Forums The Vibe Chat Summer soltice at stone henge?

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    skattyasfuk
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    Anyone going to this?

    Or been before, if so whats it like?

    #1173712
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    redneck
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    skattyasfuk;220466 wrote:
    Anyone going to this?

    Or been before, if so whats it like?

    I’ve been a few times and might be going this year if the weather’s ok.
    Its basically a big acoustic party with lots of drumming and laughing all night with loads of wasted randoms.
    And you might get a beautiful sunrise if you’re lucky.
    Can be really cold and windy or wet though.
    Most people enjoy it as far as I’ve seen.

    #1173700
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    starlaugh
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    I am intending to pop to it this year… something I haven’t done before, but its all down to the weather. If its not too shitty I will be missioning down there πŸ˜‰

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    did last year, drove and quite liked it, will be going again this year if nice, if not nice prob will go to the nearer one (cant remember name) great vibe, good ppl, nice to touch stones and experiance the druids (those crazy mother fuckers)

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    starlaugh
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    Playground Politics;220476 wrote:
    did last year, drove and quite liked it, will be going again this year if nice, if not nice prob will go to the nearer one (cant remember name) great vibe, good ppl, nice to touch stones and experiance the druids (those crazy mother fuckers)

    You like touching up stones do you Playground :laugh_at:

    Really there is a nearer one? where abouts I am curious now

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    redneck
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    starlaugh;220478 wrote:
    You like touching up stones do you Playground :laugh_at:

    Really there is a nearer one? where abouts I am curious now

    avebury?
    theres always loads of folk there too

    #1173702
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    Digital-A
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    its great …

    i really DONT like how they let people sit on the stones and drink etc … its appaling the mess is horrible … bring the barriers in a little closer maybe or even make a path through but letting people sit on them is just plain wrong :you_crazy

    #1173707

    they dont let them climb on the stones but i see where ur coming from, i dont see them as a religious thing tho, i see them as more of just what humans have done, and it is a great feat, and i see that after pulling them all that way just by hand and donkey they prob shared a beer on top of them

    the site prob is left in quite a mess afterwards, might have to bring bin bags this year

    #1173703
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    Digital-A
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    the stone in the middle last year had people slumped all over it … theres just something wrong about a bottle of lambrini on the floor next to something that is thousands of years old and yes a great human feat … its just a picture of modern Britain

    … humans create … humans destroy …

    #1173710
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    rachus
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    Yea, the site did feel abit used and abused at points but its only once a year i suppose!
    Avebury one looks pretty gentle, i still think Castlerigg in the lakes is the most beautiful, solstice would be wicked up there this summer.

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    skattyasfuk
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    @digital-a 220496 wrote:

    its great …

    i really DONT like how they let people sit on the stones and drink etc … its appaling the mess is horrible … bring the barriers in a little closer maybe or even make a path through but letting people sit on them is just plain wrong :you_crazy

    Why?

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    skattyasfuk
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    @skattyasfuk 220521 wrote:

    Why?

    Sorry,

    Obviously I don’t agree with the place being left in a mess either. And climbing on the rocks is probably a bit dangerous if nothing else.

    But surely and I know this hasen’t been proved but is the nearest thing they can come up with, it was put there for Pagan rituals anyhow so surely this would have happend? And I’m on about just sitting on them, I mean they are just rocks? (amazing and all how they got there, why there there etc)

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    JonnyQuest
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    party next to them whatever but them rocks the kind of things that should be looked after and sitting on them dont do that, wouldnt want to be responsible for there damage

    #1173704
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    Digital-A
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    Because i dont see why when we are let near to them we abuse the chance and just completly ruin it by leaving rubbish all over the place …

    #1173705
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    Digital-A
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    Digital-A;220526 wrote:
    Because i dont see why when we are let near to them we abuse the chance and just completly ruin it by leaving rubbish all over the place …

    sorry SAF … you posted before i had replied πŸ™‚

    They are just rocks yes but i dunno for me they hold mystery and something different …

    i just feel like our modern society feels the need to wreck everything and not preserve …

    thousands of years ago people where there … what they were doing isnt known and in my mind this needs saving from ourselves …

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    Tank Girl
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    makes me feel old,
    I remember them before they put up the barriers πŸ˜‰

    might pop down if I dont have to work – be nice to meet some of you guys

    (I remember finding a fiver there when I was about 7 and thought it was just the biggest ammount of money ever :laugh_at:and my parents made me share it with my sister πŸ˜₯ )

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    redneck
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    rachus;220502 wrote:
    Avebury one looks pretty gentle,

    I know loads of people who go to avebury every summer solstice and i’ve never heard of it being gentle.
    theres a lot more room to spread out up there.

    JonnyQuest;220524 wrote:
    party next to them whatever but them rocks the kind of things that should be looked after and sitting on them dont do that, wouldnt want to be responsible for there damage

    i cant really see how sitting on a huge lump of stone is going to hurt it.
    people used to carve their names in them and all sorts when they were open years ago.
    nowadays theres thousands of people climbing, dancing, sitting and lying all over them. wont hurt though because theyre massive and its only for a few hours.

    im pretty sure theres loads of people there to clean up after too.

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    complexialplex
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    i was just going start this thread myself! i will defiantly be going i have been for the last 3 years and every time its been very magical and its only up the road from me. lets hope for a good sun up this year. it should be good after going to the winter solstice at least it will be warmer. i defiantly agree though there is a distinct lack of respect, i dont really mind the drinking its just the lack of respect for the hole area thats annoying as its sacred . maybe see some of you guys milling around the stones then.

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    skattyasfuk
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    @digital-a 220526 wrote:

    Because i dont see why when we are let near to them we abuse the chance and just completly ruin it by leaving rubbish all over the place …

    Of course I completely agree with you there. I will be taking bin bags to tidy up my mess, i’ve just looked at the pictures of privious years on the site and it looks a complete state and that is dicusting!

    As far as sitting on the rocks I really don’t see what the problem is, carving your name into them I would draw the line. They really hard things made out of rocks I can’t see the damage you would be causing by sitting on it?

    I’m sure you’ve sat on a rock at a party before? Or even a fallen tree trunk?……same thing surely?

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    skattyasfuk
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    @redneck 220566 wrote:

    I know loads of people who go to avebury every summer solstice and i’ve never heard of it being gentle.
    theres a lot more room to spread out up there.

    i cant really see how sitting on a huge lump of stone is going to hurt it.
    people used to carve their names in them and all sorts when they were open years ago.
    nowadays theres thousands of people climbing, dancing, sitting and lying all over them. wont hurt though because theyre massive and its only for a few hours.

    im pretty sure theres loads of people there to clean up after too.

    Yeah they are just rocks and no harm can be done by sitting on them agreed. But you can’t expect somebody else to tidy up your mess after you?

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    process
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    surely the ceremonies that the stones where built for were all about getting pissed and celebrating the year/life etc. so i dont think its wrong that people get pissed around them as that is where our whole drink/drug culture comes from all the ancient ceremonies and stuff. i do think people should treat them with a bit of respect tho and clean up after themselves ffs. that just shows what is wrong with the whole of society. sure get pissed and fucked up but do it responsibly and respect the people/area you are in!

    #1173691
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    probbly go to the 9 ladies stone circle in derbyshire theres usualy a wee do up there. sometimes theres a small do at pendle hill in lancashire.

    i’ve not been to stonehenge at solstice since it got opened up to the public.

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    redneck
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    skattyasfuk;220622 wrote:
    But you can’t expect somebody else to tidy up your mess after you?

    I dont make any mess really and I’ve always had loads of respect for stonehenge anyway (or any other place in nature come to think of it)
    But I think they do employ people to clean up, thats the only reason i pointed it out.

    MrAHC;220624 wrote:
    i’ve not been to stonehenge at solstice since it got opened up to the public.

    get yourself down there. its wicked. πŸ˜‰

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    skattyasfuk
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    @redneck 220630 wrote:

    I dont make any mess really and I’ve always had loads of respect for stonehenge anyway (or any other place in nature come to think of it)
    But I think they do employ people to clean up, thats the only reason i pointed it out.

    get yourself down there. its wicked. πŸ˜‰

    Anyhow, i’m sure we all are pretty much saying the same thing anyhow.

    I’m gonna go there tidy up my mess, not sit on the rocks (as I think it will be to busy anyway and I don’t like being cramped up) and have a lovely time.

    I’ve heard lots of people eat this thing called hawiian baby woodrose there………………..sun rising over those beatiful rocks bet that would be horrible :weee:

    #1173692
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    redneck;220630 wrote:

    get yourself down there. its wicked. πŸ˜‰

    the crouds totaly diffrent & there for a diffrent reason than in the old days. i’d sooner go to 9 ladies these days.

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