Sunday 26 August 73
In case you have not noticed
there are NO BOGS and NO WATER on this site.
Is there anyone to dig a trench? Otherwise use the woodland , or walk
to Virginia Water.
WATER: Can people with large containers such as bottles or plastic
cans - put thenm on the pile near the information tent. Theres
a constant need for trucker to keep trucking the water, as there is
no other supply nearby until the fire truck arrives.
All donations to help
the Festival, to the information tent. Though this is a free festival
it still needs money for the BUST FUND, paper, costs of generators
and many other expenses.
People who are good at things should leave their name at the info tent.
MILK: Dont buy milk
or anything else that is overpriced. Someone has been selling milk at
15p this morning. It is not normally more than 6p. Festival price is
now 1p. it has been suggested you rip off anyone who behaves differently
RUBBISH: Its both
healthier for all of us and better in the eyes of those no interested,
nor friendly to the Festival, eg, the meanies to make tidy piles
of rubbish. Some of it can be recycled too. Save those containers for
water or put them on the pile by the info tent, to be returned
the money can be used on the Fest
. Are there any drivers to take
them to the pubs when they open?
READING FESTIVAL: Audience
cut drastically not only by almost prison conditions but also by the
existence of this Windsor Free Peoples Fest, you all count and rule
your lives but still pull together to help each other unmolested.
Rumour has it that that they cant sell the ticketsat Reading now.
Please do not remove containers from the piles.
THE INFORMATION TENT:
Is the clear plastic tent, fronted by tables, next to the candy strip
tent, open the road side of the field. For important & emergency
info only. People who get lost can meet there or anywhere else they
choose, for that matter. Suggest you make such arrangements just in
case you get split from your friends. The INFO TENT IS NOT A CRASH PAD.
Those who can offer sleeping space can go to the Info Tent and explain
location for those needing a sleep.
AT PRESENT HERE include Pink Fairies, Half Human Band, Stormbringer,
Raw Sienna, Wooden Lion, playing approximately in that order. Budgie
are here but don't want to play! Andy Dunkley is the DJ. Tony Andrews,
who loaned a PA seems to have split, so its down to groups now using
mostly their own gear that along with the other hustles, is undoubtedly
causing the delays between bands.
VIRGINIA WATER: Earlier you heard "speeches"from Ian Jones(?)
and Bill Dwyer on whether to move to Virginia Water. Some comments
on that; it seems a bit far fetched to move when the music is staying
here. But anyone who wants to move there 4 mile walk has better
facilities; swimming and blocks of bogs among them. These are the
nearest to the site, unless we can get a squad together to dig some
trenches. And if everyone helps out, this site need not be a sewer.
Also, what with people with trucks, etc, in tents and gear to move?
Will make it difficult to move as an ordered mass. Without that
the meanies can have fun and games busting people, which Release
believes a move will incur in greater numbers. Whatever the issue
depends on solidarity and working together and helping each other
out. Theres a vote around lunchtime and the majority will decide.
show stand, note the sign about voting to move to Virginia water.
BUSTS Anyone busted will
be at court on Monday at llam or 5.30pm, yet to be decided. The police
say there will be no bail. If you know anyone busted give their name
to Release and we can give them a message.
BUSTFUND: At the beginning
of the festival several people were busted for putting up tents, obstructing
police and assault. Originally the police hoped to stop any tents going
up and these few people made the whole thing possible 5 of them were
fined £5 and 1, £50 for assault. We've got a bust fund at
Release to pay some of the fines. Donations to Release.
lot of bummers,steer clear of it.
need information on this, come to Release at far end of site.
mixed bunch,but not too many problems.
White tab with a groove
strong.possibly high speed content.Suggest half tab for average tripper.
.no information.Would appreciate reports on
Quantity and quality.
Don't mess around with speed or downers. Never mix downers with alcohol.
HARP: Who can be found
some distance behind stage with Fox lites and Wooden Lion, are selling
copies of Celebration (present edition of HARP's Street Sheet) and Socialist
Worker. Also free peace leaflets.Sorryl no more Peace News or IT.
After battles with the meanies throughout the week, the people of this
free area have not only won the rights to camp and have free music but
also after a struggle yesterday, in which the police ran down two people,
they have been cleared from the site - BY our solidarity. However, be
warned that they are still along the road and may hustle or search you
when and if you leave. Keep cool. No violence, call for your comrades
help and see Release.
Peoples Daily: This paper,envisaged as a daily bulletin has been put
together by Paper Tiger of Harrow in conjunction with HARP of Havering.
We, those people are not the organisers, but may be seen as one part
of the cool operative effort in getting this peoples festival on.
Without your help, contributions, news and donations to buy more paper
as necessary, Sorry there's not been anything to date -its only just
come together for us. Any help etc...to Info.Tent, Paper Tiger or HARP(both
the latter behind stage area.)
to Roger Hurchinson for the transcript.