The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #84178   Message #1553295
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
31-Aug-05 - 04:02 AM
Thread Name: Towersey 05 - Thoughts Of A First Timer
Subject: RE: Towersey 05 - Thoughts Of A First Timer
Houston, it was good to see you there too! Typical... Before last week, I last saw you when you were a wee lad hanging on your fathers guitar arm and annoying the hell out of Amanda...... now it's twice in 8 days!

I agree with the prices on food - about 8 years ago I worked out that I spent nearly £60 on food over the 4 days, so I learned to take my own provisions. There seem to be few stalls selling food at a price I can afford on a daily basis. Another nasty trick is price hiking. On Thursday I bought a hot dog for £2.00 (it was a goodly sized one with onions), but on Saturday, the same cost me an extra 20p. I didn't buy one on Monday. I'm not a tea drinker but £1.00 for a big polystyrene cup of tea or £1.50 for hot chocolate did seem rather excessive, £1.20 for SMALL bottled water even more so (especially when a trip to Thame revealed the same brand on sale for less than half the price and a 2ltr bottle on offer at 2 for 75p). I know these vans have their overheads to cover, but surely some of them are pricing themselves out of their own market? They certainly priced themselves out of my pocket. Consequently I spent less than £20 in all on food and drink (other than beer) provided by the stalls, and that was all when I hadn't time to go back to my tent and cook, or wanted to stink out the beer tent with amazing olives.