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Allison Mackay

The Big Tent Festival

Anyone been to this one I am heading there for the weekend. It looks pretty good - some great music and lots of other stuff going on. Reminds me a bit of Traquair Festival. They seem to be working hard to add lots of talks etc to the mix which is kind of what they were discussing on Radio Scotland this morning. I notice camping places are almost full - maybe this will be one of the survivors. Really looking forward to the wonderful Michael Marra.

Here's the link
www.bigtentfestival.co.uk/
renfrewshire radical

I was talking to Gavin & Claire Livingstone and their off out to buy a new tent for it, as friday night at Brampton sent theirs to the big campsite in the sky.
Onny

It be good if this festival survived. It's going to be a tough few years for many others. The Big Tent is clearly where all the auld hippies will go to turn up their toes. At least two of my ex-squeezes are heading there unbeknown to each other.
Catskinner

It's even got David Ferrard
Onny

Catskinner wrote:
It's even got David Ferrard



Puir bastirds. What a useless cunt he is. Is he gay?
Jim King

Wonderful how these websites work eh? The advert in you last post, Onny, was for this...

camping equipment site
Catskinner

Onny wrote:
Catskinner wrote:
It's even got David Ferrard
Is he gay?


Would that matter?

So why the "useless cunt" bit? Have you two got history or something?
Onny

Catskinner wrote:
Onny wrote:
Catskinner wrote:
It's even got David Ferrard
Is he gay?


Would that matter?

So why the "useless cunt" bit? Have you two got history or something?


History? Yoo kiddin?

Have you heard his 'work'?
Rid Sonja

Anybody know how this event went?  I've been curious since luke told me about it but couldn't manage along due to the dinner thing I've mentioned previously.
Luke

The Big Tent Festival

Another mud bath!  Shame about the weather, because it was all very well organised, had a good family atmosphere about it (ie no neds, apart from ourselves), helpful steward(esses) and lots to see and do at the stalls.  It seemed that music was only part of the whole theme of the weekend - ecological preservation.  
From what I heard, some safe musical options were booked, but presentation was anything but slick.  Soundchecks were interminable (perhaps occasionally understandable eg for the 13 piece Treacherous Orchestra) but DJs were called on to fill in during gaps.  Silence would have been preferable, but I'm an old fart, and it was not a folk festival.  Nothing inspiring from folk or rock bands and, although Saturday was dry and sunny, the NEW tent took a soaking.  Wellies well used again!
Rid Sonja

It sounds like a very young festival still trying to find its feet.

As for the wellies..aren't you glad you had them this time! bom  


I'm thinking of the Glasgow Show next weekend.  Particularly if its a sunny Saturday..as per my conversations with your other half.
Onny

Glasgow Show

There'll be music
Allison Mackay

Experience much the same as yours Luke. I think I am too old to be lying in a tent nowadays listening to some gudgie in the adjoining tent boaking at 4 in the morning and then again at around 4:40 although  from what I could hear( he was right next to my head with only the flimsy nylon of my faithful old Eurohike seperating me from the aforementioned vomit) he did manage to get out of his own tent the second time!

I think it was a great effort and we managed to hear Bernard Mclaverty talk, tune in to a debate on the old carbon footprint and buy some really good food and wine. The music was mixed and the sound was dire - really did enjoy Macfall's Chamber though and The Bevvy Sisters were much better under the safety of canvas. I did bale out on Sunday morning so missed the second days activity and I have to say that I would go back as I think they are heading in the right direction
Rid Sonja

Unfortunately, I'm not feeling as if I've missed anything really.
Onny

Rid Sonja wrote:
Unfortunately, I'm not feeling as if I've missed anything really.


C'mon. It's in Fife so ye shouldnae expect too much.
Rid Sonja

Hey!  Some small packages thit live in Fife are some of the best pals to have.. bom

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