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Never-told story of the innovative mega-concert that proved it could be done right; AMAZING music, big crowds; cool subplots & ... Woz.
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DATES AND UPDATES --

Posted by Glenn Aveni (Creator)
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I am so pleased to finally be able to send this Update. 

Over this coming weekend, I am going to also send out the Kickstarter Survey - this is where you get to enter data like your address, t-shirt size, other things I will need to send you the Rewards. Here's the quick version of where we are on that: The music is cleared. The film is almost finished. It WILL be finished later in August. You will have it in September. 

Here's the detail: The film is shaping up to be between 100 and 105 minutes in length. PLEASE remember when I mention the film, I mean the documentary - that's what this is - and it's about the 1982 US FESTIVAL. Bonus footage (a lot more music) and other Rewards - separate things

The interviews, archival clips, crowds and crowd shots - these are first rate, even better that I thought they'd be. The story really gets covered and the quotes are there. It's a film that is not only reminiscent, but one we can all be proud of. 

The music IN the documentary is a mix of full songs and partial. The partials are too many to list. Full songs include Can't Stand Losing You (Police), Black Magic Woman (Santana - legendary performance), Gimme Some Water (Eddie Money - remember him compelling Graham to turn on the water cannons? We have that on film), Truckin' (Grateful Dead - they played so early on Sun, the crew - after partying the night before - forgot to turn on the equipment - limited footage and it's a one-camera lock), Let's Get Together (Joe Sharino - Woz' friend - covering the classic by the Youngbloods) ... not to worry, all your favorite artists are represented, just not entire songs. The music in the bonus features fills in the blanks.

Music clearances - this was BRUTAL. To be clear, the talent was a pleasure to deal with. The publishers, not as much. In fairness to them, I was approaching them about a single segment from a 35 year old show and I am not exactly Live Nation or Sony. I was not the top priority, sorry it took so long. But it's done.

WHAT HAPPENS NOW: I incorporate the music into the film as I chose to allocate it. Then comes post production - sound edit, color correction, etc. After that, I will have a final film, and this will be later this month (August).

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT: I add the "extra's" for the deluxe download and DVD/Blu-Ray's, I contact an authoring house to establish the menu and meantime - I finalize the other Rewards - t-shirts, posters. I intend to send all of this out, including the film, in September.

EXCEPTIONS - the booklet, I am making it great, it might not be ready in September, I may have to send separately. It's a ton of work.

SURVEYS: you MUST fill these out. Look for a "Kickstarter survey" from me within the next couple of days. I need your address (don't messenger me your address, please - wait for the survey), and depending on your Reward, I may need other info too. 

I think I covered it. Sorry this was so long, but it was a long time coming. :)

US FESTIVAL FOREVER!

- Glenn

The official poster for the film
The official poster for the film

 

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      Scott Montiel on

      I have not received the survey. Can you please email to me again? Thanks!

      Scott Montiel

    2. Mary Lee Montgomery on

      I see Glenn has US 83 on Amazon Prime now but we are waiting to hear about US 82. Glenn please update us on the project.

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      David Neumann on

      Hi Glenn,

      De do do do,
      De da da da.

      It will be nice to hear from you.

      (with apologies to Sting).

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      Laura on

      Wow, I just got booted out of the US Fest 83 FB group for posting about getting an update on this project. I realize it wasn't the correct US Fest year, but Glenn is a member on that page, so thought it would be okay to reach out to him there, but I guess not. Sheesh. I better be more careful what I post where from now on. :-( - Anyway, I was looking for an update too.

    5. Ken Gladstone on

      Glenn: I received survey via email on Sep 13. Submitted survey on Sep 15 (and received "survey confirmation" email). But since then nothing. Any news on when products will ship? Thanks, - Ken

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      Tom Kraabel on

      Been a bit quiet. Hope all is well. So looking forward to this!

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      S. Alexander on

      No survey recieved here. Was it emailed out??

    8. Debra Reasoner on

      Got survey and answered. Thanks!

      Wanted to know if we could order a extra poster or shirt and how much. Thanks.

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      wayne sanders on

      I have not received survey either. With all the delays over the YEARS I guess we should have seen this coming.

    10. Ro Olufunwa
      Superbacker
      on

      @ US Festival backers
      I don't believe anyone has received the survey. In my experience (several hundred projects) project creators can face unexpected twists.

      The fact that Glen hasn't checked back in to Kickstarter since August 8th suggests he is preoccupied either with life, or the fulfilment of this project, or both.

      @Glen I hope life and Kickstarter are treating you kindly, and if they aren't - trust that we got your Back ( that's why we are called backers :)).

      We (backers) would love an update irrespective of whether positive or negative of how you are getting on with the documentary and it's associated challenges.

    11. Ro Olufunwa
      Superbacker
      on

      @ US Festival backers
      I don't believe anyone has received the survey. In my experience (several hundred projects) project creators can face unexpected twists.

      The fact that Glen hasn't checked back in to Kickstarter since August 8th suggests he is preoccupied either with life, or the fulfilment of this project, or both.

      @Glen I hope life and Kickstarter are treating you kindly, and if they aren't - trust that we got your Back ( that's why we are called backers :)).

      We (backers) would love an update irrespective of whether positive or negative of how you are getting on with the documentary and it's associated challenges.

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      Bill on

      No survey or update yet. When in September will it be shipped? T-shirt size Large.

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      Richard B. Peterson on

      I guess it's not just me that hasn't seen a survey yet.

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      Janice Klee on

      Just checking in to see when the survey was sent, as I never received it. From looking at the other comments, it appears others didn't get it either. Last email update I got was August4th.

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      Sherri Ouellette on

      8/31/17 - No survey either to me

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      Robert Henning on

      Glen where is the survey?

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      Jeff Asenbauer on

      I never received the followup survey? Hmmm

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      James Williams on

      I haven't received it, either.

    19. Carey Parker on

      I haven't received it, either. Would be good to get an update.

    20. Mary Lee Montgomery on

      What's happening? I have not received the survey yet?

    21. Jack Koning on

      Likewise I have not received the "Kickstarter survey" yet. (14 Aug 2017)

    22. Ken Gladstone on

      As of Monday August 14, I too have not yet received the survey.

    23. Mary Lee Montgomery on

      Did I miss the survey or is it still to be sent?

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      David on

      Have you released the survey yet? I'm not sure how we are supposed to access it.

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      Kendall Auel on

      The border of the poster shows "JJackson Browne" (extra 'J'). Also there are duplicate band names starting with Ramones. Nice poster nevertheless, I'm printing one for my office cubicle.

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      snon on

      @Glenn:
      Any news regarding "
      ALL the music from one day in 1983 (you pick the day - Heavy Metal, etc - after the campaign).
      "
      & get ALL the music from ALL days?
      .
      I would happily throw in some more money to get this

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      Eric Rice on

      Great work. You must be exhausted, but feeling a great sense of accomplishment.

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      Darryl McGee on

      Really appreciate the effort, thanks for documenting this historical event! Damn, it was hot for this Oregon kid!

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      Lou Caruso on

      GLENN - YOU ROCK !!!...IT WAS THE BEST SHOW EVER ..!. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT AND THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH !!!... Lou Caruso of Moon Music Circus

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      sean syfers on

      Thanks Glenn for all your hard work im so excited to see the final outcome!!! Got chills just thinking about it!!!