When I first started going to festivals in 1973 (Reading Rock and Blues Festival, Rory Gallagher, The Faces and Genesis were the 3 headline acts) Chaos, oppressive policing, and injury were the norm. Stage times were notional, with acts commonly going on late, and it was about survival with a touch of fun whilst you struggled to see your favourite band.
Things have changed dramatically these days with organisation taking the place of chaos, security understanding that they have a job to do which is best done with a smile, and nano-second accuracy in when the acts go on.
This incredibly complex set for King Diamond took less than 40 minutes to erect, and it was all done with military precision.
A pity then, that this headliner was absolutely rubbish-some things still aren't guaranteed, it seems.
That's the end of the Bloodstock series
200 mm (35mm equiv.)