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Boomtown 2017 festival - news and discussion

Discussion in 'festivals' started by sim667, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Ogirdor

    Ogirdor New Member

    What's the prices like? So you can only take 16 cans of your own beer then?
     
  2. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Standard festival prices. Yes, like it clearly states, like you've had confirmed in your response from Boomtown, you can take 16 cans.
     
  3. Sherlock51

    Sherlock51 Well-Known Member

    Just get a mate who is working it to bring some booze in for you.
     
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  4. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Boomtown are more generous than most when it comes to alcohol allowance, but not by much! They arent overly cuntish about checking exactly how many cans you have in your bag although im sure if you took the piss and rocked up with a trolley with 5 crates strapped to it you wouldnt get far though.

    Pints aren't cheap, but again, cheaper than most festivals of its size. A massive tip here is to seek out the bars that are selling the good shit, i.e 9% ciders, Leffe and Hoegarden etc. these will cost about £4.50, which is the same price if you buy a shitty can of 4% Gaymers/Becks Vier from the fast service bars near the big stages and arenas. Best place to find these bars are in the town centre uptown, but be warned, by Sunday all the strong ciders/lagers will definitely be sold out.

    If you can blag your way into the staff bar, last year a pint of cold, frothy Leffe was £3 :thumbs:
     
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  5. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Staff are allowed to bring as much booze as they can carry on the first entry only. Even the staff entrances were militant, sniffer dogs the entire weekend :facepalm:
     
  6. shambler

    shambler Large member

    My mate did exactly this a couple years ago, just wheeled in an entire fridge-freezer-sized coolerbox. They weren't happy but couldn't be bothered to unwrap it.

    Ogirdor - usual rules apply, depends how ballsy you are. I'd recommend a middle ground of about 24-32 cans, nothing ridiculous, bolstered with a couple of those 'refiller' bladder packs of spirits, or boxes of wine/cider with the box chucked away, stuffed nicely into your bags.
     
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  7. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Nicked off Facebook, may be of interest here though: RE- Stewarding.
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  9. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

  10. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

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  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I can't wait :)
     
  12. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Think I could've got a driving job there but already confirmed a gig on Friday so no go! Booo
    Lineup looking sick as always
     
  13. strange-fish

    strange-fish no decisions...

    My ticket is now available face value or best offer ☹️
     
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  14. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    it will go fast on the fb groups
     
  15. t0bytoo

    t0bytoo Well-Known Member

    Just been driving past the venue. Starting to look really good now. Feel for all of them that have been putting in the finishing touches in this crazy rain.
     
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    This fucking weather is depressing right now. The forecast picks up for the weekend but it's not going to be glorious sun.

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  17. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Tbh the people of boomtown probably don't need the weather we had at Bearded, Glasto or NASS ... 25+ just wilts people at best and breaks them at worst.
     
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  18. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    They are sending alerts to crew that the site is slippery but that wood chip plan is being implemented.
     
  19. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    I can't see how naff wall paper is going to help.
     
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  20. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    You strap a roll to each foot and use them like snow shoes.
     
  21. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Apart from the tracks into the car park all the pictures I have seen of the campsites have shown grass but it's very waterlogged... Hopefully it will drain in the next 12 hrs
     
  22. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    You crewing then?
     
  23. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Reports from various tech crews on site aren't great - getting on site looks sounds grim. Lots of cars stuck already and camping areas very soggy indeed.

    If the rain holds off it'll dry out a bit but expect lots of thick mud.
     
  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If the forecast is right it should dry out just fine. I'll wear my chunky Goretex hiking boots.

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  25. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I'm a bit worried about getting my van onsite, they sent a message out to bring towing eyelets but I don't have one
     
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  26. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    Daughter's van has been firmly stuck in the mud for the past five hours. Due to some vehicle pass mix up, she hasn't even managed to get on site properly yet. Quite pleased I'm having this weekend off from festivals :eek: :D
     
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Oh Lordy. I'm on foot but I hope it's not going to be another Glasto-esque quagmire. I am sooo over them.
     
  28. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Isn't that staff?
     
  29. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Right now it's horrible by all accounts I'm seeing. But forecast is good(ish).
     
  30. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    Yes, she's crew, but I'd imagine low priority when it comes to getting a tow.
     

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