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General Stuff People Want to Know

Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Jul 04, 2008 20:08

This is the thread where people in the know and experienced Indietracks goers answer questions for those of us out of the know.

My question, though I know it's been sort of thrown around before, is about vegetarian food. Are cheesy chips the only option for real? I'm not a fussy eater, but I currently can't eat anything that isn't low fat or fat free.

Can I bring in some fruit and stuff?

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Post by linus » Fri Jul 04, 2008 20:22

Stuart should probably field that one (or at least someobody close to the organising) as otherwise you'll just have a bunch of anecdotal stuff from last year that might put da willies up ya'

and on that note, I smuggled a baby sweetcorn and two petit pois in my speedos last year and nobody said a word

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Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Jul 04, 2008 20:23

Oooh, my next question is what is a petit pois?

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Post by linus » Fri Jul 04, 2008 20:25

it's a small pea

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Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Jul 04, 2008 20:26

I just got that.

I'm not very bright.

I'm also going to go ahead and admit that I'm already trying to decide what to wear.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Jul 04, 2008 20:58

I don't have alternate weather plans!

Eeep! Maybe adding tights and cardigans to the current planned outfits if it gets a little cold? I'm pretty sure that not much will feel very hot to me after escaping the hell that is Florida in July.

I'm blaming having to pack nearly four weeks in advance for my preplanning.

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Post by linus » Fri Jul 04, 2008 21:24

you can buy clothes here, raquel

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Post by in search of lazy jane » Sat Jul 05, 2008 02:27

Food.

I think the railway's learned from last year that there'll be an unusually high percentage of vegetarians.

There's the railway's own cafe which does a selection of meals and snacks like sandwiches, chips, hot & cold drinks etc. inc vegetarian options.

There's a gift shop next to it that also sells stuff like chocolate / ice creams.

Last year there was the BBQ in the evenings, which'll again happen, there'll likely be two of these, one vegi one not.

There'll also be a donut van and a burger van. The burger van does vegi burgers which it's stated will be cooked on a different grill.

There'll *may* be an additional marquee selling tea/coffee & cakes which'll have some bands / DJs in.

There are no restrictions on bringing food onto the site (for your own consumption).

Drink.

There are restictions on bringing alcohol on site - you can't. And be warned - it's part of our licensing terms that we have to do bag searches this year when you enter the site to prevent this.

The bar arrangements will be pretty much the same as last year, the main bar in the loco shed where the main stage is (with a large selection of real ales), a bar on the carriage stationery outside this shed which'll be a bit of a quiet zone, and there'll be a bar on the steam train.

There'll be extra toilets this year as well.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Sat Jul 05, 2008 05:35

I thank you!

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Post by jayen_aitch » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:10

will you be the one with a donut on every finger?

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Post by SophieC » Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:39

in search of lazy jane wrote:Food.

I think the railway's learned from last year that there'll be an unusually high percentage of vegetarians.

There's the railway's own cafe which does a selection of meals and snacks like sandwiches, chips, hot & cold drinks etc. inc vegetarian options.

There's a gift shop next to it that also sells stuff like chocolate / ice creams.

Last year there was the BBQ in the evenings, which'll again happen, there'll likely be two of these, one vegi one not.

There'll also be a donut van and a burger van. The burger van does vegi burgers which it's stated will be cooked on a different grill.

There'll *may* be an additional marquee selling tea/coffee & cakes which'll have some bands / DJs in.

There are no restrictions on bringing food onto the site (for your own consumption).

Drink.

There are restictions on bringing alcohol on site - you can't. And be warned - it's part of our licensing terms that we have to do bag searches this year when you enter the site to prevent this.

The bar arrangements will be pretty much the same as last year, the main bar in the loco shed where the main stage is (with a large selection of real ales), a bar on the carriage stationery outside this shed which'll be a bit of a quiet zone, and there'll be a bar on the steam train.

There'll be extra toilets this year as well.
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Post by Trev » Sat Jul 05, 2008 13:34

in search of lazy jane wrote:There'll be extra toilets this year as well.
Yay! was worried about this!
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Post by Tomb » Sat Jul 05, 2008 14:26

in search of lazy jane wrote:There'll be extra toilets this year as well.
The indie tracks CAMRA branch says hurrah!

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Post by duanne99 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:16

Will the bar onsite be a proper bar with hopefully local ales on tap ? or is it cans of carling from a dustbin full of cold water .......
Oh my god - So much to do and soooo little time !!!

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Post by boney » Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:44

duanne99 wrote:Will the bar onsite be a proper bar with hopefully local ales on tap ? or is it cans of carling from a dustbin full of cold water .......
Cans for £2.50 last year. Stella, Strongbow that I recall.

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Post by linus » Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:46

they did have some very reasonable bottled ales (local? I don't know) in the railway carriage and on the train

I think mark hibbett can testify to the merits, or otherwise, of those

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Post by tompony » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:31

There were loads of local ales on tap last time (in the railway shed / main stage area) - I tried most of them, they were lovely.

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Post by duanne99 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:32

Thanks for the info - I look forward too seeing the underside of a table or two then
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Post by Trev » Sun Jul 06, 2008 13:11

linus wrote:they did have some very reasonable bottled ales (local? I don't know) in the railway carriage and on the train

I think mark hibbett can testify to the merits, or otherwise, of those

They had real ale. and lots of it. on tap. and once that ran dry, in bottles. I drank many different types.
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Post by stolenwine » Sun Jul 06, 2008 13:25

what time do you think the bands start on saturday? are people planning to get there really early?
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