Antiquarian wrote: I wasn't staying at the camp but had a brief positive experience. It was about 9 on sunday night and my friend wanted to see the tiny goats they had and asked a member of staff (maybe the owner) where they were. He said they'd gone to bed, but asked if we'd like to feed them then gave us a lift up to the goat shed and back. I think he said the campsite might be just for the festival next year - seems too many problems mixing festival goers and normal punters. It could explain a testy attitude from the staff towards festival goers if they were spending half their time dealing with complaints from families about people pissing off the climbing frames or whatever...
It would make more sense really - even if it ended up being a touch more expensive to camp.

Agreed, though I'd suggest if the proprietor Darren (I think his name was) lets only Indietracks attendees use the campsite next year the prices could be ramped up by more than just a touch.

Effectively he would be placing his faith in giving up one of his - arguably - six most lucrative weekends of the year to gig-goers who may not turn up in the required numbers, to a festival which (if the worst came to the worst, and I can only really call on the experience of being mucked about with Tapestry's cancellation and uncancellation this year) may either not sell out or even be cancelled at short notice, at the expense of the usual, guaranteed throughput of campers and hikers. Consequently I could quite envisage him adding a few quid to the weekend's tariff as an insurance.

With regard to the overall theme of this thread, I'd have to confess to experiencing only good treatment at the hands of Darren and his staff before and during the festival. They had no issue with us turning up slightly earlier than the advertised hours of business on the Saturday morning (we'd left a generous amount of time with which to take on the M1 from Daan Saarf), much less us then taking our time setting up our two tents, and all our requests for information on parking, amenities, food, etc., during the course of the weekend were dealt with entirely adequately. The canteen woman looked momentarily horrified when I asked if there was any chance of getting scrambled eggs on toast rather than fried ones, but making do with the latter hardly registers highly on the spectrum of human suffering.

All this said, of course, I'd be very upset to learn that either the playpark or the Dotto landtrain or both were indeed desecrated in any way. Witnessing someone peeing down the side of the cafe at the festival arena was disgusting enough.

I trust that some diplomatic talks will be entered into between Stuart Mackay, Darren and anyone else concerned between now and next year's event, as I don't know what alternative options for camping are available in the locality. Ostensibly the festival is set out in the countryside, but how many of the surrounding fields are actually owned by anyone amenable to filling them with 500-odd indie kids (free of charge or otherwise), never mind providing even a couple of portaloos and a standpipe?

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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by emml » Wed Aug 13, 2008 09:23

Could this be our climbing frame wee-er?

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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Aug 13, 2008 09:28

Aged comic Dave Allen pisses on kids climbing frame SHOCKER!

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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by linus » Wed Aug 13, 2008 09:38

sam, I hate to break it to you but dave allen is dead

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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Aug 13, 2008 09:39

He will be when I get hold of him. Dirty bastard.

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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by SophieC » Wed Aug 13, 2008 09:53

"The 7 Inches’ ... possess the kind of naïve sunny optimism only usually present in Christian bands"

"Ballyboy sound like how The Killers would, had they grown up in Edinburgh on an exclusive diet of New Order. Their accessible indie-rock somehow never broke into the mainstream, and the odd bald spot on this 30-something band tends suggest that time has passed."

"Asking for a lager gets you a warm can of Carling, a plastic cup and £3 lighter feel to your pocket."

the plastic cup was optional. and it cost £2.50. and don't just ask for a "lager". this isn't coronation street.

i bet he did piss off the climbing frame. that's the sort of thing a 'spliff' smoker would indulge in. he probably went and punched all the goats in the face and all.
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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by pennybroadhurst » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:00

I hope he didn't get a free "press" ticket for his illiterate ramblings.

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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by Uncle Ants » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:04

JamieC wrote: i bet he did piss off the climbing frame. that's the sort of thing a 'spliff' smoker would indulge in. he probably went and punched all the goats in the face and all.
Hey man. I have been known to indulge, but I never pissed off no climbing frame and the goats were my friends (not in the biblical sense though). Take your pothead stereotyping elsewhere ;) Sounds like the sort of thing a dedicated Stella drinker would do if you ask me.
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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by sweepingthenation » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:07

JamieC wrote:"Ballyboy sound like how The Killers would, had they grown up in Edinburgh on an exclusive diet of New Order.
That's the same Killers who are named after a fake band whose name briefly appeared in a New Order video, yes?

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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by SophieC » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:11

Uncle Ants wrote:
JamieC wrote: i bet he did piss off the climbing frame. that's the sort of thing a 'spliff' smoker would indulge in. he probably went and punched all the goats in the face and all.
Hey man. I have been known to indulge, but I never pissed off no climbing frame and the goats were my friends (not in the biblical sense though). Take your pothead stereotyping elsewhere ;) Sounds like the sort of thing a dedicated Stella drinker would do if you ask me.
hey man. i have been known to indulge in a stella but i only ever pissed off a climbing frame that was fuckin' asking for it or punched a goat that was looking at me funny.
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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by sweepingthenation » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:11

That said, I don't think that 'review' is as special as the blog one linked on lastnightinglasgowandthat from the bloke who was on site for roughly three hours, fell asleep so missing the one band he wanted to see, and felt this gave him the right to lay into all the bands, punters, venue, organisation, campsite and everything else they could think of.

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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by Uncle Ants » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:21

JamieC wrote:
hey man. i have been known to indulge in a stella but i only ever pissed off a climbing frame that was fuckin' asking for it or punched a goat that was looking at me funny.
All goats look at you funny - it's what they do. They aren't human I tell you.
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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by linus » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:25

sweepingthenation wrote:That said, I don't think that 'review' is as special as the blog one linked on lastnightinglasgowandthat from the bloke who was on site for roughly three hours, fell asleep so missing the one band he wanted to see, and felt this gave him the right to lay into all the bands, punters, venue, organisation, campsite and everything else they could think of.
links, please!

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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by SophieC » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:30

linus wrote:
sweepingthenation wrote:That said, I don't think that 'review' is as special as the blog one linked on lastnightinglasgowandthat from the bloke who was on site for roughly three hours, fell asleep so missing the one band he wanted to see, and felt this gave him the right to lay into all the bands, punters, venue, organisation, campsite and everything else they could think of.
links, please!
heh, this guy is ace. apparantly the anorak forum ruined indietracks because we all earn 35k and have daisies on our man bags. i reckon alayerofchips wrote all this:

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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by Contravene » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:33

JamieC wrote:heh, this guy is ace. apparantly the anorak forum ruined indietracks because we all earn 35k and have daisies on our man bags.
He's got a point though, Roger still hasn't given us the figures.

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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by sweepingthenation » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:35

I especially like the way he ends part one by having a pop at Stuart, then starts part two by apologising to him before laying into everything he'd organised regardless.

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Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

Post by SophieC » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:41

sweepingthenation wrote:I especially like the way he ends part one by having a pop at Stuart, then starts part two by apologising to him before laying into everything he'd organised regardless.
The main problems I have with Indie Tracks is the organisation, the punters, and the bands
er, that's everything isn't it? the main problem i have with the beatles is the singing, the image and the music.

and it's not a man bag! it's an over the shoulder canvas messanger bag. harrumph.
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