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Well Macca surprised me.

Had big reservations about him headlining. Far better voice and energy than anticipated, then delivered an absolutely shite set. Headlining is about entertaining people, not trying to promote your new music or unheard of back catalogue. Would have thought by now he would have grasped that - it’s not if he needs the money! 

When Lennon graphics came up, was sure ‘Give Peace a Chance’ was coming on…nope.  Even the Glasto audience missed a ‘there’s only one Taylor Hawkins’ moment when Big Dave came on. 

Not a Glasto festival to remember for me. 3/10 at best. 

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9 minutes ago, RedRock said:

Well Macca surprised me.

Had big reservations about him headlining. Far better voice and energy than anticipated, then delivered an absolutely shite set. Headlining is about entertaining people, not trying to promote your new music or unheard of back catalogue. Would have thought by now he would have grasped that - it’s not if he needs the money! 

When Lennon graphics came up, was sure ‘Give Peace a Chance’ was coming on…nope.  Even the Glasto audience missed a ‘there’s only one Taylor Hawkins’ moment when Big Dave came on. 

Not a Glasto festival to remember for me. 3/10 at best. 

Looking at it another way, Macca played 38 songs, Billie Eilish played 20. Macca played at least 20 stone-cold classics in his set, so look at the other 18 as a bonus 😉

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12 hours ago, RedorDead BCFC said:

My wife has found out that my cousin who lives near Pilton goes in during the day but sleeps at her house each night. My wife always said “I won’t go away anywhere I can’t plug a hairdryer in.” so he’s now open to either staying at my cousins or hotel and shuttle box in. 😀

 

This is what I do. I did camp there once and had a horrible time, falling over guy-ropes in the dark and getting covered in mud. Now I go home to recuperate between bouts of lurching around the site. I'm popping up at midday today and will nip out before the outward queues start. 

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26 minutes ago, AshtonGreat said:

Looking at it another way, Macca played 38 songs, Billie Eilish played 20. Macca played at least 20 stone-cold classics in his set, so look at the other 18 as a bonus 😉

I only lasted one song with Billie, she then went on some audience engagement ‘trip’ rambling away about nothing in particular. So moved on quick.

I think I’m getting old and need some traditional festival anthem specialists to take the stage. 

It’s been a bit like the feeling I got of the City vs Cardiff 0-0 match of the Pulis era. Great expectation, f-all delivery. 

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23 minutes ago, Midred said:

Trying to watch Macca on iplayer. Not showing on "headliners" and not available on yesterday's viewing?

The whole BBC and iPlayer thing has been a pain in the ass this year.

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33 minutes ago, Midred said:

Trying to watch Macca on iplayer. Not showing on "headliners" and not available on yesterday's viewing?

 GetiPlayer should deliver the goods in few days time and can download any set as long as it’s on iplayer for watching 

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1 hour ago, RedRock said:

not trying to promote your new music or unheard of back catalogue. Would have thought by now he would have grasped that - it’s not if he needs the money! 

Seriously?

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There are a few newer/obscure ones but that's one hell of a crowd pleasing set list.

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2 hours ago, Port Said Red said:

I thought Macca's set was excellent. I don't get this "should have retired gracefully" stuff, age is just a number in music. I remember an interview with Elvis Costello when he turned 50 and he was asked how much longer he could go on. He said "It's only rock and roll that has an obsession with age, if I was a jazz musician they would be saying, that kid Costello shows promise, he might really do something when he's older"

100%.

McCartney's voice isn't anywhere close to what it was, but he's 80 years old! Standing up, singing and playing bass/guitar for close to 3 hours is incredible. And to do it so well is astounding.

I've never seen him live and probably can't afford to, but if he tours the UK again I'm going to do my best to get a ticket. 

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22 minutes ago, BS2 Red said:

Seriously?

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There are a few newer/obscure ones but that's one hell of a crowd pleasing set list.

Just proves the point to me. You’re Headlining at Glasto on a Saturday night, top spot of the entire festival, should be the crescendo.

We want sing-along festival anthems, how many of those songs had full-on audience participation that brought the house down? Possibly 15-20% or so. Should be more like 40-60% for me in that spot.

Maybe I’m getting old and want to release energy and have a good time when listening to the top slot at a festival. Maybe the era of festival anthem bands have past - certainly seems so from the headliners this year - more’s the pity in my view.

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8 minutes ago, RedRock said:

Just proves the point to me. You’re Headlining at Glasto on a Saturday night, top spot of the entire festival, should be the crescendo.

We want sing-along festival anthems, how many of those songs had full-on audience participation that brought the house down? Possibly 15-20% or so. Should be more like 40-60% for me in that spot.

Maybe I’m getting old and want to release energy and have a good time when listening to the top slot at a festival. Maybe the era of festival anthem bands have past - certainly seems so from the headliners this year - more’s the pity in my view.

I am not sure what more he could have done to please you. Resurrect John and George and dragged Ringo out of retirement maybe. Played Sgt Pepper from start to finish?

I watched it to the end, I am not even his greatest fan, but I was still wide awake and enthused at ten past one in the morning. You weren't, ah well.

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18 minutes ago, RedRock said:

Just proves the point to me. You’re Headlining at Glasto on a Saturday night, top spot of the entire festival, should be the crescendo.

We want sing-along festival anthems, how many of those songs had full-on audience participation that brought the house down? Possibly 15-20% or so. Should be more like 40-60% for me in that spot.

Maybe I’m getting old and want to release energy and have a good time when listening to the top slot at a festival. Maybe the era of festival anthem bands have past - certainly seems so from the headliners this year - more’s the pity in my view.

What's missing? He played all the anthems?

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21 minutes ago, RedRock said:

Just proves the point to me. You’re Headlining at Glasto on a Saturday night, top spot of the entire festival, should be the crescendo.

We want sing-along festival anthems, how many of those songs had full-on audience participation that brought the house down? Possibly 15-20% or so. Should be more like 40-60% for me in that spot.

Maybe I’m getting old and want to release energy and have a good time when listening to the top slot at a festival. Maybe the era of festival anthem bands have past - certainly seems so from the headliners this year - more’s the pity in my view.

I suppose you can't please everyone. I imagine the headliners on Friday and Sunday will put a lot of people off this year, as only a minority of the audience will have heard of more than a couple of songs. But the 'kids' will probably like them more than someone like Macca.

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1 hour ago, BS2 Red said:

Seriously?

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There are a few newer/obscure ones but that's one hell of a crowd pleasing set list.

Where was "Simply having a wonderful Christmas time"?, a glaring omission 🤔

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1 hour ago, Super said:

So who is everyone looking forward to seeing today?

Was Pet Shop Boys, but the wife had her friends round on Friday so a few partners decided to visit me, and ended up drinking till 2am. Then had the 6 month granddaughter plus watching Macca last night. Has sealed an early night for me I think. 
 

But will watch Elbow, it’s not Glastonbury without “One day like is” 

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1 minute ago, Kid in the Riot said:

Come Together - John

Paperback Writer - Fair

We Can Work It Out - Fair

Here, There and Everywhere - Hardly an upbeat singalong anthem 

Penny Lane - Fair

Eleanor Rigby - Hardly an upbeat singalong anthem 

Yesterday - Hardly an upbeat singalong anthem 

It definitely didn't feel as stacked as it could have been. 

I agree they are all amazing, but not many of them fit the "Paul anthem" category.

And he was always going to do a mix of Beatles, Wings and solo stuff. Swapping out a few for some of your list would have been great though.

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