Glastonbury vote on the fate of flags
Friday 05 February 2010
Glastonbury Festival is consulting fans about whether they want flags banned from crowds at the main stage.
The issue has become a hot topic at festivals over recent years, with many people complaining that large flags stop them seeing bands.
Now Glastonbury bosses have put the issue to the test to see if Glasto-goers want to see an end to the flag-waving in front of the Pyramid stage.
In a message on the official site, organisers said: "Our gut feeling here at Festival HQ is that they shouldn't be banned, as we think they add to the magic of a big Pyramid stage performance. But we wanted to find out what you folks think."
Often festivalgoers take national flags or display the logo of the band on stage, occasionally with more than one on a single flagpole.
Latest figures show that a majority of voters wanted the flags to stay, if multiple voting is stripped out. Three-fifths said the flags should stay.
But with multiple votes, the vote was split equally between keeping the flags flying and banning them.
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