You've got to pay to play. Ask the organizers of the Maldon Carnival in Essex, England.

Spurned by Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Rod Stewart and Jessie J, they thought they'd hit the jackpot when Beyonce's agent replied to them saying that Queen Bey had an opening in her schedule and was interested in attending.

A meeting was reportedly set up, but it lasted a mere 10 minutes. That's how long it took for the agent to let the organizers know that it was going to cost them a pretty penny just for Beyonce to make an appearance.

How much? 50,000 Euro. Upon learning of the fee, the organizers realized they were priced out and had to scrap their plans.