deadwing wrote:Well, for starters, they COULD have announced it to the crowd as it built up to see them for the 40 odd minutes or so leading up to the scheduled start time- they must have knew then what was happening because FACT's gear had to be set up. Had they mentioned it even 15 minutes before they did it would have allowed people to make decisions about who they wanted to to see. As it happens that time was my only major clash of the festival as I really wanted to see Exit Ten as well as CoCa - an early annuoncement or 'Update' screens would have allowed me to head back down the hill and see all of their set rather than the three songs I managed to catch.
The whole Coheed thing had another knock on- It meant they clashed with H&H who I was also looking forward to seeing!
I knew about CoCa being replaced by Fact about 15 mins after Anthrax had stopped playing, but only because we were told by a member of the security at the front. So why they didn't announce it then and save the disappointment felt by everyone who turned up hoping to see them is beyond me. I did think it was harsh that Fact got bottled by the crowd - it wasn't their fault, after all.
The knock on for me was that after Anthrax, my mate and I were right up against the barriers in the middle. Where I wanted to be for Linkin Park, and we'd planned to stay there to see the final 3 acts on the main stage. But because we had to go to Bohemia, I lost that place and was in a really shitty place when we did watch LP ¬__¬