Camping chairs in the arena megathread

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What should be done about camping chairs in the arena?

Ban them
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Nothing. They're fine.
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I have a cunning plan... See my post below
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Re: Camping chairs in the arena megathread

Postby Andy (Dr Sin) » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:06 pm

Just have a designated area for them inform of the roc six tent
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Postby houston4044 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:36 pm

Beardy wrote:
Black Wizard wrote:I'm a vegetarian so I avoid leather.

You're supposed to sit on sofas, not eat them :P


Compared to some of the dodgy vendors you find, I imagine there is more meat in the sofa than in the food :P

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Re: Camping chairs in the arena megathread

Postby Black Wizard » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:00 pm

As long as the meat isn't in the vegetarian food.

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Re: Camping chairs in the arena megathread

Postby houston4044 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:51 am

Black Wizard wrote:As long as the meat isn't in the vegetarian food.


Saw this and couldn't help myself sorry :lol:

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Postby Beardy » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:20 am

Black Wizard wrote:As long as the meat isn't in the vegetarian food.

Can't you have wafer thin ham?

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Postby Gandalf the Red » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:51 pm

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Re: Camping chairs in the arena megathread

Postby RobMoore1989 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:07 pm

Mega moan thread more like. What's the point of this? If people wanna sit down it's up to them. Don't see the point in banning them unless you're scared you'll trip over and smash your Viking horns and spill your mead....

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Re: Camping chairs in the arena megathread

Postby metaldinosaur » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:17 pm

Bloodstock should be allocated seating only.
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Postby NE29PHIL » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:50 am

I like to rest my weary old bones on my camping chair, but I do think there should be a perimeter which chairs are not permitted inside.
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Re: Camping chairs in the arena megathread

Postby NE29PHIL » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:53 am

Beardy wrote:
Black Wizard wrote:As long as the meat isn't in the vegetarian food.

Can't you have wafer thin ham?

Ha ha!
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Re: Camping chairs in the arena megathread

Postby Rammsoldat » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:17 pm

I wasn't even aware this was an issue, i mean you gotta be pretty shit-faced to be unable to walk around a chair.
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Re: Camping chairs in the arena megathread

Postby Beardy » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:00 am

Rammsoldat wrote:I wasn't even aware this was an issue, i mean you gotta be pretty shit-faced to be unable to walk around a chair.

You have been to Bloodstock before, haven't you? At least half the crowd are shitfaced before they even get to the site! :lol:

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Re: Camping chairs in the arena megathread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:44 am

Tripping isn't the issue as you can't get past the things in the first place.

"Just walk round", you can't as they are putting them in lines without gaps. Then you get past those and meet another row that is the same.

They have booked a band that will almost certainly sell the festival out and will be increasing capacity without increasing the size of the arena, as they can't really. You all ask for bigger bands, who are obviously going to attract more people.

So I'll ask again, where are they going to put them all if half the crowd space is taken up with chairs?
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Re: Camping chairs in the arena megathread

Postby bloodfiend » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:18 pm

I've never had any problem walking around or through the people in chairs to get to the front.

As for the field being busier when the headliners are on, there are far more people in chairs early on it the day and by the time headliners/special guests come on, most of the people in chairs have put them away.

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Re: Camping chairs in the arena megathread

Postby houston4044 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:36 pm

I'd say it's the other way around, more chairs around when the headliners are on. Walking back when a headliner is finishing/finished and there are way more chairs to contend with