The joy of Leicester City FC

Leicester City for years have been a team that at best, grabbed themselves the odd cup and gathered respect for mainly not being relegated. This season though they stand proudly at the top of the English Premier League five points clear of Spurs while all the predictable suspects you’d expect to win the league are languishing  far, far behind them.

I spent a number of years living in Leicester so I get how much this means to the people there, and indeed, any neutral is shouting on Leicester to win if only to achieve something that should be un-achievable in the modern age of football in England.

Manager Claudio Ranieri has done an amazing job and last night against Newcastle did this near the end of the game.

So for Claudio, for the people of Leicester and every neutral in the country, I hope Leicester do it. It’d be a gloriously inspirational event in football and god knows it needs such an event.

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The Daily Bale Crawls On & On & On

Joshua Bonehill’s lovechild, The Daily Bale has returned in a spewing mess of lies, not to mention the hilarity of Bonehill offering Billy Bragg out for a fight.

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So the Daily Bale has been back for a day or two and it’s libeled Billy Bragg, spread more racist lies, and has had more attacks at disabled people. There’s no depths to which Bonehill and his decreasing circle of friends seem able to sink to but although there’s still police action looming, that’s not going to stop them from dishing out threats like this.

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That’s another impending police complaint if Wood carries this threat through of course. There’s also a new name to this, one Charlie Fournel who seems to be part of this weird group of fascist freaks.

Anyhow, everyone should know the routine by now. Protest their Facebook page, Their Twitter page and their blog.  Repost blogs such as this reply from Nikki Pilkington to the libel she suffered from them, or this about the abuse that caused the Globe pub in Leicester to close.

The only way to drown these people out is by telling the truth, and doing it in a manner that drowns out their insanity. So spread the word about the lies and let the truth be told.

Nikki Pilkington Replies to the Daily Bale’s Libellous Insanity

ImageBefore I get to Nikki Pilkington’s reply, it’s probably best to do a quick timeline of what’s happened over the last fortnight since the Daily Bale, and it’s creator Joshua Bonehill caught my attention, so here we go.

The Daily Bale made up a piece of libel against the Globe pub in Leicester.

I asked the question as to who the Daily Bale was and attempted to answer it.

The Daily Bale continued to libel the Globe.

Some thoughts on the Bale’s campaign of fascist insanity.

The libel thrown against Nikki Pilkington.

All this takes us up to date where it looks like the police have acted to shut Bonehill down, which considering the scale of his libels, not to mention the threats he was chucking out probably means that if found guilty then he’s facing a custodial sentence.  I don’t think that unless you’re a hardcore EDL supporter, or one of the fascists Black Shirts who hung onto his every word they’ll be many tears shed.

Anyhow, one of Bonehill’s victims, Nikki Pilkington has spoken out and in doing so has given a bit more context as to why she was attacked.

Please give her blog a read here and if possible, please repost, retweet, or spread this story to counteract the lies which the Daily Bale spread. It’d do a lot to help repair the damage Bonehill and Wood did.

As for the Daily Bale, and Bonehill, there’s been no news. I am however looking at the  local papers in the hope that I’ll read his name as being charged with multiple offences…..

All You Fascists Are Bound to Lose

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In a break from the more jolly songs I’ve posted in the past, I feel this needs to be posted in the light of the Daily Bale’s blog and the events surrounding The Globe in Leicester, and their aftermath.

The lyrics speak for themselves and Woody Guthrie was going to pop up at some point. Now seems a perfect time.

Enjoy.

Who Are The Daily Bale and What Have they Got Against The Globe in Leicester?

I detailed yesterday’s events in regards how the blog,  The Daily Bale, published a dreadful piece of libel against The Globe pub in Leicester. Before reading on, I’d go back and read yesterday’s blog I put up as it’s got all the story of how the Daily Bale spread a lie which forced the pub to close and it’s staff to receive threats via phone, email, social media, and to the pub and staff in person.

The Daily Bale  today have been quiet apart from some guff about Princess Diana, which was apparently written by a Steven Sodholmy. A Google search on that name brings up a Facebook page called R.I.P Lee Rigby, which you’d think was a tribute page to the murdered soldier Lee Rigby, but instead is using his name to peddle Daily Bale articles and other neo-Nazi views, even though it actually did appear to start out as a tribute page.

The person behind the Daily Bale seems to be someone called Joshua Bonehill as this article seems to show. Bonehill has an interesting history, including how he broke into a police station and stole an inspector’s uniform when he was still calling himself Joshua Bonehill-Paine and was a prospective Tory councillor.

 

As much as I despise UKIP, it appears they’ve been doing their best to purge him from their ranks much to the annoyance of Bonehill-Paine who clearly seems to think an awful lot of himself as the self-proclaimed leader of the ”Stand Strong‘ movement.

The links between Bonehill to neo-Nazi groups has been made clear but what was interesting is their use of fake profiles to constantly hide from anti-fascist investigators trying to expose them, as the one thing they can’t hide is their writing style which is the same racist and hyperbolic style employed in the Daily Bale, not to mention the casual throwing around of accusations of people being paedophiles.

Googling these two bring up a list of accusations and evidence against them which could keep me writing all day, so I won’t as there’s enough evidence to link these two to the Daily Bale, but why have they focused on The Globe, Leicester and thrown around libellous accusations which have affected people’s lives when they’re based round the South West and don’t seem to have any connections to Leicester?

It seems Bonehill had a run in with the Leicester branch of Stand Strong that’s suggested on when you look at this cached page of Stand Strong’s Facebook page from the 6th July 2013. One post leaps out.

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What exactly did Bonehill do to Leicester Stand Strong? I don’t know as all that exists is that comment from that cached page from July which strongly suggests something was done. However a search for Leicester Stand Strong’s Facebook page brings this up which says the current admins are a Julie Hogben and Thelma Bone.

A search of Google’s cache from the 8th June 2013 brings this up, and just look at who the admin is…

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Looking at much of the current content of the Leicester Stand Strong page it’s the sort of far right nonsense you see on EDL pages, and in fact, the page defends the EDL when it appears again it started as something else. Some of the other Stand Strong pages also veer into neo-Nazism, but most seem to have started as something else before diving deep into the pool of bigotry. What is different though about Leicester and the Globe especially that makes Bonehill attack it in such a libellous way?

Leicester is a massively multicultural city which does have problems with racism, but it also has groups like Foxes Against Racism (Leicester City fan group fighting racism), leading academics like John Williams who speak out against racism, not to mention there’s a strong anti-racist movement generally in the city. The Globe is a popular pub with a vast cross section of customer including bikers, students, football fans, families and a general cross section of the Leicester community.  It also used to host meetings of anti-racist groups when I lived there, and I know it still does. It seems that the people behind the Daily Bale wanted what they though was an easy target, but in reality the truth is they were stirring up trouble which worked a treat for them as the pub was forced to close yesterday until they got security in.

I know from a friends Facebook page that The Globe opened last night and people went down to say Fuck Facism. I also know that the Baby Squad (a notorious group of generational football hooligans who I was first told about on my very first Saturday afternoon in Leicester when I moved down from Glasgow in January 1988) were on the prowl outside the Globe last night trying to cause trouble, which I’m betting is exactly what The Daily Bale were hoping for but the people of Leicester have told fascism where to go and if there’s one thing I learned in 13 years of living in Leicester is that you don’t piss the locals off. You wouldn’t like them when they’re angry.

As for The Daily Bale, they’ve not let up today though their blog is as said fairly quiet today. The real bile is on social media where their Twitter feed reveals they’d like to see the First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond executed.

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They also boast of setting up the New British Union which seems to be a political party for those who think the BNP are a wee bit too liberal and soft. It’s as if they read V for Vendetta and thought Norsefire was a template for their ideas. Or to put it bluntly they’re dangerous bigoted  fantasists who have libelled a pub, endangered it’s staff a patrons, accused the editor of the Leicester Mercury of being a paedophile, want to execute Alex Salmond, and have now set up their own political party.

Thankfully it looks as if the police are going to come calling and that may well be the end of that, but seeing as it looks as if they’re prepared to martyr themselves for ‘their cause’, while UKIP, the BNP and even the EDL try to distance themselves from them you have to hope that they end up getting what they deserve.

As for the people of Leicester you have my support for what little that actually means seeing as I no longer live there and haven’t even been back to visit since 2003. I had an interesting time in my time living in Leicester and although I’m perfectly happy in sunny Bristol I wish the city and the people well. Don’t let the bastards win.

EDITED TO ADD

It’s just after 3pm on the 18th of August. the Daily Bale have posted this on their site.

Nick Lowles has been leading the Anti-British movement for some time now but recently shocking evidence emerged linking Lowles to the 1993 Harrods bombing. The Sunday Bale investigates:

After joining the communist party of Great Britain in 1992, Nick Lowles wanted to make an impact and strike fear into the hearts of British people.  Patrick Hayes and Jan Taylor who were convicted of the 1993 bombing of Harrods on behalf of the Red Action militant communist group

managed to convince Nick Lowles into helping their cause, in late December of 1992; Lowles joined up with Red Action.

It’s alleged that Nick Lowles, Patrick Hayes and Jan Taylor plotted to carry out the Harrods bombing at Lowles seedy london apartment, after preparing a package containing 1 lb of Semtex plastic explosive, the conspirators soon moved in to place it outside of Harrods in a bin, knowing that many would have been injured or killed.

The Explosion outside Harrods happened in January of 2013, both Hayes and Taylor planted it in the bin whilst Lowles kept watch on the other side of the street, no doubt he stood and watched as many were injured and chaos erupted in the busy London Street.

Shortly after the attack, Hayes and Taylor were arrested and sentenced to 30 year prison sentences whilst Lowles managed to evade police investigation and headed to the city of Leicester where he later founded Hope not Hate and took control of communist paper ‘Searchlight’

The truth is that Hope not Hate is founded on good old grassroots terrorism, backed by nonce Tom O’Carroll and various other unsavoury characters.  Nick Lowles has been responsible for the death of many innocent people who decided to take their own lives after having a vicious hate campaign mounted against them by Hope not Hate. People have been murdered as a direct result of Lowles hate campaign waging and many people have lost their jobs.

So it comes to no shock that MI5 Had opened a file on Nick Lowles in the late 1990s with fear that he may launch another strike against British soil sometime in the 2000s. The Daily Bale believes that Nick Lowles is still in touch with his former terrorist comrades from the Red Action militant group.

Lowles currently lives in the city of Leicester with his wife Clare Hewitt who filed a report against Lowles in 2009 for assault and battery which resulted in the death of their unborn child; she later dropped all charges. 

The byline is again by a Steven Sodholmy who is probably a pseudonym for Bonehill but as vile as the article is it does contain a hint as to why they’re focusing on Leicester.

Lowles managed to evade police investigation and headed to the city of Leicester

There’s no truth to these accusations as this was an IRA bomb but it appears that the Daily Bale really do want to target Leicester in order to get at Nick Lowles. It also looks like they’ll be facing more legal action for this libel as I’m sure Lowles, etc are not going to let Bonehill, etc get away with their pretty vile accusations.

The Globe pub in Leicester isn’t banning soldiers

Over the last day or so this story has popped up on social media which originated at the blog, The Daily Bale.

The Globe Pub in Leicester has recently enforced a new scheme which seeks to ban all British military personnel from entering their premises in fear of upsetting local non British citizens. 

On the first instance it sounds like one of those crazy things that might, just might possibly, maybe, perhaps, could happen in a multicultural city like Leicester. The problem is that the story is a steaming heap of shitty lies designed to stir up race hate, and here’s why.

I lived in Leicester for around 13 years. The Globe was the very first pub I ever went into in Leicester and I know the pub well as I spent a lot of time drinking there over the years. I know the pub’s history, and in fact anyone drinking in the city will know the pub well as it’s a famous Leicester landmark.

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Have a note of where the windows are in that picture because there’s clearly no way there can be a window on the back wall of the right hand side of the pub as there is in the picture The Daily Bale uses.

That got my attention right away. That pub in the bottom picture clearly isn’t The Globe. In fact it doesn’t take much to find out who the licensee of The Globe is. So a little Google search on the image brings this article up from The Knutsford Guardian.

A KNUTSFORD pub is back on track after a turbulent past.

The Oaks, on Mobberley Road, has been run by Angela and John Beaumont for the past six months.

The couple came in after the pub’s previous landlord, Mike Riley, was sentenced to five years in prison in December 2011.

Following a tip off from a member of the public, police found firearms in the property after raiding it in August 2011.

But Angela, 52, and John, 49, have been in control since the turn of the year on a temporary basis while owners, Punch Taverns, find a permanent boss.

So the couple used in the picture are actually called Angela and John Beaumont  not Thomas and Christine Hamilton, and the pub in the picture isn’t The Globe. In short, the entire story is a massive fabrication, or to put it bluntly, a total and utter pile of shite.

Why has The Daily Bale done this? Well a look at it’s front page throws up many a far-right story, including this amazingly vile one about the missing girl Charlene Downes that repeats a prosecution claim that bore no evidence outside of a sick comment by one of the accused. It’s clear The Daily Bale is yet another BNP/EDL blog designed to pump out hate, bigotry and lies that EDL/BNP supporters lap up, and the gullible fall for, but let’s be clear here, it’s making a serious accusation against The Globe in order  to attract the wrong sort of attention to it from those on the far right who won’t just spit out hate on social media but will get up and do something to get at The Globe because they think they’re discriminating against soldiers.

Then there’s this story about an 87 year old apparently mugged by ”MICHAEL D’ARCY OF BOLTON UAF”. Problem is that it’s all a lie. A look at The Bolton News website reveals no story featuring a John Nigel Rohm, nor does searching through Google News, or other Bolton newspaper sites. There’s also this piece which is as clear a piece designed to cause trouble as one can possibly find.

The Daily Bale says about itself that:

The Daily Bale is dedicated to bringing you the news the Left-Wing don’t want you to hear, through self-relief and determination we will present you with an array of articles, factual and non fictional that can be used against the Left-Wing to help take the fightback directly to their door.

Using the media of journalism for some time, communist, Marxist scum have made personal attacks against good hard working British citizens, people have been attacked in the street and driven from their homes because of the lies spread about them.

This clearly is the sort of deranged nonsense you see from bigots out to spread hate, and lies. Repeating a number of lies, or indeed, just making up stories designed to hurt a business like The Globe can, and should, have legal repercussions for whomever is behind the Daily Bale mashing their paws on their keyboard to stir up race hate so it may have got itself a wee bit of attention but it may also be getting the attention of Everards’s lawyers, though that might not stop some EDL/BNP thug causing trouble for the pub.

Problem is that so many people will now take the Daily Bale article on face value without realising it’s a lie, or that indeed, The Daily Bale is clearly a Hate Site. It should be treated with the contempt it deserves as their blog has resulted in The Globe closing today and staff being threatened. I wish The Globe and the others libelled well, and The Daily Bale (and the two people allegedly behind it) better be ready to do a lot of explaining.

EDITED TO ADD:

It’s just after 7pm on Saturday the 17th of August and the Daily Bale have not long put this article up which accuses Richard Bettsworth, the editor of the Leicester Mercury of being among other things a paedophile.

The Current editor of the Leicester Mercury is none other than Richard Bettsworth who has been spotted at many UAFrallies and his a known face amongst the Hope not Hate contingent. Richard, pictured to the right wearing his communist party tie is a known supporter of the Communist Party of Great Britain, he is also known to support pro-paedophilia campaigns led by the likes of Paedophile adovcator, ‘Tom O’Carroll’.

It’s people like Richard that want to bring about a communist revolution in Great Britain and by using news network to spread lies and filth against the British people, he is succeeding. We ask anybody who supports the right wing cause and claims to be a patriot to stop buying the Leicester Mercury as you’re supporting Paedophilia, communist and Left-Wing Terrorism.

That’s libellous beyond belief, and in fact it gets worse as they’ve also posted another article to say that The Globe is banning soldiers and it’s all a conspiracy!

In the past 24 hours since the story was released, we’ve seen a massive backlash in support of the Globe pub and their military ban from left wing fanatical extremists that include Billy Bragg, Nick Lowles, Gary hastings of Edlnews.co.uk and the Communist party of great Britain who have gone to extreme lengths to cover up the soldier ban

There’s even a frankly amazing paragraph which suggest the patrons of The Globe are paedophiles.

Paedophile activist and  advocator Tom O’Carrollhad this to say, “The Globe is an inspirational pub that has provided a scenic retreat for like minded individuals, the attack led by the Daily Bale is completely unfounded and wrong and I encourage all Pro-Paedophilia Left-Wing activists to take a stand against the Bale and boycott their newspaper”

There’s also this:

The Daily Bale has learnt that the Globe has employed the services of local communist activists to stand guard to the pub and provide a 24 hour security service in fear of retaliations attacks against the premises because of the soldier ban enforced. Whilst the Daily Bale condemns the actions of the Globe we do not support violent retaliation attacks against the pub.

I used to know most of the lads who did security in Leicester. To say that any of them are ‘Communists’ is stretching reality just a tad, and as for the suggestion that the Daily Bale doesn’t support violence that seems to me to be the slight twinge from the writer that perhaps he’d best cover his arse after the first blog which has resulted in threats of violence which is something they were probably counting on.

It ends with this rallying cry.

The Daily Bale calls for the Globe to issue a full apology for implementing the vicious and evil soldier ban, we demand that you publicly ban hate preacher Nick Lowles and renounce your communist views.

It appears the people behind the Daily Bale are adamant that if they’re not going to be sued by Everards, or as it is likely, the Leicester Mercury and Richard Bettsworth, but the Globe have Tweeted that this is now in the hands of their lawyers and the police as their blogs are doing their best to break as many laws as possible in as short a time as possible. That may even be a tactic from the EDL/BNP supporters who are clearly behind this. Whatever their plan it’s clear that come Monday morning the two people allegedly behind this may well be facing police and legal action. Good. I hope they have the kitchen sink thrown at them.

EDITED AGAIN TO ADD:

It’s just after 10pm on the 17th August. The Daily Bale seems to be prepared for the kitchen sink hitting by making a bad situation for them even worse. Leicestershire Police earlier posted this on their Facebook page.

Leicestershire Police are investigating an offence of malicious communication after a report was received that bogus social media posts had been created for The Globe public house in Silver Street, Leicester.

The posts claim that the premises was not allowing military personnel to enter the public house as it was upsetting their customers.

Leicestershire Police can confirm that the social media posts are not genuine, the claims are untrue.

The matter is currently under investigation and we would urge anyone who has any information about the posts to contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

This made the people running the Daily Bale clearly shite themselves, but at the same time they’re belligerent and stupid enough to post this on their blog. Make a special point of the Neo-Nazi sign-off.

We accept that they may be investigating us but we disagree with the sentiment and argue that whilst there are Hate preachers encouraging young radicalised individuals to attack Great British soil and real criminals on the run, this investigation is unfounded and quite frankly a gross misunderstanding.

We rely on ‘leaks’ and witnesses to give us information which allows us to create these articles and if in the instance we were fed wrong information then we acknowledge that fact and hope to rectify the situation.

Should any of our staff face arrest and be charged with a crime then it will be clear as to where the political loyalties of Leicestershire Police Stand. As with the media and most other things in society, communism is now in control and at this time we believe Leicestershire police to be under the command of a communist extremist who obviously favours political correctness and wants to destroy this country by stopping freedom of speech and allowing the media to report freely on such incidents.

The Daily Bale was created by the people for the people and we intend to continue operating until we are stopped by force or death by which time everybody who follows this website and our facebook and twitter account will be aware this has happened. One can only assume that a vast media circus is about to fall upon the Daily Bale but remember most of these media’s will be controlled by communist bolshivic scum.

Great Britain will one day rise out of the ashes of the mess we’ve been left in and the country will be reborn into a powerful, economically successful and prosperous nation. The workers of this country will be well respected once more, a respect that has been lost in recent years due to the decline of British society.

A Great Britain where every man helps his fellow countryman and adds to a wider community spirit that has also since been lost, a Britain where people can live without the fear of being arrested for being non-politically correct without fear of persecution for being British.

We can and we will rebuild this once great empire and that is what the Daily Bale set out to do; we’re only cracking the ice before the storm arrives and preparing way for something that has been on the cards for a long time.

Hail Britannia!

 

They’re clearly out to martyr themselves as they prepare for not only the police arresting those involved but The Globe/Everards/Leicester Mercury/Richard Bettsworth sue them for libel.

I despise how the Daily Bale has pulled the ‘freedom of speech’ line. I despise they’ve made a mockery of it in order to call people paedophiles, or try to get bigots to attack, and as it’s turned out, close a pub  in order to spread hate. Today has been an example of how the far-right work, but also how stupid people are to believe their lies and also how it’s affected ordinary people’s lives who are the same people these fascists (for that’s what they are) pretend to stand up for.

So again, I hope they’re prepared for what’s coming to them. I hope they enjoy being sued and very possibly imprisoned. It frankly cannot come quickly enough.

The Rise and Fall of the Reading Festival part one

I’ve spoken about festival culture in the UK from the late 80’s, and had a huge focus on detailing my history of Glastonbury in previous blogs, but I’ve not really touched on Reading Festival, so here’s my little potted history of my experiences at Reading, not a history of the festival itself though there’s a little bit of that in my story.

Reading was always a festival I had no interest in when I first stumbled across the idea of festivals back in the 80’s. This is mainly because it looked bloody awful with dinosaurs like Budgie, Gillan and Whitesnake making up the headline acts, but the nadir of the festival came in 1988 which featured Meatloaf being bottled off stage and the festival itself becoming a bit of a laughing stock.

The following year saw the festival give itself a royal kick up the arse when Mean Fiddler took over and suddenly made the festival attractive to a new generation who weren’t just into metal and wanted something more, so within a few years Reading gained a reputation for having bright young talent from the Indie scene across Europe, while still getting the big American bands.

Part of the attraction of Reading was the way you could buy a day ticket, so if you wanted to go for just a day to enjoy a band you wanted to see you could which was a huge advantage over Glastonbury, but as I’ve pointed out before Glastonbury wasn’t just about the bands. Reading however was, and if you didn’t want to sit though bands you hated then the day ticket was a nice way to dip your toe in.

I didn’t get myself down to Reading until 92 for the day to see Nirvana,  which was the last time I’d go until 1995, but even on that one day I instantly loved the thing for the sleazy, drunken end of summer party that it was. See, the wonderful thing about Glastonbury is that it’s a celebration of everything good, positive and wonderful about summer, our culture and society generally. Reading used be a farewell to that as well as wallowing in the Bacchanalian joy of everything good and bad about summer, and also, as it was held in a pretty dreary city which suffers from not quite being London, but not quite being somewhere where it can develop it’s own character and culture. In other words it’s a perfect place for everyone to impose what they want upon the festival.

I don’t remember much of 1992. We turned up early on Sunday and had started drinking the day before, plus when we got in we carried on drinking hard so by the time Nirvana came on we were hammered. I can at least say I may have been there in body, and possibly, spirit.

I did a few other days over the next few years, but ultimately the day trip is fun but it’s not the full experience as it’s really foreplay for the main event, so after 1995 and an incredibly fun day which saw me with very short, dyed red hair for reasons which to this day I’m unsure about, but I did decide to dye my hair red which made me look like this.

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This was taken at the legendary lost Leicester pub, The Pump and Tap on a Sunday shortly before Reading in 1995, and the other chap with the long red hair is Steve, who now has no hair at all, but there you go….

1995 was fun and everything as we were getting in free as we’d got free tickets from the brewery as I worked for the same local group which also owned the Pump, so we belted down early on the Sunday, got hammered and I do remember Neil Young being quite bloody awful.

After 95 I wanted to do a full Reading Festival and lap up all the sleazy joys it offered, and with Glastonbury taking a year off in 1996, there was a gap so in early 1996 myself and a mate, Zeb, (who’ve I’ve mentioned before) came up with the plan to go down.

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That however deserves a blog of it’s own, so in the next part of this I’ll go into the details of what still is one of the best three festivals I’ve attended in over 20 years of going to festivals…..