GLASTONBURY OVERKILL

Why oh why has the BBC spent so much time promoting Glastonbury? It’s been all over our screens and yet it is a minority musical event for hippies and druggies. Oh hang on a sec,,,

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29 Responses to GLASTONBURY OVERKILL

  1. Martin says:

    You can bet drugs, drugs and rent boys were highly popular at Glastonbury.

    Although perhaps the beeboids didn’t have such a good time after reading this

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/pound100000-glastonbury-drugs-seized-2010625.html

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  2. hippiepooter says:

    Glastonbury is huge, its both a national and international cultural icon.

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  3. Paul says:

    I enjoyed watching some of the acts – but what I objected to was the brainless, pointless and seemingly endless banter between the ridiculously overpaid BBC DJs – all broadcast from the 5-star comfort of the BBC compound.

    All that was needed was a voice-over to introduce the acts – one guy and a mic. Instead we get a whole host of overpaid twits – enjoying a week’s holiday in a custom made luxury compound – decorated with the opulence and extravagance of Emperor Zerksis camp from the film 300.

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    • Only Winding says:

      You are right about the DJs.  When will the pathetic Jo Whiley stop acting like a dopey teenager?

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  4. Cassandra King says:

    There are more popular events in England that the BBC refuses to cover because it conflicts with their moral and social beliefs.
    The Farnborough and Biggin hill airshows are every bit as popular as Glastonbury but they would portray a side of England that the BBC does not wish to recognise. The airshows are visited by what you might call traditional nice ordinary people, nothing modern and edgy and flashy and trendy, no drugs and loud music and kidz culture, just happy normal people out for a nice day out meeting nice ordinary people, no drug fueled violence and grubby behaviour just nice people having a jolly day out just like they have been doing for decades.
    These people are the invisible non people who pay the TV tax and abide by the law and act like typical British people of old, to the BBC these dinosaurs should be erased, they are the past and Glastonbury is the future. After all the BBC bosses all went their in their youth and formed their adult prejudices there.
    The old fashioned England is airbrushed out and they are determined to erase tradional English culture, it was the butt of their jokes and sneering in their youth and their hatred for England and the English burns brighter now than it did when they were busy forming and incubating that hatred in their youth.

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    • Grant says:

      Another masterpiece from Cassie !!!

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      • Cassandra King says:

        Many thanks Grant :-[ coming from you that means a great deal I can tell you.

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        • Grant says:

          Cassie,

          Many thanks.  I am just too lazy to post long comments, but rely on you.  Your posts here are very special and , if possible, you should copy them to the BBC  !   Ha !  Ha !

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    • hippiepooter says:

      Farnborough and Biggin Hill used to get coverage when Raymond Baxter was still knocking about, didn’t they?

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      • Cassandra King says:

        Aaah Raymond Baxter, fighter pilot and all round English gentleman a credit to his his people and an example of the type of human being that the BBC will no longer tollerate. To the BBC his kind are dead and buried, he represents everything about England that the BBC are determined to kill off come what may.

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        • Marky says:

          Exactly Cassandra. The BBC in the seventies was at least bearable most of the time if not making some good entertainment that was not all cloaked in leftism. BTW good posts.

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          • Natsman says:

            That’s because it was innocent.  Now, it’s been infiltrated by all sorts of socialist weirdos, lefties, queers and “right on” folk who believe we should be told what’s good for us, and nothing else.  And be charged oodles of money each year for the pleasure.
            It’s about time some brave soul pulled the plug on this monstrous self-interest fest.

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        • Grant says:

          Raymond Baxter always reminded me of Ian Smith of Rhodesia.  God rest their souls.

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          • 1327 says:

            Indeed both were fighter pilots in WW2 although I think Raymond Baxter ended the war as a ground attack pilot. He and a wingman attacked a V2 on the ground as the Germans prepared to launch it but luckily missed !

            I remember enjoying many of the programmes he presented in the 70′s when I was a child. He had a superb way of explaining things without talking down to people and was always amazingly polite. A total gentleman in everyway but one who seems now to have been removed from history by his own employers. To think the science shows he once presented have been replaced by endless shows on AGW aimed at 13 year olds by presenters with the mental age of a 12 year old.

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  5. 1327 says:

    I must admit I watched some of the Glastonbury coverage on BBC3 over the weekend and quite enjoyed it. Although like Paul I enjoyed some of the music but thought the interviews and other such provided by the Beeb were pointless and irritating. The other thing of course is that if a 40 something like me (and my other half) are enjoying the music lets say its probably not at the cutting edge of current fashion. The interesting thing watching the acts was the average age of the audience would appear to be early 50′s. I’m guessing this is the same age as your average Beeb producer and is only a few years older than your average Radio 1 DJ.

    I agree with Cassandra re airshows. I used to go to the Farnborough show quite often. You had huge numbers of people attending but I never saw any trouble or drunkenness at the event. There are Police there mainly for traffic control but they always appeared relaxed and willing to joke with the crowd. I’m sure it was a pleasant duty for them and it showed.

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  6. hippiepooter says:

    I’ve been out of England for 8 years now, but when Jon Peel and some blonde bint (who was a worthy sidekick) covered it in their harem tent it was crucial viewing in the small hours.  Icons like Peel and Baxter are thin on the ground now at the BBC.  I wouldn’t mind either covering the proms, but not that ghastly twerp Naughtie!

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    • 1327 says:

      Jon Peel’s son now works for the Beeb although I’m not sure if he was sent to Glastonbury. Thankfully the “fake accent” gene seems to have skipped a generation.

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  7. Ray says:

    The people who go to airshows are ordinary, decent folk - they dont have to be encouraged to pay the license fee cos they are already doing it under pain of a court hearing.

    By promoting Glasto you are showing the yoof that the bbc is worth it after all – like, we understand you, innit – so when you move into your student digs, dont forget to tap up daddy for your tv license.

    Its a bit like religion – brainwash them when theyre young and youve got them for life.

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  8. Liquid says:

    A few years ago I was in Falmouth when the Tall Ships race swung by. Apparently 100,000 people turned up to watch it.
    That same weekend the Notting Hill Carnival was on – which drew a smaller crowd.

    The former event was of the ‘respectable’ and not ‘cutting edge’ type already described – so it was completely ignored by the BBC.

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  9. dave s says:

    In fact most proper English events benefit from being ignored by the BBC so there is a plus side. No sneering, no idiotic interviews and best of all no beeboids.
    The Great Dorset Steam fair (largest in the world ) seems to get by quite happily without BBCTV.
    It is a bit too monocultural for them and quite free of crowd troubles.

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  10. Cassandra King says:

    Great follow on posts folks and it highights the BBCs priorities perfectly.

    Its plain to see that the BBC are engaging in a cultural jihad against traditional England and English culture, there is a concerted effort to supress and deny airtime to English popular festivals and gatherings and replace them with a multitude of PC approved events that portray a view of the English that the BBC wishes us to become.
    The BBC could be simply describes as typical selfish self centered brats catering for their own narrow tastes and prejudices and that could be one take. However I have come to the conclusion that the BBC is engaged in a malign total war against English culture and traditional England, I believe their chosen mission is the wholesale obliteration of our sense of self and national pride and replacing it with a wholly foreign culture alien to most of us.

    In fact contrary to how the BBC paints England, out beyond metrosexual inner city fantasy land the English way of life is still hanging on and will do long after the BBC airbrushes us out of its faked up new model national panarama.

    Many thanks to all for a great thread!

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  11. deegee says:

    It has been mentioned but it is worth repeating. The Glastonbury Festival is a for profit event run by a private company. Some of the profits are routed to ‘charities’ and ‘Labour’ organisations but given the volunteer labour (no pun) supplied by those groups their share of the cash seems disproportionately small.

    The massive BBC coverage boosts the visibility of the event enormously and plays a big part in attracting performers.
    Follow the money. What does the BBC pay and what does it receive? What do individual BBC names get out of it? Is it a gigantic workers annual picnic paid for by you know who?

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    • Cassandra King says:

      Good point.

      The champagne socialists just love their money dont they? The plastic Marxists get rich and backs are scratched and favours traded and all the time they get richer.

      ‘money money money must be funny in a rich mans world’ the plastic socialists love of of money and double standards.

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  12. Mike Kavanagh says:

    “minority musical event for hippies and druggies”

    You’ve not been for a while, have you David? There’s certainly the occasional whiff of pot, but hippies are rarely seen. Glastonbury is, however, one of the biggest assemblances of indigenous British middle-class people you can find. On that basis, you’d like it, David – give it a try.

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    • deegee says:

      I would probably like it, too but that doesn’t explain the disproportionate BBC coverage. Indeed the BBC is largely responsible for this being one of the biggest assemblances of indigenous British middle-class people you can find.

      The middle-class has money and numbers which makes it such an appealing target group.

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    • Cassandra King says:

      The BBC covers events that it likes and ignores events that it has no interest in, it doesnt matter to me if Glastonbury is covered by the commercial sector because as they charge admission and pay bands and have a profit margin then the BBC shouldnt really be covering it.
      The BBC should be covering events that would not otherwise get commercial coverage yet they they are in the midst of a capitalist money maker while ignoring popular events that the commercial channels wouldnt touch.

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