I have a cat called "Wolfie". Here's the funny thing, no matter how much I call my cat Wolf, it doesn't make the cat a wolf. It's still a cat. The Lubbock Music Festival is funded by a surcharge on hotel rooms. Now the people involved will tell you that's not a "tax", but it sure sounds like it to me. Who goes to hotel rooms? Well contrary to popular belief, it's not mostly people in town for a business trip. It's our friends and relatives and neighbors, in-laws, and other friends of friends who come to town to visit and shop. So, if I buy batteries and seven and eleven and they charge me extra with that money going towards "public services" (the government) that's called a tax. If you charge me an extra fee with my hotel room, it's a tax. Since it's our friends and relatives and even ourselves paying it, we are being taxed (let's not to mention other hotels in other towns instituting similar fees that we now have to pay when we go there). It's a tax plain and simple and I can't believe anyone thinks we are too stupid to recognize it. More after the jump.