Is this thing on?
You came, you saw, you heard, and hopefully you had a good time.
You're probably wondering what we're up to now.
Each year we start planning the next festival the day after, and this year was no exception. First, we tally up the numbers - what we brought in, our costs for this year, and our projected costs for next year's event (we're non-profit, so no paychecks around here). That's how we determine how much our donation will be.
This year, part of the reason for our website's redesign is that we'd like to be able to offer you a chance to buy left over shirts from our previous festivals and use that toward the costs of securing a venue for next year. Eventually, we'd even like to be able to offer something to our local bands for all their effort. But we have to grow first, and we're still learning along the way.
We'd like to thank all of the bands who gave their time, the volunteers who helped keep the party going, and most importantly, to all of the people who came to the festival. Without you, we'd never be able to give back to our community every year. Remember, when you help us promote, when you come to the show, when you buy a shirt, and when you show your friends how much fun you have, EVERY cent that isn't used to pay for operational costs is given to that charity, and I mean EVERY CENT.
So, thank you. YOU made that possible.
Stay tuned to our Facebook for the big hand-off to the Houston Food Bank. We're really looking forward to it!
-- Houston PunkFest