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by DOUGAL
Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2015
Topic: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Replies: 148
Views: 47810

Re: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

I have to say though, the food overall was pretty good all round. I was tempted by those Gallop's Farm places, but I did wonder if they were "gourmet" places in disguise. But everywhere I ate was lovely, no regrets. Although I did leave the burrito place until the sunday night. :lol: Yes,...
by DOUGAL
Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2015
Topic: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Replies: 148
Views: 47810

Re: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

The Good My wi-fi signal jammer working well all weekend. My giant magnet that I used to drain the portable phone chargers whenever possible. Seriously, if you can't do without more than texting for a couple of days at a festival you have a problem, or are a teenager, but either way you need a slap...
by DOUGAL
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2015
Topic: Rate the bands
Replies: 77
Views: 25329

Re: Rate the bands

From his Guardian review, I wonder how re-freshed Dom Lawson was: Rob Zombie's 'indecent amount of pyro'? Sharon Den Adels' collection of hats...? He either was not @ Bloodstock or spent all w/e in the VIP bar. One year I overheard 2 drunken journalists discussing how to rate a band unashamedly adm...
by DOUGAL
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2015
Topic: Rate the bands
Replies: 77
Views: 25329

Re: Rate the bands

From his Guardian review, I wonder how re-freshed Dom Lawson was: Rob Zombie's 'indecent amount of pyro'? Sharon Den Adels' collection of hats...? He either was not @ Bloodstock or spent all w/e in the VIP bar. One year I overheard 2 drunken journalists discussing how to rate a band unashamedly adm...
by DOUGAL
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2015
Topic: Rate the bands
Replies: 77
Views: 25329

Re: Rate the bands

When you have a live orchestra you still are as inflexible as if you would be performing against a sequenced track. When you have breaks (for crowd interaction or whatever) in the song you enqueue the sequences, and you have your techs understand your cues to start the next sequence. It would be si...
by DOUGAL
Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2015
Topic: Mainstage Sound
Replies: 33
Views: 11029

Re: Mainstage Sound

I thought that the main stage sound was much better this year: It was clearer The muddy booming from previous years had gone The speaker rig looked different this year When Opeth were playng the sound quality was superb. I would have liked some real low end welly though, but you only seem to get ult...
by DOUGAL
Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2015
Topic: Rate the bands
Replies: 77
Views: 25329

Re: Rate the bands

I didn't realise the whole PA had gone off at the same time, every time. This sounds exactly like a power outage on a generator's circuitbreaker. But as I already explained - if WT were using Ableton to run all the lighting and other systems as well (which is quite normal these days) - it sounds li...
by DOUGAL
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2015
Topic: VIP 2015 Experiences ?
Replies: 15
Views: 7112

Re: VIP 2015 Experiences ?

I think you're being pretty critical to be honest. Dunno where abouts you camped or what time you or "your neighbours" arrived but there was a fair bit of room we could see from where we were pitched and they extended the VIP area into the car park late on the Thursday which whilst heavil...
by DOUGAL
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2015
Topic: VIP 2015 Experiences ?
Replies: 15
Views: 7112

VIP 2015 Experiences ?

I love Bloodstock VIP so pls take my points as 'constructive criticsm' as I am keen to ensure that the VIP experience is even better. What was others' experience ? Limited beer choice @ the VIP bar – @ 1 point only 3 cask ales were available; I get the impression that some of the casks were never ta...
by DOUGAL
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2015
Topic: Rate the bands
Replies: 77
Views: 25329

Re: Rate the bands

I would be interested in your source of information ? Timing can never be too perfect & 1/10th second is a relatively long time; even old amps were designed to cope with full power demands within microseconds. Are you seriously telling me that Within Temptation are too much for the Bloodstock PA...
by DOUGAL
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2015
Topic: Rate the bands
Replies: 77
Views: 25329

Re: Rate the bands

I agree they were miming 0/10 - anyone who still uses CDs will have experienced a scratched/damaged disc stop dead @ the same point. Ice Queen stopped dead, @ exactly the same point, @ 4 attempts ! The previous & subsequent 'tracks' played fine; it is dead easy to switch the audio feed from the...
by DOUGAL
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2015
Topic: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Replies: 148
Views: 47810

Re: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

There were several free drinking water points around the arena & campsites; all you needed was an empty container.
by DOUGAL
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2015
Topic: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Replies: 148
Views: 47810

Re: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

GOOD: Main Stage Sound – different sound system gave a much clearer sound; gone was the muddy booming from previous years. Could have done with some real low end welly though. Opet h – outstanding performance & sound from this most accomplished band. Enslaved – good despite their kit issues. Bh...
by DOUGAL
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2015
Topic: Rate the bands
Replies: 77
Views: 25329

Re: Rate the bands

A good festival, my favourites being Ne Obliviscaris (8), Godsized (9), Orange Goblin (9), Death DTA (8) and Overkill (7). The worst was surely Within Temptation (1), not because of their technical faults (I had left in disgust by then), but because Sharon was miming the large majority of the set t...