Concession stands?

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Concession stands?

Postby Hemlawk » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:46 pm

Since I'll be a tourist visiting the UK, I really won't have any means to bring food everyday.

I assume there will be food and booze served on site, right?

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Re: Concession stands?

Postby Black Wizard » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:11 pm

Of course, but it will be very expensive.

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Re: Concession stands?

Postby CherryInHove » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:19 am

Based on last few years it's about £7 a meal, so assuming you're getting three meals a day you're looking about £20 a day for food.

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Re: Concession stands?

Postby CherryInHove » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:20 am

And IIRC Beer was about £4? £4.50 a pint

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Re: Concession stands?

Postby kipper64 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:28 am

yeah that sounds about right with 10p back for returning cups, 10p per cup that is.
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Re: Concession stands?

Postby CherryInHove » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:38 am

I can't be bothered collecting cups so I just give them to kids collecting big stacks of them so they can get some pocket money.

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Postby kipper64 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:46 am

Haha, half the time I'm convinced the parents bring them to put them to work for the beer fund, it's basically child labour :P
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Re: Concession stands?

Postby CherryInHove » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:08 am

You're probably right :( I like to think that the parents are letting the children keep the money though. Although you've given me an idea for when my daughters get a bit older....

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Re: Concession stands?

Postby CherryInHove » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:15 am

Quick back of the napkin maths:

Ticket for child costs £215

To cover the tickets they need to collect 2150 cups which over three days is about 720 a day. Assuming they collect from noon to 10pm, they need to collect 72 cups an hour or 1.2 cups per minute just to cover the cost of the ticket.

That is pretty easy to do for a child I reckon. I reckon they could quite easily average 3 cups a minute. Now assuming they take 2 half hour breaks in that time to eat or something, 3 cups per minute for 9 hours a day at 3 hours = £486, take off the cost of their ticket leaves £271. Take half as commission and you've covered over half of your own ticket.

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Postby kipper64 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:16 pm

If the kids are under a certain age too they get to go to the festival for free, so in that scenario it's pure profit too!
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Postby billytheweed » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:56 pm

CherryInHove wrote:Quick back of the napkin maths:

Ticket for child costs £215

To cover the tickets they need to collect 2150 cups which over three days is about 720 a day. Assuming they collect from noon to 10pm, they need to collect 72 cups an hour or 1.2 cups per minute just to cover the cost of the ticket.

That is pretty easy to do for a child I reckon. I reckon they could quite easily average 3 cups a minute. Now assuming they take 2 half hour breaks in that time to eat or something, 3 cups per minute for 9 hours a day at 3 hours = £486, take off the cost of their ticket leaves £271. Take half as commission and you've covered over half of your own ticket.


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Re: Concession stands?

Postby King_Walnut » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:14 pm

This was what I picked up during Skunk Anansie's set at Soni 2010. I think they played for 40 minutes. Was about 340 cups.

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Re: Concession stands?

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Re: Concession stands?

Postby CherryInHove » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:02 pm

£34 in 40 minutes... That's pretty bloody good...

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Postby CherryInHove » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:03 pm

BRB Resigning from my job in finance to move into the far more lucrative area of cup collection.

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Re: Concession stands?

Postby King_Walnut » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:09 pm

CherryInHove wrote:BRB Resigning from my job in finance to move into the far more lucrative area of cup collection.


Seriously, it's lucrative as fu­ck. I can afford to eat from the vans all weekend and buy beer in the arena, all from an hour of work per day.

You know that bit of the crowd where it's not densely packed but still dense enough so you have to say "excuse me" to people as you walk past? THERE ARE SO MANY CUPS ON THE FLOOR. Also walk up and down the bars, people tend to buy beer and then consume the beer near to the bar before moving into the crowd.

The real goldmine is when everyone's left after the headliner. Literally hundreds of pounds worth of cups on the floor, though the annoying thing is you can only carry so much and once you've left that area you're not allowed to go back.
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Re: Concession stands?

Postby Hemlawk » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:13 am

Wait...

They give you a cash refund on returning or reusing cups? Wicked. I don't blame you guys for collecting them in that case. I won't do it, but I'llgladly give up my cup to the youngsters.

I figured I'd spend about £100 a day between food and merchandise.
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Postby King_Walnut » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:34 am

Hemlawk wrote:Wait...

They give you a cash refund on returning or reusing cups? Wicked. I don't blame you guys for collecting them in that case. I won't do it, but I'llgladly give up my cup to the youngsters.

I figured I'd spend about £100 a day between food and merchandise.


Merch is about £20 for a T-shirt (might be £22 this year, probably), and £50 for a hoodie.
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Postby owl79 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:42 am

Hmm I was thinking of letting Aaron nowhere near cups...but I know for a fact there's a Metallica hoodie he's been after....
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Postby King_Walnut » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:26 pm

owl79 wrote:Hmm I was thinking of letting Aaron nowhere near cups...but I know for a fact there's a Metallica hoodie he's been after....


Instill work ethic into the boy! 500 cups for a Metallica hoodie. He'll probably enjoy himself .. just make sure he washes his hands for 2-3 hours after he's done.
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Postby owl79 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:31 pm

King_Walnut wrote:
owl79 wrote:Hmm I was thinking of letting Aaron nowhere near cups...but I know for a fact there's a Metallica hoodie he's been after....


Instill work ethic into the boy! 500 cups for a Metallica hoodie. He'll probably enjoy himself .. just make sure he washes his hands for 2-3 hours after he's done.



Ha ha, if you see a small person in a wolf onsie walking around with cups give him a pat on the head, then say hi i'll be where ever he is :lol:
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Re: Concession stands?

Postby Master_Yoda » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:54 pm

I always give mine to the kids collecting, but didn't really do the maths - they can earn some good money for merch etc

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Re: Concession stands?

Postby King_Walnut » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:00 pm

owl79 wrote:Ha ha, if you see a small person in a wolf onsie walking around with cups give him a pat on the head, then say hi i'll be where ever he is :lol:


I'll help him!
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