The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #84178   Message #1553335
Posted By: Dick The Box
31-Aug-05 - 05:12 AM
Thread Name: Towersey 05 - Thoughts Of A First Timer
Subject: RE: Towersey 05 - Thoughts Of A First Timer
Hmmmmm. Seem to have struck a chord here!

1) Line-up. It was just an observation. Everybody's tastes are different so it is a tough job trying to please everyone.

2) Overcrowding. I take the point about Gazebos etc. However, larger tents and young people who don't want to share a tent with Mum & Dad are a fact of life - the festival is trying to attract young people after all. Another point is that while a small tent is acceptable for a weekend, it is not practical for a family for five days. Rather than trying to cram a quart into a pint pot, maybe more fields should be made available? A really quiet site further away might be appreciated. Maybe on the route of that shuttle bus someone mentioned.....

3) Appreciate that stewards are in a no win situation but it is still annoying to stopped to show your armband for the umpteenth time on your way back into the camp site from the loo at 8.00am on a monday morning. Or being forcibly moved over to the right on leaving the showground at 11.00pm to allow for the non-existent people who were still coming in. The rules are there to make the festival run smoothly and safely but unthinking adherance to them at all times eventually pisses people off.

4) Food Prices. Agree that the majority of caterers are not good value. It can be very expensive, especially when you are feeding kids as well. On the subject of price hikes, I had a barney with the van at campsite 2 who wanted to charge me £3.50 for sausage and chips even when it plainly said £2.80 on the board outside. The honourable exception to all this is "Chez Nous" who give you shed loads for your money. If you get the chance also check out the jerk chicken man at Warwick. Great food but a Carribean attitude to service - the "All I want is a melon" advert rang very true!