Mardi Gras Galveston
The Houston Chronicle has a short article about this year's Mardi Gras. Basically, it lost 170, 000$, which wasn't the hoped for event, but was better than losing 500 K like the year before. One quote:
As in the two previous years, marginal weather conditions played a major role in losses this year, causing paid attendance to fall more than $250,000 below projected ticket sales of about $1.1 million, board accountant Mike Moser said.My thought is: farming is somewhat dependent on weather as well. But if the only way you can make money is if the weather is perfect, you're screwed. This year, the weather wasn't perfect, but it was far from horrible.