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Old 09-26-2013, 04:12 PM  
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My little foray into wealth last night.

Just had to mention this. I went to a business party last night, and it was at a very upscale condo, quite swanky and architecturally distinctive. I'm nosy, so I looked up the assessed value. It was about $1.7 million, which actually seems cheap for this place since it was very, very nice.

The furnishings didn't seem that livable, and I was curious who actually lived in the place. During a conversation, one of the hostesses told me. It was a family that has a mansion a couple of miles away, but they bought this condo just as a place to host parties.

Okay, got it. This is a $1.7 million private clubhouse. They bought a $1.7 million condo just to hold parties.

Then I got the tour.

It had a lot of art in it, and there was a piece upstairs over a couch by a particular artist that I recognized. He's a somewhat obscure artist, but I knew the name and I was thinking, "Wait a minute".

So when I got home I did a little searching. That painting - the exact painting that was over the couch - sold at auction a couple of years ago for $1.2 million.

That piece was about 36" x 48". And they had two more pieces by the same artist that were enormous. At the same auction where the small painting was sold, another painting by this artist sold for over $60 million, so there's a high end that's pretty high. And one of the big paintings looked suspiciously similar to another one that auctioned off for $20 million.

And that was the one artist that I'd heard of. There were two more pieces that the knowledgeable art people were oohing and aahing about that I suspect may have been similar in status.

And the thing is, I've never heard of the owners. It's some finance dude and his wife.

There's some serious money walking around in this world, and it's not just famous people. It's really kind of amazing to see what some people out there can afford to do. I really should have gone into finance as a career.

Anyone else ever wander into a display of wealth like this? Let's hear the stories.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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theres a ton of hidden big money families in denver
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:22 PM   #3
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:24 PM   #4
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:25 PM   #5
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:30 PM   #6
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:31 PM   #7
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You had an Apricot BMW. Wealth is not a new concept to you.
The apricot BMW was my ticket into this party. They just assumed that I was a man of great wealth.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:31 PM   #8
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:32 PM   #9
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Apparently. I was astounded. This whole place was discretionary spending.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:32 PM   #10
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I went to the kroenke wedding several years ago in Columbia.

they spent some bucks on it, estimated at ten million...


On a wedding.


But it was ****ing great
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:33 PM   #11
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I went to the kroenke wedding several years ago in Columbia.

they spent some bucks on it, estimated at ten million...


On a wedding.


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How'd you get invited to that? Are you a Walton? And did anything in particular stand out, like perhaps a limo made out of solid gold or something?
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:35 PM   #12
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I have never understood people paying that kind of money for paintings.

Suppose it could be considered an investment, but still.

I can understand the party condo far more than that.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:41 PM   #13
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How'd you get invited to that? Are you a Walton? And did anything in particular stand out, like perhaps a limo made out of solid gold or something?
My wife's cousin that lived down the road from us married Stan's daughter.

the reception was in a three story tent. Wolfgang Puck catered it.
We drank more alcohol than was drank at a Coors family wedding that took place around the same time. They have a room that is totally covered in marble.
the whole thing was a great experience. We had a ton of fun.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:41 PM   #14
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:43 PM   #15
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Then I read where, at least at that time, that KC had more millionaires per capita than most other cities in America.

Could have fooled me....
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