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    Default How much spending money should you take??

    Just wondering what the costs are likely to be for drinks, food, merchandise and incidentals..........


    planning ahead......
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    Default Re: How much spending money should you take??

    I figure $120 a day min. But I'll buy band shirts each day.

    Shirts will run you $25-$35 each

    Food - each meal around $15, so $45-ish

    water $2 a bottle - you need at least 7 a day (if you go all day), so another $15
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    Default Re: How much spending money should you take??

    I figure about 100 a day is good, 120 is better.

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    Default Re: How much spending money should you take??

    thanks for that. I didnt think I'd need that much.

    How much is for a beer?

    something to eat?

    a band shirt?


    etc etc.....


    just roughly.
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    Default Re: How much spending money should you take??

    I edited my first comment with a better breakdown for you - Beer (I haven't bought it there in years)

    prolly $5-7 each?
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    Default Re: How much spending money should you take??

    Is there a way to just buy one water bottle and keep filling it up all day? that's what I usually do in the bathroom at raves and concerts most of the time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surrealkiller View Post
    Is there a way to just buy one water bottle and keep filling it up all day? that's what I usually do in the bathroom at raves and concerts most of the time..

    There are waterfountains, but they're probably crowded and/or gross.

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    Beer $7

    Food $5-10

    Ice lemonade $5

    water $2

    I usually stop by to eat somewhere on the way home from from shows because food is more expensive at events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surrealkiller View Post
    Is there a way to just buy one water bottle and keep filling it up all day? that's what I usually do in the bathroom at raves and concerts most of the time..


    actually, that's a good point. If it's gonna be that hot, dont they supply water for free?
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    why are tshirts so expensive?

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    Because it's a huge corporate rock fest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    Because it's a huge corporate rock fest.
    but can't you just buy the shirts later online for like 12 bucks?

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    You know, everyone's been saying 100-120 cash moneys per day, but that sounds ridiculous.

    I don't eat like...4 full $15 meals a day, I don't need water every half hour, I'm not gonna buy 8 t-shirts a day, and I'm not gonna pay 8 bucks for a mediocre, American beer.

    I'm pretty sure I can get away with like...25-30 bucks a day. 15ish for food, the rest for water.

    If shirts are over 20 bucks, I'm not gonna buy more than one. I probably won't buy any at all. I have like 2 million, and if I want it that bad, I can get it online for a reasonable price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    Because it's a huge corporate rock fest.

    so, you basically get skinned for everything.

    if they exploit water charges, I'll write someone a letter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dinosaurateme View Post
    but can't you just buy the shirts later online for like 12 bucks?

    $12? I don't see bands selling shirts that cheap ever. Not even on line. You have add shipping on line too. Sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnicornsForBreakfast View Post
    I don't eat like...4 full $15 meals a day, I don't need water every half hour, I'm not gonna buy 8 t-shirts a day, and I'm not gonna pay 8 bucks for a mediocre, American beer.
    Good cuz t-shirts are between what 25-40 a piece?

    Here's me

    Water = 5 bottles 2 bucks a peice $10
    Meals = 15 bucks x 2 = $30
    3 beers = $20
    1 shirt = $30


    I think that's fairly resonable. 5 small bottles of water is lite over a 12 hour period I think.

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    dont go giving your money to those corporate arseholes, save it for a good honest drug dealer, god knows he needs it more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    Good cuz t-shirts are between what 25-40 a piece?

    Here's me

    Water = 5 bottles 2 bucks a peice $10
    Meals = 15 bucks x 2 = $30
    3 beers = $20
    1 shirt = $30


    I think that's fairly resonable. 5 small bottles of water is lite over a 12 hour period I think.

    Cant you get free water??? Considering how hot it's likely to be, i'm surprised that's not one of their regulations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flora mouse View Post
    Cant you get free water??? Considering how hot it's likely to be, i'm surprised that's not one of their regulations.
    No, water is not free. I spent like $20 on water last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cydewonder View Post
    No, water is not free. I spent like $20 on water last year.

    that's terrible. oh well. now budgeted.

    I'm sure they'll be sorry when there are people dehydrating cos they spent all their money, but hey ho.
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    I believe they actually do have 2 hoses on the grounds. AT least one that I know of for sure, there is always a line of about 20 people waiting for it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    $12? I don't see bands selling shirts that cheap ever. Not even on line. You have add shipping on line too. Sucks.
    mc chris, what?
    ya you're right, 12 bucks is outrageous. More like, $5
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    if you budget for water/gatorade, you will be fine. if you dont want to spend money on food have breakfast before, a snack at the venue, and eat something after the show. i suggest water and gatoraid, esp if your going to be hanging out all day, replaces the sodium and other electrolytes you have lost from the heat. and trust me, your not going to want to eat that much if its hot out. and if you dont eat the salty nummy goodness, you will want gatorade. and the frozen lemonades are great too! and the snowcones. yummm.

    take at least 50$ a day for drinks/food

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    Quote Originally Posted by flora mouse View Post
    that's terrible. oh well. now budgeted.

    I'm sure they'll be sorry when there are people dehydrating cos they spent all their money, but hey ho.


    its funny too, because i went to the LA weekly Detour Fest which is also promoted by GV and they had a truck that was giving out Free MONSTERS all day. I must of drank like aleast 5 and i took some home too!

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    I find that bringing more money is always better than bringing exactly how much you think you need... im going to bring about $150-$200 a day, just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnicornsForBreakfast View Post
    You know, everyone's been saying 100-120 cash moneys per day, but that sounds ridiculous.

    I don't eat like...4 full $15 meals a day, I don't need water every half hour, I'm not gonna buy 8 t-shirts a day, and I'm not gonna pay 8 bucks for a mediocre, American beer.

    I'm pretty sure I can get away with like...25-30 bucks a day. 15ish for food, the rest for water.

    If shirts are over 20 bucks, I'm not gonna buy more than one. I probably won't buy any at all. I have like 2 million, and if I want it that bad, I can get it online for a reasonable price.

    Yea, I will NOT be buying shirts there. If I really want one I can buy them online on E-bay...where I usually find them at super cheap prices anyway. I usually refrain from buying anything like that at big corporate events because they seriously rip you off. I don't like water so I drink a lot less than most people and can handle the heat pretty well on just a few bottles. Ususally though, with events like this..I bring one of those "Ensure" or "Pedialyte" drinks to replace my electrolytes (I don't like Gatorade).

    I'm lucky I don't drink alcohol and when it's really hot I tend to just drink more and eat less.

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    A LOT

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinosaurateme View Post
    mc chris, what?
    ya you're right, 12 bucks is outrageous. More like, $5
    http://www.indiemerchstore.com/mcchr...f=L21jY2hyaXM=
    yeah okay..but who the hell is mc chris? it's fucken hard to find any of the even semi-popular bands with cheap shirts. the cheapest i've seen them is $10 (not including shipping and handling and other shit they like the charge out of the ass for). of course, i didn't even want any of those...

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    I think many people here have not factored in bail money.
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