Some changes present a mix of challenge and opportunity. As the event has grown, the cost to run it (legally) has also increased. According to the BYOBW website, the cost to run the event this year increased by well over $1000 from the 2013 level of ~$6,000. For instance, hay bales represented one of the significant expenses (with a $400 increase over last year), but it seems plausible to imagine that the use of hay bales made the event more welcoming for people who might not have participated otherwise.
Here, one of the organizers talks with three police officers at the conclusion of this year's event.
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© Omari Stephens