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When there is thieving from tents etc, then the Police should be around, but people just chilling out and having a quiet smoke causes no problem at all and they should simply turn a blind eye. If Womad had problems with drug gangs and fights over turf then that would be different, so lets just hope they get this into perspective.
Nice to see the play list will be released. Still won't know 95% of them though, which is great loadsa research.
JC & PD maybe some politics will cause some confrontation (I've not got the courage though)
Parrots with fleas always cause arguements.
How's about womad imperialism? Here's an example...
Band A: This is a newly formed band. They have yet to release any records and have only played a few warm up gigs.
Band B: This band has released albums and singles, all of which have sold well in South America and continental Europe and have won awards for their music.
They both play on the same day yet Band A headlines. Why is this?
back to the smoking argument quickly, I hate to be a killjoy, but I think the people who enjoy their quiet smoke in the arena are incredibly selfish. This is a family friendly festival and children should not be exposed to this plus the smell is awful. What you do by your own tent however is entirely up to you! (awaits barage of abuse now)
Hi NGP, that is a very good point and not sure where I stand on it. When we used to go to Glastonbury as a family with our children then inevitable we would see someone having a smoke, What I used to say then was that is healthy that children see that this sort of thing goes on, but not theach that it is good. A bit like taking your children into a pub garden and seeing someone drinking a glass of wine, it doesn't mean that your kids will turn out as alcoholics. The smell, yes I agree. Also thinking back to the Reading Womad I went to, someone was rolling one up sitting next to us and I really wasn't happy as we were a family sitting there and I didn't think it was right in front of the kids (didn't say anything though). So I guess I've changed and I don't believe what I used to......crazy mixed up middle aged man.
Having given up smoking a year and a half ago, and not daring to take the smallest toke on a spliff any more (because of the dangers of tobacco and the risk of getting hooked on it again!) - I love the smell drifting though the crowds....
So just because it is a family friendly festival, that means that everyone’s activities should be classed as PG. I don’t think so.
It’s the real world live in it, not a sanitised Health and Safety “family friendly” version.
It’s a music festival not Disney land.
Personally I could do without the rugrats.
I also like the smell but not the affects it induces.
Other opinions are available.
That was fun ;-)
Now back to biscuits and talking about peoples pets ZZzzzzz
A shot across the bow to start with ;-)
I also love the smell and far prefer it to the smell of a 'normal' cigarette. I personally think that a child is not going to know the difference between a 'normal' smoke and a spliff being rolled up, but agree that keeping it in your tent is preferable. What happens in your tent is no-one's business but your own!!
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