The Pass Out.

  This is an interesting term , especially in this context. Does it refer to the fact that having  of one of these little cards allowed you to literally pass out, - due to over - consumption, lack of sleep or the narcotic effects of listening to Joe Jammer or Donovan for many hours - or does it mean you could leave the festival and then pass out outside the fences , due to the ill affects of all the above , or does it simply mean you could leave and then come back for more punishment  ? After 30 years, who knows ? Probably all of them and a few more I can't think of .

  What I am sure of is that these cards usually were used as a way of making lots of money for those on the gates , as security people sold them to punters and pocketed the cash. I mean , in this sort of chaos , who could keep track of the pass outs  ?

  A handful of these little beauties could mean a pocketful of readies for those who were lucky enough to be picked out as security personnel.

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Ross Mortimore's streaming Quicktime movie of the crowd features clear images of the stage PA , Colosseum onstage and bikers with Canned Heat at Bath as a soundtrack provided courtesy of Bob C .

Bandwidth and copyright restrictions mean we cant host audio/video so you will have to do with stills at the moment until we can do an alternative stream elsewhere. Please don't bug us to add it , we will do it when we have the time.

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1970 Bath Festival we have brought out a special commemorative set. Anyone interested can view it on

A limited edition of reprints of the 1969 and 1970 Bath festival posters and Freddie Bannisters books on the Bath ,Lincoln 71 and Knebworth festivals can be bought online from the link below :
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