On 13 Mar 2013 at 12:01am naivety wrote:
Lewes Lady? Wow..so you suggest that the protection of the cricket pitch needs to be "signed off", before approval is given for a gig that has already sold out?
Whose the naive one? Don't get me wrong..as I made perfectly clear, I love a f**king good knees up. And the only things I can't stand are corruption and incompetence.
This gig is both.
This is a stitch up. A con. A money making scheme that you have all fallen for because "Mumford and Sons" are insipid and non threatening. Badly conceived, badly planned and likely to be an embarassing memory for Lewes for years to come.
"A different kind of vibe", eh?
Well sorry. But the use of the word "vibe" is everything I have complained about above.
How dare you patronise me? I supported Amex and I've never complained about anything "in my back garden" in my life. But this gig is a f**k up and a done deal.
And the Priory ruins are part of the venue?
Do you think the lottery can get their money back?
On 13 Mar 2013 at 12:06am Lewes lady wrote:
Let's double-post again...
Read the license rules and the application. The licensing authorities have concert promoters by the short and curlies as event dates approach because, as is clear, final approvals are given about 28 days before the event. By that time, the promoters are in for a load of investment and are usually very reluctant to pull out as their next insurance premiums rocket after a claim.
Therefore a minor detail such as covering a cricket square can be forced upon the promoter if the licensing authority know about the need for it to be done - not that it'd cost more than a couple of grand to sort out anyway.
And for what it's worth, I have no time for M&Sons and won't be attending, but I think it's a good thing for Lewes - and I won't be fleeing the town in terror that Friday.
(What happened to your 'unbelievable', by the way?)
On 13 Mar 2013 at 12:18am naivety wrote:
i double post when we reach the end of the thread so that this debate carries on.
And guess what? I have been bought a ticket, because it is better to accept that its going to happen, piss out of the tent, than run away. And Vampire Weekend are okay.
It's not hypocrisy and it doesn't mean that I don't think that it isn't going to be an unmitigated disaster decided by an autocratic district council leader, who may well be rumbled finally over this one.
And ummmm..."short and curlies"? purlease..how about it happens whether you like it or not....
It is unstoppable and you could propose a twenty foot hole as a communal latrine in the middle of School Hill and it wouldn't change a licensing thing now.
Again. Whose naive?
On 13 Mar 2013 at 1:12am Lewes lady wrote:
I'll let someone else pick up on the grammar!
But I don't get you, so will cease posting on this thread now. If you can't see my point about a strong licensing authority being able to have significant control over events which they license, then fair enough. I have extensive experience of dealing with such authorities, and most were very tough to satisfy. Time will tell whether LDC are up to it or not, I do accept.
But I hope you enjoy your unmitigated disaster of a weekend, come the summer!
On 13 Mar 2013 at 3:31am Expat Two wrote:
naivety, you seem overly angry but you are fully exonerated by picking up the Mumford & Son are unchallenging dullards baton. Long may you fume.
On 13 Mar 2013 at 7:44am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
If it turns out to be an unmitigated disaster, then nothing like it will ever happen in town again and we can all sleep easy in our beds. If it turns out to be an unqualified success, then it could be good for the town. Unless it goes ahead, we won't know and might have missed out on something that was beneficial.
In some ways, an outcome where it royally inconveniences residents but is a commercial success, with no significant problems apart from inconvenience and disruption, would be the worst. Then there would be pressure for future similar events to go ahead against the wishes of local people.
I'm with LL re the licensing. Even with long-standing events like Glastonbury, they are often putting plans in place at the last minute to satisfy the licensing authority.
Does anyone know how much the council are getting for use of the site(s)?
On 13 Mar 2013 at 10:11am havenrook wrote:
chaos on the scale of fatboy slims concert back in july 2002 will descend on Lewes bringing all routes in and out of Lewes to a standstill. I predict a riot on a hot sunny afternoon/evening.
On 13 Mar 2013 at 10:35am teaboy wrote:
The FBS gig on the beach was a free, unticketed event. There was no way to control numbers or access. The M&S gig is not. The numbers are set to a finite level. Access to the event is quite easy to contro due to the limited access points. They are not the same thing.
On 13 Mar 2013 at 10:58am Pedant wrote:
On 13 Mar 2013 at 11:07am Forum Police wrote:
People who correct other peoples' grammar need to get a life.
On 13 Mar 2013 at 12:03pm Pedant wrote:
Once an English teacher, always an English teacher.
On 13 Mar 2013 at 12:47pm Nixon Scraypes wrote:
My highly placed informant in MI5 tells me that Mumford is really Al Quaida and his Jolly Jihadis. They are jealous of our freedom to post on the forum without registering.His advice is to get out of town or even the country if you can.