The organisers of Good Life Festival, the underage counterpart to Future Music Festival, which makes its triumphant return in 2014, have posted a missive to their Facebook page, addressing insolvent teens looking to score free tickets to the event, suggesting they “get a job.”
The post came after they announced Sunday that they would be giving away 10 free tickets to the 2014 event after they hit 100,000 Facebook fans, with tickets going to “people who have been posting on our page between now and then” with relevant and interesting comments.
When this resulted in a deluge of skint teens looking for a hand-out, Good Life organisers kindly welcomed them to the real world, saying, “People who ask/beg for FREE tickets will never ever win anyway. Spamming our wall with your sob story is not a fun/productive/exciting comment.”
The organisers summed up their attitude towards broke teens by saying, “Don’t have a ticket? Then go buy one. Don’t have money, then get a job. Don’t have a job, then go get one,” before offering some suggestions for where to look for work, “Maccas, Coles, Paper route, wash cars…”
Many subsequent commenters agreed with the organisers, who today said, “Good Life enjoys a strong interaction with Australian teenagers and is constantly trying to deliver positive messages to teens” and that parents shouldn’t have to cover the tickets, as reported by News Corp.
The underage festival kicks off on Friday, 28th February 2014 at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane, and will be headlined by Deadmau5 and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. First allocation tickets have sold out, with the latest released tickets costing a reasonable $90.70.
Readers can see Good Life’s post in its entirety, below.
Good Life ‘Get A Job’ Facebook Post
People who ask/beg for FREE tickets will never ever win anyway. Spamming our wall with your sob story is not a fun/productive/exciting comment.
Don’t have a ticket? Then go buy one. Don’t have money, then get a job. Don’t have a job, then go get one. Maccas, Coles, Paper route, wash cars,… what do all these things have in common… The managers of good life did all these jobs before they were even 18. No shame in hard work!