Blake_Porter wrote:Did anyone hear the podcast? I can back Gandalf up here and say that Jasta and Vickie did come across as very friendly with one another and they seemed to know a fair deal about each other.
I did and whilst they were friendly i'm not convinced it was enough to deem them real world friends rather than just people BoA have met and worked with pleasantly. I mean beyond the fact that Jamie has met her husband (which makes sense as he works at BoA too and the team seem to meet all the bands) they didn't seem more friendly than most radio interviews i've read.
dexter123 wrote:i don't mean to seem stand-offish
"But i shall anyway"
but does it really matter if there's some kids coming in with asking alandria and bands of similar likes shirts?
No it doesn't really matter in the least as long as you don't mind getting looked at like you just pulled up alongside a group of 1%ers whilst on a moped.
just because they like these bands doesn't mean they aren't allowed to enjoy the bands/music at bloodstock, doesn't mean they aren't allowed to go to download either. don't know about any of you guys, but i don't remember anyone being refused entry because they were wearing a download wristband and i doubt the same goes the other way too.
No-one is saying they shouldn't enjoy these bands or that they shouldn't go to Download, hell i've done download every year bar 2 since 2008. But why bother having Bloodstock if the line up just becomes Download part 2 that's the point, not about download people vs bloodstock people the fact there are more download people going lately is more of a point about the bands than the people.
this sort of elitist bollocks does my nut in!!
By definition elitism is thinking a certain point of yourself makes you a superior human being. It's not elitist to like a certain kind of band, this phrase really bothers me because virtually every time i see you people using it it's not applicable.
who gives a toss if lamb of god, machine head and god forbid, hatebreed, continue to get booked year after year.
The people buying the tickets care. Repeat bookings are lazy and boring and people have a right to not want to pay money to see the same bands on repeat. Oh and i'd be very surprised if God Forbid got repeatedly booked...or even booked once seeing as they disbanded a few years ago (a shame as i did enjoy them somewhat).
businesses have to grow, and in order for bands like judas priest, or possibly way in the future iron maiden to get booked, then booking popular mainstream bands or unusual bands will likely continue to happen and so will seeing more of these kids with shirts of bands you don't like, or deem unfit for the festival.
A few points here. Yes businesses have to grow if you're approaching as a business, obviously BoA is and obviously they intend to make profits but the difference is that BoA by their own hand have stopped campsite growth for the next 5 years i believe it is. Why? Partially based around licensing i would imagine but also because they don't want to be another Download festival. They've always been pretty clear on saying they have no intentions of booking Iron Maiden or bands like that, in fact if i remember rightly the last time one of them was asked they simply said "if you want to see Metallica or Iron Maiden then go to Download". Of course more of these bands will be booked and i'd say the current balance is about right but if you seriously think a metal festival that frankly isn't far off being an extreme metal festival needs to grow by booking mainstream bands you're not really getting the point.
stop going on about it, let it be done with, fair enough you don't like the band, but that doesn't make the kids wearing the shirts bad kids, they're at the festival for the same reasons as you!
Yeah fuck negative opinions, lets just have sunshines and rainbows and no-one expressing negative opinions on something they've invested time, money and excitement in right? No, fuck that. I don't personally think the festival is as bad as a lot of forum users make out but it's everyone's right to express those thoughts...not exactly like Bloodstock care anyway and none of them do jackshit to stop the shift because frankly nobody can. Equally it's not about people wearing those shirts being bad kids they're just not the kids the festival was designed for and the more of them that show up is an indicator of how much the festival squeezes the faithful out.