About this project
Paco Fish's Burlesque Vanguard Tour is a year-long, cross-country and international solo burlesque tour. The vision is to perform for 52 weeks in 52 US states, Canadian provinces, and the District of Columbia.
Beginning in March, I will be living in my van for one year and driving over 20,000 miles to spread my particular brand of weird performance art burlesque across the continent. Due to the nature of burlesque shows, and the fact that I am traveling alone, I will need to perform in other people's shows and so I have been working very hard to unite burlesque performers in myriad locales to co-produce Burlesque Vanguard events with me.
As much as possible, I will also be teaching workshops to bolster the quality and artistry of American and Canadian burlesque with my unique, over-the-top, clown style.
What I need from you is the means to get there. To complete this tour of 20,000 miles, I will need to spend about $6000 on gas alone. Everything else, I will cover myself. Wherever you are in the contiguous 48 States, DC, Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia, if you'd like to see me perform or teach my talents and insights, your donation will help bring me to you.
If you've never seen me perform, you can find videos on my website at http://pacofish.net/videos.html.
Risks and challenges
The main challenge to this project will be keeping the van in running order. It has 125,000 miles on it, but it is in very good condition. I get it serviced regularly and with the amount of time and distance I'll be covering in the van, it will be very easy to track the mileage and strain she'll endure. I've already factored expected maintenance into my budget, which is separate from this campaign. I have insurance and enough buffer in my schedule to make any repairs that come up without having to drastically alter the scope of the project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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