Ibiza addict Dave Nightingale is asking the public to ‘not to be shy’ and ‘spare a few cents’ for his GoFundMe page to go towards his boozy trip.
The Warrington resident is heading to Wayne Lineker’s swanky Ocean Beach bar in September – which will be his second trip to the party island in just two months.
Dave, 50, said: ‘People are always complaining about how expensive it all is, so I thought I’d set up a GoFundMe and see if someone would pay for my drinks.
‘If I end up raising enough I’d get a bottle of Ciroc vodka and they’re around €250, but I’d love to raise a few grand to pay for the trip.’
He fibbed that on his previous visit to the swanky bar last September, their hefty prices meant he ‘had to order ice and wait for it to melt’ to have a drink.
But Dave boasted he’s already spent £3,000 on his and his 45-year-old wife Lisa Nightingale’s five-day getaway with two friends – and that he plans to take £1,500 spending money.
His fundraising page says: ‘Hi guys. Off to Ibiza in September and would love to be able to buy a drink in Ocean Beach instead of sitting empty-handed on my bed all day.
‘Last time I went, I had to order ice and wait for it to melt for a drink as I was warned by security for drinking the pool water.
‘C’mon, you all must have a couple of cents left over. Don’t be shy. Much appreciated.’
The bathroom fitter shared his fundraising page in an Ibiza-lovers group last Thursday and has since raised more than £100 towards the cause.
‘All that [stuff in my GoFundMe appeal] about drinking from the pool, that’s totally made up. I wasn’t that poor,’ he boasted.
‘The owner of the group reviews everything that goes in before it gets published, so I’m surprised she put it on, to be honest.’
This will be the couple’s third time visiting Ocean Beach for the day after opting to splash the cash on a bed, as well as the €25 admission tickets on his second visit last year.
They have had a tradition of visiting the island twice a year for the past five years.
Dave says the bed, which can fit up to eight people, will cost €720 (£655) and claims it includes a bottle of gin, a bottle of rum, two bottles of cava, two jugs of sangria, a bottle of prosecco and some sushi.
Ocean Beach’s eye-watering price list touts their cheapest bottle of rum at €200 (£180), their cheapest bottle of gin at €250 (£225), and their cheapest jug of Sangria at €48 (£43).
He said: ‘I think it’s worth the amount of money you pay in those big places because there’s nothing else like it, and plus the prices keep all the teenagers out.
‘And it depends where you’re going, there’s places you go and it’s cheaper, but the better the place, the more expensive the drinks.
You’re paying for the place really. ‘You’ve got to have some release once or twice a year, and we don’t mind spending that much at Ocean Beach as a one-off.’
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