A Fool and His Money...
Some folks are impressed by this. But those are the people who were impressed by the idea of spending an hour standing in line to get a "free" drink and who didn't think that an event with roughly 600 people attending needed to have bathrooms available at it.
Since I've done a fair number of special events in Detroit, I know that on a budget of $10 - $20,000 one can rent:
- Any of the ballrooms in the Westin Book Cadillac;
- Colony Club;
- Detroit Club;
- Gem Theatre;
- Most of the rooms in the Masonic Temple; or
- Any of a dozen or so other options.
Add in another $5,000 or so and you get valet parking for your guests. This, of course, becomes an issue when one sets up a tent in a parking lot; thereby depriving people of what would otherwise be the most convenient place for them to park.
I bet these guys will even be foolish enough to promote their event on Detroit's version of Metromix.