This weekend I almost got another Bucket List item checked off, but no such luck. I bought tickets to the Best Damn Food Truck Festival, but it turned out so awful that I requested a refund on my credit card.
It all started great, but quickly turned south when we got there. I picked up my friend Tracie and her friend (who is now my new friend) Jennifer at Tracie’s house. I had bought two tickets online because the FB group said that they were about to sell out, but Jennifer did not have a ticket. So we made a sign in the hopes that someone would have an extra ticket for purchase.
We got there and had to pay $12 to park. I completely understand that you need to pay to park, we just weren’t expecting it since it didn’t say it on the website. When we got out of the car, Jennifer immediately started holding up her sign and as luck would have it, two girls saw it and told us that they had just thrown away two tickets! Jennifer and Tracie went trash digging (the papers were on the top) and got two tickets for free! We stood in line for about 30 minutes and finally made our way in the parking lot.
It was really hot so we went to get a drink right away. You weren’t allowed to bring in any drinks, so we had to pay $5 for water. Rip-off city. They were selling beer and soda for $8 but since it was so hot and we couldn’t bring anything in, we had to pay it.
We got in line for a food truck but they ran out of food. We got two samples (two trucks=20 minutes line each) and then three consecutive trucks ran out of food. That’s right; three different trucks all ran out of food in a row as we were standing in line for at least 10 minutes each. We got a grand total of 3 samples in the hour and a half that we were there. They were all small samples instead of the ‘ample’ amounts that were promised.
We weren’t expecting huge samples, just more than one bite! We paid $36 each ticket for 3 small samples. That’s $12 each! For a sample. Between the long lines, hot sun, no shade, no tents, no place to sit, small samples, and truck that ran out of food, we were done. When we left, 11 trucks were out of food and they still had hours left to go in the ‘festival’. We read comments on their FB page that others were just as unhappy as we were. Some of the food trucks themselves said that the organizers had sold 3,500 tickets but only told them to prepare for 1,000 people. How does that math work?
Needless to say, the comments (from everyone) on FB are not good. People are demanding refunds and tagging the media to get involved. I googled the event and found the group organizer named Sean Jaehne. Apparently he did the same thing last year and is even trying to get a Kickstarter campaign to back him to make this his full time job. LOL. Yeah, right kid.
After we left the festival we went to Joe’s Crab Shack for dinner and then Sprinkles cupcakes for dessert! We were planning on going inside but we parked in the back and found the cupcake ATM on accident! Yes, there is a cupcake ATM at the Houston Sprinkles location. You just tap the screen, select the cupcake you want, swipe your credit card and out comes your cupcake! Super cool.
The rest of the weekend was spent hanging in my pool and going to my favorite church! They are organizing a school supply donation so I went to Walmart to buy school supplies for it. I miss buying school supplies!
I also changed my toenails to Clowning Around theme from Jamberry! They are so stinkin' cute! My sister loves bright colors and her toes looked super cute when she bought them, so I had to get them too.
And my nails to Puppy Love!