Our pet peeve very year is the quality of food at festivals. Some obviously are better than others but as a whole it’s either a greasy burger and a box of chips several times in one weekend or a hotdog or in my case just do my best to fast for the weekend!
The next big festival I have planned is body and soul and I can’t wait but I do dread the food at camping festivals. I have never been to body and soul and I have heard great things but I am just talking about the general trend of food at festivals. This year I am going to pack some sandwiches and a range of other half healthy foods in a bid to not feel like death for the week after..even if I do drink for 3 nights straight.
I was actually talking to once of the guys who came over from the UK last year and he runs an online store selling the tefal actifry but he also has a chip van and comes over twice a year to Ireland as he sells slightly better quality foods such as paninis and wraps and he does very well so there is a demand there for slightly better foods.
I think festivals just think that because people are partying for a few days that what’s the point in having excellent food and they are right to a degree but there should be more options. Although maybe we should start looking at the toilet situations before we worry about the food!
It is reported that flag ship festivals Coachella and Lollapalooza have banned the famous selfie stick from their upcoming festivals this year. It appears they have outlawed all form of monopods and selfie sticks to put a stop to recordings of live performances that are against the wills of the artists and promoters.
The selfie stick ban will likely be hard to enforce as they can fit easily in a bag or pocket as well as being disguised as flags and camping equipment. Although these two leaders in the festival world have banned the selfie sticks there is no sign that other festivals are following their lead. Glastonbury and other large festivals around the world have not taken a stance on this issue yet but we expect to hear something either way soon.
Earlier in the year many football clubs banned the famous selfie stick for fear that it can be used as a weapon. This is understandable considering footballs history but then again pretty much anything can be used as a weapon in the wrong hands. Many concert venues around the UK have also banned the selfie stick and reserve the right to refuse entry upon detection of a selfie stick.
Museums and other historic sites have also ran into the problem of too many selfie sticks gracing their halls. Many of Europes top destinations have also banned selfie sticks but again we fail to see how this will be enforced fully.
Hear at nacd we love the selfie stick but we can understand how it can become a nuisance for many venues but hope that they are not banned at every festival as that would be a bummer all round.