Chairborne Not Welcome

#2
Quote: "Other festival goers said they had brought chairs in previous years without a problem and chairs were being sold within the festival site."

And there you have your reason for the ban. Money.
 
#3
I think chairs actually help with health & safety, because people sitting, are not going to cause a crush at the front of the stage.
Plus it's hard to throw anything if your sitting in a camp chair.
The only reason to ban chairs, is so that you can get more punters into the space.
 
#4
How does standing up enhance the experience?

And how does standing up give a better view of the stage if those in front of you are also standing up?

I disagree HHH. What if they throw the chair! :D

Banning them but having them for sale inside? Sounds like a rip off scam to me.
 
#5
its just the same as some sports events huge bin at front gate for all bottles n cans of beer and a bar just the other side of the gate selling beers for 3 times what you payed for the ones you just dumped

or cinemas with policys banning outside food so you pay £24 for a hotdog inside
 
#6
The solution is simple, simply all say that word which the British people seem to have forgotten.."NO, **** Off", after all, everybody cannot be wrong................................can they?
 
#7
The solution is simple, simply all say that word which the British people seem to have forgotten.."NO, **** Off", after all, everybody cannot be wrong................................can they?
ah but if you want to get in and see the acts/game/film then you have to comply with conditions of entry
 
#8
How does standing up enhance the experience?

And how does standing up give a better view of the stage if those in front of you are also standing up?

I disagree HHH. What if they throw the chair! :D

Banning them but having them for sale inside? Sounds like a rip off scam to me.
It doesn't mate. If they use the same arena each year. Just go to the other side of the river and get it all for free. Take your chair and be comfortable.
 
#9
ah but if you want to get in and see the acts/game/film then you have to comply with conditions of entry
And you have to be advised of the conditions before buying the ticket.

".....there was no prior notification of chairs being banned."

If correct, then they are trying to impose further conditions after the sale and are in breach of contract and should be referred to the reply given in the case of Arkell v. Pressdram.
 
#10
Well I stand by telling the authorities to **** off, if all did it there would be no show but the peformers would need to be paid, chair owners would soon be allowed again
 

TheIronDuke

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#11
ah but if you want to get in and see the acts/game/film then you have to comply with conditions of entry
I wish you'd said when I was at the 1970 gig as a bolshy teenager. *Tannoy thing* "The festival will not continue until everyone moves off the hill (and the free view)"

5,000 people "**** OFF AND DIE". Then, because they had been impolite we tore down the fences. Day two they declared it a Free Festival to the annoyance of the Muppets who bought tickets. If theres enough of you the conditions of entry can vary remarkably.
 
#12
Just leave a message on Jody McIntyre's blog using the thread title. He'll be over there in a flash with his chums and dribble the organizers into submission before flinging himself out of his chair for the benefit of anyone with a camera.
 
#13
That's what happens when old, sad, boring people are allowed to go to music festivals. Stay at home Grandad!
 
#14
That's what happens when old, sad, boring people are allowed to go to music festivals. Stay at home Grandad!

Foo Fighters isn't exactly the youngin' crowd anymore. Granted, not like the bands I grew up with (Damned, Smiths, Bauhaus, etc) but still an older crowd I would imagine.
 
#16
That's what happens when old, sad, boring people are allowed to go to music festivals. Stay at home Grandad!
Old, sad, boring and AFFLUENT people. Mortgage paid off, no need to work, kids left home (kicked out), properties bought for £10,000 30 years ago now worth £300k and rental income looking comfortable. Festivals with armchairs, waitress service and Crosby, Stills, Nash and anyone else that hasn't killed themselves with dodgy chemicals. The organizers have spotted their niche market. Stay at home, sonny, you'd lower the tone.
 

TheIronDuke

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#17
Foo Fighters isn't exactly the youngin' crowd anymore.
Allow me you young whippersnapper. And get a ******* haircut.

[video=youtube;SBjQ9tuuTJQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBjQ9tuuTJQ[/video]

Rock and Roll has **** all to do with age or corporate sponsors. It has to do with attitude and a pure love of music. So, yeah. You may ask me to buy your cheap seats. You may ask me to buy your flat beer. You may ask me to sit down.

I may ask you to stitch that.
 
#18
Old, sad, boring and AFFLUENT people. Mortgage paid off, no need to work, kids left home (kicked out), properties bought for £10,000 30 years ago now worth £300k and rental income looking comfortable. Festivals with armchairs, waitress service and Crosby, Stills, Nash and anyone else that hasn't killed themselves with dodgy chemicals. The organizers have spotted their niche market. Stay at home, sonny, you'd lower the tone.
Crosby Stills and Nash! Let me guess? A bit of Neil Diamond as the support? I think you'd struggle to fill your back yard, let alone Glastonbury. Look, the whole point of a festival is to escape the crumblies for a bit. Making the nearly deads rough it for a few days is a sure fire way to get the twats to go to Glynebourne next year.
 

TheIronDuke

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#19
Look, the whole point of a festival is to escape the crumblies for a bit.
Did Mummy dress you as a girl and make you parade in front of the Wicked Aunties? Aw. I feel your pain. Now do one before I notice you.
 
#20
TheIronDuke? PlasticCommoner more like.

Unless the Iron bit is a bit of Cockney Rhyming Slang?
 

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