10 May 2009
One might guess from the previous post that overall, I enjoyed the Macclesfield festival. However, the use of tokens strikes me as odd. This offered a disincentive for me as unused tokens would not be refunded. Indeed, as no cash exchanged hands beyond the reception area, I only bought two lots of tokens, at £5 each. I might be able to accurately predict the number of drinks that I may buy; or maybe not. In any case, I cannot easily know presciently the number of soft drink or sandwiches that my son may request. I have attended quite a few festivals in my lifetime. It just seems strange that I have never encountered such a scheme before. It feels almost dishonest, especially considering the historical use of non-convertible token schemes.