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I think it's more about the people - the presence of large numbers of people in the city centre! This year I didn't make a point of going to anything in particular - it was more about the crowds and sociable atmosphere and things like food stalls, music, street performance. It could be a regular occurrence if more people stayed and socialised in the city centre.
 

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We're not having this discussion in this thread ffs

If people want to talk about Grade A then take it elsewhere and contain it there rather than spreading it around every other thread. Any further talk on it will be deleted.
 

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I had supported it from when it was just an idea but I didn't bother this year. Last year I was walking round at the later stages of it and only a few steps up from City Hall some wee shits were lighting fires down a side street. I had contacted the organisers the year before too to express concern at the typical excuse for a piss-up that was being made out of it, they got back to me and it seemed they felt too many venues were hijacking it and they couldn't rein it in.

It's a great idea but trying to pretend we can do anything like a carnival in the UK is lying to ourselves. Our teenagers are bastards and the rest have a pathetic live-for-the-weekend attitude which brings a total disregard for the people and environment around them - "as long as I enjoy myself and the drink is cheap, F anyone else".

Smaller events more often would be far better now that the concept is grounded. The thing is, plenty of these things exist but people can't be arsed to go looking for them. No matter what they say, it's not the "culture" that is bringing people out to this one.

In saying that, the organisers do a great job and it's an excellent promotional tool for the city, so who knows what the right thing to do is.
 

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We're not having this discussion in this thread ffs

If people want to talk about Grade A then take it elsewhere and contain it there rather than spreading it around every other thread. Any further talk on it will be deleted.
Hey! This isn't the city council - your objections hold no sway here Bug!

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If you're going to police the forum who are the other admins? Or are you the only one?

I had supported it from when it was just an idea but I didn't bother this year. Last year I was walking round at the later stages of it and only a few steps up from City Hall some wee shits were lighting fires down a side street. I had contacted the organisers the year before too to express concern at the typical excuse for a piss-up that was being made out of it, they got back to me and it seemed they felt too many venues were hijacking it and they couldn't rein it in.

It's a great idea but trying to pretend we can do anything like a carnival in the UK is lying to ourselves. Our teenagers are bastards and the rest have a pathetic live-for-the-weekend attitude which brings a total disregard for the people and environment around them - "as long as I enjoy myself and the drink is cheap, F anyone else".

Smaller events more often would be far better now that the concept is grounded. The thing is, plenty of these things exist but people can't be arsed to go looking for them. No matter what they say, it's not the "culture" that is bringing people out to this one.

In saying that, the organisers do a great job and it's an excellent promotional tool for the city, so who knows what the right thing to do is.
Agreed - though one more year in the its 'old' form will be intersting to see
 

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If you're going to police the forum who are the other admins? Or are you the only one?
For this section yes.

I really don't see it as unreasonable to expect a thread on festivals and events to be just that and not serve as another outlet for people to moan or wax lyrical with their tales of woe and expressions of 'oh the humanity' when confronted with an office proposal. People can express their lamentations in the Official Belfast Thread.
 

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#justJokingBro

No really, some board commaraderie is much needed and in jokes are to be welcomed? And anyway, I thought you'd be happy, it seemed to be gentle joshing about my own strong views - hardly ushering in a full blooded discussion - but very relevant for the point he was making about crowding and future years of the festival.

Keep on planking plank007!
 

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I'm really surprised these haven't been defaced by the local yobsters (yobsters - including suits from the council and developers whose primary objective is to sterilise Belfast).
 

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They have a sort of 'code of conduct' where the roaming gangs tend to only deface ones that use stencils rather than the free handed ones - it's a weird balance between the legit artists and the roving gangs of hoodlums who will randomly tag things - something that they'll be more than happy to explain if you take one of the Street Mural tours.

Also it is funny how in early days there was no support from the city at all, and indeed they were going to paint over a certain piece that was done by a world famous, and extremely expensive now, artist until the organisers found out and let them know!
 

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Class photos and great to see soo many people chilling on the grass and enjoying the waterside.

Staging for BBCs Biggest weekend going up on the slipways too.

Belfast is killing it at the moment.
 

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It is spectacular down at the biggest weekend. Music great so far and it feels like being on the Mediterranean coast. So lucky with the weather. This needs to be an annual event. Somehow timed with great weather!
 
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