I get lucky and my birthday is a week before we leave for Roo... so mom, being the super generous lady that she is regardless of the fact that i'm 23 and she doesn't NEED to help me out financially... always takes me on a trip to Costco and pays the bill last year she paid for all my food and water. yay mom! But i pay for my ticket (and my boyfriend's) and all our gas to get there, etc.
Post by venusinfurs on Apr 21, 2008 16:16:17 GMT -5
Usually, since my birthday is a couple of days before Roo, my parents either buy my ticket as my present or give me money to go down there with. Other than that, I pay for everything, as far as camping supplies, gas, and etc. go.
Post by anicwilliams1580 on Apr 22, 2008 18:16:17 GMT -5
My mom got half my ticket last year but this year I have to pay for the whole she-bang, supplies and all. I bet she will send some water and groceries too. BTW--I was thinking of bringing like extra snacks and bread loaves to give away and/or sell......any thoughts?
I graduate from high school this May and I'll be paying for everything. Part of my graduation gift from my parents is money, so I'll probably use some of it, but I don't necessarily need it to go. But I will also be splitting costs of everything with the group of six I am going with, so that's definitely a plus. OUR FIRST ROOO!!! I am soooo excited! Hope to see you all on the farm!
exact same boat as you, even down to the van of 6.
If it makes anybody feel any better, my parents spend $100 on me for a birthday present every year and my birthday is april fool's day, which really doesn't correlate...but anyways they took the money and gave it to me in cash to help pay for a Roo ticket, so with shipping and all I only had to pay 177. MUCH easier than last year!
man...I wish my parents were paying for roo... it's gonna cost me like 250 bucks in gas just to get down there and that's splitting gas with a friend I just convinced to go. FCUK OPEC. IN THE ASS. WITH NO LUBE.
Not a cent from the 'rents last summer, and if I make it there this summer it will be the same situation. My parents are strongly opposed to me even attending, as they were last year. Hmmm....I wonder what part of 'Roo it is that they wouldn't like? The freedom? Or maybe the community?
I paid for Bonnaroo myself. It is a present to me for graduating college! I'm sure I'll be getting some $$ for graduation so that will help with the extras. My tax freturn and stimulus paid for the tickets and gas money.
I'm paying for it all myself. Did the same last year. My birthday is a week before so I use some birthday money for party favors or gas but thats about it. Everything else is out of pocket from working a ton of overtime.
Post by henotbusybeingborn on May 12, 2008 13:36:40 GMT -5
The first year I attended Roo (2006) coincided with my high school graduation, so my parents treated me as a grad present, which was very nice.
Last year, my parents purchased my ticket, which I later paid back the majority of. I purchased all of my gas and food (with the help of the people I went down with), but my parents helped me out with a hotel room.
This year was the first year I was able to afford my ticket right off the bat. Me and my friends will be splitting the cost of gas and food once again. I'm sure my parents will help me out if I get into a jam. It's pretty nice not to have to rely solely on your parents, but at the same time know that they're willing to help out if need be.