Riverside Festival Future?

Richard Fairhurst
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Sat 23 Jul 2005, 22:44

I'm locking this thread. If you'd like to comment about the Festival, please start another thread.

For the record, I haven't seen the alleged comment to which Imogen refers. I did get the server to search through all the postings, but the only occurrence of the word 'a--e' was in John Kea--ey's name...

cheers
Richard

imogencrofts
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Sat 23 Jul 2005, 20:01

I agree with Richard that this isn't the time or the place And I will refrain from posting after this comment.

But you kate, are obviously in the right clique.
As you arn't concidered rude when you tell another person who was making a political comment on the site, that they,"are talking out of thier ar**e."

That is not logic or site etiquette that is richard prejudice.

May be one day something will really rock your boat and you will become a more compationate person but I doubt it.

Good luck to the Festival anything that supports the arts is a good thing.

kate southey
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Sat 23 Jul 2005, 19:29

They very nearly were, when found they were unconcious and choking on their own vomit. The person who found them induced vomiting and poured water into her until she was vomitting water. Had it not been for this person she would be dead now.
But as Imogen said, it's arrogant of me as a parent to suggest that 13 yr olds should be suprevised by their parents at events where they are likely to sneak alcohol in and overindulge. We should all let teens do what they like and to heck wioth the consequnces.
Kate x

R S Loch
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Sat 23 Jul 2005, 12:27

'So it's ok that a child drank a LITRE of vodka then passed out and began to choke on their own vomit is it?'

If a child drank that much they would be dead.

kate southey
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Fri 22 Jul 2005, 16:00

It's the Council committe that grant the entertainment liscence we need to worry about really, rather than the Police. The committe will talk to the Police of course, but it's their call. I was actually glad to hear that Cornbury had some trouble too, as it shows it's just the typical bad behaviour of some people, and not anything to do with how Riverside was run.
I'm hoping that it will go ahead, and I do think cancelling camping will help. It's not like it needs massive ammounts of attendees to survive, and thus, stopping camping will cut down the attendee level, as it's a free fest any way!!!
As I said originally, if people have to travel by train, or stay sober and drive then they are more likely to be serious music/festival lovers.
Katie x

Katie Russell
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Fri 22 Jul 2005, 12:57

I've never lived in a town that had so much going as Charlbury, we are really lucky. You always get a few determined to cause trouble, but I think it's a really worthwhile event and really hope it continues. Some people are writing to the police to ask them not to carry out their threat not to allow the festival next year. Perhaps we should all do that too?

Ben E. Wriggle
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Thu 21 Jul 2005, 09:33

To return to the original point of this thread, if it is going to continue, Charlbury Riverside Festival needs our support. Criticism is all well and good as long as it is constructive. But don't lets get distracted by 'personal' issues.

Riverside is a great event for the town. It does need a little 'tweaking' on the camping side of things. But the actual festival on Mill Field is perfect.

So come on, lets hear your support and hope we get another Riverside Festival next year

kate southey
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Thu 21 Jul 2005, 01:45

Ok Imogen!! So it's ok that a child drank a LITRE of vodka then passed out and began to choke on their own vomit is it?? Adults take this risk themselves, children need adult supervision and one young person nearly died.I didn't ever offer you my opinion on what there was to do in Charlbury,(this thread was about the Riverside Festival) I simply posted the Riverfest from my own perspective, and as you weren't there for more than an hour, I repeat...........why hijjack the thread?
You know you were rude and that's why Richard removed your post. You have a habit of coming to this site simply to pick fights with people and it's not on. And as you've seen, Richard won't put up with it.
Kate x

imogencrofts
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Wed 20 Jul 2005, 23:26

Richard!

imogencrofts
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Wed 20 Jul 2005, 23:23

I also didn't insult you I simply said I didn't want your opinion on what there was to do in Charlbury.
Allot less strong than your own writings.

imogencrofts
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Wed 20 Jul 2005, 23:21

I didn't, that was my point.

imogencrofts
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Wed 20 Jul 2005, 23:19

To add some kind of logical progression, Richard.
In response to Kates comments.
I just hope that the the young and older allike who drink too much, have parents.
"To keep an eye on them."
Or that might really put your nose out of joint.

kate southey
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Wed 20 Jul 2005, 23:17

Then why post in the Riverside festival thread Imogen?? Thanks for the insults by the way, they brightened my day!!!
Kate x

imogencrofts
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Wed 20 Jul 2005, 22:55

I don't see how my original request for possible clubs and things to do in Charlbury equate to name calling or insults. Richard.
I can't comment on the Riverside as I only caught the final hour.

imogencrofts
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Sat 16 Jul 2005, 21:57

[Abusive comment removed. Any more name-calling and the guilty parties will be blocked from posting. -- Richard]

kate southey
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Sat 9 Jul 2005, 11:48

Having just read the Oxford Mail article that Richard linked to the homepage, I just want to say that I hope the Riverside Festival DOES have a future. Having gone to it for over 10 years,back in the days when it was a simple jazz picnic, it is still to me, the hightlight of the Charlbury calender.
We all know that the trouble makers were NOT from Charlbury (tho the vomiting 13 yr olds may be....) and there must be something we can do to weed these.........can I say scum........out.
Would ticketing it work? I know it's charm is that it is a free festival, but I'd be willing to pay a sensible entrance fee if it kept out the local ASBO brigade.
This may be a slighty contaversial asuggestion, but if camping was not allowed then maybe the festival goers would be mainly from Charlbury, or those who loved music and we willing to drive over both days (and be sober enough to drive home!), thus cutting down on the yob element?
And to the parents who haven't brought their children up with a senisble respect for drink, for goodness sakes GO AND KEEP AN EYE ON THEM!! Even my 10 yr old son, who is well aware of the evils and joys of drinking, through watching his father and I do it in moderation, was disgusted with the behaviour of some kids only 4 yrs his senior.
The music this year was simply FANTASTIC!!! Slainte, Sellout, Redox and Pour Forth being my personal faves, I'm still working on the theory that Sell Out could have a 'come back' gig and then more gigs and then another 'good bye' gig if we cuddle up to Andy enough!!!
I want to say a big thank you to Chris and all the organisers and I'm sorry that they had to deal with all of that cr*p.
Please on behalf of the genuine riverfest fans, can we try to make next year a reality!!
Kate x

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