Blake_Porter wrote:Ive not seen any pyros yet so I imagine its prohibited
The thing about any festival anywhere and any activity at any festival (or any event of any kind open to the public) is that they require a significant amount of health and safety initiatives, risk assessments, weighing the gain against the risks and clear communication with the council in regards to details of this.
a basic risk assessment involves a number that bases potential damage against likelihood of it happening so basically you're questioning how bad an explosive material inside a building made of canvas on a small stage could be if something fucked up and then you've got to question how feasible it is (and that's typically higher than you'd expect it to be).
By my estimation it'd get at least a 15/25 which is a red zone number so how do you reduce that? You can't really make a potential accident with explosives any less potentially lethal so it'll always be at least a 5/25 which is a yellow zone number (I.e. not a clear and obvious danger but still a legitimate hazard) and that's assuming you've cordoned off the pyro, adjusted the jets to a range that is significantly short of catching rigging, PA, audience, security or the canvas and in addition have trained medics and firefighters on site at all times.
So lets say they somehow make the space and get a crew to stand by who are well trained in pyro and another crew prepared to administer emergency response...you then weigh up does the pyro really justify the added effort and potential risks? and that's where it falls apart, on main stage they have larger space, open air and people standing by anyway...in the tent though it really doesn't.
And assuming you get the risk to a 5/25 and can personally justify it somehow you've still got to look at all that and realise a skeptical council employee trained to dream up worst case scenarios in everything proposed for a living is going to be viewing that proposal and determining whether or not he thinks it's a good idea...this is a guy who has by this point almost certainly proposed a report to his superiors about what they can do to fix the potential trip hazards of guide ropes in the campsite and that's the guy who you have to convince.
Chugging Pus wrote:Devilment, Hell and Tyr to headline the Sophie stage would make me happy and the bands are probably about the right size.
Tyr have said they aren't playing BOA next year when a few people have asked at recent gigs.
Even with a one hour slot I'd be very surprised at Hell in the tent.
That's odd. Not sure what to believe now, the vocalist told me and a couple others they had already agreed to play when they were hanging out after the Plymouth show.