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Paco Fish living in a van, performing, & teaching across the continent: 52 weeks: 52 states & provinces.
Paco Fish living in a van, performing, & teaching across the continent: 52 weeks: 52 states & provinces.
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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.

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    You will receive a thank you on burlesquevanguard.com and a Paco Fish bumper sticker with a personalized postcard from one of the places I visit.

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    *** JUST ADDED *** NEW REWARD *** You will receive an autographed 11"x17" print of the amazing Karina Dale's original painting of me as a demon seen here: http://bit.ly/VqN0lI

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    You will receive a thank you on burlesquevanguard.com, a Paco Fish bumper sticker, a personalized postcard, and a Paco Fish tank top (please specify S, M, L).

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    *NEW REWARD* *JUST ADDED* You'll receive a copy of *It's All That Glitters*, a beautiful book of photography of burlesque performers in their homes (including me!), autographed by myself and by the photographer, Brian C. Janes. Visit http://bcjmedia.com/itsallthatglitters for details about the book. In addition, you'll also receive a Paco Fish bumper sticker and a thank you on burlesquevanguard.com

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    You will receive a signed 8"x10" original photo print of Brian C. Janes' photo of me from his book "It's All That Glitters: Portraits of Burlesque Performers in their Homes" as seen here (but without the watermark): http://bit.ly/XkJwBO

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    You will receive a thank you on burlesquevanguard.com, a Paco Fish bumper sticker, a personalized postcard, and a Paco Fish tank top (please specify S, M, L)

    PLUS: 2 tickets to the Vanguard Tour show of your choice.

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    You will receive a signed 11"x14" original photo print of Brian C. Janes' photo of me from his book "It's All That Glitters: Portraits of Burlesque Performers in their Homes" as seen here (but without the watermark): http://bit.ly/XkJwBO

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    You will receive a thank you on burlesquevanguard.com, a Paco Fish bumper sticker, a personalized postcard, and a Paco Fish tank top (please specify S, M, L)

    PLUS: 2 VIP tickets to the Vanguard Tour show of your choice, including preferential seating and involvement in the performance.

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    You will receive a thank you on burlesquevanguard.com, a Paco Fish bumper sticker, a personalized postcard, and a Paco Fish tank top (please specify S, M, L)

    PLUS: 4 VIP tickets to the Vanguard Tour show of your choice, including preferential seating and involvement in the performance.

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    You will receive a thank you on burlesquevanguard.com, a Paco Fish bumper sticker, a personalized postcard, and a Paco Fish tank top (please specify S, M, L)

    PLUS: I will give a private performance of one act at your home (within contiguous US, or southern Quebec, Ontario, or British Columbia).

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    You will receive a thank you on burlesquevanguard.com, a Paco Fish bumper sticker, a personalized postcard, and a Paco Fish tank top (please specify S, M, L)

    PLUS: I will create a custom act to a song of your choosing for a private performance at your home (within contiguous US, or southern Quebec, Ontario, or British Columbia).

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