Here is the budget for Spiral's 2001 playa fun. It only details the
thing we actually have to shell out cold, hard cash for as opposed to
what is coming out to the desert that Spiral owned before (e.g. a
generator) and what everyone is individually bringing on their own.
This year has been quite extraordinary with people collectively
hauling, load sharing and providing on their own as well as some very
frugal choices of things to buy & rent. We have saved on not renting
a truck ($1,000 or so), bought a generator cheaply from Tony (last year
the generator rental was $2,000), haven't rented a large tent,
instead bought a smaller compact version (the big tent is $900 to
rent each year).
Result: tiny budget, low annual fee!
We had originally estimated around 50 people at $40 each (over $20 less
than last year). With this estimate the budget comes in around $2,000.
About $1,550 is specifically accounted for in terms of Things We Are
Definitely Spending Money On™. There is an additional $250 in
contingency. This can cover anything from damage to people's equipment
(e.g. sound systems) to last minute emergencies. That leaves around
$150-$200 unaccounted for.
So.. We would like Spiral to spend it! If you have an idea for a last
minute fun communal thing then perhaps we can help pay for it. This
might include: bodypaints, banners, glittery nail polish, or some piece
of art you're putting in a central spot. Anything that you can share
with the rest of Spiral. Email Paul ASAP to figure it out. First
come, first served!
Break it down!
||Sub-renting a proportion (est. 20%) of the moonbase truck
||Colin P. chez Moonbase
||Generator & two marine batteries bought
||Paul M. c/o Tony P.
||20 gallons estimated
||Jeff W., Mark P., who else?
||20' x 10' white carport-style chill space
||Colin & Nancy
||Vast collection of stuff
||$250 - $300
||Highly decorated burn barrel, rented
||Spiraloasis.org registration fees since 1998
||Lighting, paints, rugs, dancefloor, etc
||Alicia S., Jeff W. & others