A couple of weeks ago, the Foo Fighters played a gig in Richmond, Virginia, a place they’d never been before. But thanks to a grassroots crowdfunding campaign, local Foos fans were album to organize well enough to convince the band to route through the city. Nice work, Richmond.
There’s now a similar project underway based out of London, England–except that it’s designed to work in reverse. Don’t Let Nickelback seeks to raise money in an effort to keep the band out of the UK on their next tour. I quote:
Q. What’s wrong with Nickelback?
A. Go listen to them.
Q. I did listen to them. What’s wrong with Nickelback?
A. Ah, forgive us. You mean what’s wrong with them as in, what could possibly lead them to create such unlistenable music? We don’t know.
As I write this, there are seven backers who have helped raise $33 USD. The target is $1,000. There are 29 days left in the campaign.