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Thread #84178 Message #1552954
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
30-Aug-05 - 04:01 PM
Thread Name: Towersey 05 - Thoughts Of A First Timer
Subject: RE: Towersey 05 - Thoughts Of A First Timer
This year and last year I was in and out of Towersey for specific events and I haven't actually camped there since 2003 so you can dismiss my comments as irrelevant if you like. Back then, I arrived on Thursday p.m. and, as in previous years, was overwhelmed with offers to help pitch my tent on Site 2 (thanks guys). I was close to the bogs (which were meticulously maintained) and to the lovely chip stand where fantastic late night sessions occurred. That year I worked on the lower gate in the daytime and was always able to offer walk-up visitors a day ticket. OK, maybe things have changed; that's up to Mrs Casey to have a rethink, just as it was when Steve Heap took over from Dennis Manners, way back then.
As for artists, I would agree that the headline acts weren't exactly inspiring, though perhaps just the thing if the aim was to draw in the unintiated (not that I totally concur with this 'lowest common denominator' philosophy, but that's another story). Acts which actually were mindblowing appeared in rather smaller typeface on the bill: the John Dipper Band, Devil's Interval and the Gloworms . . . possibly there were more; I spent a regrettably short time there. And, as I have been saying for years, I think there should be a reliable shuttle transport system laid on between Thame and /or Haddenham & Thame station and the village. Then not nearly so many people would come by car, clogging up valuable space. Except for the last leg, Towersey is very accessible by public transport.
Oh, re Beverley: Fantastic campsite at Leisure Centre with everything laid on. All sorts of things going on everywhere in a great little town. Whenever I've been I've loved it.