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Author Topic: Brizzle Arenal....where to mi babber ?  (Read 9497 times)
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« Reply #60 on: October 22, 2018, 09:32:23 pm »

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If you place it at 51.5567 north, 2.6329 west it would be conveniently close to Bristol and close to a much smaller public transport access point, where main line trains could stop more before and often big events.


That being The Proposed site of Pilning Westgate Station 😉


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« Reply #61 on: October 23, 2018, 01:01:32 pm »

https://www.citymetric.com/skylines/podcast-brizzle-4291

I haven't listened to this yet – I'm posting it here partly to remind myself to do so – but they might have something interesting to say.
Well she's certainly right about her Bristol accent!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #62 on: November 02, 2018, 10:10:59 am »

Sorry for late shout, phone in on BBC Radio Bristol, John Darvall show right now.
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« Reply #63 on: November 02, 2018, 10:15:24 am »

Argh, you must be better than me at suppressing the urge to throw your wireless out the window. Do you mind telling us if anyone says anything interesting or intelligent?
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« Reply #64 on: November 02, 2018, 11:29:12 am »

From the bits I caught it was largely preoccupied with Massive Attack's "pop up" event at Filton next year and that's about it. Oh well.
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« Reply #65 on: November 05, 2018, 03:38:13 pm »

It bothers me a bit that the organisers will build the world's biggest Portakabin, fill it with people who would walk backwards up Snowdon with a nail through one shoe to see Massive Attack, and declare it to be proof positive that Filton is the best place for the Arenal. Which it isn't. An estimated 600,000 people turned up pon the Isle of Wight for the 1970 festival. It remains a major event in rock music folklore, albums of live music and films recorded there still sell, but it did rather serve to show that IoW is not the place for such a big event. (I know someone who played at it. He said he could only just see the rest of the band once they started playing, let alone the crowd.)

Transport to the Filton site from Bristol will be by shuttle bus (£9.00 please) or by car. The car park will cost £16.50, so cheaper than the shuttle bus if you share. A few will be close enough to walk. None will arrive at the event by rail.
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« Reply #66 on: November 05, 2018, 03:48:56 pm »

Transport to the Filton site from Bristol will be by shuttle bus (£9.00 please) or by car. The car park will cost £16.50, so cheaper than the shuttle bus if you share. A few will be close enough to walk. None will arrive at the event by rail.

Just to prove that point, thee shuttle bus will be from Bond Street (where Megabus coaches pick up / drop off at) rather than Temple Meads, Parkway or Filton Abbey Wood.
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« Reply #67 on: November 05, 2018, 03:55:01 pm »

Just to prove that point, thee shuttle bus will be from Bond Street (where Megabus coaches pick up / drop off at) rather than Temple Meads, Parkway or Filton Abbey Wood.

It proves a point, but not mine! So from Temple Meads, it's two buses. Mind you, as a youngster, I walked much further to a festival, and it was up steeper hills. (Coincidentally, the fellow I know who played at the Isle of Wight was performing there, too. Although I didn't know him then, and wasn't particularly going there to see his band.)
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« Reply #68 on: November 05, 2018, 09:15:38 pm »

Reckon the point that's proved for anyone who might end up operating an Arenal, whether in Filton, Temple Meads or even the IoW, is that you can fill it by choosing your performers. Sorting out the logistics will not necessarily be their concern.
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« Reply #69 on: November 05, 2018, 10:08:47 pm »

There's always Ashton Gate for the big ticket gigs.

Sadly, for all Bristolians who appreciate live music, that means the Spice Girls (80% by volume) can head west in 2019.

Every silver lining has a cloud.
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« Reply #70 on: November 06, 2018, 10:21:49 am »

There's always Ashton Gate for the big ticket gigs.

Sadly, for all Bristolians who appreciate live music, that means the Spice Girls (80% by volume) can head west in 2019.

Every silver lining has a cloud.
Rod Stewart, Take That and now the Spice Girls, none my cup of tea but all will sell out in minutes
Expect to see Muse added to the list shortly, plus one other still to be announced
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« Reply #71 on: November 06, 2018, 11:19:26 am »

Music for old people... I guess that's what sells nowadays.
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« Reply #72 on: November 06, 2018, 11:47:05 am »

Music for old people... I guess that's what sells nowadays.

Music for people with disposable incomes.
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« Reply #73 on: November 06, 2018, 12:15:01 pm »

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Music for people with disposable incomes.
What's one of those?!
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« Reply #74 on: November 06, 2018, 12:37:56 pm »

Music for old people... I guess that's what sells nowadays.

Music for people with disposable incomes.
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