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Old 05-08-2007, 11:15 PM
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I will paypal anyone who makes this thread go away.
Ooh, Lucky579, this is your chance.
If you press "delete thread" brad will paypal you!!!!

Of course you might want to print out his offer in case you have to take him to court.

... And Brad will need your financials, since he will be a shareholder of your life.
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Wow, I wasn't expecting you guys to take it so personally, I was looking forward to this event since January when I requested it off from work, I didn't get the weekend off, but I told them I had an event to go to, I lost a ton of my hours at work and now have the worst shifts, but I think it was worth it. Yes the event was awesome and the gf loved it as well. I love Santa Barbara and the great weather and beaches.

However I thought the price was a bit steep, and I just wanted to know how my money was being allocated. Forgive me for asking as I see this is top secret material. Its not even about the money, its your guys whole attitude, I simply would like to know where that money is being spent.

If you go to a club, the cover charge is for the DJ and the rest is income for the club. I just didn't think it was $32000 to rent out the fairgrounds, plus the sponsors paying for some of it as well.

Edit: nonprofit event, but jon gets compensated...I never understand how these things work

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Jon just because of this thread, charge $50 next year.
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Old 05-09-2007, 01:58 AM
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Motion to apply a minimum age to Bimmerfest and to include a beer garden.
SECONDED.

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Old 05-09-2007, 02:03 AM
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Alcohol being served is different than a beer garden. The beer gardens that I have observed usually can be summed up by a chaotic crowd of drunk people fenced in together. Alcohol being served is not a problem, im all for it (21+ of course ). But beer gardens? He seems to be wanting a New Years celebration rather than this.
No, it's not. Forgive me for stereotyping, but if you would get your ignorant hilbilly ass out of Texas and have a trip around Europe you'd see that Beer Gardens (or biergartens) are NOT necessarily a "chaotic crowd of drunk people fenced in together".

Retard.
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Jon just because of this thread, charge $50 next year.
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I believe you have to give at least 10% to be a non-profit organization or something. Quite frankly if you created bimmerfest you deserve to get paid
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Edit: nonprofit event, but jon gets compensated...I never understand how these things work
Come on, employees of non-profit organizations do get compensated. Where have you been? Hiding under a rock?
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:42 AM
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Is anyone offended because Bill Gates made BILLIONS selling Windows to you? Some of you are nickel and dime here.
You just made me think of something, do my tax dollars help fund NASA ? I think the silly flying machines they are making are way too expensive and I'm sure my personal tax liability would drop like a lead weight if we didn't all have to fund those crazy sci-fi programs
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You just made me think of something, do my tax dollars help fund NASA ? I think the silly flying machines they are making are way too expensive and I'm sure my personal tax liability would drop like a lead weight if we didn't all have to fund those crazy sci-fi programs
I know too well that there are many funded experiments, each costing millions of dollars, managed by enthusiastic institutional scientists and engineers, that will never fly to space station. I guess the term "science project" is alive and well. That's too bad.
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Maybe I'm an asshole but I would never give money to the poor/charity. I believe in natural selection and the fittest with survive.
Why not lower the price to $10 and not donate to charity.

Oyy, the OP digs himself an even deeper hole!!! Remember, you reap what you sow!!! Driving a butt expensive car and not being willing to help those less fortunate..bad karma, bad juju...when you loose your job and are on the street I will laugh at you when you are begging on the corner...MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Wow, I wasn't expecting you guys to take it so personally, I was looking forward to this event since January when I requested it off from work, I didn't get the weekend off, but I told them I had an event to go to, I lost a ton of my hours at work and now have the worst shifts, but I think it was worth it. Yes the event was awesome and the gf loved it as well. I love Santa Barbara and the great weather and beaches.

However I thought the price was a bit steep, and I just wanted to know how my money was being allocated. Forgive me for asking as I see this is top secret material. Its not even about the money, its your guys whole attitude, I simply would like to know where that money is being spent.

If you go to a club, the cover charge is for the DJ and the rest is income for the club. I just didn't think it was $32000 to rent out the fairgrounds, plus the sponsors paying for some of it as well.

Edit: nonprofit event, but jon gets compensated...I never understand how these things work
I think I'm beginning to sympathize with you.

I'd like to have the financials also, for purely educational purposes. It's useful to show examples of how NPO's work.

For the $50 entrance fee folks: Bite me.
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Come on now. Oprah lives in SB.

And the minimum age thing wouldn't work. You have a lot of cars in one location, a lot of what people consider nicer than average cars, BMW drivers (not everyone's an owner) have a superiority complex, most people at this thing were guys, now add some alochol...

Testosterone + Gasoline + Booze = ??? (HINT: the answer is not "TEA PARTY")

Here's a simple one. Have a CHP at the front gate ask to see driver's licenses as people enter. No license, no entry. Bet they catch someone on a suspended license like that rich chick. What's her name?



But hey, it's not my event. Jon started this and is becoming the victim of his own success. I know two vintage car events that took years off recently becaues the success was getting too much for them to handle.

Thanks for the Fest, Jon!
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Ooh, Lucky579, this is your chance.
If you press "delete thread" brad will paypal you!!!!

Of course you might want to print out his offer in case you have to take him to court.

... And Brad will need your financials, since he will be a shareholder of your life.
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:03 AM
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Edit: nonprofit event, but jon gets compensated...I never understand how these things work
Why do you keep insisting that Bimmerfest is a non-profit event? The truth is we went 6 years without making a cent (actually lost thousands), but hey, you are making another fundamental error in your thought process. Do you think too, that Bimmerfest.com is a non-profit venture? C'mon man, where do you come up with this stuff? What about the other BMW forums out there? You probably have a MySPace page. Is that a non-profit venture too?
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O.P!!!this is a once a year thing so start saving for next years event ok.....this is a good show,time,people and food.......
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Maybe I'm an asshole but I would never give money to the poor/charity. I believe in natural selection and the fittest with survive.
Why not lower the price to $10 and not donate to charity.
I don't necessarily have a problem with someone if they choose not to donate to charity.

However, it's downright hilarious to hear someone so utterly lacking in critical thinking, reading, math, and grammar skills, talk about survival of the fittest.

Congrats on your natural skills and abilities that caused you to be born in a rich nation with free primary education, at a time of record low infant mortality and crime and record high life expectancy, and apparently to a family of at least moderate means.

Your ability to completely skirt hardship is inspiring.

They should air documentaries about your life to all of those lazy jerks in Somalia.
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Congrats on your natural skills and abilities that caused you to be born in a rich nation with free primary education, at a time of record low infant mortality and crime and record high life expectancy, and apparently to a family of at least moderate means.
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