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VF Meets the Download People!

07 June 2004

While other hacks sat around drinking Pimms in the sanctuary of the hospitality bar, VF was where it was at - out there rocking with the people. And man, did we meet some nutters at Download!

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The Clown (AKA Timmy from Somerset) - the legend of the festival!

Virtual Festivals: Living where you do, is this a warm up for Glastonbury?
Timmy: No. I don’t go to Glastonbury. Glastonbury is shit!

So what is Download like?
Download is fucking excellent. Slayer are f**king excellent! Innit? For f**ks sake, yes SLAYER!

So who are you looking forward to seeing?
Err….  SLAYER, YEAH! F**K!

You have a very particular dress sense, how long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
It took about an hour. I couldn’t find anything to wear this morning, so I just chucked this on and then came out. And I’ll be wearing it tomorrow too, so you’ll be able to spot me, somewhere over there near the f**king SLAYER!

Apart from Slayer, who else do you want to see?
There’ll probably be other bands, but I won’t remember because Ill be too drunk. See you later. SLAYER!!!


Nick and Gerard from Cambridge and Oxford

VF: Who have you seen so far?
We we’re going to go and see Cradle of Filth but then we thought ‘nah, can’t be bothered, but we saw Monster Magnet and they were excellent. We’re really here to see Electric Six, Iggy and the Stooges and obviously, Metallica.

Apart from yourselves, have you seen any other weird festival happenings?
No, we are definitely the weirdest.

[An Australian interrupts the interview]

VF: G'day Bruce - Where are you from?
QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA!

Wow, you’ve come a long way?
Yeah we’ve gone a f**king long way. I’ve seen Metallica at Earls Court and in Australia and the UK is way better. The UK really puts it out for a lot of bands. Respect to the UK. In Australia you can’t even bring a beer into this concert! Why do you f**king reckon I’m f**king here? (he attempts to swallow the mic whilst making a high pitched whale sound).

Carl and Paul from Lincoln

Who are you looking forward to seeing?
Slayer and Metallica.

How old were you when you got your first tattoo?
Fifteen. I did have five but now I’ve only got three.

Who would you most like to share your tent with?
Carl: James Hetfield.
Paul: My fiancé – but I’ve got to say that!



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