I see where Senyo’s concern comes from, and whenyou look at the cost breakdown, what SAC is being asked tofund is predominantly food and DJ expenses.5.
I think a lot of the issue concerning the transportation, isthe fact that they might expect to have some intoxicatedattendees who might need a direct ride back to campus, butthat’s just a possible hypothesis for the need for the busses.Another concern I have is the high participation expectation, because if a lot of people don’t show up, then we could have asimilar situation to the Hawaii Club last year.6.
To address the transportation concern, doesn’t themetro close at midnight? Additionally, the music is supposedto add an aural component to taking in the visual.7.
I think it’s important to keep in mind that we need tomake our decision based on what we actually see here, notwhat we think we see in terms of the possibility of this becoming just a massive party.8.
Seeing as this is a new group with little experience in programming events of this scale, we are taking a huge risk inapproving this event, because we stand to lose a great deal of money if they don’t garner the support they expect.9.
For any group, there must be a first time for everything, including large events. Considering theoverwhelming success they’ve had in all of their events to date,we can expect a successful event this time around too.10.
Concerning the alcohol at the event, $15 is quite acheap ticket if alcohol is being served. Additionally, theymight run into the same problem that Dip Ball ran into last year where they ran up a huge alcohol bill because they were beingcharged by bottle.11.
I agree that the price for alcohol consumers should behigher. The Art-Wino contract had a set volume of alcohol, but I’m not sure about the High Life contract.12.
As a commission, I think we should encourage moderategrowth steps, rather than huge leaps to events of thismagnitude.13.
If this gets approved and it doesn’t work out to theextent that they expect in terms of ticket sales, we cannotexpect to hold them accountable, because we can’t put a babyin their hands and expect them to be able to handle it. We’ll just have to incur the cost on our own, and we won’t be able tosanction them in any way.14.
In terms of cutting cost, since they don’t have to useArt-Wino for the catering, it’s not required for the space,therefore we can cut that cost if we so choose.15.
I would suggest doing a bus fee of $4 to ride the bus