Big Day Out and Water

  1. What do you think?

    Big Day Out and Water

    Well it was good to see that some sense is finally coming into the world - It is quite disgraceful that large events these days are holding people to ransom for water.

    The Big Day out is a large travelling type music type festival for the younger set - (not me) both my kids have been in the past- It is a full day and night held at a large venue and lots of different bands of varying types of styles play and sing all day - It is generally held in each of the large cities i.e. Melbourne, Sydney Brisbane etc -
    They said on the news tonight that there was 40,000 kids there today listening to 50 bands/ groups - fortunately the weather wasn't too hot- The supervision was apparently good and the moshe pit controlled. (FYI- 2 years ago sadly a young girl died at the big day out)

    Also it seems that the kids are allowed to take water into the ground and not be forced to buy it there. The costs are hard enough for kids to afford - not sure the price of the ticket but l think about $100.00 Australian.
    Anyone out there go to the big day out at all.

    Don't you think that water should be able to be bought into the ground - At the Cricket if your water bottle had been open you weren't allowed to take it in - Had to be thrown out and then you were forced to buy more at the ground prices - high
    What do you think?
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   renerian
    In the states they have all but eliminated bringing anything into the stadiums or concerts. No coolers, sometimes no camera, no purses or fanny packs. I guess I am torn. Part of me understands and part of me thinks it is overboard. I guess they have to start somewhere on changing how we do things in the world to protect the masses.

    renerian
  4. by   Tookie
    I totally undersatnd the need to search bags etc - not just from a terrorist aspect but we can have trouble too from an overload iof alcohol - it can be disguised etc
    But it worries me when kids are going into watch a sporting activity that happened recently (ie cricket) that because these 12/13 year olds had opened their bottle of water it had to be thrown out and they would have hd to buy water at inflated prices - this is in the heat of our summer


    At the big day out 0 in years gone by all water bottles had been confiscated open or unopened and al the water taps teurned off - therefore forcing teenagers (in the most to but water) --- so what is precious - water or teenagers -

    Sorry l find this to be a sad thing to talk about cause kids were put at risk cause people want to make money.
  5. by   NurseRachy
    WOW - This thread just has RACHEL written all over it - I am a Big Day Out Junkie - have been to the last 11 years BDO's (and I am 21) The price of food was pretty ridiculous, as were the drinks!!
    ALTHOUGH this year and last year as you entered the gates you got a litte showbag kinda thing with a teeny tiny bottle of water, a pack of lifesavers and a time-table. (well, some people got these bags but i seemed to miss out!)
    They did have water taps available that you could fill up bottles with, BUT it was HOT and tasted bad - which was dissapointing as Melbourne water is generally very good.
    I took $150.00 with me and spent at least $70 on bottles of water.
    I TOTALLY agree with Tookie. I mean it is ridiculous when ALCOHOL is cheaper than water - just like some nightclubs!!
    Every concert i have been to (and that would be 100's as i absolutely LOVE my music) has had really expensive water.
    All in all it was an Awesome day and $70.00 worth of water or not, all going well I will be back there next year!!!!!!
    Thank you for raising this topic Tookie - it needs some publicity!!
    Love Rachel @}--->-----------
  6. by   OzNurse69
    Hey Rachel, I went too!! But to the Gold Coast -- & the water there on tap was actually drinkable.

    They did publicise before the event that you would be allowed to bring in water -- so my friends & me took an esky (soft one) with I think 25 litres of water -- & it was all gone by about 4pm between 6 of us -- bloody hot day!!

    Fantastic event though -- Machine Gun Fellatio were my favourite.....
  7. by   Grace Oz
    Originally posted by renerian
    In the states they have all but eliminated bringing anything into the stadiums or concerts. No coolers, sometimes no camera, no purses or fanny packs. I guess I am torn. Part of me understands and part of me thinks it is overboard. I guess they have to start somewhere on changing how we do things in the world to protect the masses.

    renerian
    HEY! Renerian,
    Careful with your terminology! A fANNY in AUSTRALIA is female genitalia!!!....
    We only use FANNY PACKS in vaginal surgery!!
    Cheers,
    Grace
  8. by   bewbew
    A fANNY in AUSTRALIA is female genitalia!!!.... We only use FANNY PACKS in vaginal surgery!!
    :chuckle
  9. by   Tookie
    I was curious Racheal - were you allowed to take water into the ground and what were the prics this year for a full ticket?
    please you had a good time l will ring my 2 children - your age about l thnk and find out if either of those were in the crowd as well
    Glad you enjoy your day too Oznurse69

    Bew Bew dont they refer to those "packs' as bum bags - never had one mine (bum that is is big enough)
  10. by   NurseRachy
    Tookie - I paid $104.76 for my ticket to BDO which included a bookie fee. A friend of a friend who works at Myer (or did when they purchased them) said it was a good deal - but i really don't know if it was - i just trusted them as it is always around $100.
    No i didn;t take water with me to the BDO as i like to get into the middle of the action (ok...the mosh pit) and actually see the band!
    I saw most guards tipping out peoples water before they entered, but then again some people seemed to be able to smuggle stuff in - there was HEAPS and HEAPS of empty alcohol bottles on the ground by the end of the night!
    OzzyNurse69 - ohh I LURVE Machine Gun Fellatio too!! How could you be bothered looking after the you soft esky?? Although i see your point considering I spent about $70 on water!!!
    Our day wasn't as hot as yours - well i was always hot cause i was jumping and running around. Do you find that you tend to meet HEAPS of people you know??? I always do - It's cool!!!
    Anyways have a good day - i'm off to listen to JJJ's hottest 100!
    Love Rachel @}-->--------
  11. by   Tookie
    Glad to hear that you had a great time - so did my neighbour - a busload of them went down - l think he then slept for about 2 days to cacth up - I went to see the long way to the top - felt my age in as much as we had seats and no moshe pit - however my husband said if there hadve been a moshe pit everyone would have got out of the way if l had jumped into it and that they wiouldhave needed a fork lift to get me of the floor - Isnt her charming - the show was fatastc -am about to write about it
    But wanted to say glad that you and OZ nurse enjoyed yourselves.
    Tookie

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