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rossburns666
Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:38:27 AM
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Can someone help with some details on types of food and drink, prices and availability? Is it sensible to bring some basics if camping?
BigKahuna
Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:49:29 AM

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Aside from the shortfall in alcohol, i personally think the price of food and non alcoholic drinks there is very reasonable. The selection is bloody fantastic. Had the 2nd best fallafel in my life there. I heard rave reviews about byron organic donuts (i didnt eat them, i follow a vegan diet) but even for people like me, there was a lot to choose from.

Because im camping, my intentions are to bring my own breakfast for each of the 5 days, and eat inside for the rest of my meals. Ive been to other festivals and yeah.. complete rip off.

I think the reason for the good pricing at bluesfest is there are sooo many food stalls, its made it competitive.

BigKahuna
Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:51:26 AM

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and for the record, the best fallafel is in Byron itself. Orgazmic Fallafels. i think they have a stall at Bluesfest too i cant remember, i was dusty

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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:35:04 AM
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There is a shop in the camp ground which has all the basics (Bread Butter Milk Ice ect)
It also makes a mean Bacon and Egg Burger (Plus they sell some smallgoods)
Its an easy trip into Byron on the buses for anything else you might need.
(go early around 8am to avoid the queue of cars)

Don't go overboard with the food, since you end up eating a lot at the festival
because of the convenience and the large range of options.


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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 10:01:47 AM
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The Bluesfest food stalls are very good considering the nature of the event and numbers they are feeding.
The variety is excellent, scattered throughout the site, something for everyone- plenty to choose from and, except at peak feeding frenzy, pretty quickly provided so you are not wasting time in queues and missing the music.

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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 10:55:05 AM
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i think the bargain is the govinda(hare krisna) vegetarian feast.a plateful-5 varieties for $11. next to mojo on the right side.
also the iron wok in the crossroads food area.they just do nasi goering..but great.one dish so quick service.

hopefully both will be back this festival. i think this is 16 festivals for govinda.

unfortunately the original WAFFLES seller will probably not be there.Not talking

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
BigKahuna
Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:29:38 AM

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yeah i can vouch for govinda too

rossburns666
Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 6:06:57 AM
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Thanks for those who have replied so far, but I also like to eat dead things and wash them down with lashings of red wine. How are the booze prices?
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Add me to the Govinda bandwagon.

When they go low-we go high.
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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 7:34:32 AM
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rossburns666 wrote:
Thanks for those who have replied so far, but I also like to eat dead things and wash them down with lashings of red wine. How are the booze prices?


Life eats Life,

But I could definitely do with more veges in my diet and I always have at least one Govinda session.
Alcohol prices are pretty standard for a festival, (that means, there are no cheap drinks)
If you are a member of the Sunset Club you can get cheaper drinks in the venue after 4pm.






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regards
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rossburns666 wrote:
Thanks for those who have replied so far, but I also like to eat dead things and wash them down with lashings of red wine. How are the booze prices?


Probably about $7.50 for a fairly ordinary beer. I see Tooheys Extra dry listed as sponsor, so that does not bode well.

Spirits are not and have never been considered decent value by any standards.

The prices being what they are, are good for my health, because they force me to change my normal behaviour. And I drink very little at Fest
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I don't drink anymore so not worried about the booze. Cannot wait to try all the yummy food. :)
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If you want some nice meat there has been a really nice yeeros/ kebab place and a Brazilian place as well. My fave is definitely the organic donuts. I don't care that they're organic, they just taste amazing. Overall you shouldn't have to wait very long for any of your food. The longest lines are generally reserved for coffee. Lastly, if you can't find food you like at Bluesfest then you don't like food.
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I make sure to stop at the Cajun kitchen for some jambalaya each Easter.


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TheLoneRanger
Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 10:02:09 PM
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c0kebloke wrote:
I make sure to stop at the Cajun kitchen for some jambalaya each Easter.


Didn't catch you last year Brother.
I looked for you a few times on the viewing platforms but no sign of you.
Are you going Thursday ?


"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
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
c0kebloke wrote:
I make sure to stop at the Cajun kitchen for some jambalaya each Easter.


Didn't catch you last year Brother.
I looked for you a few times on the viewing platforms but no sign of you.
Are you going Thursday ?

Kept an eye out for you as well mate but no luck last time,better luck this year I hope.
I should make Thursday with luck.
Will Keith be with you this year?

Year before last was my only no show Thursday after a battle with the bottle the night before.
Made it last year after crawling into my room bout 6am so I'm confident for this year.
Hope for an early start but it depends when my wheels arrive (I was told early arvo) & how long a taxi will be, they can be hit & miss.

Got my mind set on.
Tijuana cartel
Beth heart
Playing for change
Public opinion Afro orchestra
Buddy guy
But that may change on the day.
Who will you be seeing Thursday?



They got the cocaine, oxycontin, mushrooms, marijuana
Vodka, plastic pop-off, twist one off
Yesterday I smoked, today I don't
Yeah, yeah, yeah


The Ike Reilly Assassination:Valentine's Day In Juárez
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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7:18:33 AM

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Cajun, Greek, Brazilian, Indian and Yemeni and let’s not forget those doughnuts!!!!!! and the music isn't bad either.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7:22:03 AM
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c0kebloke wrote:
TheLoneRanger wrote:
c0kebloke wrote:
I make sure to stop at the Cajun kitchen for some jambalaya each Easter.


Didn't catch you last year Brother.
I looked for you a few times on the viewing platforms but no sign of you.
Are you going Thursday ?

Kept an eye out for you as well mate but no luck last time,better luck this year I hope.
I should make Thursday with luck.
Will Keith be with you this year?

Year before last was my only no show Thursday after a battle with the bottle the night before.
Made it last year after crawling into my room bout 6am so I'm confident for this year.
Hope for an early start but it depends when my wheels arrive (I was told early arvo) & how long a taxi will be, they can be hit & miss.

Got my mind set on.
Tijuana cartel
Beth heart
Playing for change
Public opinion Afro orchestra
Buddy guy
But that may change on the day.
Who will you be seeing Thursday?


You are getting too long in the tooth to be letting the bottle get on top of you.
I am driving south to Gumboot in a couple of hours to pick Zee up,and then it is off back north to Dunedin airport where the flight leaves at 4.10pm.
Just figuring out how to cart my Beefheart/Zappa/Vega vinyls.
I think it will be in a shoulder bag on the plane.
The CDs for the rental car can go in the pack.
Had to check on the internet to see if Drumbo played on Safe As Milk.
And for some reason the drummers are not mentioned on the inner sleeve of TMR.
A travesty of justice considering his contribution.
Thursday for me will be
Either Dubmarine or Tijuana Cartel
Beth Hart
Suzanne Vega
The Magic Band
Grandmothers of Invention.

"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
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Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014 7:36:26 PM
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As far as I think, the prices of drinks varies from place to place. It depends on where you go and at what time of the year?
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:56:36 PM
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regards wrote:
rossburns666 wrote:
How are the booze prices?

The prices being what they are, are good for my health, because they force me to change my normal behaviour. And I drink very little at Fest

Excellent advice from a seasoned traveller.

"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
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