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I'm sure I remember going to Reading Festival for £75 for the weekend. It may have even been £60.

Standard tickets (you know, the ones that sold out before I could get them) were £135 this year! Oh, plus booking fee plus postage - lets call it £147!

The ones I just brought (and yes I did finally get them, and yes it does mean I have to take a spoddy coach there....but at least I'll actually be there) cost just under £165 per ticket. And with that I'm getting 2p change out of the £165!!!

But I'll be there. So will Nicole. She'll be happy. I'll be broke.

Today has been a very expensive day one way or another. I hope I don't have another like it ffor some time.

I may go out for a cigarette now. I think I need one, even though I've been a terribly good boy this evening and not had a single one.

Just wish I had some Diet Coke as I'd mix it with the little Southern Comfort I have left. Mind you having it neat at the moment seems like an equally good idea.....

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gabby2600
Apr. 4th, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)
For that kind of cash, were spending a week in Prague city centre, and taking in a Tool gig. Oh an it would cover most of our drinking moeny as well.

So you can see why were going to europe more for gigs and festivals.
gabby2600
Apr. 4th, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)
Ok make that 200 quid each, for 11 days in prague, taking in Tool, GnR and RHCP. Did I mention this includes flights hotel and tickets.

Just seen some other bands on over an 11 day period.

The UK is getting far to expensive to see bands.
angusabranson
Apr. 4th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
I probably should know but it's late...who are RHCP?
gabby2600
Apr. 4th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
OK this is the last one, looks like we might head over to prague again in September, as Front Line Assembly are playing.
angusabranson
Apr. 4th, 2006 12:15 am (UTC)
Now that I would be interested in. It's been years since I last saw FLA.

I also have a friend who lives in Prague so if you can find out the details for the gig I'll talk to him and he might be able to put us all up - thus saving some hotel money :p

He's an old goth so he'll understand (he'll probably come along actually). It'll also probably amuse his kids (although not sure about his wife...) :p
karohemd
Apr. 4th, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)
FLA are playing Infest this year and RHCP are the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
angusabranson
Apr. 4th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
Infest clashes with Reading, plus I wasn't too sure on their overall line-up.

RHCP - ar, now I understand. Was never much of a Chilli's fan so that's probably why I didn't twig. Cheers :p
karohemd
Apr. 4th, 2006 12:31 pm (UTC)
None of the bands at Reading interest me (except Pearl Jam who I've seen last 15 years ago), I'm getting old.
Infest has a cool lineup this year and I'm going to stay at a comfortable hotel with a nice breakfast (another sign of getting old).
angusabranson
Apr. 4th, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, hotels..... we're looking into them for Reading too. Too old to want to camp at Festivals unless it's Glastonbury where there is no alternative. :p

As for the bands playing. Never too old to enjoy new music (or music that sounds like it was around twenty-thirty years ago as many of the new bands have definetly retro/borrowed influences and sounds...:p)
karohemd
Apr. 4th, 2006 12:59 pm (UTC)
I agree that you're never to old to enjoy new music but a lot of the current rock acts are just not interesting enough to get me out of the woodwork.
I love the fact that many are going back to the basics, though.
gabby2600
Apr. 4th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
Heres a run down, for a select few bands:

Flights you can get for about £80 return, accommodation from £10-£20 per night.

Beer last time I was there it was about 71p a pint at the rock café, and about £1.20 a 40ml shot with mixer.

June in Prague

06/06/06 – Alice in Chains - £ 14.50
11/06/06 – Depeche Mode - £25 - £29
14/06/06 – Red Hot Chilli Peppers - £ TBC
16/06/06 – Rolling Stones - £ 25 - £98
25/06/06 – Tool £18 - £21

September in Prague
01/09/06 – Front Line Assembly - £TBC


FLA might be a deffiante for us as well, Oh and we jsut missed Die Krupps they played last month.
pisica
Apr. 4th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
Oh, hey, who won your alternative Oscar thingie?
angusabranson
Apr. 4th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the reminder. Will try and post results tonite :)
pisica
Apr. 4th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC)
No, you're supposed to say 'aha! I was waiting for the first person to ask me about it and YOU ARE THE WINNER!' *theme from Rocky*
goldmoonrj
Apr. 4th, 2006 11:01 am (UTC)
Hey, I'm happy and broke as well, and it's not just out of solidarity. And I still believe we can sneak into the coach, grab our tickets and leave before the thingie leaves. Thursday is my birthday, and I don't want to be at Reading! :)
angusabranson
Apr. 4th, 2006 12:25 pm (UTC)
What I was thinking was we could take the bus there and then get the train straight back again to London :p

We'll have to look at B&B's/Hotels too if we're doing the 'rich enough not to camp' scene :p Hopefully they'll allow us to book in early on friday before the gig proper if we head back to London on Thursday. The Festival starts at 11am on Friday.
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angusabranson
Apr. 4th, 2006 12:26 pm (UTC)
Nicole and myself are hoping to try and find a B&B or Hotel somewhere as we're in a mind to avoid camping where possible :p

Thanks for the offer of a shower though. We may take you up on that one!
goldmoonrj
Apr. 5th, 2006 12:25 pm (UTC)
I second that, and the thanks! :)
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