09 September 2015
Originally posted by Intiniki
But hate Milton Keynes bowl.
For a custom-built venue in a custom-built town, it's terrible in several ways.
I mean I like that the ground's sloped down towards the stage; you get a better view that way. Plus their sound system was solid enough. However the infrastructure isn't there for that many attendees. Between Royal Blood and Iggy Pop we attempted to do a loo break/food run. With the toilets right opposite the food stands and only a narrow walkway between, absolute everywhere around the main bowl got completely jammed.
Pathetic really. They either need to widen that area or use barriers to divide it into three - a loo queueing area, a food queueing area and a general walkway between.
Thankfully we parked a way away and walked in, because I've heard horror stories of the main car park being such a bottleneck that people got stuck for 1-2 hours afterwards!
Also my group got there for dead-on 4pm so luckily we were able to get down the front and secure wristbands for the inner circle. Much better views and atmosphere, plus it was actually less crammed then the area behind the second barrier. Would've been nice if this was advertised properly as we only happened upon there being wristbands to get down the front by chance.
Utterly fantastic performance but yeah - shame about the venue.