Sunday, August 29, 2004

Puke & Snot = Rich

After I wrote up my Renaissance Festival entry, I was browsing Puke & Snot's website

This quote caught my eye:

Crowds number over 2500 at most shows.

That was based off 1991 attendance numbers at the MN Ren Fest, when they first moved to the biggest stage where they have played ever since (minus 2002-2003 it sounds like from the website).

Anyways, they do 5 shows a day when they are performing. The MN Ren Fest runs 7 weekends each year. They also play at a bunch of other festivals other places during the year. From their schedule this year they play another 37 days from March - October.

So lets assume they don't do a single other show the rest of the year. That means they play 255 shows a year.

Now with crowds of over 2500, I would assume you bring in at least $2,000 a show, probably more then that if people like your show (which they do).

That means for 51 days of work a year, Puke & Snot are raking in somewhere over $500,000 a year.

Now that's based off attendance numbers from 1991, people being stingy and giving less then a dollar per person for the show, and absolutely no merchandise sales. I bet these days with merchandising, we are talking closer to $750,000 or $1,000,000 a year.

No wonder their act doesn't change much, who would mess with a cash cow like that!

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