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Taylortony
06-11-2007, 11:58 AM
As ever Castle Donington and Donington Park hosted the Download Festival 2007. partially sponsored by UBISOFT.... so expect the game add on...... Medal of Honor, the storming of the Donno Burger Bar 2007 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Unable to get some aerial shots this year due to the weather, I managed to get someone to take some today after the event......... the crowds have gone and the site is all but emptied......... But as you can see with el cheapo tents and bags these days, its cheaper and less hassle simply just to abandon your tent and gear rather than haul it all home......... AMAZING ISN'T IT.........

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/donno2006/Download_2007_a.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/donno2006/Download_2007_j.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/donno2006/Download_2007_e.jpg

Tachyon1000
06-11-2007, 12:15 PM
People suck. What else can be said?

msalama
06-11-2007, 12:20 PM
+1

What else _needs_ to be said, huh?

ploughman
06-11-2007, 12:21 PM
That's fekking shocking. The Souix were never like this when they went to festivals

Taylortony
06-11-2007, 12:24 PM
It did make me wonder about contacting a charity and telling them to talk to the organisers before next years show...... when u think a lot of these tents could be recycled

ploughman
06-11-2007, 12:28 PM
You're not wrong there Tony. I see rubbish but other people see a crop to be harvested. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Billy_BigBoy
06-11-2007, 12:40 PM
Well, it sure looks like The Day After...
The movie in that matter anyway.

K_Freddie
06-11-2007, 01:30 PM
The motor car racing fraternity I see ...!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

It's hard to make out(even zooming), but I cannot see a plentiful supply of rubbish bins - Maybe an organiser problem ??

erco415
06-11-2007, 01:32 PM
In contrast, after the EAA fly-in at Oshkosh, all that's left is airplane 'shadows' in the grass, where the grass wasn't laid flat by spectators. Not a bit of trash.

Maybe it's not people, but the sort of people.

ploughman
06-11-2007, 01:36 PM
Come to think of it I never saw a bit of litter at Fairford last year. It guess everyone knows not to FOB at airshows.

Popey109
06-11-2007, 02:08 PM
Yea! Thats pretty damned low rent!
Who runs that place? If it were me I'd cancale next years ticket and tell em to go some place else! I've not seen anything like that since the 70's http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Taylortony
06-11-2007, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by K_Freddie:
The motor car racing fraternity I see ...!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

It's hard to make out(even zooming), but I cannot see a plentiful supply of rubbish bins - Maybe an organiser problem ??

Its a 3 day rock concert........... most of the bins would have gone by then, as the concert was over on Sunday Night. the campsites were occupied by close to 100,000 people for 5 days all having a good time......... living in the Village they are there all the time and believe me they are the nicest, friendliest bunch you can meet....... they are there to have a good time and it,s a pleasure to have them here.......... the mess will be gone in about 4 days http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Viper2005_
06-11-2007, 02:44 PM
1) Ticket price must include the cost of site cleanup.

2) Recycling is a great idea, but I suspect that the design life of most of the tents thrown away is only about 10 minutes. I expect that the vast majority of the cost incurred by any charity dispatching tents would be transport costs and therefore "disposable" tents wouldn't make economic sense. Don't forget that the people who most need tents would be the least able to dispose of a disposable tent responsibly. The environmental damage associated with dumped tents might well cause more trouble in the long term than the shelter provided would be worth. It is no accident that the disposable culture is a relatively modern invention!

PBNA-Boosher
06-11-2007, 02:53 PM
Looks a bit like the Quidditch World Cup.

Divine-Wind
06-11-2007, 02:57 PM
Originally posted by K_Freddie:
It's hard to make out(even zooming)
Yes, it is rather hard to 'get going' with someone, especially when BnZ'ing.

Sorry, couldn't resist. http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif

Taylortony
06-11-2007, 03:10 PM
Originally posted by Viper2005_:
1) Ticket price must include the cost of site cleanup.

2) Recycling is a great idea, but I suspect that the design life of most of the tents thrown away is only about 10 minutes. I expect that the vast majority of the cost incurred by any charity dispatching tents would be transport costs and therefore "disposable" tents wouldn't make economic sense. Don't forget that the people who most need tents would be the least able to dispose of a disposable tent responsibly. The environmental damage associated with dumped tents might well cause more trouble in the long term than the shelter provided would be worth. It is no accident that the disposable culture is a relatively modern invention!

True, they introduced recycling of the cups they were selling drinks in this year....... 5 cups returned for a 1 pound......... some of the younger members of the audience there with there parents etc took to it with ferver and one youngster there is reporting making a cool 150 plus..........more than he has probably had in his entire life at once.

Monterey13
06-11-2007, 03:42 PM
Not just litterbugs, there are thieves too...
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/b00ch.jpg
LMAO!!

luftluuver
06-11-2007, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by erco415:
In contrast, after the EAA fly-in at Oshkosh, all that's left is airplane 'shadows' in the grass, where the grass wasn't laid flat by spectators. Not a bit of trash.

Maybe it's not people, but the sort of people. Be sure! Can't expect anything more from those that go to a rock concert with most being stoned and/or drunk.

Divine-Wind
06-11-2007, 04:05 PM
Originally posted by Monterey13:
Not just litterbugs, there are thieves too...
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/b00ch.jpg
LMAO!!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

VV_Holdenb
06-11-2007, 04:36 PM
Unbelievable: that so many tents are just left behind. As a Scouting leader that is just so soul destroying, - the amount of money we spend on just tent pegs alone http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif. I bet there is enough metal Pegs left behind to build a whole squadron of spitfires.

Taylortony
06-11-2007, 04:38 PM
you want to contact them at www.downloadfestival.co.uk (http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk) who knows they may be able to help you out next year, you would be suprised at the amount of those folding canvas chairs that cost between 10 and 20 each that are lying around the place as well.

Divine-Wind
06-11-2007, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by VV_Holdenb:
Unbelievable: that so many tents are just left behind. As a Scouting leader that is just so soul destroying, - the amount of money we spend on just tent pegs alone http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif. I bet there is enough metal Pegs left behind to build a whole squadron of spitfires.
I thought they were made of Delta wood.

Huxley_S
06-11-2007, 08:09 PM
I went to Donington a couple of times. One time I remember a nice mother was having a picnic with her small children and one of a group of punks standing next to them got his genuinely enormous erect nob out and urinated on their picnic spread. I'll never forget the look on that lady's face.

I dunno... festivals aren't really my bag. There's some good stuff but for me the scum I tend to encounter at these things bums me out.

I was lucky enough to get to Glastonbury while it was still sponsored by Greenpeace rather than Heineken or Stella. It was magical. And I mean that in every possible sense. I went a couple of times after that and it wasn't much different to the Donington experience, possibly slightly smellier.