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50 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

It was 4.15 when we went down and there were 4 queues reaching right outside the tent. We stood in one for a while and then I said, forget this we are going. Maybe we should have persevered.

Never mind. It seemed fun. 

I don't get the plastic glasses thing either. They seem to be more popular than ever. Why doesn't someone come up with unbreakable and reusable glasses

They have them.  They're called glasses.

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Just now, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

They have them.  They're called glasses.

Licensing and police won’t give permission for outdoor use, special permission.

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13 minutes ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

They have them.  They're called glasses.

Can you imagine the carnage....kids running round with lacerations from head to toe. Younger kids eating glass like sweets. Older folks with their sandals ingrained with deathly shards. Hospital overrun. Doesn't bare thinking about does it😇

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13 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

Can you imagine the carnage....kids running round with lacerations from head to toe. Younger kids eating glass like sweets. Older folks with their sandals ingrained with deathly shards. Hospital overrun. Doesn't bare thinking about does it😇

And yet that was never a problem.

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Pissed up local dickheads lobbing glasses onto the TT course outside the Swan in Ramsey during a race 5-odd years ago was a problem though.

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Didn't know of that one NB. Was it reported at the time ? What action was taken ? There are plenty of dickheads in the anti-T.T. crowd. Should've had jail time for that.

ETA I heard that there were some bags stolen at the Villa Marina yesterday. Anyone know anything ?

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17 minutes ago, Shake me up Judy said:

Didn't know of that one NB. Was it reported at the time ? What action was taken ? There are plenty of dickheads in the anti-T.T. crowd. Should've had jail time for that.

ETA I heard that there were some bags stolen at the Villa Marina yesterday. Anyone know anything ?

Marshals collecting the unbroken glasses up and sweeping the broken ones up. Warning over the radio commentary/tannoy. Don't know if there were any proceedings ever taken but I'm pretty sure that incident instigated the plastic glasses rule, at the Swan anyway.

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2 hours ago, John Wright said:

Licensing and police won’t give permission for outdoor use, special permission.

At many festivals I’ve been to they have harder plastic glasses. You pay £1 deposit for the first one, then swap it for a clean one when you buy your next one. You can redeem the £1 before leaving but because they’re branded you might take them home as a cheap souvenir. By adding a monetary value they’re not seen as disposable. 

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17 minutes ago, Declan said:

At many festivals I’ve been to they have harder plastic glasses. You pay £1 deposit for the first one, then swap it for a clean one when you buy your next one. You can redeem the £1 before leaving but because they’re branded you might take them home as a cheap souvenir. By adding a monetary value they’re not seen as disposable. 

Yes. The hard polycarbonate washable/reusable ones have been around years. They cost about £30, or less, per pack of 100 in bulk. Allegedly unbreakable. 

We had them in the SU bar way back in 1975. Think they were called skifs? It’s then the issue of washing on site and storage between events.

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News article on 3fm today apparently some festival goers had their handbags or possessions taken by thieves. Somebody told me that there was a problem outside the Villa Marina with people being verbally abused (though if this is wrong I apologise in advance). It is ironic as the Villa Gardens had many police officers milling around (however I don’t know what time they disappeared).

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Load of purses were snatched in 1886 the week before as well. Were I a betting man I'd suspect that the lockdown squeezing people financially is probably the culprit. Well, no, the piss-poor Government support for those squeezed is, but you get my drift.

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1 hour ago, HeliX said:

Load of purses were snatched in 1886 the week before as well. Were I a betting man I'd suspect that the lockdown squeezing people financially is probably the culprit. Well, no, the piss-poor Government support for those squeezed is, but you get my drift.

No, the culprits are criminals who believe they deserve other people's stuff. Most poor people don't go on the rob.

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