Clubbing with Money Morons

January 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Fools of Finance

We knew that the clowns who crashed President Obama’s first State Dinner were in it for the money. What we weren’t sure of was exactly how they would exploit their faux celebrity. Now we know.

A Vegas night club – ironically calling itself  “Pure” – is paying the dinner crashers $5,000 to “host” a party at the club this month.

There are three sets of money morons in this story: the crashers, the club, and the patrons attracted by the crashers to the club.

So far, the club “regulars” don’t seem excited by this event. What rational person would be?

According to these reviews of the club, the typical cover charge at Pure is $40 for men and $20 for the ladies. (Is this the basis for a gender discrimination lawsuit? Are the men uglier? Or does it simply prove that clubmen are twice as stupid as clubhers?) This cover charge gets you access to a room crammed with other clubaholics and the privilege of buying $10 beers. Awesome.

Pure is located in Caesar’s Palace. Now I am even more upset about how that hotel went after my money during a recent business trip.

Perhaps Mr. ToughMoneyLove is too old to appreciate the benefits of a meet and greet with infamous people inside an over-the-top expensive night club. What am I missing?

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5 Responses to “Clubbing with Money Morons”
  1. PT says:

    Free enterprise. It doesn’t bother me. The real morons were the Secret Service / Security who let them in. I don’t get why people dislike them, of all the people in Washington to complain about.

  2. MasterPo says:

    Clubs frequently charge more to men than women, even letting females in for free but not guys. All to encourage women to come. Frankly, if such wasn’t done a great many clubs would rapidly turn into a sausage fest! 😉

    PT – So if the SS (!) screwed up, how come no one has been fired?

  3. I don’t see any draw to going to the club to see the crashers, but I do think it’s creative marketing on the part of “Pure” since there are obviously people who value meeting celebrities and those who make it in the press.

    I don’t think you’re missing anything, and being a dude I’m used to paying for clubs and even bringing girls along to even have the possibility of getting into the club.

  4. Craig says:

    I don’t know why they would ever pay them 5K. I think they tried that in DC as well, who cares about those people, what’s the draw. But I know in DC 2 members of Jersey Shore are coming to a bar and getting 15K each for the appearance.

  5. cjbr549 says:

    Wow, now if I could only figure out how to get someone to pay me anything to show up at a bar and drink beer and shoot the breeze with people. I’ve been paying for the privelege myself for years.

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