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Thread #84178   Message #1552782
Posted By: Mrs_Annie
30-Aug-05 - 11:07 AM
Thread Name: Towersey 05 - Thoughts Of A First Timer
Subject: RE: Towersey 05 - Thoughts Of A First Timer
Hi Dick

Very interesting comments.

1) The line up was fairly representative of what they normally have - they don't tend to go for 'big names' but there's always enough there to tempt us back.

2) / 3) We've been going for a few years now, only camped there the last two. And the camping this year was VERY crowded, we were hard put to find a space at tea time on Friday, and had to go up on site 3 not what we booked for. But I don't see taking 2 days holiday just to get a camping spot.
We were told it was much busier this year due to people going there instead of Sidmouth, we met a few of them.

And I agree, what if it had rained for the Kate Rusby concert - mayhem!

4) Some of the stewards were obviously inexperienced and shouldn't have been left on their own - e.g. 1 person trying to find spaces for people to camp. And there didn't seem to have been any enforcement of rules regarding space taken up, leaving roadways clear. It seemed like they had just let people get on with it, not at all like previous years where we were told exactly where to pitch.

5) Like you I am appalled that Andy Cutting had to buy his own ticket. We see him there every year, camped in the same spot, but we thought that because he was performing this year, he would get a complimentary.

But I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. Despite being kept awake every night by one selfish group of people, we enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for being there, it's the Morris/Molly/Rapper teams who make it what it is. (and what Cambridge lacks)

Anne