And again, rather than being cynical I'd rather look at it from "whatever's happening, good or bad, they're trying harder" and that's an improvement of past years no matter what happens. Hopefully it ends with more butts in the seats.
We don't have the raw numbers because the club isn't releasing them. But I KNOW that they sold less ST's than last year i KNOW the ST retention rate was lower than the past 2 seasons. We also have circumstantial evidence that suggests the same conclusion. Silence is deafening from NYRB on the numbers. Extending deadlines to renew, scheduling additional efforts to sell tickets are all classic tells in the sales business that sales are not going well.
I also KNOW that there are lots of factors that go into ticket sales. I KNOW that people around here seem to thrive on tearing apart whatever it is they happen to dislike at the moment. Congrats, you're on some KNOWledgeable inside track, but that and $1.50 gets me a cup of coffee.
Agreed, but I choose to not see the glass nearly as half empty as others seem to around here. All things being gray and interpretations being varied, I'd rather give the benefit of the doubt. If that's not a conclusion you make, there's nothing in the world that can change your mind.
The world is full of grey man which is why most the time you have to rely on information at hand and deduct through reasoning what the answer is most likely to be. If you want black and white raw data before you are willing to make a conclusion....you'll be waiting for quite some time.
Of course I would if you prove to be right. Only a complete putz would refuse to admit when wrong and Wynalda already has that market cornered. The flip side is I'll also remember that you were wrong when I'm right!
I am pleased to see you will be happy to admit I am right later.