Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Fun with Numbers

Emilie Raguso and KaMeshia Hatcher report on the numbers behind DirtyFest, er, the Three Rivers Festival:
According to tax records, attendance has increased from 450,000 in 2000 to 500,000 the next year, where it has remained since[...]

Despite the increase in attendance, both revenue and expenses have dropped during the same period. Revenue fell by 29 percent, from more than $900,000 to less than $700,000, while expenses dropped 26 percent.
That's assuming, of course, that those tax records are accurate. (Which I have no reason to believe is not the case. It's just a standard caveat.)

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