#1
I was contemplating hopping the pond (Im in America) for the Download Festival this year, untill I realized that the exchange rate is unbe-effing-leavable... IF anyone knows (I realize this is UG), is it REALLY 2 dollars to a pound? that would make the experience cost like 2500 Dollars, and that would make me sad
#3
yep its basically 2 to a pound near enough. 'hopping the pond'? what a stupid phrase (sorry but it really is).
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#4
Its not our fault your currency sucks.
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#5
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#6
That's because the GBP is lovely, and we don't want your dirty USDs over here.


But yeah, that's about it. I think just 56p will buy me a whole dollar. Do you want to buy some from me?
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Its not our fault your currency sucks.


Lmao, GBP ftw
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#9
Unlucky, just makes it great for us brits when we come over to america, everything seems so cheap
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#10
download is a rip anyway.

im going to wacken. £40...
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#11
isn't download like £140?
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#12
the exchange rate is about 1.98 so sorry man, but you are screwed
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#13
Yes, and that's because dollars are actually manufactured from radioactive waste, whereas all of our British currency is made of chocolate and LSD.

Download sucks anyway man. America actually get (mostly) better gigs/festivals. All we've got is Reading, Glastonbury and Ozzfest (haha).
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#14
The pound is a very strong currency. It wouldn't suprise me if was actually $2 to £1. On second thoughts, quick xe.com shows that, the foreign exchange is actually

£1 = $1.93016USD


So, yeah. Your dollars suck
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#16
see, American's do not dominate everything, the British pound is superior!!!

besides, download will suck this year with MCR and Linkin Park headlining, just go on the sunday and watch maiden, it'll save money.
#17
yup it is.

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#18
So if an American millionaire moves to England he's just a rich ****?
#19
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So if an American millionaire moves to England he's just a rich ****?


if an American millionaire moves to England he's just fucked. Yob culture and all that.
#20
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MCR will likely die, anyway. I mean, if a joke band like Bad News get bottled, imagine what'll happen to a joke of a band like MCR?

But they wont. Because all the "alternative" kids will go to see them.

Frankly, I think the lineup sucks. Im going to Wakestock with about half of the 6th Form from my school
#22
but, the thing is, the idea of the exchange rate is to make you have an equivalent amount of money, so i dont see what the problem is?
#23
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Screw Download Electric Picnic is much better!!!! Or even Oxegen. They are in Ireland too so Euros it will probably cost you less.

Oxygen looks absolutely ****ing amazing this year. Unfortunately, it coincides with my work experience week

Edit to daytripper: Do you not understand how exchange rates work? The USD is extremely weak atm.
#24
Download is a total ripoff! You pay £140 to see about 4 good bands.
A few years back I saw Mastodon, Hatebreed, Slipknot and Slayer in Cardiff for £28!
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Edit to daytripper: Do you not understand how exchange rates work? The USD is extremely weak atm.


what im saying is that the prices are still basically the same. if you spend £1 over there for something, you would spend about $2 here. you arent spending more money.
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Wow! What was that, Unholy Alliance or something?



No but I went to that as well. That was Lamb of God, Slayer, Children of Bodom and In Flames. I'd much rather pay to see all bands I like in one night then 3 days of mostly sh!t bands and only a couple of good ones.
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#27
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what im saying is that the prices are still basically the same. if you spend £1 over there for something, you would spend about $2 here. you arent spending more money.

No, its still absolutely murder exchanging from USD to GBP. You get so much more for your money converting the other way.

The US economy sucks ass.
#28
If you're going to a festival I believe the correct choice would be Blastonbury. AXCX!!
#29
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what im saying is that the prices are still basically the same. if you spend £1 over there for something, you would spend about $2 here. you arent spending more money.


the prices arent really the same though. something thats 5 dollars in america is usually about 5 pounds here.

i could have got my guitar from america and imported it for 110 dollars and still saved 50 quid.

too bad i found that out after it came lol.

and yea, go to wacken. the euro is slightly cheaper as well.
#30
The crap exchange rate for you americans makes things amazingly cheap for brits when they visit America.
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