H20 in the 02
I went to Cirque du Soleil in the Poi.. sorry, 02 on Saturday (quick review – clown: very funny; gymnasts: amazing but not enough death-defying stunts, frankly; modern dance interludes: long and spirit crushing). Was dismayed to see that while the building might be new, the shameless rip-offs are wearily familiar. Six quid for a pint of lager in a plastic cup was bad enough but it was the €3 that I was asked to pay for a 500ml bottle of Deep River Rock still water that really took the biscuit (which itself cost more than a euro). Three euro. For a bottle of water! Sheesh. I’ve just had a look in Tesco and it’s selling 500ml bottles of own brand still water for 30 cent a pop while Superquinn is selling bottles of Deep River Rock (in case that brand is important to you, and it really shouldn’t be) for 71 cent. That’s more than four times cheaper than the water in the 02, for shame. The tickets were pretty pricey too, although they were a Christmas present so I can’t complain about that.