yea it sounds like they were already going to move and this tax just gave them a reason to do so sooner rather than later.
Let's go on a livin' spree!
I would be pleased if one new library, museum, park, or fire station was built with this money. Or better yet, what if, just a little bit of this money, went to employing a dozen more firemen or teachers.
fuckin' with the lights on
fuckin' with the lights on
Ok, got it. Just the amount it cost for a headliner. Perfect.
It sounds like Sam Torres intends on being a permanent thorn in GV's side.
Why negotiate for a crappy deal with a guy who no one would want to do business with, when they could start from scratch in a city that wants them and gives them incentives?
Perhaps Goldenvoice doesn't want to negotiate with a community that has tried to strong arm them in the past on multiple issues because they have no real intentions of staying anyway, but that doesn't mean Torres made a smart move with his proposal.
Surely it's possible that neither party is handling this all that well.
So funny how Torres wants us festival goers to pay more money to attend, yet he doesn't pay shit and instead receives free VIP passes each year. Fuck him.
Everyone who has been going to Coachella/following it for a minute has seen this before, we've seen minor increases from the city and didn't La Quinta try to pull some random tax last year? I feel like no matter what, a governing body, whether local, state or federal, will find a way extort the most money from any successful entrepreneurs. My first year in 2004, that town was a dirt clump with a few spread out gated communities. Now that shit looks like Laguna Niguel in Orange County. No matter what, in the end, we will pay whatever increase is asked of Goldenvoice. Even though they may state, "oh yeah, we won't charge teh fans, cuz its aboutz the fanz!" They will probably spend less on their budget for the following years, smaller pay offs for bands, more PLUR related acts, owning more local homes in the area provides them with free lodging for performers and crew. Craigslist provides them with security. No matter what, we will pay for the rich, as we are the poor. God Bless Coachella.
Straight from the people who wrote the article. This is a ballot measure that the majority of the citizens of Indio do not want. The motivation for getting it on the ballot is purely that of a single politican who is looking to make a name for himself.
Last edited by SFTekbear; 07-05-2012 at 01:04 PM.
Well then it won't pass, will it?
Instead of recalling him, demote him to official tamale festival curator and that's it
Attempting to pass moral judgment on business negotiations is futile. Who gives a shit who's right and who's wrong.