As some of you may know, I have a business directly opposite the Fieldays HQ and Gate 2. I park cars that cannot be bothered waiting for hours to get out of the FD car parks. From my property, they are out on their way home within 2-3 minutes. For this I charge, (mainly exhibitors) $10 per car. My clients get to park for nothing.
This year at end of set up Tuesday evening, I was approached by a man wanting to put up advertising for the New Conservatives Party. (Photo below) I agreed and he put 4 of these along the roadside fence.
Cars start getting here early, so I am out at the gate at 5.30 each morning.
On the Wednesday morning I was just opening the gate when a Fieldays car (the deputy CEO) comes along, screeches to a halt, runs across the road and pulls a sign off my fence. I go out and confront him and tell him to stop what he is doing and piss off. He said I have no right to put those signs up on the fence. I tell him to go away. It is my fence and I can put what I like on it. Things are getting a bit heated by this stage, and I tell him to fuck off.
He calls me a leech on the Fieldays and scurries off back to his car. I can only assume from this comment that they don’t particularly like the fact that I am making money from their exhibition. Until we are told otherwise, it’s a free country, and I can do what I like with my property.
The irony here, is that they are so bloody stupid. 3 months ago, they requested that they be allowed to pre-book and pay for 20 parking sites for caravans to be used during these past 4 days to house their volunteers. For this they paid in advance. They have only used 7 of those sites, leaving me to reuse the rest for camper vans and cars. (Last year they booked for 10 and only used 4).
I just love it when they are shown up for the bullies they are. No small exhibitor has ever had a good word to say about them. They are all afraid to say anything publicly because of the possibility of not being allowed back to exhibit.