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Re: Rumours

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:22 pm
by Bearstock
keera_envenomed wrote:
Soze wrote:
Hell, I listen to tons of different kinds of music...rap and dance just happen to be two I particularly hate! That wasn't my point though, more that complaining that Bloodstock has a crap line up and then pointing at one with dance and rap artists as an example as one that doesn't isn't a reasonable comparison. If your idea of a great line up is one that has bands of that ilk then Bloodstock is always going to struggle to entertain you!


How is it not a reasonable comparison? If a festival books good rap and dance artists then it makes it a good festival same as if a metal festival booked good metal bands!



I think the point he's getting at is look at how different people have different opinions of say Megadeth at Bloodstock last year?

In theory most of those are gonna be fans of metal yet they're opinions of the same thing differ.


It's very hard to accurately compare a totally different genre to another.

Re: Rumours

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:43 pm
by houston4044
Really depends on your personal tastes, if you have a diverse taste in music then several festivals may interest you. Just depends on which line up has the best quality/quantity band ratio and whether you like the atmosphere.

Re: Rumours

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:56 pm
by Bearstock
The atmosphere thing for sure.

Again though that is subject to personal taste.


I love Bloodstocks atmosphere seemingly a general mix of fairly chilled and friendly with plenty of randomly amusing occurrences.

Re: Rumours

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:06 pm
by Kanwulf
Soze wrote:
keera_envenomed wrote:
Soze wrote:I was about to say the same, hated what I've just heard of those three although I hate rap and dance anyway. Don't see how you can compare the two festivals based on those bands..?


Because it's possible to like more than one genre of music.


Hell, I listen to tons of different kinds of music...rap and dance just happen to be two I particularly hate! That wasn't my point though, more that complaining that Bloodstock has a crap line up and then pointing at one with dance and rap artists as an example as one that doesn't isn't a reasonable comparison. If your idea of a great line up is one that has bands of that ilk then Bloodstock is always going to struggle to entertain you!


I like some rap and dance but deadmau5, Tyler the creator and that other one mentioned are a bag of wank.

Re: Rumours

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:25 pm
by Gandalf the Red
You see I go to Bloodstock for Heavy Metal. If the main priority was a good atmosphere, good beer, friendly people and other such things then I would go to Cropredy or something similar instead.

Re: Rumours

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:37 pm
by Bearstock
Gandalf the Red wrote:You see I go to Bloodstock for Heavy Metal. If the main priority was a good atmosphere, good beer, friendly people and other such things then I would go to Cropredy or something similar instead.



Don't get me wrong, the musical style is all important.

The atmosphere, facilities, layout etc all add to it though.


It's the music that justifies the expense, it's everything else combined that makes me hope the music suits my tastes.

Re: Rumours

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:49 pm
by cthulhu
Bearstock wrote:

Don't get me wrong, the musical style is all important.

The atmosphere, facilities, layout etc all add to it though.


It's the music that justifies the expense, it's everything else combined that makes me hope the music suits my tastes.

Well put, i agree.

Re: Rumours

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:22 pm
by houston4044
Bearstock wrote:
Gandalf the Red wrote:You see I go to Bloodstock for Heavy Metal. If the main priority was a good atmosphere, good beer, friendly people and other such things then I would go to Cropredy or something similar instead.



Don't get me wrong, the musical style is all important.

The atmosphere, facilities, layout etc all add to it though.


It's the music that justifies the expense, it's everything else combined that makes me hope the music suits my tastes.


Sums up the way I view a festival.

Plenty of times i've been tempted to get day tickets or go to various one day festivals but the quality of music on offer doesn't outweigh the pitfalls elsewhere.

Re: Rumours

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:01 am
by Gandalf the Red
Trouble playing Liverpool on the Tuesday?

Re: Rumours

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:37 pm
by houston4044
Combichrist are touring around the UK just after BOA weekend, don't think there is any space on the bill left for them though :(