The "I had an ace time" thread

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The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby Zac » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:06 pm

Hi all

Where the feedback section is concerned it is pretty much always the case that we get to hear a lot about problems people have had and things they didn't like and we hear little about what was good. If you had a brilliant time and want to mention something in particular that made it that, please can you do so here? It might help balance out the depression that I fall into when reading all the negative stuff!

Thanks. I hope you had as good a time as I did (if you discount the arena, toilets, sound, disabled facilities, family campsite problems, traffic etc. ;) )

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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby mooseyb » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:11 pm

Brilliant atmosphere, and the RR bar was quality. Great food, great bands, and had a great time with my mates :)

Cheers!

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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby Anthonytats » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:11 pm

I love sonisphere :D
It was generally the best weekend of my life.

Honestly, there was gonna be some little things wrong but overall it was perfect.
I want to thank you for all the work you put into it, Bring on next year!!!

Aside from the people/bands and board members that always make festivals great.

My favourite "Feel good" moment was when i was walking to the Rock Royalty bar with Jim during Soulfly and we saw about 6 under 12 kids having a mini most pit near the food stores (Watched by their parents).
It just made me feel happy that everyone was having a good time and just made me smile and laugh.

I think you can hold your head up high and say you have organised the best festival in england IMO.
After going download/Reading/Bloodstock and now sonisphere (Twice) i can safely say Sonisphere just feels like home now :)

Cant wait for next year!
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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby Martii » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:12 pm

THANKYOU ZAC for all your hard work

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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby Zac » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:19 pm

See - working already :D

Yes Anthony - send me a note and I will answer it when I can. I am out in Finland now and then to Bloodstock but there will be some time I am sure.

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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby Cazzy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:20 pm

SONISPHERE, YOU ROCK!!

THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH FOR A WEEKEND I WILL NEVER FORGET!
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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby dfb1999 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:21 pm

Aside from some problems, which I have complained about in other threads, I had the best experience of my life, which includes seeing Bob Dylan last year (that is a big thing for me, I grew up on that guy). Enforcer and Evile were both amazing in the Bohemia Tent, and when I met them later, were friendly and talkative. The Welfare Tent Staff are some of the nicest, most caring people I've ever met, as well. Anthrax, Slayer, Maiden and Turisas were incredible as well. The Viking guys really made Turisas special. I also would like to thank the guy camping behind us who helped us put our tent up. Never saw him again, so never got to buy him a pint (sorry). The staff in the Luxury Loos and 24 Hour Breakfast were always friendly as well.

Overall, excellent experience with some minor niggles that got cancelled out.

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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby x-tempus » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:22 pm

apart from the Sunday night which was pretty unpleasant (which most people have cited)

I had a brilliant time, really good atmosphere for the rest of the weekend - brilliant lineup of bands, only had 2h across the entire weekend when there wasnt a band on I wanted to see - which IMO is very good for a festival.
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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby markyg » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:27 pm

Best weekend of my life. Things that made it so:

People
Line-up
Rock Royalty (few minor niggles with the toielts/showers but nothing major)
Weather
Layout changes were spot on IMO

So thank you to every involved in the organisation as I realise for the most part it`s probably a thankless task. I look forward to next year.
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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby metaltony » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:31 pm

I had a great time! the guest area was good,overall the atmosphere was excellent so friendly :music-rockon:

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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby lock and key » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:37 pm

Having never been to a festival before i had concerns that i am very pleased to say were all unfounded. a big thankyou to all the people who work there for all their efforts. the atmosphere was great and the bands were awesome.
BEST WEEKEND EVER!!! :music-headbanger:

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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby bunter007 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:42 pm

was an awesome weekend with some quality sets by certain bands. were only a few minor niggles for us in RR. will buy my tickets for next year as soon as they go on sale, heres to 2011!!!
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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby RandomFan1 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:45 pm

My first time camping at a fesitval and really enjoyed the whole experience, i had no real problems with anything so thank you very much :bow-yellow:

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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby lrostoke » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:46 pm

yep great time, good bands, beer , and friends .

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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby Dragon Rob » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:49 pm

Might have a few little issues, but overall the weekend was amazing and you lot did a great job. I think a lot of people have forgotten/too young for the dark old days where campsites would be awash with human excrement from overflowing loo's (or people just not bothering to use them), where the sound quality would be shockingly bad and everyone would end up in a bad mood. We've all gone a bit soft these days, with our luxury loo's, showers and massages! :lol: (Not that I would give up the luxury loo's for anything, especially when they played Pantera in there!)

All in all I found all the staff (that I had any dealings with) of the numerous facilities to be excellent and really nice - including the security, police, Luxury Loos, Comfy crapper guys, the locker staff, the bar staff (a thankless job most of the time) the food vendors, camping supplies and all the merch guys.

One thing that did make me chuckle was the Samaritan guys looked really bored most of the time, I guess metalheads/goths/emos/other sterotypical bollox don't actually want to end it all constantly even if the media would like us to think that. :lol: :lol:

It's a pity that some idiots ruined it for others, but there's only so much you guys can do bar having an entrance exam (Can you spell you own name..... etc, etc) :lol:

All in all, great job guys, this was our first Sonisphere and it certainly won't be our last.
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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby prayforvillains » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:50 pm

I broke my nose, and I loved it.
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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby Keirico » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:54 pm

Everything was better than last year imo, and I think I preferred soni to download. Last year the campsites furthest from the arena opened first (at least I think they did, I turned up on the friday and camped with my friends who had gotten there on the thursday) so I was glad to see this change. I think we arrived at the drop off point, well it was behind the main stage, and after a small trek we were setting up our tent insanely close to the arena :) This year was my first download, I ended up in brown camp, and when I compare how far that was from the download arena, to how close we camped to the soni arena this year, the difference was massive. I swear even the toilets smelt better than last year. The sound on the second stage seemed to have been improved aswell. I've heard about riots going on but where we camped we had a great bunch around us, the atmosphere seemed a lot more friendly compared to download. I really enjoyed download and didn't think sonisphere could beat it but it blew it completely out of the water :D bravo
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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby KatnipUK » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:01 pm

I had a great time, haven't been to a festival in nearly 10 years. I am 40, I did plenty in my twenties. I enjoyed the bands and the atmosphere. And the weather was fab

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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby rolpol » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:32 pm

I had an ace time? Are you kidding?

I had the best time at a festival since the old Monsters Of Rock, you pee'd all over the competition with both Bill and Organisation, and you have made me deeply regret promising my wife I'm not going to a festival next year. I left Knebworth feeling I'd seen something really special, something that hasn't happened in years.

I hope you're happy now!

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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby prayforvillains » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:37 pm

rolpol wrote:I had an ace time? Are you kidding?

I had the best time at a festival since the old Monsters Of Rock, you pee'd all over the competition with both Bill and Organisation, and you have made me deeply regret promising my wife I'm not going to a festival next year. I left Knebworth feeling I'd seen something really special, something that hasn't happened in years.

I hope you're happy now!

Woah, that was an epic post :')
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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby DIO » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:51 pm

Awsome atmosphere, Great bunch of people near where I camped, had a good laugh. All the bands I saw were brilliant and I was surprised by quite a few bands and I will now check them out (Sabaton, Turisas, CKY)

Overall I had the time of my life, will I be there next year? theres a 90% possibility depending on lineup
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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby Earl Nuce » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:58 pm

Excellent friendly atmosphere amongst 99% of the people there made the festival for me along with the awesome line up.
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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby ever » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:05 pm

Thank you very much for booking Terrorvision, had to get that off my chest, really enjoyed their set! Great bands all weekend.
Bumped into loads of friends present and past, no rain, good weather, shopping, socialising and good music from great bands :music-headbanger:

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Postby prayforvillains » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:07 pm

ever wrote: no rain

It rained a bit.
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Re: The "I had an ace time" thread

Postby billytheweed » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:17 pm

thanks Zac & the team , what a weekend :bow-yellow:

perfect in every way ....... 8-)

coolest moment of the weekend , if i have to pick just one ....meeting Lucy's brother Max in the jager vip area,
when he had no one to party with, then welcoming him into our group and making another awesome freind !!!!
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