So after thinking about it some and running it by a few people, I thought I should run the idea of having a $ pool for Evo by the community.
Essentially, everyone going to Evo from the NW would contribute a small amount (say, $10 - $20, or whatever the community decides) to a pool. That way, if anyone who is bringing equipment has it broken, mamed, stolen, or whatever, the pool would pay to replace said equipment. Given a very rough estimate of, let’s say, 50 people going, at $20 a head that would be $1000 in the pool, more than enough to pay for a couple broken sticks and a stolen console. The beauty of this is that if everyone’s stuff is fine after Evo has ended, everyone would get their money back. If a portion of the pool must be used, say half, everyone would get half their money back.
Personally, I think this is a fair and equitable way to ensure the people bringing equipment down to Evo can rest a little easier knowing they don’t have to shoulder the whole load if something happens to their stuff. Additionally, the people who aren’t or can’t bring anything down and are depending on other’s equipment are doing more than just thanking them for their generosity. I know that some of y’all have no problem loaning out your sticks and whatnot for others to use, but I also know you’d feel shitty if something did end up happening with your stuff. I also know that people have lost things or had them stolen while at Evo (Zach and a Dreamcast one year, iirc) through no fault of their own.
So how about it? Would people be willing to contribute to a $ pool for Evo this year? Any suggestions on a dollar amount? What do y’all think about this idea overall? Let a Viper know.