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Rant about Skyfire disorganisation

By gourmetmumma 20 March 2011 44

Frustrated is one word I can use to describe how I & my family & friends felt at tonights Skyfire event and I’m certain we’re not alone judging by many complaints I heard from people sitting around us. Myself, husband, 2 kids and our newborn arrived at 6 just in time for the fighter jet (which I can say was the highlight!) but then things went downhill from there.

We found a nice spot to sit at regatta point, but on venturing down to get some hot food as was promoted as being there on the 104.7 website i questioned – Why would an organizer of an event that attracts thousands of people put only 2 small food vans onsite???

We joined the line to find out the people in front of us had been waiting 50 minutes already and there were at least 100 people still in front of us. There was only fairy floss and popcorn left so needless to say we didn’t wait and were left with 2 hungry kids.

I counted 73 people in the toilet queue for the one and only toilet nearby so I’m glad the kids knew how to ‘hold it in’.

I heard that the police were there to crack down on rowdiness and under age drinking – there were none to be seen where we were sitting but the droves of teens coming in with cartons of bunch rum and beers the pics would have been way out numbered. Sad to say with 2 hungry kids busting for the toilet we left when the rain came just after 7 and missed the main event. Glad we did because with no lighting, the after dark mad rush to the car would have been mayhem.

Next year can the organizes please put a little more thought into the services you provide for the number of people you are expecting?? For the sanity and safety of the biggest audience – young families – spare a thought!

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EvanJames 3:26 pm 22 Mar 11

gourmetmumma said :

Hiding behind the anonymity of a username makes it easy to forget we are all people and have feelings and there is just no need to make others’ feel bad about themselves through your faceless comments”

Evanjames…what part of this do you still not get?

Well, you’ve got my name, so I’m not “hiding behind the anonymity of a user name”.

Are you Mrs or Ms Mumma, and did your parents really christen you “Gourmet”?

gourmetmumma 2:32 pm 22 Mar 11

gourmetmumma said :

“As for those of you who thought you had the right to judge my parenting and organisational skills based on my post, by making rude, sarcastic and patronizing comments, you can stick your judgments where the sun don’t shine. Hiding behind the anonymity of a username makes it easy to forget we are all people and have feelings and there is just no need to make others’ feel bad about themselves through your faceless comments”

Evanjames…what part of this do you still not get?

EvanJames 2:22 pm 22 Mar 11

gourmetmumma said :

The fact that I stated I have 3 kids including a newborn would indicate to any reasonable thinking person that I have little time to scratch my own butt let alone organise a picnic extravaganza just to watch fireworks.

You are kidding, right? You are too busy to put together a picnic? Ye gods.

gourmetmumma 2:18 pm 22 Mar 11

beejay76 and grungehippy…you actually get it. Thankyou. The fact that I stated I have 3 kids including a newborn would indicate to any reasonable thinking person that I have little time to scratch my own butt let alone organise a picnic extravaganza just to watch fireworks. And Yes, the plan was to buy the kids dinner there as a treat…not unreasonable to expect there to be food there considering it was promoted on their website. Since it was our first time there having moved here a few months ago, how was I supposed to see into the future and know how undercatered and chaotic it is at regatta point??
As many of you suggested, yes I have learnt my lesson for next time. Bring food and lots of it; stay away from regatta point; and bring wet weather gear. All great points and I will certainly be doing this next year.
As for those of you who thought you had the right to judge my parenting and organisational skills based on my post, by making rude, sarcastic and patronizing comments, you can stick your judgments where the sun don’t shine. Hiding behind the anonymity of a username makes it easy to forget we are all people and have feelings and there is just no need to make others’ feel bad about themselves through your faceless comments.

And for those who passed judgment that it was wrong to take a newborn to somewhere with loud noises…she actually slept right through the loud noises with a little bit of those ‘poor parenting’ skills I learned called ‘sticking my fingers in her ears’… derrrrrr.

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