Right, it’s time to announce the winners of my Rocking The Daisies Hippie Trade ticket competition. I didn’t expect quite so many entries (just short of 100) so it’s taken a bit of time to sort through them. I’ve been offered everything from moms to dads to boyfriends and girlfriends, to hot friends. I’ve had an offer of a left nut and a left boob. Home grown, home baked, home made items. Guitars, GameBoys, didgeridoos, mixed tapes, cds, and a MacBook Pro. I was offered cats, horses, rabbits and unicorn heads. Darth Vader alarm clocks, Chewy life-sized pictures and signed pics of The Hoff. Someone offered me an afro, another some money, and two others offered their children. Some siff bastard wanted to trade is molar. I got offered a res mattress, and someone even offered me Jesus. Those were just a few, the others are either too rubbish or too weird to mention. But let’s get down to business, the winners.
First place (which now includes a R2 500 Ray Ban festival hamper) was a given as soon as I received it. It’s just too amazing. The life-sized Chewy, a no brainer from @thenicostone. It’s not much of a festival item (far to valuable to haul through crowds of crazed festival patrons) but you cannot deny it’s awesomeness.
Just look at that thing! It’s beautiful.
Second place (which also includes a R2 500 Ray Ban festival hamper) goes to @CamillaSmith for the offer of her unique services. She makes animal onezies, and I’ve always wanted a onezie. Plus, it’s perfect for Daisies. The trading of clothing fits perfectly with the competition theme.
Third place was a tough one. I thought I’d bring this one down music, something hippies regularly trade in. This prize would have gone to the first person who offered me a banjo or a harmonica (because I’m starting a folk band), alas none of those were offered. I did get a few offers of guitars, but as I said in the comp, I didn’t want offeres of lank expensive things. This, though not a common sight in SA, fits the theme perfectly. A didgeridoo (with a guide) from @lyntonh.
Fourth place was even tougher. There were a lot of offeres that matched up to fourth place. The Darth Vadar alarm clock was so close, as was Jesus – you don’t often get offered a religious figure in exchange for a festival ticket, the GameBoy, home grown, cup cakes, and child slaves all came close. But in the end I couldn’t pick one of the items, so I went with a gesture. @LilyLlamaB offered two boxes of clothes, bags and shoes to a charity of my choice in exchange for a ticket, and I’ll be taking her up on that.
There you have it. The four winners. I stated in my competition post that in order for you to win you had to follow through on your trade offer, this was mostly to make sure people actually offered real things (the trade offeres were becoming a little ridiculous), obviously I’m not going to do that. Bangers & Nash will never take from you, it exists to give.
That said, @LilyLlamaB it would be amazing if you followed through on your deal and sent me a picture or two. It may be toying with Karma using the charity angle then not following through. But that’s up to you. The rest of you, if you feel overwhelmed with your win, and compelled to trade, there’s a special place in my office for the 2012 #HippieTrade winning items. It’s up to you.
Thanks to all those who entered, sorry I don’t have tickets for all of you. Here are some of the highlights.