Drop It Like Its Bloc

Bloc 2012. By now, you’ll have heard that it was a disaster. Two of our members were there when it all went wrong: Phil and Rowan share their experience and thoughts on why it went wrong.

Bloc 2012, the most hyped festival in the UK this year, looked like it was going to be an amazing two days. Snoop Doggy Dogg, Orbital, Joker, Kode9, Four Tet, Flying Lotus, Amon Tobin (to name but a few) were all set to play over the weekend. So, feeling pretty hyped about it ourselves, we bought two weekend tickets. Little did we know what was about to happen: ticket breakdowns, poorly designed stages, massive queues and a police shutdown.

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Starshocked: Accidentally Meeting Dominic West

As suggested by the title, the other day I was nonchalantly walking along a quiet road in Lancaster when I met Dominic West. He was riding shotgun in a car driven by some nondescript woman that pulled up next to me to ask for directions. I began to explain that the best way to get to the train station was to turn left at the end of the road, turn left at the traffic lights… and then I realised who it was who asked me.


This sort of thing shouldn’t happen to someone who, up until that moment, was idly wondering what he was going to have for lunch. Continue reading