Ah, I probably came across a bit snobbier there than I should have (I mean, the original ethos of that group was that anyone could join, that it was for people going on their own who wanted company). Just seems to have evolved into a general chat.
Might not meet you for a bit as I've left the UK, but I'm hoping to get back in a year or two and would probably target EoTR if I do (toss-up with maybe Primavera, shame the dates are so far apart).
With Newsom. I sorta feel like if they'd originally said "we know not everyone loves her, but the only way for her to do a proper show is to have the rest of the venue quiet. It's only for 90 minutes and you're still getting the same number of acts" people would be OK. But (when she played last time) they made a big thing about how 'everyone loves Joanna and it will be perfect for us all to come together and appreciate her". That bit annoyed me. (But yeah, some people in that group were being a little dramatic :D)