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One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:37 am
by Kapital T
Having spent one of the best festival weekends of my life at Body&Soul, I have only one request/wish for EP this year.

Do what B&S did and introduce a free flow drinks policy. This changed the whole weekend in a very positive manner. Queues into the arena were non-existent with no searches. This generated one of the most relaxed atmospheres at a festival I have encountered in Ireland in recent years. The bars still seemed busy and the bunch that I was with were more than happy to buy some drinks, even though we had drinks to bring around the site. I would love to know what the impact on the bar takings over the weekend was, but I suspect that the difference was not nearly as large as one might have expected.

B&S totally redeemed themselves with this policy this year after last year's over zealous security policy on the drinks in the arena.

EP needs a return to prior greatness and I personally believe that the introduction of this policy would go a long long way to achieving that.

So EP ... do the right thing!

Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:18 am
by mojo
Well said Kapital T

B&S drink policy was great this year. I still bought as much from the bar at b&s as I would have at EP. In fact I think I bought more

Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:40 am
by Window Licker
Hear hear

Also results in less messily drunk people as they're not cramming it in at the campsite

Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:01 pm
by Joe7
Agree with this 100%

With an expanded capacity and considering it's a sell out weekend, searching people for drink coming in and out of the campsite will cause bottlenecks and significant delays.

Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:54 am
by Joe7
Looks like it's not going to happen, unsurprisingly
As per previous years whilst the bars onsite are open no drink or alcohol can be brought into the arena, with the exception of sealed soft drinks bottles (up to 500ml). Once the bars are closed up to 4 cans of beer/cider per person or soft drinks bottles (up to 500ml) are permitted to be brought into the arena (Bars scheduled to close at midnight on Friday and Sunday and 1am on Saturday)
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Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:59 am
by Kapital T
Very disappointed with the usual policy (again) this year. And now with the bars closing later and 6,000 more people, this is gonna be a mess. I already have bit of a bad taste in my mouth and I haven't even got there.

Considering the increased revenue in ticket sales this year combined with a pretty average (aka inexpensive) lineup, I have only one word to describe the organisers' attitude this year:

Greed!

Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:41 am
by Eucrid
Jesus they're extending the opening hours of the bars, its a good thing. Quit the whinging.

Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:49 am
by BadTurtle
It's not though. You spend more money on watered down drink and less time listening to music because you can't bring in your own drink til after 12. It's purely a money making move, nothing to do with what festival goers want.

Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:51 pm
by Eucrid
Sure if you have to trek back out to your tent at half 10 you are missing some of the best acts of the night. I'd rather just grab a pint.

Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:19 pm
by BadTurtle
I find theres usually noone I'm particularly interested in at half 9-10 so it was the perfect time to get cans.

Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:35 pm
by Eucrid
Fair enough. Everyone I've told about the late bar is delighted. We tend to camp near the back of the campsite though, way too much hassle heading back out at half 10.

Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:46 pm
by LordPercy
Eucrid wrote:Sure if you have to trek back out to your tent at half 10 you are missing some of the best acts of the night. I'd rather just grab a pint.
Same as that used to hate running out of drink at that time of night.

And to kapitalt complaining of greed!! the festival is a business there to make money of course they're greedy it's their fecking job

Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:02 pm
by Eucrid
Its even worse since they stopped doing bags of wine. At least in the good old days when they closed the bar you get a couple of pints and as many bags of wine as your pockets would hold. Last year they had the shitty little pub bottles of wine and wouldn't let you keep the lids. Cunts.

Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:11 am
by jennyhannb
B&S totally redeemed themselves with this policy this year after last year's over zealous security policy on the drinks in the arena. Worry

Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:30 am
by Kaitykatedn13
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Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:10 am
by Antoniacummins
The Free Flow drink policy was excellent. The drinks satay just like the originals. just a bit sweet for the youngers. But they loved the drink policy.
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Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

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Re: One Wish: Free Flow drink policy

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