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Re: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Post by SophieC » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:52 pm

i've bought a wind up lantern. a lantern powered by a winding mechanism. fuck that tent shit, this is the most organised i've ever been. a dictum i've lived my life by is; if things go wrong, you can always sleep under a car.
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Post by in search of lazy jane » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:19 pm

Colin wrote:Does anyone else feel horribly unprepared for this?
Would it worry anyone if said that included me???
Colin wrote:I also have no idea where anything is. Everything I've read on where the festival site is in relation to the campsite in relation to nearby towns has got me massively confused.
What train station are you arriving at, and when?

Emma's map is at:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF ... 8&t=h&z=14" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Post by pennybroadhurst » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:44 pm

I am SCARED and NERVOUS. But also, very very excited. I am glad to be travelling with someone who is good at reading maps and things, though, I am useless.

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Post by missymacc » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:56 pm

excited .............

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Post by Colin » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:07 pm

in search of lazy jane wrote:
Colin wrote:Does anyone else feel horribly unprepared for this?
Would it worry anyone if said that included me???
Colin wrote:I also have no idea where anything is. Everything I've read on where the festival site is in relation to the campsite in relation to nearby towns has got me massively confused.
What train station are you arriving at, and when?

Emma's map is at:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF ... 8&t=h&z=14" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thanks for the map, that'll come in handy. I'm getting the train to Nottingham on Friday night, staying over at mr. layer of chips's house and getting the bus from Nottingham on Saturday morning. I'm planning to go to the campsite first to offload my stuff so I'll have to work out where to get off the bus. Any advice on that would be appreciated.

Edit - if this is the right timetable, it looks like it just stops at Ripley Marketplace. Presumably I'd have to walk to the campsite from there or get a cab.

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Post by linus » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:36 pm

JamieC wrote:i've bought a wind up lantern. a lantern powered by a winding mechanism. fuck that tent shit, this is the most organised i've ever been. a dictum i've lived my life by is; if things go wrong, you can always sleep under a car.
there's a rather nice great big pipe thing near the portaloo (it's not connected to the portaloo, it's just a pipe for kids to play in and on), I considered sleeping in there last year or at least having a smoke in there while keeping out of the rain

this year I'll be in a house with a bed and a duvet and central heating and cats and a kettle and a fried breakfast and a shower

how will I cope?

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Re: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Post by in search of lazy jane » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:36 am

Colin wrote:Thanks for the map, that'll come in handy. I'm getting the train to Nottingham on Friday night, staying over at mr. layer of chips's house and getting the bus from Nottingham on Saturday morning. I'm planning to go to the campsite first to offload my stuff so I'll have to work out where to get off the bus. Any advice on that would be appreciated.

Edit - if this is the right timetable, it looks like it just stops at Ripley Marketplace. Presumably I'd have to walk to the campsite from there or get a cab.
I found buses that go direct to the campsite from Alfreton and Derby, but none from Nottingham. A cab could be expensive to the campsite if you're on your own. If the bus from Nottingham stops in Codnor it's be a shorter walk if you got off there, otherwise from the Marketplace you could take either the 9.1, 9.2 or 9.3 bus down the hill to Butterley station then get a train to the festival site then walk along to the campsite but that sounds like it'll take forever

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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:58 am

I'm thinking of bringing a football if anyone's up for a game. If there's room.

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Post by djbones » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:46 am

a layer of chips wrote:I'm thinking of bringing a football if anyone's up for a game. If there's room.
I'll dust off the footy boots.

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Post by Colin » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:17 am

in search of lazy jane wrote: A cab could be expensive to the campsite if you're on your own.
Sorry, I meant getting the bus to Ripley or Codnor then getting a taxi from there to the campsite (not a taxi all the way from Nottingham). Can't see that being too expensive judging by the distances.

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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:33 am

Christ, this week is going slow.

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Post by Trev » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:47 am

a layer of chips wrote:Christ, this week is going slow.
It's whizzing by for me. Fortuna Pop warm up tonight. HDIF (possibly) tomorrow. Just wondering when I'm gonna find time to pack everything.
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Post by emml » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:45 pm

I haven't had time to unpack from Sweden yet - I'm just bringing the same stuff. You'll be able to smell me a mile away.

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Post by Mattisalarmed » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:07 pm

Slightly off topic, but Im kind of unsure as to which bands to see, I'm sure they're all great but does anyone have any reccomendations for 'must see's'. Im a bit rubbish and dont want to miss anything !

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Re: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Post by Colin » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:10 pm

Mattisalarmed wrote:Slightly off topic, but Im kind of unsure as to which bands to see, I'm sure they're all great but does anyone have any reccomendations for 'must see's'. Im a bit rubbish and dont want to miss anything !
Depends what kind of thing you like, I suppose, but of the bands I've already seen I can vouch for The Just Joans and Zoey Van Goey being very enjoyable. As for the ones I haven't seen before, I'm most looking forward to Pocketbooks, The Deirdres and The Bobby McGees (and The Smittens, but I get to see them in a pre-Indietracks popshow tonight with The Just Joans and ZVG).
Most of those recommendations are, dare I say it, towards the twee end of the spectrum so if that's not your bag, don't listen to me.

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Post by emml » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:20 pm

Colin wrote: Most of those recommendations are, dare I say it, towards the twee end of the spectrum so if that's not your bag, don't listen to me.
I'll have you know Pocketbooks can rock out with the best of 'em these days!

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Re: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Post by let it ride » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:25 pm

This is quite exciting, yet I keep forgetting about Indietracks! I'm so used to it being ages and ages away (and I've known I'm going for so long) that it seems nutty that it's time for it now! This week is flying by for me, even though I'm not really doing anything in particular. Maybe it's because I've been on holiday and I have a billion things to do to make the house lovely...
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Post by indiansummer » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:29 pm

Mattisalarmed wrote:Slightly off topic, but Im kind of unsure as to which bands to see, I'm sure they're all great but does anyone have any reccomendations for 'must see's'. Im a bit rubbish and dont want to miss anything !
Town Bike will be a great way to start the weekend on Saturday - party-pop-punks somewhere inbetween Kenickie, Josie & The Pussycats and Daphne & Celeste or something. (ok, i'm a bit biased, although i'm not in them... but they ARE ace).

People keep recommending Pocketbooks to me, and i'm immensely excited about seeing The Smittens, Shrag and a few others that i've heard of but not heard.

Otherwise it's all about Milky Wimpshake, Los Campesinos and the horrible decision between Comet Gain and Haymo for me...
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Post by Trev » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:30 pm

Mattisalarmed wrote:Slightly off topic, but Im kind of unsure as to which bands to see, I'm sure they're all great but does anyone have any reccomendations for 'must see's'. Im a bit rubbish and dont want to miss anything !
The Manhattan Love Suicides. 20 minutes. Shock and awe noise pop.
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Re: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Post by Trev » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:31 pm

emml wrote:
Colin wrote: Most of those recommendations are, dare I say it, towards the twee end of the spectrum so if that's not your bag, don't listen to me.
I'll have you know Pocketbooks can rock out with the best of 'em these days!
I'm on the merch stand while 'books are on. But can vouch for them and their finely honed pop. They've got balls these days.
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