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And well done to the litter-pickers who kept coming through and kept the site so much cleaner than in previous years.
Hear hear Mav! Really enjoyed WOMAD and some interesting music selections but must admit have enjoyed other years music more, espec for the smaller acts but thats personal taste for ya. Re: the camping, I'm no teenage drummer but one couple told me off for talking in my tent after midnight which I thought a little much. Maybe the price you pay for posher camping is that people are a little less friendly and tolerant! And I'm looking at you, the stereotyped middle aged, middle englanders mentioned (a little fiercely) in an earlier comment! If it wasnt for the love of easy showering and clean toilet access, I would nearly go back to roughing it for the much missed atmosphere! On the whole though, the usual lovely atmosphere abounded and will be back next year as always. X
I had the opposite problem Have the radio on one morning on Radio Womad to have someone from the tent behind come over, me thinking uhoh its to loud and he asks us to turn it up. Good times :-D
Talking in your tent after midnight? Whatever next. I could hear a woman weeing in a bucket but I didn't complain.
Woman? How did you know? Does it make a different sound? I use a Cravendale milk carton 'cus it's white plastic and when you go to empty it at the bogs, nobody can see what's in it.......or that it's full !!
I'm not coming round yours for a morning cuppa!
one lump or two?
She was talking loudly to her mates about who was going to empty the bucket Retrac, unless it was bloke with a high pitched voice.
We really enjoyed the music and the camping at WOMAD this year, this was our 5th consecutive WOMAD and my highlights were Draka Braka and the amazing performance by the Indian performers in boxes whose name I can't spell! Unfortunately the entry to the festival was marred by the delay in processing teenagers who had been pre-registered and the sudden, unannounced ban on glass which led to us having to hide wine, beer and olive oil in our luggage. Our son (aged 22) who came in separately from us told us one of his friends was made to pour away a bottle of rum at the entrance which seemed to me to be very harsh, particularly since we later saw many middle-aged men carrying in bottles of wine, after the ban had been recinded. When I took this up with the staff at the entrance they told me that the ban on glass had been on the web-site. They then checked and agreed that it hadn't. The security guards told me that they had been told to allow bottles on to the site about 4 hours after the entrance opened, presumably after so many people had complained about this. This wasn't enough to spoil the festival but is wasn't a good note to start on, we still had a great time, and I agree the loos were fantastic this year.
there was some discussion on the forum about glass being allowed on the site and the general consensus (which seemed to be back up by that people found on the WOMAD website) was the you could take Glass in to the campsite but not into the arena
on one hand it is disappointing to hear the problems you had but it's also reassuring the policy was recinded (kind of show they listened to people)
PS did you catch the DrakaBraka workshop?
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