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normastijk
Posted: Friday, March 08, 2013 9:40:11 PM
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Just saw this here: http://mumbrella.com.au/virgin-mobile-sponsors-byrons-bluesfest-144123

Virgin Mobile Australia has put their support behind the Byron Bay Bluesfest today, with sponsorship and a heap of consumer-based activities.

Virgin Mobile Australia today announces its first sponsorship of Australia’s biggest blues and roots festival, the 24th Annual Byron Bay Bluesfest.

Music festival partnerships are part of Virgin Mobile’s DNA; as a successful sponsor of Splendour in the Grass for the past three years, Virgin Mobile is excited to be able to appeal to an even wider group of music fans with this new association.

Virgin Mobile will bring a number of customer activations to festivities, designed to enhance the Bluesfest experience for its customers including: handing out daily free ice creams via an SMS service; phone charging stations; and an exclusive Virgin Mobile customer area.

Virgin Mobile will also offer human-powered phone charging units in partnership with Sydney University’s Mechanic Engineering Department. This Australian festival-first will see festival-goers use recycled exercise equipment to power their handsets.

Non-customers can still scream for ice-cream with frozen treats available to purchase from the Virgin Mobile Ice Cream Van for a gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to the festival’s charity partner, Cystic Fibrosis.

As a pacesetter in the market, Virgin Mobile is committed to delivering innovative technologies and through our partnershipwith Sydney University we are proud to support talented young engineers anddesigners to produce products that will in turn make our customers’ lives easier. Virgin Mobile is also offering customers the chance to win one of four VIP Bluesfest packages for them and a friend via a Facebook promotion.”

To win, Virgin Mobile customers need to visit the Virgin Mobile Facebook page facebook.com/VirginMobileAus and submit what their fantasy blues and roots band would be, including a short bio in 120 words or less. The four most creative entrants will win: festival tickets, flights and transfers to Ballina, camping gear and a welcome goodie pack.

Source: Virgin Mobile Australia media release.
glenboss
Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2013 10:16:46 PM
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And who do you work for normastijk ? I'll probably triple my negative points with this reply and will probably earn "the frown" from Bluesfest Admin but what a pity you have absolutely no idea when to deliver a sales pitch and when not to deliver a sales pitch. Here I am logging on the read about Bluesfest, music, and the festival, and you hit me with " delivering innovative technologies and through our partnership with blah blah blah blah blah blah" This is absolutely the last thing I want to be reading right now and rather that fill me with warm fuzzies, all you post does is make me want to log out. This is about on par with the telemarketers phoning in the middle of the evening meal. Sponsors or not, Admin, you should make the forum one area where advertising is absolutely completely and totally forbidden.
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2013 11:02:53 PM
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I don't know glenboss,
they are giving away free ice cream,,,

Answer me this normastijk,
What was your favourite moment from last years bluesfest???


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glenboss
Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013 2:58:55 PM
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bambambam, I've got this new rule that says if I've been drinking not to type anything on this forum. I always wake up the next mormning thinking ""I really hope I didn't write that" as I did this morning. Anyway I'm stone cold sober now. I reread this thread. It is a selling post. Virgin Mobile is mentioned 14 times in the one posting and they are not giving away ice cream through the goodness of their hearts. This is a business advertising venture for them. Bluesfest is also a business venture but the big difference is that Bluesfest has what I want and I choose to deal with them and I enjoy dealing with them. I don't however choose to deal with Virgin Mobile. Admin gets rid of every other selling thread on this post. I'm not against sponsorship but I believe the Forum should be there for the "Bluesfesters" enjoyment and these same Bluesfesters should not be treated as a captive market.

Maybe I owe normastijk an apology for assuming normastijk had a vested interest in the advertiser and I did assume that because it required effort to put all that in the posting. If my assumption was wrong then I owe normastijk an opology and I'll gladly give it. If it was right, I'll repeat "This forum should be social, not commercial"
greybeard
Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013 4:19:32 PM

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I think norma was just excited at the thought of peddling a stationary cycle to re-charge the phone

Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
mpember
Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013 8:06:53 PM

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glenboss wrote:
Bluesfest is also a business venture but the big difference is that Bluesfest has what I want and I choose to deal with them and I enjoy dealing with them. I don't however choose to deal with Virgin Mobile. Admin gets rid of every other selling thread on this post. I'm not against sponsorship but I believe the Forum should be there for the "Bluesfesters" enjoyment and these same Bluesfesters should not be treated as a captive market.


And Bluesfest Administration choose to enter into this commercial arrangement with Virgin Mobile. Or did you think that Virgin where setting up shop with prior approval?

How is this any different to the frequent mentions of which food stall a forum member will choose to frequent during the festival?

Or should we be accusing you of working for Telstra due to your disdain for the mentioning of Virgin Mobile?

Since Virgin are a brand of Optus, this will hopefully mean that they will be doing everything they can to make sure that the Optus network is running at an above-normal quality for the duration of the festival.
hifromtomorrow
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 3:08:49 PM

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mpember wrote:
glenboss wrote:
Bluesfest is also a business venture but the big difference is that Bluesfest has what I want and I choose to deal with them and I enjoy dealing with them. I don't however choose to deal with Virgin Mobile. Admin gets rid of every other selling thread on this post. I'm not against sponsorship but I believe the Forum should be there for the "Bluesfesters" enjoyment and these same Bluesfesters should not be treated as a captive market.


And Bluesfest Administration choose to enter into this commercial arrangement with Virgin Mobile. Or did you think that Virgin where setting up shop with prior approval?

How is this any different to the frequent mentions of which food stall a forum member will choose to frequent during the festival?

Or should we be accusing you of working for Telstra due to your disdain for the mentioning of Virgin Mobile?

Since Virgin are a brand of Optus, this will hopefully mean that they will be doing everything they can to make sure that the Optus network is running at an above-normal quality for the duration of the festival.


I agree with the Optus working comments, that'd be handy.
I think the V brand is a little out of place at BF13, they should stick to the kiddies festivals.

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion man...
mpember
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 3:40:02 PM

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hifromtomorrow wrote:
I think the V brand is a little out of place at BF13, they should stick to the kiddies festivals.


Yeah. The ones with Jason Mraz, Ben Harper, Dropkick Murphys and The Cat Empire on their bill. ;)
hifromtomorrow
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 4:28:46 PM

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mpember wrote:
hifromtomorrow wrote:
I think the V brand is a little out of place at BF13, they should stick to the kiddies festivals.


Yeah. The ones with Jason Mraz, Ben Harper, Dropkick Murphys and The Cat Empire on their bill. ;)


Ouch, harsh but true.

I have been pumping the new JB's here at work today, getting excited.
That is some funk!!!

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion man...
normastijk
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013 11:52:16 AM
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glenboss wrote:
And who do you work for normastijk ? I'll probably triple my negative points with this reply and will probably earn "the frown" from Bluesfest Admin but what a pity you have absolutely no idea when to deliver a sales pitch and when not to deliver a sales pitch. Here I am logging on the read about Bluesfest, music, and the festival, and you hit me with " delivering innovative technologies and through our partnership with blah blah blah blah blah blah" This is absolutely the last thing I want to be reading right now and rather that fill me with warm fuzzies, all you post does is make me want to log out. This is about on par with the telemarketers phoning in the middle of the evening meal. Sponsors or not, Admin, you should make the forum one area where advertising is absolutely completely and totally forbidden.


With your "type sober type happy" sig, I assume you had had a few before putting this out there. Didn't require any effort to type all that, it was a cut and paste - from a press release as clearly stated. I see you have added a conditional apology - I happily accept that.

I do not work for a telco, I saw a Bluesfest-related item in my reading, noticed it wasn't mentioned and thought it may have been of interest to some.

And to bambam - favourite last year was probably John Fogerty, followed by Fabulous Thunderbirds, the year before Leon Russell and Tedeschi Trucks, is that enough for you. This year I hope to enjoy Robert Plant, Paul Simon and quite a few others.

To anyone who may have been offended by my post - get over yourselves!
bambambam
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013 4:00:33 PM
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You should be happy I asked that question normastijk,
Now you can bathe in the glory of "I told you so"

Fogerty was amazing wasn't he,
He was just so happy to be there, and playing his songs,,,

Oh by the way,
Sorry I put you on the spot,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Happy Bluesfest :)

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glenboss
Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:04:28 AM
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normastijk wrote:
[quote=glenboss]With your "type sober type happy" sig, I assume you had had a few before putting this out there. !


Your absolutely right Normastijk, we had had dinner with friends and I had had far too many drinks. I did regret the response and the little tag is to remind me that if I ever do log into this forum after having a few, don't type anything. Since you don't work for a telco then the apology is not conditional. My appologies to you for for any offence caused. My posts from this point on will remain positive. Hope you enjoy this coming Bluesfest as much as I do.
normastijk
Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:10:59 AM
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bambambam wrote:

Fogerty was amazing wasn't he,
He was just so happy to be there, and playing his songs,,,


Both shows - I had planned to see KWS at the time of the second one but he was so good I couldn't pass up seeing him again

glenboss wrote:
Hope you enjoy this coming Bluesfest as much as I do.

Certainly plan to!
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