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youngbill
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 7:53:08 PM
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But it was justified.
bambambam
Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2014 5:35:50 PM
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Hi Getthisjones,,,

I recommend you stay in the campgrounds for the full five days.
Being in the campgrounds is the best way to experience Bluesfest in my opinion.
Everybody is really easy going, you wont have any problems.

The rules are needed because this is Australia and we tend to break rules.
In fact its a National Pastime, we put restrictions on ourselves because we are party animals.
And the guys from NZ are just as bad as us so don't trust them either.
We will be the first ones up, and the last ones to hit the sack.

So have a great time Joneseeee,,,,,,,,,,
Nobody will hassle you if you are respectful of others.








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Maccain09
Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2014 9:50:37 PM

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http://m.couriermail.com.au/sport/superracing/selfservice-tab-machines-for-news-agencies-shopping-centres-under-45b-tattsbet-deal-with-queensland-racing/story-fnii0njy-1226979034873?nk=fd9bcfb9294c9b78a070e7bab2ab4f04

This is what the festival needs: next to the mobile phone chargers- this government wouldn't allow it if it wasn't adding to the quality of our lives. Hopefully next year they'll be in the festival. It's easier to organise than pokies, (one person could hog two machines at once for the whole festival) - to properly cater the fest would need to be at least 3 small tents of 20 pokies, (that's obviously one for the future). It should work with no issue, the festival has alcohol, food and live music RSLs have the same - who doesn't like having a bite a drink and to listen to some music while have a punt? (be it for a quick bet or a good old fashioned 5 hour pokie binge?)

It's already at the next level in england with races at the start of the day then real gigs at the end of the night - not some 3rd rate cover act:
http://www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk/whats-on/fixture/summer-flat-racing-live-music-concert-2/

Byron deserves its own racetrack too.

bambambam
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 2:23:41 PM
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What a great idea Maccain,
Maybe we could bet on the next announcement,

Gambling is a win win situation as long as you don't do it yourself.
RSL clubs offer cheap meals and Casino's give out community grants ect,,,

Everybody wins except for the problem gamblers, who often lose their homes and businesses
and find themselves and their families destitute. (but that's their own silly fault, isn't it????)
Great to see the government finally getting behind this lucrative lobby horse.
Cant wait to start betting on how many peoples lives will be destroyed.








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webmaster0002
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 10:17:40 PM
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Festivals like Bluefest do not allow people to bring any outside food. This is the sad part of this fest.
bambambam
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 9:59:52 AM
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webmaster0002 wrote:
Festivals like Bluefest do not allow people to bring any outside food. This is the sad part of this fest.


Bluesfest lets you bring food and drinks in, (just no alcohol or glass)
From our campsite we take sandwiches and snacks in all day long.
You can't take cans of drink into the festival grounds because they could become missiles (obviously)
And they always check drink bottles just in case your water is really GIN.

All up they are reasonable as,,,

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TheLoneRanger
Posted: Thursday, January 1, 2015 9:36:38 AM
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11380838
A perfect example of allowing unlimited quantities of alcohol into a camping ground connected with a music festival.
The Police were not listened to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdWjYuwTTrU
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akelly0002
Posted: Friday, January 2, 2015 9:17:39 AM
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getthisjones wrote:
I'm only doing my homework on it while I have time. Without meaning offence, this is the first multi-day festival I have come across which has grabbed me by the balls since being living in Melbourne.
Each one I've read up on so far which has been in Victoria has either been 12pm-12am on just one day, and the reviews I've read in magazines/online have said that a lot only sell mid-strength lager at high prices. I'm trying to form the best plan possible so that my missus and I can actually enjoy it to the maximum. If people have advice to give, I'd like to hear it.


I thought your questions were reasonable and reflect what many others are are thinking getthisjones.
What a shame about the passive agressive responses you received.
Hoping to have a beer or two with you (within the festival grounds confines of course)
Welcome to Australia, we really are nice people.

Let the good times roll...
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Friday, January 2, 2015 10:20:22 AM
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bluesfestadmin wrote:
Partying in the camp grounds after the festival concludes nightly causes unrest - most people want to go to sleep and not be disturbed by people who want to make noise late at night.
The consumption of alcohol and partying have resulted in both property damage and fights in the past when people would not quieten down when requested by campers who wanted to sleep.
For that reason - we have, after many requests, instituted a no partying in the camp grounds rule after the festival finishes nightly.
If you want to celebrate your birthday in a manner that may disturb others in our campgrounds, we strongly suggest you find alternate accommodation.
We don't want to be the thought police - however, this policy works, and allows the majority of campers to have a more enjoyable festival experience.
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Bluesfest Forum

Well said Moderator.
Bluesfest has had a changing demographic over the years I have attended.
There have been ample posts in regard to excess consumption of alcohol at Bluesfest and the problems it causes for other festival attendees.
I was assaulted by two drunks at Bluesfest 2014.
If proper control is not exercised,the future of the festival could be jeopardised.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11381135

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdWjYuwTTrU
"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.
repete
Posted: Friday, January 2, 2015 5:43:02 PM
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getthisjones wrote:
Thanks for the clear ideas. As I mentioned before, I'm just doing my homework. If people go on holidays nowadays, the most aware of us check things out on Trip Advisor or other sites to anywhere they've never been before. This is what I was trying to do by asking the question. It's a lot of money to spend on five days if you plan it badly (or not at all) and is only two of you on the trip. After all, it only the wife and I going, not a rabble of alcoholics.

I was asking as well for the drinks because I have impaired taste buds, following an accident years ago. So the vile mid-strength lagers that stadia are forced to sell in Melbourne (for sporting events and gigs) would be a big disappointment in a festival atmosphere. Planning to enjoy a big event for me does involve making the most of things but doesn't necessarily mean drinking til I fall over and certainly not getting into brawls, or making a disturbing racket late at night.

Having looked on AirBnb, we'll probably grab somewhere around the town and make a week of it so we can enjoy the beach after the festival has finished. Again, I'm looking forward to it massively and definitely excited for the next round of artist announcements.


I shoulda posted earlier. Have a great fest!! It really is a great festival with the only downside being the beer is crap. Oh well.... but I can promise that won't get in the way of having a really good time!!

And enjoy Byron, the Coast and the hinterland after the fest. It's mind-boggingly beautiful.

Hangin' out on Frenchmen
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waffles
Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 6:35:58 PM
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speaking of food...who do we have this year??

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
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Hope they sort out the tokens this year the premiums were all gone by Friday last year!!!
waffles
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2016 4:51:42 PM
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I liked the Bundaberg bar a few years ago,and the Somersby cider bus before that,and I think we had stone and wood draught last year in the beer garden south of crossroads.
what surprises will we have this year?
I say STONE AND WOOD PACIFIC ALE its only just down the road.Pray Pray

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
garyp1603
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2016 10:09:31 PM

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waffles wrote:
I liked the Bundaberg bar a few years ago,and the Somersby cider bus before that,and I think we had stone and wood draught last year in the beer garden south of crossroads.
what surprises will we have this year?
I say STONE AND WOOD PACIFIC ALE its only just down the road.Pray Pray


I did post a little while ago some recommendations for this year as the last couple of years has seen drinks sold out on Sunday. Considering we have the biggest Monday schedule for the last few years the team will need to ensure that the punters coming in for the day not able to find a decent beer or wine.

The craft tent was a brilliant idea last year but again ran out on day 3 because punters wanted it.

The Bundy bar was awesome

"I'd welcome the stars with wine and guitars, full of fire and forgetful" Townes Van Zandt
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 12:20:01 AM
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Anything made in Willie's home town.
Plus Apple Cider & Pear Cider
Gin & Tonic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdWjYuwTTrU
"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.
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