ZacTM wrote:Okay so the Playa is $30,000 To rent, we should all pitch in.
ALL of the work is done by volunteers, (correct me if I am wrong, even if some workers are being paid, how much are they getting? a few 100k at most, for all of them?)
So there is on average 50,000 people at this event, at an average rate of 300$ per ticket, that's FIFTEEN MILLION F***ING DOLLARS!
Someone want to fill me in here?
Even if ALL of the expenses are one third of that, where the hell does the other 10,000,000.00 dollars go??
I love how all of these websites that talk about people "sneaking" in make it seem like the entire event would crumble without their precious money.
What's going on here, why don;t we jsut split the 30,000$ playa by the 50,000 people going......
I mean with the thousands of volunteers I am pretty sure we can clean up afterwords.... isn't that what this is all about?
another uninformed person,
Dude. tickets dont average 300.00 a head. It averages less than 200 with all the comped, reduced rate, staff and contractor personnel there. the playa is not 30k to rent. BLM charges a fee of 4 dollars per day per person in user fees. BM is the LARGEST even nicked by the BLM in the US and generates just under a million a year in fees the last few years. Then you have law enforcement, half a million in poo removal, fire fighters, medics from REMSA, a 200 acre ranch, offices in SF, payroll, taxes, diesel, lights, all the little knick knacks like center camp, an infrastructure, food for the contractors and volunteers, shower trailers, potable water service, grey water service, insurance, lawyers, trucks, tractors, cranes, several Megawatts in power, power distribution, electicians, permits, excavation equipment, clean up crews, printing, postage, IT, and on and on.
Sure a lot is volunteer labor, but a mssive amoutn cant simply be volunteered out. With the ORg talking about going not for profit, you will then get to see their books.