Since all the morning news shows started pooping their pants about it, I was pretty proud of myself for successfully quarantining myself from Call Me Maybe. But then it was on the radio in a taxi I took at San Diego ComicCon and I didn’t want to be that guy that went “EW NO change the station NOW. NOWWW.” And now I want to start all my blogs and things with “I just met you and this is crazy, but [declarative statement] so [imperative verb phrase] maybe?” THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT PEOPLE WARNED ME ABOUT.
I’m going on an east coast tour with The Doubleclicks. At first it was a chain of house shows that Angela had put together, and then we introduced a Dammit Liz to the equation and BOOM. Now there are venues, and special guests, and a pretty and informative website!
But as it turns out, traveling four people and a cello across the country for a tour has a pretty big overhead. We’ve reached out to some of our favorite geeky companies and podcasts to help us finance big things like airfare and gas for our tour van, but we also have to put aside money for shipping all our gear to Boston, and doing laundry a couple times, and feeding ourselves between shows. (We’ve almost entirely cut out the need for a hotel budget by crashing with locals in every city. Huzzar!)
This is where we need your help. We’re going to make an exclusive Official Tour Sponsor shirt, for which I did the art. We’re also offering to send a personalized postcard from the road, from all of us, in exchange for a donation of $100 or more. The revenue from these things will go towards keeping us fed and alive between shows and also keeping us from smelling weird. I’ll also be vlogging a bunch from the road. You don’t have to pay anything for that, I’m just really looking forward to doing it.
I just met you, and this is crazy, but tours are pricey, so buy shirts maybe?