All images by Bekky Calver
Get 10,000 individuals in weather-inappropriate apparel collectively in a single moist discipline, feed them plenty of Carlsberg and blast them with steel, and also you’re going to listen to them say some unusual issues.
The VICE staff normally does this “overheard at” train after we go to festivals, as a lot for our personal amusement as yours. Generally it means trailing hardened punks at Riot Fest, different instances it’s shadowing hippy dads on their weekend of the yr at Glastonbury.
This weekend, on the Obtain Pilot competition in Donington, we knew it’d be totally different, as a result of relatively than Obtain’s ordinary capability of 80,000 individuals to spy, we had an eighth of that. However the small pattern measurement was made all of the extra fascinating due to the context of those ~ unprecedented ~ instances.
On the best way into the competition, stragglers have been sharing not-really-that paranoid ideas about catching a lethal virus and imagining that they’d faked their damaging take a look at to get in, and that continued to be very a lot the flavour of the weekend.
Right here’s all the pieces we overheard on the Obtain Pilot 2021:
- Particular person A: We’re the one 10,000 individuals right here. We’re the chosen individuals.
Particular person B: Chosen by completely nobody.
- [whispers] Did you say Hayley Williams is doing a solo tour?
- Simply because I’ve acquired tattoo lip liner doesn’t imply I’m not different.
- We had a ceremonial burning of the masks earlier than.
- I wish to be a physician of memeology.
- I really know lots about music, earlier than you begin. I did music tech at school, really.
- [As Bring Me The Horizon – “Paradise Eve” plays] This Convey Me The Horizon tune completely slaps, to be honest… dangerous vibe with the pandemic lyrics, however tune’s alright.
- Alt man: I really like how your tongue is so white.
Alt lady: Omg is it.
Alt man: Yeah, have some water. It’s all of the cokey scum or one thing.
Alt lady: It’s a forest. There’s colonisation on the Petri dish.
- I instructed him I don’t do drugs anymore, which was true yesterday.
- He’s solely simply acquired into pop punk from TikTok. So he’s a fucking pretend, don’t fear about it.
- Dude 1: [eating burger at 10AM] There was an incontinence pad in the bathroom.
Dude 2: What did you do?
Dude 1: Nicely, I put lavatory roll round my hand and picked it out like every regular particular person.
Dude 2: That’s not regular, mate.
- Do you really personal something that prices greater than £10? State.
- I assumed Abraham Lincoln was well-known for inventing the penny.
- Emo lady: I have to be again within the tent, simply swinging my tits round.
- Perhaps I’ll get the Obtain canine tattooed on my face.
- Lad: My armpits are the one a part of me that’s dry.
His girlfriend: Don’t lie, they by no means are.
- It was very nice going to the bars in Mexico and seeing all of the bullet holes.
- The opposite Chuckle brother has died! Do you know that?
- You’ve gone a year-and-a-half with out it, you possibly can’t be a intercourse addict.