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zmama
20-09-2014, 17:31:51
I'm in management for a 17,000+ fan group that has begun a Kickstarter.
It is to crowdsource a Foo Fighters concert in the UK. I figured I'd give you guys a peek before it hits the press on Monday :bouncmsk:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/948381244/foo-for-the-fans-no-more-touts

Finn Willi (5)
20-09-2014, 18:33:10
"...if the band doesn't play everyone gets all their money back. Every penny."

Sounds too good to be true. :clueless:

:beer:

zmama
20-09-2014, 18:52:08
Yes it does, but it has been done before. The Foos played a crowdsourced show in Richmond, Virginia last week...same kind of deal.

MDA
21-09-2014, 17:12:20
Richmond... I hope their vehicles are all lojacked.

:beer: Good luck! I won't be there!

MOBIUS
23-09-2014, 09:07:57
Millennium Stadium would be a good venue :beer:

Funko
23-09-2014, 12:57:27
So you are reading "3000 capacity venue in Birmingham" and hearing "80,000 capacity venue in Cardiff"

Interesting.

zmama
23-09-2014, 13:49:41
Birmingham was chosen for it's central location and 3000 capacity chosen for a manageable amount of money to be raised...plus the joy of a more intimate show. We're at 65,000 pounds this morning of 150,000 to raise and 56 days till the close of the Kickstarter. :D

Venom
23-09-2014, 14:15:43
perhaps the website wasn't fully thought out.

foofightersuk reads several different ways

zmama
23-09-2014, 15:57:18
Yep, it's the way I read it first too. The Foos know and don't mind, the fellas have a sense of humor :D

MOBIUS
24-09-2014, 13:58:34
So you are reading "3000 capacity venue in Birmingham" and hearing "80,000 capacity venue in Cardiff"

Interesting.

You should know already that I don't read. :p

zmama
24-09-2014, 15:33:52
Now it's out in the press and the numbers are climbing fast. This is fun!

http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/79957

zmama
25-09-2014, 12:21:57
127,269 now! This is fun :D

and 141,220! with a story in the Guardian :D

MDA
25-09-2014, 19:31:18
Guardian? That's the big-time!

zmama
25-09-2014, 23:17:41
And the Kickstarter was successful. 150,075 raised in 6 days...now to deal with band management!

jsorense
26-09-2014, 17:00:17
"band management" will be first up against the wall when the revolution comes.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
26-09-2014, 20:45:52
Are they that desperate for money they're doing kickstarters now? What will 5 bucks get me?

MDA
26-09-2014, 23:22:00
a blow job in the confessional?

zmama
26-09-2014, 23:51:46
The band isn't doing the kickstarter, fans are to get them to play a special show.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
27-09-2014, 00:02:40
So you're saying they lack initiative then.