It had to end like this. The signs were all screaming at them – the debt, the flawed business model, the lack of public support, the insulting PR, the cheerleading local press more concerned with helping out mates than objective reporting, the disorganisation, the petty rules, the highhandedness, the “we know what’s best for you” middle class moralising, the last minute license, the arguments – it was never, ever going to work.
The second day of this year’s Ashton Court Festival has been cancelled at the first drop of rain. Access for emergency vehicles is not possible we’re told. In other words very basic infrastructure had not been put in place.
Surely now there’s gonna be some rethinking and some listening happening? Or are the smug gits in charge just gonna carry on calling their critics freeloading junkies?