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To think I'd be seriously hacked off....

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nornironrock · 27/06/2017 09:19

...if I'd spend hundreds on going to Glastonbury for the weekend, and then had to put up with that monumental prick Corbyn when I'd paid to listen to some awesome music???
And before the slaughtering begins, I'd have been equally pissed off if ANY politician had hijacked the stage for politics when I'd paid for music.

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AndTakeYourHorseWithYou · 27/06/2017 09:22

YABU. Glastonbury is pretty big, it would have been pretty easy to avoid him, for all of five minutes or whatever.


LaurieFairyCake · 27/06/2017 09:22

It's not just a music festival. It's an environmental festival and a community festival.

And politics affects every bit of every day life.

So I think if they're invited and people want to hear them then those of us who weren't there should let them get on with it.

Clearly the people THERE who actually paid for their tickets don't agree with you.


SnotGoblin · 27/06/2017 09:22

I think the joy of festivals is that you can choose between acts and listen to whichever monumental prick you want to; whether that be spoken word or music. I'm no Ed Shearan fan either but I'm not sure it warrants me starting a thread about him headlining.


FishInAWetSuitAndFlippers · 27/06/2017 09:24

You wouldn't have had to put up with him. There's loads to do at Glastonbury and it's pretty easy to avoid hearing anything you don't want to hear.

He was invited, he didn't hijack the stage Hmm


HarrietKettleWasHere · 27/06/2017 09:24

There was still like, a shit load of music going on.

It's not like they bumped off an act for him or anything!

YABU if you don't understand that Glasto is about much more than the music.


Butterymuffin · 27/06/2017 09:24

Wasn't aware that buying a ticket for an event meant you were guaranteed to be enthralled by every single second of it! That's the risk you take.

Plus wasn't Corbyn on for 10 minutes? If you can't entertain yourself or find something to do for that amount of time, you need to get a life.


ArtemisiaGentilleschi · 27/06/2017 09:26

Does your username have any special significance or connection to your hatred of one of the people invited to Glastonbury?


Peckwater · 27/06/2017 09:27

Have you ever been to Glastonbury, OP? It's enormous. So much is going on simultaneously in different venues across a huge site that no one is obliged to encounter non-music acts of any variety if they don't actively choose to attend then. And JC 'hijacked' nothing -- he was invited. Like the Dalai Lama a couple of years back. Grin


Sunshinegirls · 27/06/2017 09:29

Yabu and you don't understand Glastonbury


AlternativeTentacle · 27/06/2017 09:30

But you didn't go to Glastonbury did you?


HarrietKettleWasHere · 27/06/2017 09:30

I doubt OP has been to Glastonbury- seems a bit ignorant of the layout/size/what it's about.

It's like the size of a town OP. Imagine being in a town and having a big choice of restaurants so you avoid the one you're not keen on and go to a different one. It's a bit like that.


PlayOnWurtz · 27/06/2017 09:30

Yanbu op


nornironrock · 27/06/2017 09:31

Fair enough everyone - was just asking. And no, I don't hate Corbyn, I just think his politics are laughable. I'd have been hacked off with any politician. As I stated.

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Boynamedsue · 27/06/2017 09:40

YABU. I don't suppose that many people go to Glastonbury expecting to like everything and it's not like they turned everything else off and forced people to listen to him. Also Glastonbury is political, always has been. So yep, YABU and a bit silly.


JennyOnAPlate · 27/06/2017 09:43

Yes yabu. Glastonbury has never been just about music.


BertrandRussell · 27/06/2017 09:45

You don't hate him, you just don't like his policies-but you call him a monumental prick. Riiiiiiiight.


nobullshitallowed · 27/06/2017 09:47

It's an environmental festival is it? @LaurieFairyCake

Op I agree, but I can't stand corbyn and his cronies.

To think I'd be seriously hacked off....
To think I'd be seriously hacked off....

sparechange · 27/06/2017 09:48

Glastonbury has always been political and left leaning
Michael Eavis has (unsuccessfully) run as a labour candidate, Billy Bragg has had god knows how many opportunities to speak
When WaterAid and Greenpeace were the main beneficiaries, they had stage time for them and their spokespeople to talk about their causes

But it is only one of several stages. And the stages are only part of the overall entertainment.

It's probably for the best that you don't buy a ticket. It doesn't sound like your sort of thing...


bloodymaria · 27/06/2017 09:51

nobull I very much doubt the organisers just leave all that detritus lying there until the next year's festival. It's held on a working farm.


ExplodedCloud · 27/06/2017 09:52

Michael Eavis invited him. Corbyn didn't hijack it.


lanouvelleheloise · 27/06/2017 09:59

With views like that, you wouldn't fit in there anyway so good job you didn't pay a fortune to be disappointed. Maybe stick to Take That concerts, Gary Barlow is a paid-up Tory.


nornironrock · 27/06/2017 09:59

Bertrand, the word "hate" is so loaded, and is very strong. I don't know the man, couldn't possibly comment on him as a person. Politically, he's a joke. Perhaps calling him a monumental prick wasn't a great choice of words.
And yes, I saw the images of the rubbish. Social conscience much in evidence there...

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BertrandRussell · 27/06/2017 09:59

Khushi Feet -a charity set up by the dd of a friend did huge amounts of litter picking in exchange for a donation from Eavis. They were wearing T shirts and talking to as many people as they could about the education and welfare of street children in India.

I suppose you think that's hijacking too, OP?


HoldBackTheRain · 27/06/2017 10:02

OP if anyone's a monumental prick it looks like it's you Grin


nornironrock · 27/06/2017 10:06

Well, it seems the views of everyone else are quite clear! I guess I'm in the (very small) minority in preferring my music to be uninterrupted - by anyone.

As for charities doing the litter picking - I think that's great. I also think it's pretty disgraceful it was required.

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