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  • Veon
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    Tip jars!

    ......yeah, and they actually had tip jars out. At the first booth, I stood in line for at least 15 minutes, service was not that great, and then to ask for a tip on top of the food prices....!
    Any way I learned my lesson. I'll leave this topic alone for awhile.

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  • colonah04
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    But their animal spirit guide TOLD them to buy!

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  • BurBz
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    i know thats what i'm wondering.what did you buy?? a peace pipe?? LOL JK JK...I WAS JOKING ABOUT THE PIPE!!! OKAY!!!!! SO NO ONE GET ALL DEFENSIVE! maybe bought animal furr from one of the biligana's LOL!

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  • **jdazmum**
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    What did you buy? If you don't mind me asking?

    Do it Indian Style...........bring food in from the outside, it ain't that serious to buy a taco that don't have shyt on it. You can always go to another powwow.

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  • n8ive_butterfly
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    Yea yea

    I had the worst Indian BURRITO of my LIFE at GON 2005. I paid $7.50 for and, so I had to eat it. I can't belive how expensive things where. I spent like $700.00 there and didn't eve buy very much. I got home and was looking at all my stuff like "thats it??? Thats all I bought??" DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Panther11Gurl
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    I think that the food prices are ridiculous at GON... it is a total rip off... what they sell isn't the best quality for that type of price.

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  • Veon
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    Now I know what to do next year.....

    ...if I go. I will pack a lunch or either, as suggested, eat before I go in and leave when its time to eat again. I couldn't help but notice that all food prices were the same. I was looking for a little bit of competitiveness in food prices, someone with a cheaper food price. I figured it was all set up, since the prices were all the same.

    i've got no complaints for the powwow, itself, all that is great. Even the admission price was good and reasonable, but I was floored by the food prices!

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  • WhoMe
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    The food prices are high, the lines never end (at the popular food stands) and there is mucho dinero to be made.

    A close friend of the family set up a food booth last year. After paying for food, supplies, vendor rental space, health permit, workers wages and incidentals, her food booth cleared...



    $11,000




    That's "profit" for the 2-days!


    That's why your Indian taco was $7.50

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  • mountaindew
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    Hey, that's my favorite sandwich (bologna potato chip sandwiches ). I thought the Indian taco prices were also outrageous. I'm used to paying $3.00 for them. This one guy sitting in front of us had one and it barely had anything on top of it. If you have to pay that much for one, they should load it up. I noticed that they had a lot of empty vendor spaces at the top. That area is usually packed with vendors. I agree with AngieBuns' comment on the fairness of the powwow. I don't think it's fair that the Adult's prize money is more than the Elders and Golden Age. $1,500 for first place. Golden Age gets $1,000 and the last time I knew, the Elders got $300 for first. It might be more this time. This year's powwow winners (in some of the categories) were different because most of the judges were from around the southwest area. Some of the top dancers didn't even get in. But, you can't win all the time. It's good to see different dancers place once in a while.

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  • Paul G
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    You can go to Guidestar.org and view information on any 501c3.

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  • Mato Winyan
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    Oh.......fyi........ They list themselves as a 501c3 non profit organization! Things to make me go.......

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  • Mato Winyan
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    Originally posted by chazziff
    i would imagine the vendor prices are outrageous - but dang $7.50 for an indian taco?!? it ain't that goot and i'm never gonna be THAT hungry...

    guess i've been lucky to have gone to schemitzun, gatherings and skydome and they are all not up to the hype (to moi anyways). it Is kewl to watch all the dancers and all the singers but dang you have to deal with the crowds, the prices, the long lines for EVERYTHING and the later really kills it for me anyways.

    has anyone ever done the math for gatherings - even estimated the money generated from tickets, dancer/drummer registration, food/trade vendors then the prize payouts (what is $$ for first place adults/singing anyways), arena rental, personnel wages (security), insurance?!? i could only guess its a cash cow for the organizer.....
    Don't forget money generated from sales of GON merchandise..... cd's (why they dont want people recording ) videos.....etc. Now that is some big bucks in and of itself!!!

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  • moonshadow
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    Originally posted by bushy_braids
    we just ordered a pizza to the pit...
    threw security for a loop - but my cuz tipped the delivery dude good... it was sure DELISH!
    OH MY GOSH!! Was that Saturday Night!! LOL!! I got behind the pizza delivery guy when I was going back to the hotel for supper break...he was trying to get in at the main drive where all the people were waiting to get in!! I was cracking up...that was too funny ordering pizza to be delivered!! HA! HA!! Great IDEA!! I wanted a turkey leg so bad...but $7.00...I could buy a whole turkey for that!!! We ate out...Burger King and stuff like that...it was so much cheaper..we did bring our own water and chips and stuff to snack on too. The lines were just so long to get anything too.

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  • bushy_braids
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    whadda brilliant idea...

    we just ordered a pizza to the pit...
    threw security for a loop - but my cuz tipped the delivery dude good... it was sure DELISH!

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  • chazziff
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    yea can't beat those bologna potato chip sandwiches back at da room washed down with a ice colsd pop!! or that one guy or chick walkin round da pow wow with a big shoulder bag selling meat pies or whatever for two buck - still steamin hot!! *****ppssst wanna buy a ....******

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