Discussion in 'festivals' started by sim667, Nov 3, 2016.
What's the prices like? So you can only take 16 cans of your own beer then?
Standard festival prices. Yes, like it clearly states, like you've had confirmed in your response from Boomtown, you can take 16 cans.
Just get a mate who is working it to bring some booze in for you.
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
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
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.
Nicked off Facebook, may be of interest here though: RE- Stewarding.
Now sold out apart from coach tickets!
Boomtown festival sells out in record time
Line ups Line-up Posters
I've not seen so many ticket request fb posts for a festival in a long while.
I can't wait
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
My ticket is now available face value or best offer ☹️
it will go fast on the fb groups
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.
This fucking weather is depressing right now. The forecast picks up for the weekend but it's not going to be glorious sun.
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.
They are sending alerts to crew that the site is slippery but that wood chip plan is being implemented.
I can't see how naff wall paper is going to help.
You strap a roll to each foot and use them like snow shoes.
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
You crewing then?
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.
If the forecast is right it should dry out just fine. I'll wear my chunky Goretex hiking boots.
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
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
Oh Lordy. I'm on foot but I hope it's not going to be another Glasto-esque quagmire. I am sooo over them.
Isn't that staff?
Right now it's horrible by all accounts I'm seeing. But forecast is good(ish).
Yes, she's crew, but I'd imagine low priority when it comes to getting a tow.
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