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BigKahuna
Posted: Monday, July 01, 2013 10:21:05 PM

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Me and the Wife Bluesfest 2014.

2 X Tickets - $475 each. (Reasonable)
2 XCamping - $260 each. (Rip Off)
1 x Heavy Vehicle Pass - $210. (Complete Rip Off)

Is this the most expensive camp fest in oz?






skot20_58
Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 12:36:28 PM
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BigKahuna wrote:
Me and the Wife Bluesfest 2014.

2 X Tickets - $475 each. (Reasonable)
2 XCamping - $260 each. (Rip Off)
1 x Heavy Vehicle Pass - $210. (Complete Rip Off)

Is this the most expensive camp fest in oz?



Be careful criticism is not allowed here. To the gallows with you!






Dear Skot,
Are you going to be a goose all your life?
pathfinder
Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 12:39:59 PM
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sounds expensive on the surface,but when you break it down it comes out at $168 per day per person to see some of the best bands in the world,including accomodation....not too bad really.....you would probably pay more than that just to see one of the headliners in a stadium or at the tennis centre etc,for a show that might last 2 hours.......bluesfest is very reasonably priced in my opinion......
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 2:54:29 PM
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It depends how you evaluate it.
The way I look at it,how many festivals in Au have a sufficiently interesting musical lineup to want me to fly over for.
Not many.
Bluesfest is the only one that interests me every year in terms of lineup.
If you have different musical interests,like other things besides music in your festival eg Woodford,or like to go with a group of friends as an outing,you might look at it differently.
I don't recall ever paying $475 for a Bluesfest 5 day ticket.
This theme has been explored many many times on the forum so it is a bit old hat.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
zyfert
Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 3:40:34 PM
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BigKahuna wrote:
Me and the Wife Bluesfest 2014.

2 X Tickets - $475 each. (Reasonable)
2 XCamping - $260 each. (Rip Off)
1 x Heavy Vehicle Pass - $210. (Complete Rip Off)





Should have bought your entry tickets earlier.
The saving would have covered nearly half of your current camping costs.
BigKahuna
Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 7:07:38 PM

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The campervan fee is a zinger, a campervan would take up as much room as a large tent, yet it costs extra.

greybeard
Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 10:09:19 AM

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BigKahuna wrote:
Me and the Wife Bluesfest 2014.

2 X Tickets - $475 each. (Reasonable)
2 XCamping - $260 each. (Rip Off)
1 x Heavy Vehicle Pass - $210. (Complete Rip Off)

Is this the most expensive camp fest in oz?






When someone complains about chairs at Bluesfest, automatically you know that they have bigger problems, a self focused me, me ,me attitude.
Music tickets agreed they are reasonable.
Camping~ What price would you set as a business proposition? New sit, large mortgage, ongoing development expenses, no other use for 50 weeks in a year so only chance to generate a return. Consider also the staffing and infrastructure - toilets, showers, security, cleaning. The market in their thousands thought it a better proposition than the myriad of alternatives.
Large Vehicle site, snapped up immediately, the market sees things differently to bigkahuna


Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
BigKahuna
Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 1:20:01 PM

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BigKahuna
Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 1:57:04 PM

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BC1987
Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 4:19:27 PM
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i am not aware of this forum members financial circumstances but if you sir had picked up a buddy pack around bluesfest when they first went on sale & then added the large van ticket you would have overall saved about $300 on your total package which you are unhappy about the cost of.

you may want to keep this in mind for 2015 if you & your partner decide to return, i myself budget each year to purchase either at the festival or just after while the tickets are still at the cheapest possible price to cash in on the savings :)

in my opinion, things such as parking for large vans are a luxury at a festival & should have a fee attached if you want said luxury... its like how i purchase a tent motel so i don't have to remember a tent & mattresses... i pay the money for said luxury each year & have a fantastic festival.

if you don't like the prices maybe you should find another place to stay around the festival site as you don't seem to like bluesfest's prices.

no offence is intended but i expect an unpleasant reply.
later
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 4:56:10 PM
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The answer is to travel light and take up a minimum of space.
When I go tramping I take a backpack and it is critical to ensure that you take only what is necessary otherwise you are lugging unnecessary weight on your back.
This is best done by weighing the filled pack on some scales.
When I come to Au I take that same backpack and carry as little in it as possible.
When I hire a car it is a small one which takes up a small space.
The luggage for both of us fits in the small back boot.

Basic economics will rule the supply/demand of camping at Bluesfest.
I choose to hire a car,stay in a backpackers and drive 40km in each day.
The trade off is that it very much limits my alcohol intake.
That would not suit everyone.
It is a matter of personal choice.



"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
BigKahuna
Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 5:03:01 PM

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BC1987 wrote:
i am not aware of this forum members financial circumstances but if you sir had picked up a buddy pack around bluesfest when they first went on sale & then added the large van ticket you would have overall saved about $300 on your total package which you are unhappy about the cost of.

you may want to keep this in mind for 2015 if you & your partner decide to return, i myself budget each year to purchase either at the festival or just after while the tickets are still at the cheapest possible price to cash in on the savings :)

in my opinion, things such as parking for large vans are a luxury at a festival & should have a fee attached if you want said luxury... its like how i purchase a tent motel so i don't have to remember a tent & mattresses... i pay the money for said luxury each year & have a fantastic festival.

if you don't like the prices maybe you should find another place to stay around the festival site as you don't seem to like bluesfest's prices.

no offence is intended but i expect an unpleasant reply.
later


Thanks mate, i appreciate your genuine reply.

greybeard
Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 5:06:54 PM

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get you farking chair out of the tents.

You win, Large banks of chairs will in future be supplied, in the tents, Boo hoo!

Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
colinsid
Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 5:31:26 PM
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my answer to the accommodation issue is to have good friends who have similar musical tastes to relocate to a location about 3km from current site, they will then give you free food & board for being the DD for the festival.
That's what I did & it has worked for me for 15 years.
And budget (or scrounge) to buy the cheap ticks now sold at at the festival or just after.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:31:18 PM
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the number one rule on the Bulletin board is that abuse toward posters will not be tolerated.
we do accept people not in agreement with each other or Bluesfest's policies - it is how that person goes about listing their grievance that then counts- especially how they deal with other posters who may not be in agreement with their listing. Big kahuna has been given a weeks rest from posting on the board for abusing other members.

thanks

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youngbill
Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2013 7:27:25 AM
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Thank you.
skot20_58
Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2013 7:33:43 AM
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youngbill wrote:
Thank you.






No thank you.....


Dear Skot,
Are you going to be a goose all your life?
bluesfestadmin
Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2013 8:17:59 AM
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you are on your last chance - AGAIN - Skot

Trolling is not permitted on this Forum.

your other recent post on another topic shows you have no respect at all for this board - why not just - go away
your next ban for your email address is for 12 months - you have been warned.

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greybeard
Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2013 9:40:43 AM

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A little bit of perspective
Quote:
Camping - $260 each. (Rip Off)
or $43.33 per 24h car and tent, and a shower thrown in, or
as reported by today's Daily Telegraph

Quote:
Woolworths charges $65 for more than an hour of parking at Woolloomooloo, Sydney


Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
mpember
Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2013 2:10:25 PM

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greybeard wrote:
Woolworths charges $65 for more than an hour of parking at Woolloomooloo, Sydney


Clearly you didn't read all the way to the end of the article to see the following explanation:

Quote:
City and state authorities have introduced a series of taxes and policies to free the city of cars, including a clampdown on new carparks being built in developments and a parking tax on CBD spaces.


greybeard wrote:
$43.33 per 24h car and tent, and a shower thrown in


You must have overlooked the bit where the OP said that there were two people in the party. This means that they are paying over $120/night for their unpowered site.
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