People pay for the right to be there. They pay to get there. Sometimes they have to compete to be welcomed at the place where they want to go (although they’ll happily settle for a second or third choice). The partying can be nonstop. The environment is highly sexualized (my own experience excepted). And when it’s all over, well over half of those who came end up leaving with nothing.
Am I talking about Vegas? Nope.