As it turns out, right now I could get a ticket to Europe/the UK for more or less the same price of most plane tickets on most airlines, though during summer it skyrockets up with any airline. In 2016 I didn't really have the money though I made sure to save what I could/scrape together some extra cash to make it happen. I'd certainly like to see BTYK/fujee and everyone I never got a chance to meet.
I suppose circumstances are similar. If Cupz could be convinced to go now, I'd have a good four months notice which would provide more than enough time to save up another lightweight, coach/hostels only trip. Though that cash could go to other things as well, so I don't know yet.
Okay...now...wait for fog machine.