"Well, Glastonbury does it like..."

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"Well, Glastonbury does it like..."

Postby Nipple » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:02 am

During the Great Ticket Riots of 2012 I saw a lot of comparison, explaining how Glastonbury handles their tickets, and how Glastonbury handles their gates...

Here's how Glastonbury handles their LNT.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -site.html


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Postby BoyScoutGirl » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:24 am

It is nice to read that they attempt to recycle what's recyclable. I don't think most venues even bother. That is the only thing nice about it.

I went to a Dave Matthews Band concert after the burn last year. They have a modestly strong ecological message to some of their songs, but it didn't hit home. Of course, the amount of trash littering the lawn wasn't nearly as bad (or close to the scale of) Glastonbury, but I remember I found myself standing and staring at it for a minute or two. I was speechless. The trash cans were right there... The behavior just didn't compute.

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Postby trilobyte » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:25 am

Yeah, it's a real shame. I wish that commercial festival culture (not just in the UK, but everywhere) embraced the idea of LNT. I think better awareness of personal responsibility is a good thing, plus it makes people think a bit more about the unnecessary packaging and stuff they bring out with them to begin with.

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Re: "Well, Glastonbury does it like..."

Postby TT120 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:33 am

Good gawd what a mess. That's just stupid.

Burning Man is soooo much better at LNT.

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Re: "Well, Glastonbury does it like..."

Postby delle » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:57 am

TT120 wrote:Burning Man is soooo much better at LNT.

It doesn't take much to inform people of LNT importance. Why these other venues don't embrace/share/instill importance of the concept on their webpages and during the event is just a real head scratcher to me. Burners have such a sense of pride when it comes to LNT... not being shy about it being an all for one and one for all kind of deal. Surely this could catch on globally at such events with the proper amount and kind of exposure.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:18 am

I wonder how far people have to walk back and forth to their car to load it.
And does it make a difference that they can buy food, ect., there?
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Postby FIGJAM » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:16 pm

Plus they don't lose their venue if they don't clean up.

We pull that stunt one time and no more playa.

Gotta have personal motivation to do the right thing. :roll:
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Postby shroom » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:47 pm

I've been to 4 Ozzfests and 2 Family Values tours not to mention 100's of other concert and have never seen a mess like that!

Every show I've ever been to from metal to pop artists have left a crazy mess for even just a few hours.
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Postby BBadger » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:50 pm

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