Re: Glastonbury panorama
- Looks great !! Did you have any problems taking photos there or did
you have a pass? On TV you could see people in the crouds with big
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Keith Martin <keith@...> wrote:
> Last weekend was tiring but worth it. Here's the first pano, taken of
> the Arcadia DJ stage/tower in the Trash City area:
> I'll post more when I can get things put together.
- Sometime around 1/7/08 (at 13:55 +0000) sphereworks said:
>Looks great !! Did you have any problems taking photos there or didI had crew passes (and crew camping :-) organised for me and my wife
>you have a pass?
by the designers/builders of that Arcadia construction, specifically
so I could get a few panoramas of their stuff.
That was to help make sure I had no hassles camping nearby and
getting access to restricted parts of the Arcadia stage, but it
helped in other areas too. Not that I pushed my luck getting into
places like I would have done if I'd been there on my own!
However, apart from actual restricted area access I don't think
anyone would have said anything at all about any still camera
equipment at all. Large pro-level video cameras would have probably
needed preorganised passes, but quite possibly only in the bigger
areas - where big-name bands would get touchy about bootlegging, for
example. It really did feel like very 'light touch' management within
(Too light at some points. For example, when many thousands of people
leaving the Amy Winehouse set collided with many thousands of people
going to see Jay-Z on the same stage, everyone got stuck in a long
road-width stretch in one of the tightest-packed crowd jams I've ever
seen. It was actually bordering on seriously dangerous - and yet I
saw *no* staff at any point around that area. No crowd management,
nothing. *That* was bad high-level forecasting and planning
compounded by bad ground-level festival management.)
- On Tue 01-Jul-2008 at 15:32 +0100, Keith Martin wrote:
>Glastonbury is notoriously bad for crowd circulation, the problem is
>(Too light at some points. For example, when many thousands of people
>leaving the Amy Winehouse set collided with many thousands of people
>going to see Jay-Z on the same stage, everyone got stuck in a long
>road-width stretch in one of the tightest-packed crowd jams I've ever
that the central 'backstage' area has grown over the years to the
size of a small town - it has its own bars, venues, restaurants and
camping. The wall around this 'festival within a festival' is over
a mile long and all the rest of the festival-goers have to shuffle
around it to get anywhere.