that’s only partially true. Jared did spend $25,000 with Mars 300 (his own words), but he not only got his money back, he earned a lot of extra cash from it.
I’ll tell you how it works (and I’ll try to be as clear as possible):
They teamed up with Ustream to stream the show. Ustream has (or had at the time) four packages artists can purchase in order to stream their videos worldwide in HD.
Package 1: 0 - 1,000 viewers
Package 2: 1,000 - 5,000 viewers
Package 3: 5,000 - 50,000 viewers
Package 4: 50,000+ viewers
Each concert package costs $20,000 (includes several camera operators, professional video cameras, technical directors, a director, a streaming operator, one executive producer, graphics, all the necessary cables to make the stream and more. So ALL the staff is being paid and covered when Jared buys this package. This is why it costs so much.
So the question is, how many viewers were there? which package did they choose?
I purchased my ticket a few minutes after they were announced. You could see how many were available if you introduced a huge number in paypal, then you’d see an error message saying “I’m sorry, we only have X items available”. There were around 9900+ tickets still available, so I assume they went for 10,000 tickets in total. That means they went for Package 3.
Now all packages have an additional cost, depending on the amount of viewers per hour. With package 3, for every viewer, Jared had to pay an additional $0.5.
So lets do the math:
if Jared spent $0.5 per person and we were 10,000 in total (it doesn’t matter if all tickets were sold out or not): 10,000 people x $0.5 = $5,000
So Jared bought the package for $20,000 and spent $5,000 on every ticket he made available. That means he spent a total of $25,000 on this MARS 300 stream, which is exactly what he said he had spent.
Now that we’ve seen what he lost, let’s check what he won:
The price of the VyRT ticket was $14.99
*** 10,000 people bought the ticket, so 10,000 x $14.99 = $149,900. Almost 150 thousand dollars.
So Jared spent $25,000 of his own money to pay for this, yet he made a total of $149,900 from ticket purchases. Since he lost those $25,000, we have: $149,900 - $25,000 = $124,900
So Jared not only got his $25,000 back, he made an additional $124,900 from the stream.
*** lets assume they didn’t sell all 10,000 tickets, but instead 8,000 (I remember seeing that number of viewers at one point during the stream)
8,000 x $14.99 = $119,920 | Profit: $119,920 - $25,000 = $94,920
It should be noted I have absolutely nothing against VyRT nor Jared himself for earning extra money when he gets the chance. I admire the guy because he is such a great businessman and knows how to do his work well. He’s not just a great musician and actor, he knows how to work his crowd and I can only wish I had his skills. I don’t blame him for doing this and if you think they do EVERYTHING just to please us without getting something in return, you’re a bit naive. Like Jared said so himself, “this is not a hobby”. I’d do the same in his place and I’m sure you’d do too. I bought the MARS 300 virtual ticket and I will do the same tomorrow. I made this post not to criticize Jared but to make things a bit more clear, it seems most of you had the wrong idea (that he lost money, which wasn’t the case)
I know he only drinks soy or almond milk, but he eats milk chocolate bars, like the Mars bar which you can see him eating during an interview in Paris late last year. Some of the leather he wears is actually real.
Have never seen him eat eggs?
hard-boiled eggs in his sandwich
The eggs alone exclude him from being a vegan.
there is no website with the official lyrics, the band never released them on the internet. The only official lyrics you can find for those 2 albums are in the Japanese S/T and ABL CD’s. The S/T one is very rare, it has been out of print for years. It also included the track “Anarchy in Tokyo” which isn’t present in any other country. I have both cd’s, they come with a lyrics booklet, original lyrics are on the left and japanse translation on the right. Many websites out there have the wrong lyrics. For example, it’s not “there’s a paradise beneath me” in Buddha, it’s “there’s a paradox”. Stuff like that.
So sorry, but the answer is no :/ But if you need me to clear something up for you, I’ll check the booklets and get back to you ;)
Firefox users need to install greasemonkey first, if you haven’t already.
^^^ Same here. You and me share the same part of the brain or something. Didn’t he say he doesn’t have an iPod, though?…
he does have an iPod classic and you can see it in some photos, including this one. He has mentioned it in a few interviews as well, saying he rarely uses it, plus this interview in which he says he has Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time on his iPod.
First make your countdown timer here. When you’re done, copy the HTML provided at the bottom of the page.
Now you got two options, two different looks: you can either 1) paste the HTML under the “description” section of your page, or 2) go to “theme” and “enable custom HTML” (if not yet activated), and - at the very bottom of your page code - paste it between </body> *insert link here* </html>.
If you wanna add a comment next to your countdown like I did, (eg: till my birthday), simply type whatever you want right after the code you just pasted.
Don’t click “save” before your page has fully loaded, it might mess up the code.
I advise you to try both options and see which one looks better. Good luck ;)
No he didn’t, the video was edited to make it look that way because Cobain was a left-handed guitarist. This is pretty obvious if you look at Jared’s t-shirt. Just compare these two pictures of him wearing the same shirt and notice the difference: