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stewarts rise
27 Jun 22 10:02
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Tuned in a few times to watch some of the headline acts and by and large thought it was cr@p. Noel Gallagher and his High flying birds were probably the best of a mediocre to awful bunch, but his tendency to intersperse with the usual profanities was off putting to me at least. Paul McCartney who to my mind should have stopped performing 40 years ago and stuck to songwriting was plain boring, a fair few of the songs i didn't know and were instantly forgettable and the older hits weren't getting me going at all even his duets with the foo fighters bloke and Springsteen(don't these old blokes know when to knock it on the head).
   Other acts i caught but quickly turned off were a huge @rsed black woman Missee something who appeared to shout vile swear words and **** whilst her similarly large @rsed backing singers thrust these thong clad mammoth sized backsides towards the audience every ounce of fat wobbling away like some giant jellymoulds. Finally last night some black bloke wearing a crown of thorns shouted very loudly and swore to the mother f@ckers in the audience (who lapped it up), whilst his backing dancers seemed to be pretending to be fighting pranced around him, no idea what he was banging on about, turned over to watch a quite humerous film with some old blokes, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and a few others planning to rob a bank, started to drink a pint of lager, fell asleep and missed most of it, woke up and went to bed, yep i'm getting old! Apparently i missed another OAP Diana Ross doing her greatest hits show, was there anyone worth watching at Glastonbury?
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Report GLASGOWCALLING June 27, 2022 10:17 AM BST
Agree, although I only watched bits and pieces, at least with the bands spread across 2 or TV stations you could

just cherry pick a few. I didnt mind Diana Ross or The Pet Shop Boys, although neither great singers now. Happy
Report Rico-Dangleflaps June 27, 2022 10:25 AM BST
just by chance i caught 10 mins of someone 9:30 sat night of someone i'd never heard of..now my fav record for the moment...brilliant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEOxM53p04w&ab_channel=BBCRadio1
Report Rico-Dangleflaps June 27, 2022 10:27 AM BST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r2iFNoBLw0&ab_channel=YUNGBLUDVEVO

i'd never heard of yungblood...the yanks had Cool
Report spyker June 27, 2022 10:45 AM BST
Old? You'd fit right in there nowadays as its so mor and expensive that it's mainly 50's+ that can afford it judging b the crowd shots, far far too many 40's + there.
Report acey deucy June 27, 2022 10:55 AM BST
Wot you were not excited by little Billy Eilish prancing around on stage? Laugh
Report stewarts rise June 27, 2022 10:56 AM BST
Do agree with that spyker, can't old 40+ people leave the youth to get on with being young on their own, they don't want their dads and grandads there surely, but having said that they were mainly under 30s at these shouting swearing rap crap gigs.
Report Tattcorner June 27, 2022 11:08 AM BST
I think I'm with you stewarts on those thoughts.
I'll probably skim through the Paul McCartney set on the i-player.  Did a sort of tribute to John Lennon which I've not seen...but why not George Harrison as well?

Another thing..is it all portaloos there?...looking at that heaving crowd, I think I was happy to be well out of it.  To think I once slept under a road bridge near Perpignan for a week in my reckless youth with fellow 'grape pickers' (failed coach expedition).  It turned out to be fun though...
Report stewarts rise June 27, 2022 11:09 AM BST
I'm not against modern music at all, like some rap and that Yungblood bloke is very good rico, anything up tempo with a good beat and there's a song played at my club on a wednesday whilst we play snooker they do a kareoke night as well which is great, must find out what its called and who sings it but a great rhythmic beat and tempo, some of the old fellas hate it but myself and my 76 yo geordie best pal love it, will come back to you on that one.
Report saddo June 27, 2022 11:12 AM BST
I channel hop a lot and only dwelt to watch two acts right thru. Yungblood and a young bird with a Latin sounding name, she wasn't wearing a lot.
Report swiftynifty June 27, 2022 11:18 AM BST
Incredible that the final headline act is a virtual unknown (to anybody in the UK over 20) American rapper,  singing about black injustice, the size of his manhood and shooting people. Diana Ross's voice has completely gone but she was still better than that rubbish.
Report FOYLESWAR June 27, 2022 11:22 AM BST
stewarts timbers post on the glastonbury in running thread at 18.18 on the politics forum  possibly sums it up
Report 1830 June 27, 2022 11:44 AM BST
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0c8z70s/glastonbury-kacey-musgraves

Thought this one was the best I saw, plenty of good melodies.
Report Manoleeds June 27, 2022 12:13 PM BST
I was amazed to find how many stages there are per https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/line-up/line-up-2022/ -obviously TV can't show them all.
But if the best that TV can come up with is the likes of Mccartney, Pet Shop Boys , Crowded House , you have to ask if any really big new groups are going to emerge. A few years ago I was told Elbow and Muse were going to be it but when I listened to them , they gave new meanings to dreary and boring.
Report barstool June 27, 2022 12:33 PM BST
BBC all over this jaunt like a rash, as ever.

Wimbledon this week and next.

Must feel like the Bees Knees.
Report zipperdidoda June 27, 2022 12:41 PM BST
Wet Leg were good
Report Johnny_Mustang June 27, 2022 12:52 PM BST
Foals were far and away the best this year, a proper band and they knocked it out of the park as usual.

Full set here, but skip to 28:00 for one of the highlights:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ej34mb/play/abxvwh/p0c7jnbl
Report saddo June 27, 2022 12:56 PM BST
Cheers Johnny, just had a look, walos.
Report Johnny_Mustang June 27, 2022 12:58 PM BST
I genuinely 'lolled' at that Saddo.
Report zipperdidoda June 27, 2022 1:15 PM BST
also Metronomy and Supergrass. worth a look on the i player
Report stewarts rise June 27, 2022 1:22 PM BST
Thanks for that Foyleswar, didn't realise there was an IR thread on Politics forum, rarely venture over there.
Report FOYLESWAR June 27, 2022 1:35 PM BST
am old and past all this anyway  .......but the thought of a hot day or night  standing in a field crammed together with 100,000 equally sweaty emotional middle class twats singing along badly to  overaged overated has beens and little known  never will bees dont do it for me . all about opinions though !
Report Gin June 27, 2022 1:46 PM BST
I saw a few bits on the TV/iPlayer over the weekend - would recommend Squid, Wet Leg and Dry cleaning as worth a look.
Report mitolo June 27, 2022 1:54 PM BST
not a question of age. just how stupid you are. anyone who watches or listens is mentally defective.
Report Rico-Dangleflaps June 27, 2022 2:10 PM BST
gary glitter doing the legends slot next yr..begs belief.
Report StillLearning June 27, 2022 2:12 PM BST
first year ever never watched a second of it
Report stewarts rise June 27, 2022 2:21 PM BST
Wet Leg and Dry Cleaning would seem to go together!
Report sludge June 27, 2022 2:21 PM BST
You can have a very big price on that happening Rico . I was told it was Rolf Harris next year .
Report GLASGOWCALLING June 27, 2022 2:22 PM BST
Cheers Johnny, just had a look, walos.


    LaughGrin
Report stewarts rise June 27, 2022 2:28 PM BST
Another thing, why do all these people hold there phones up to film every second of it, don't they know they can watch this cr@p on I Player later?
Report Gin June 27, 2022 2:32 PM BST
stewarts rise27 Jun 22 14:28Joined: 22 Apr 04 | Topic/replies: 26,265 | Blogger: stewarts rise's blog
Another thing, why do all these people hold there phones up to film every second of it, don't they know they can watch this cr@p on I Player later?


I really don't get this either. I saw a band the other night (The Dead South) and quite a few people spent virtually the whole gig filming on their phones - what's the point in that? They're obviously more interested in their social media than actually watching what they have paid to see!CrazyCrazyCrazyCrazy
Report Wesdag June 27, 2022 2:34 PM BST
Tattcorner • June 27, 2022 11:08 AM BST
I think I'm with you stewarts on those thoughts.
I'll probably skim through the Paul McCartney set on the i-player.  Did a sort of tribute to John Lennon which I've not seen...but why not George Harrison as well?


He did. He sang Something & paid tribute to George.
Report stewarts rise June 27, 2022 2:37 PM BST
All these singers swearing their heads off, what's so clever about that, we all know these words but why do these people have to use them all the time, the F@cking dozy c@nts!
Report Wesdag June 27, 2022 2:38 PM BST
The Oldies are still going cos many of the young ones aren't exactly fantastic; writing songs that will stand the test of time.

Billie Eilish for example sings songs you forget minutes later.
Report Wesdag June 27, 2022 2:39 PM BST

Jun 27, 2022 -- 2:37PM, stewarts rise wrote:


All these singers swearing their heads off, what's so clever about that, we all know these words but why do these people have to use them all the time, the F@cking dozy c@nts!


Yes, all so juvenile & desperate.

Quite pathetic.

Report Rico-Dangleflaps June 27, 2022 3:34 PM BST
diana ross sez shes just done a new album..not holding much hope to make the charts.
Report GLASGOWCALLING June 27, 2022 3:39 PM BST
... Notice she got that plug in Rico, " Its available on Spotify and Vinyl"  .. cant blame her tbf. Happy
Report Tattcorner June 27, 2022 4:02 PM BST
Thanks Wesdag for putting me right about George...Happy
Report smirnoff2therescue June 27, 2022 4:14 PM BST
1st saw this Yungblud fella on xmas edition of TOTP and his weirdness was there for all to see which was later confirmed on the Graham Norton show but abso luvd this song (rather poppy to stuff he did on stage the other night but still a catchy little tune and all sorts going on in video ) GrinGrinGrin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDeIAllUAWc
Report Rico-Dangleflaps June 27, 2022 4:15 PM BST
i thort it was bob ross on stage..
Report StillLearning June 27, 2022 4:21 PM BST

Jun 27, 2022 -- 2:28PM, stewarts rise wrote:


Another thing, why do all these people hold there phones up to film every second of it, don't they know they can watch this cr@p on I Player later?


to prove 'i was there'

Report Trendy June 27, 2022 5:38 PM BST
First Aid Kit best by far.
Report raspberrybottom June 27, 2022 6:17 PM BST
I thought Crowded House were pretty good.

Don't really like rap much. Find it repetitive dross about "injustice",
climbing out of the "ghetto" and all that. It's all been done to death, imo.
The bloke with the crown of thorns - not sure what "message" he was trying to get across.Sad
Report morpteh mackem June 27, 2022 6:46 PM BST
jesus and mary chain ,very good, worth a watch, still  on i player
Report wroughtironronn June 27, 2022 6:57 PM BST
Glastonbury is now a rite of passage for thousands of weed smoking middle class kids on a gap-year, attending cos they've heard about it and fancy living rough in a tent, eating over-priced food, and using chemical toilets for the "experience"

The older performers will be generally unknown to them, but the atmosphere overcomes that drawback.
Report onlooker June 27, 2022 8:56 PM BST
Looks like my swerve of the jumped-up jamboree paid dividends -

- although - when I went to the Pub - they have Paul McCartney on their Televisions

Thought - Yes, I will sit down to listen to some WINGS songs - Band On Th Run etc Happy

Instead - As stewarts says - We got a load of Acoustic Carp that nobody has ever heard ...

- With one particularly forgettable nonentity having been - "written for my wife, Nance" Cry

I would imagine the Divorce Papers will be appearing any day soon.
Report Wesdag June 27, 2022 10:20 PM BST
With a back catalogue like what he's got, he could've played bangers till the following morning.

No need for anything obscure.
Report Rico-Dangleflaps June 27, 2022 10:27 PM BST
think i'd rather watch bob ross sing and diana ross paint.
Report Wesdag June 27, 2022 10:48 PM BST
sacrilege
Report Movewiththetimes June 27, 2022 11:42 PM BST
Glastonbury like betting in running, only the fools pay.
Report TheVis June 28, 2022 9:04 AM BST
Anybody see Bob Vylan?  That was a great little cameo and my fav so far having got through about 50% of things now.
Report brigust1 June 28, 2022 9:11 AM BST
I am one of you older guys, mid 70's and all that and don't forget all this started under our watch in 1969 at Woodstock. Joan Baez my favourite. Well it has moved on from that although it still commands huge crowds and looks great. Like all concerts there is the rough with the smooth because we are all different but I think the drugs and weed and drunkenness is largely behind them. Over 100,000 of all ages and it looked like, and from what I have heard from a couple there, they had a great time. I don't like a lot of the modern music, rapping and all that but there is still a lot to like.
Report RoyalAcademy June 28, 2022 12:25 PM BST
but his tendency to intersperse with the usual profanities was off putting to me at least

followed by:

a huge @rsed black woman Missee something who appeared to shout vile swear words and **** whilst her similarly large @rsed backing singers thrust these thong clad mammoth sized backsides towards the audience every ounce of fat wobbling away like some giant jellymoulds.

You're a class act stewarts rise.
Report Cantthinkofaclevername June 28, 2022 12:33 PM BST
Watched a bit of Macca while I was doing some cleaning and his voice has pretty much gone. He should definitely give up the solo songs like Blackbird as his voice is cracking (that is not the word meaning great!) and stick to the ensemble stuff where it doesn't show so much.
Diana Ross was just plain awful. She was out of tune the whole time, painfully out of tune sometimes. I felt sorry for her excellent backing singers - how do you work with a lead singer who doesn't have any idea what note the next word will be?
Report elise June 28, 2022 1:25 PM BST
noticed post event the bbc held off adding his performance to iplayer, suspect a fair bit of autotune was being applied before it got released
Report elise June 28, 2022 1:29 PM BST
although in fairness id imagine that autotune prob wouldn't have saved diana ross
Report brigust1 June 28, 2022 1:55 PM BST
Whoever coined the phrase "Miserable old gits"?
Report elise June 28, 2022 1:58 PM BST
so something was poor and you can't say so? they'd both lost it vocally, you can dream of days gone by if you like but the fact was they were terrible even with assistance from backing singers, legends yes, good on the day, no
Report FOYLESWAR June 28, 2022 2:09 PM BST
yes the old saying going to the well too often comes to mind .
Report brigust1 June 28, 2022 2:12 PM BST
Elsie, I guess those who paid to go to see Diana Ross, at 78 years old, didn't go there expecting a 30+ at the top of their game. I really regret not going to see Frank Sinatra the last time he came to London. I knew he wasn't in his prime but I sorely regret not being there.
Report elise June 28, 2022 2:14 PM BST
i enjoyed seeing both, would have loved it if they were brilliant, just weren't, not saying he or diana were ever going to be as good as when they were 30, legends rarely are, nor am i saying i didn't want them to be up on stage, i did

friend of mine saw pmc the day before in their warm up gig in frome, massive fan, said he was pretty good although he struggled at times, that was in a small venue with a smaller band, but he also said the glastonbury show was poor and his voice was off, he like me still enjoyed seeing him
Report elise June 28, 2022 2:20 PM BST
watch back brian wilsons glastonbury, that one was so off tune it was ear bending, yet loved as a legend and people forgive it, but you'd just like them to still have the nuts, just don't and the backing can't hide it, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIWCI1xK7sA
Report Dr Crippen June 28, 2022 2:34 PM BST
Wow, what's better than standing in a field in the rain, listening to an eighty year old millionaire taking the p!ss out of the morons who turned up to see him?

''While regular dopes shall think themselves accursed they were not there. And hold their manhoods cheap that they missed Macca the cracker, croaking Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da in the mud amongst the dandelions and stinkweed.
On that memorable day.'' 

Hamlet 2022
Report elise June 28, 2022 2:37 PM BST
more henry V
Report brigust1 June 28, 2022 2:38 PM BST
These are but wild and whirling words, Doctor.

I liked Elbow singing their main hit and Gallagher singing. Missed the Pet Shop Boys but live gigs are all about atmosphere to me and just being there.
Report Dr Crippen June 28, 2022 2:55 PM BST
more henry V

Sure was.
Report Cantthinkofaclevername June 28, 2022 3:09 PM BST
Brigust, never watch your heroes on the way down. Frank Sinatra was a very pale imitation is his final years.
I was a huge fan of Martha Reeves who had an absolutely belting voice in her pomp. I saw her in one of her later appearances on Jules Holland's Hootenany and she was terrible - out of tune and her voice was weak and cracking. She knew it and was very humble and grateful for the applause that she knew she did not deserve.
The trouble is that performance is now how I remember her.
Report sludge June 28, 2022 3:19 PM BST
Tom Jones still has a great voice , and he must be in his 80s.
Report elise June 28, 2022 3:24 PM BST
yes, sang live on stage with stereophonics a couple of years ago and was brilliant
Report SlippyBlue June 28, 2022 3:26 PM BST
Diana Ross and Macca, I honestly cannot think of anything worse than listening to those two.
Report elise June 28, 2022 3:28 PM BST
they were not on at the same time slippy
Report brigust1 June 28, 2022 3:29 PM BST
I disagree Cant. Perhaps it is because I am no spring chicken myself and know what Frank was like at his best. Lester, Frankie we all get older but that is something to factor in. Just because people are getting older doesn't mean I wouldn't go to watch them, given the chance. And to say she didn't deserve any adulation is to not understand at all. She is 78 years old and tried her hardest to put on the best show she could. That deserves applause. We cannot all be judged, at home and abroad, only on our exploitations of our youth. If she was claiming to be as good or better than before then that is different but she wasn't. And if those watching and attending were expecting that then that is their lookout.
Report elise June 28, 2022 3:30 PM BST
although "im still waiting for a yesterday" and "hey jude im coming out" might be worth hearing
Report zipperdidoda June 28, 2022 4:37 PM BST
When they get past   a certain age and they can't sing properly, its time to retire.
Report onlooker June 28, 2022 5:34 PM BST
MACS Dilemma ...

A somewhat appropriate Winner of the First race at Chepstow.  Happy
Report brigust1 June 28, 2022 5:39 PM BST
“Flat, sharp or whatever, you can tell EVERYBODY watching Diana Ross is having the best time,” said one person.

Another added: “People need to f*** off with their high expectations from a 78-year-old woman or an 80-year-old man [Paul McCartney] singing live at Glastonbury. Seriously f*** off and go watch your heavily autotuned ‘singers.’”

A third person wrote: “I don’t care that her vocals are not on point… it’s Diana Ross mate… LEGEND!”

The Independent.
Report acey deucy June 28, 2022 5:44 PM BST
Just think yourself lucky to be in the presence of greatness ffs....Not my scene but these people are living legends.
Report saddo June 29, 2022 10:55 AM BST
There were plenty of football legends in the 70s, you wouldn't pay to watch em for 90 mins now. Everybody should retire once they can't do their job well.
Report Celtic warrior June 29, 2022 11:01 AM BST
Glastonbury is now just one huge commercial enterprise. The oldies headline cos their fans are old and rich and will pay for glamping and vip access. Thats all it is these days

Poor younsters have no chance of seeing the really good acts..  which are always young.

Sad commercialism
Report Celtic warrior June 29, 2022 11:03 AM BST
I used to go to knebworth donnington when 21 to see great roch acts in thr 1980s.

Would not dream of going now at age of 55. Thats being a real saddo. Old people should not go to glastonbury

The real sad thing will be mummy and daddy taking their poor teenage embarrassed kids there.
Report bluebook June 29, 2022 11:38 AM BST
LOL ! LaughLaugh
Report Dr Crippen June 29, 2022 11:41 AM BST
Apparently they had charging points at Ghastlybury for charging electric cars.

Power by a diesel generatorLaugh.
Report Gordon63 June 29, 2022 11:55 AM BST
saw the skids on their 40th anniversary tour (they're still touring) and jobson sang and danced (and looked) like a guy in his 20s

going to see my fav band SLF in Cork in August, always wanted to see them play in Ireland, hoping they're still the SLF of my youth (which they were last time I saw them pre-covid)
Report saddo June 29, 2022 12:00 PM BST
Celtic warrior 29 Jun 22 11:03 


Would not dream of going now at age of 55. Thats being a real saddo. Old people should not go to glastonbury

The real sad thing will be mummy and daddy taking their poor teenage embarrassed kids there.


......................

My daughter took me to Heaton park to see the Stone Roses and Primal Screamfor my birthday a few years ago -I'm old- and we had the best day out. I nutted some young guy who was showing her his dick, she thought I was a hero.
Report acey deucy June 29, 2022 12:41 PM BST
Laugh
Report Celtic warrior June 29, 2022 1:55 PM BST
Saddo

That sounds like an entertaining day oot!
Report SlippyBlue June 29, 2022 2:51 PM BST
Ah yes indeed Saddo, the " Will Smith" approach to social injustices.

Bravo that man.

Happy
Report ambush June 29, 2022 4:29 PM BST
good shout rico,yungblood were excellent.first year  just watching girl in red i wanna be your girlfriend. what a performance
Report FOYLESWAR June 30, 2022 7:22 PM BST
what puzzled me was the bbc  on monday morning were at the the glasto site covering the big clean up ,said it will take an army of volenteirs around 2 weeks to clean up the place !  do they get free tickets for next year?
Report 1830 June 30, 2022 7:35 PM BST
https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/information/jobs/

According to the above £10 an hour.
Report FOYLESWAR June 30, 2022 7:38 PM BST
ok fair enough ! you wouldnt want to be clearing up bottles of pish and everyones rubbish for fook all .
Report 1830 June 30, 2022 7:58 PM BST
Wouldnt want to do it for £10 either.
However  I think there's some  money to be  made  selling  2nd hand  tents that  have  only  been used for  a few  nights.
Report FOYLESWAR June 30, 2022 8:14 PM BST
me neither for £10 an hour but in these times people need the money ,agree those tents  and whatever saleable stuff could be put to good use ! wonder where it all ends up?
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