2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

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

Postby Jim » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:24 pm

Korthkor wrote:Wrong.


Well pardon me for having a taste in music different from yours!
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Re: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Postby Jobdone » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:01 pm

Jim wrote:
Korthkor wrote:Wrong.


Well pardon me for having a taste in music different from yours!


To be fair, in the bad he put

ended up surviving on Jack & Coke's, despite my allergies to caffeine

And then

No Coke


So I'm not sure how much value we should put in the whole post
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Re: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Postby fluffkitten » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:12 pm

It does come across as a bit of a spoof, the mildly xenophobic food rant is really amusing though. :D
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Re: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Postby thehairyone » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:46 pm

Personally found the "We made Korpiklaani change their set list" bit the most amusing.
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Re: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Postby keera_envenomed » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:06 pm

fluffkitten wrote:It does come across as a bit of a spoof, the mildly xenophobic food rant is really amusing though. :D


"I eat a very limited diet AND NOW I'M ANGRY THERE IS NO FOOD I CAN EAT."

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

Postby DoS » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:11 pm

The Good.

Sabaton.
Generally a good weekend with friends, my brothers, and the old man.
My brothers, and mate's girlfriend, had a great weekend, despite not really being into metal.
Camping in Asguard didn't turn out as badly as I feared, with the old man being in a chair.
The bands who I wanted to see were great.
Korpiklaani's set list. If I wanted to listen to nothing but happy jigs, I'd listen to one of my Spotify playlists.
Rob Zombie was better than I expected.
Main stage sound was better than last year.
The weather. No rain.
First time getting food from Deli Kate . . Why didn't I do that sooner?
My tent survived, almost unharmed.
I didn't give myself alcohol poisoning.
Toilets were an improvement over last year, overall.

The Bad.

The one guy in my group who was a bit twattish. Nothing I couldn't cope with. But, he's definitely better in small doses.
The weather. A little cooler next year, please.
The disabled toilets by the sound stage on Sunday. A third may be needed.
The "older" woman who decided she wanted me, on Friday night.

The Ugly.

My brothers drunken antics involving nerf guns, and revealing outfits on the Friday.

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

Postby NeglectedField » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:00 pm

Korthkor wrote:The Ugly
The food, nothing for veggies that wasn't some continental hippie drivel. There were no jacket potatoes, no veggie burgers made from ACTUAL quorn, nothing with any real energy values whatsoever. I live up on a mountaintop in Wales and even my local chippie does an actual veggie burger, none of that 'half a chewed sunday dinner spat inbetween two pieces of bread' shite they were slinging in the veggie van. You could get seven different types of coffee from one van, you can get any parts of any animal in 'pulled' form from 20 different stalls, but not a single jacket potato could be found! I'll be taking this to ask the organizers, there was nothing to eat in the festival that did not make me wretch.
Enslaved... I had so looked forward to hearing them again, but instead, I was passed out on the benches - BECAUSE THERE WAS NOTHING TO EAT. I was starving and I suffered a fearsome flare up of a medical condition that has never before affected me at Bloodstock in such a spectacular way. Egg baps? Jacket Potatoes? Veggie Burgers? I can't survive off paninis, I'm not bloody french!

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But... The food for veggies was a joke, such a limited selection, all of it was either continental or more foreign still. I would like some proper british food next time, whoever got rid of the van that used to do jacket potatoes and fried eggs on baps should be sued, as a week later I'm still very sick. It was a good Bloodstock, but it was damn' hard work on my guts.


Right, I'm gonna tackle this one.

The likely reason the veggie selection is 'continental hippie drivel' is because this is largely what vegetarians/vegans prefer. In my experience, people with meat-free diets find themselves broadening their palates to ensure an otherwise balanced diet. Therefore, having 'hippie food' in place of jacket potatoes (for example) is a wise decision, not to mention those non-vegetarians who happen not to be philistines and want to try something new. Gluten-free options were more noticeable this year and that's a wise response current trends, as cynical as I am toward that trend. Good news for coeliacs as well, mind.

The festival area has limited space for vendors so I suggest that if the food selection does not cater to your specific medical dietary needs that you consider bringing your own.

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

Postby angel_of_death » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:09 pm

I was saying to my friends on one of the evenings about the chairs. I understand some people may have a legitimate reason for chairs, and I don't mind them when it's the middle of the day...put put them away when the crowd gets thicker and starts getting dark, have some common sense. Same as people who sit on the floor in the middle of a crowd, then complain when people fall over them.
It's getting worse every year, and it needs to stop dammit!

Apart from that, I think everything was good and apart from the heat, I can't think of a single thing that was bad about the weekend!
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Re: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Postby Jim » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:27 pm

We were in the middle of the Ocean of Seats[tm] (always half way between Deli Kates and the Rock Soc tent), and the crowd around us was always quite sparse, even for Rob Zombie.

Granted, it seemed that the seats went forward right up to the crowd, but if the crowd started to cramp up that much it'd just be common sense to pack up the seats and relocate further back.
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Re: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Postby Bearstock » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:29 pm

GOOD:

Overkill, Sabaton, Rob Zombie, Lawnmower Deth, Ensiferum, Delain, Armored Saint, Nuclear Assault and The MIghty Wraith among other bands of course.

The continual selection of ciders in the VIP bar and for the most part friendly and helpful staff.

The Viscious Breed DJs in the VIP bar - particularly the guy on the Saturday night. We'd foolishly gone to see this Zombies vs Vampire thing in the other tent and it was dire then coming back to the sounds of Accept and Judas Priest was a great difference. Also had At The Gates and all sorts playing. Loved it in there.


General amenities and convenience of the VIP experience as a whole. Certainly looking to do it again next year.

BAD:

Trivium and Opeth were real let downs although not all that surprisingly.

Fucking wasps were everywhere, even in my sodding mouth at one point.

Selling out of Overkill t shirts but still having it on display.

Sabaton and Ensiferum not seeming to have ay t shirts for sale.

The club in the Sophie Tent.

UGLY

The heavy set guy in skimpy gimp suit.
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Re: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Postby pinhead0303 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:35 pm

The Good


My huge chair and the thousand other chairs I gave away to people at the entrance.

Seeing Tom and what he'd come up with for his chair this year, look forward to that every year and wasn't disappointed with his (Game of Thrones) Throne.

My wasps, I'm glad to see all the little lovelies I released did their jobs well and went around stinging you twats.

The food! Nearly everything was great from Uncle Gio's pizza pockets through the burgers to the spicy chicken noodles (only poor thing was the piri piri pulled pork, oh and while I'm on I agree with the 'Quasi Religious Cult that surrounds DeliKate' comment someone else made so I avoid that place like the plague in case it's something they put in the food and is catching). For those moaning about veggie stuff, perhaps if you ate some meat you wouldn't be such a weak, moaning little fuckstick.

My wi-fi signal jammer working well all weekend.

The handful of half decent looking women with their arses hanging out. It gave us something to look at between bands, at least.

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. So slap yourself sharpish.

Venom being announced for next year! Okay, so I missed the announcement and didn't even know till Monday, but still, best part of the weekend!

Edit: Almost forgot, the Pepsi! :yes: Much nicer than that rancid Coke stuff which I find very dry.


The Bad


The dick who was spewing his guts up behind my tent, practically on my head, on Thursday night. I hope you suffered the whole weekend, you wanker.

The sun. That doesn't come out where I'm from.

Sabaton auditioning to present the Eurovision song contest. Cringeworthy.


The Ugly


99% of the outwardly physically ugly fuckers at the festival to go along with 99% of the inwardly ugly moaning fuckers on this forum. I'm assuming most are both :D
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Re: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Postby sugarmouse » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:39 am

Korthkor wrote:The Ugly
The food, nothing for veggies that wasn't some continental hippie drivel. There were no jacket potatoes, no veggie burgers made from ACTUAL quorn, nothing with any real energy values whatsoever. I live up on a mountaintop in Wales and even my local chippie does an actual veggie burger, none of that 'half a chewed sunday dinner spat inbetween two pieces of bread' shite they were slinging in the veggie van.

But... The food for veggies was a joke, such a limited selection, all of it was either continental or more foreign still. I would like some proper british food next time, whoever got rid of the van that used to do jacket potatoes and fried eggs on baps should be sued, as a week later I'm still very sick. It was a good Bloodstock, but it was damn' hard work on my guts.


I agree. Those veggie burgers in the specialist van are VILE. And I'm not fussy at festivals, I just eat to sustain myself, and those things are bloody horrible. I took some wraps and fillings for first couple of days and lived off those, and had one veggie burger, regretted it, and lived off chips after that.
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Re: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Postby Blake_Porter » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:57 am

Bloody vegetarians.
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Re: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Postby nihility00 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:21 am

Korthkor wrote:a week later I'm still very sick.


Hopefully it will last a few more weeks and make you unable to type you complete bellend.
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Re: 2015 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Postby Viktor Boskovic » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:29 am

"The patties that are the essence of a veggie burger have existed in various Eurasian cuisines for millennia, including in the form of disc-shaped grilled or fried meatballs or as koftas, a commonplace item in Indian cuisine. "

Not British food

Even the burger was created by German immigrants in the USA