Orlando Holes Republic’s Pocket
About 100,000 punters were expected at
“It’s a big hole in the pocket, I’ll tell you that”, said Melvin Benn, head of London-based Festival Republic.
He estimated losses at “a couple of million plus” and told reporters from Florida’s WFTV that he’d have take a look at the figures before deciding it the event would return in 2012.
The local TV station reported the festival had still provided a boost to the local economy, with every visitor estimated to have spent at least $1,000 on their visit.
The acts on the bill included