The thread title cuts off at "Closing Ceremony cost.." on the front screen and so I thought Id guess what a high amount would be. I guessed $5 mill.
As you state it cost $750 000.
Life is too short to worry about such small figures. $750 000 is chump change in the grand scheme of a Government budget and there needs to be no dramas over such insignificant amounts.
Closing ceremonies are so pointless IMO. Particularly in events that involve a 'final'
Agreed with both Jono and Goughy.
how much did the opening ceremony costs? they should have put this money there too because the opening ceremony was the best yet. No point of a closing ceremony just give the trophy to the winners and let them celebrate but i guess more people remember what happened last and not 1st so they government wanted to invest so they get more tourists.
no they are not, the opening ceremony gives the host to show case their culture and get more tourists etc.
The opening and closing ceremonies for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games last year cost about 50 million (aud) combined, so the 750,000 here as Goughy said, really isn't all that much.
I thought those big white long-limbed puppet things were groovy
i think that if it cant be afforded in that place...its money that could have gone elsewhere! It was a pointless ceremony!
Yeah, the WC was already in the red iirc, so why nor just scrap the closing ceremony and save some money.
I can't even recall the closing cermony, so i didn't miss out on a lot.
Anyway closing cermony should be scrapped away as there would only be 2 teams there to witness the closing cermony, which is basically a waste.