The Cost of a Lost Weekend

2008-10-03 09:14
Here's a basic cost list for a day at the Daisies, over and above your R400 ticket for the weekend. We suggest you budget for what you plan to buy. Then double whatever you planned to blow on beer / sweets.


This costing is premised on you having a hangover, however slight. The food at Daisies ranges from something so basic you could cook it in a communal kitchen in Obs, to, well as a colleague put it "…the whole of Long Street". Actually I checked, and there's some stuff from Kloof Nek and Obs too. So Capetonians barely have to leave their suburbs, let alone home, to experience the greater world an hour's drive away.

Cut these costs by…
- Bringing a coolerbox with your own booze (plastic or cans only)
- Cooking with gas (no open fires permitted)
- Packing snacks
- Eating less
- Staying sober all weekend
About R100 - R150 for nutrients, if you keep it tidy on the drinking front.

Clothing and CDs
A hangover is just for a morning. A really cool cap or T-Shirt lasts longer than the average relationship. So spend your money wisely, protecting yourself from sunburn and the elements, and you'll also wind up with a souvenir of a memorable weekend. If you really love a band, you might also want to invest in a their CD - on sale together with band Ts at the Merchandise tent. Approximate (and sometimes exact) prices follow - these costs are obviously once-off:

Save / Reduce these costs by:
- Wearing last year's gear
- Being in a band
- Jumping up and down with your breasts bared at the front until someone throws you some clothes. *

- Jean Barker

* Works better for fat guys than for hot girls.

There's really only one thing you don't want to do at Daisies: stand in an autobank queue. You might just have to suck it up when it comes to shower queues, toilet queues, coffee queues and food queues, but you CAN pack enough money to have a good time without standing in line at the cash machine. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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