Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 23, 2012.

Update #3

Wow!!! Thank you!!!

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We did it!
We made our goal, now we'll be rolling through your town in our tour bus!

We are so damned excited about this. Now we're just getting ready.

I'm about to send out the questionnaires today.

Also- just so you know, your card was not charged when you made the pledge.

It's only being charged now. A couple folks thought they were being charged twice because they thought they had been charged already.

Peace!

Boots

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      Creator Heidi Sinclair on September 27, 2012

      Are you coming to Louisiana? Baton Rouge or Louisiana? hope so :)

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      Creator BlackSoultan on September 26, 2012

      Lemme know when you hit LA.

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      Creator Jed Bickman on September 25, 2012

      Boots, much respect. Thanks for the good fight. I'll see you in NYC even if you don't see me.

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    The hat worn by Roger Guenevere Smith in the video for The Coup's "Me And Jesus The Pimp In A '79 Granada Last Night". Pristine condition. Worn only in that video and then by me half a dozen times since then. Maybe you're loaded and want one of the freshest hats in the world, that happens to have a hell of a story behind it. Wow people at parties. I'll sign it on the inside, if you want. Size: 7 and 5/8. Puerto Fino. Made in Bogota, Columbia. Bought in 1998. Definitely a collector's item. See it in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ImD4l1l0bA Plus, dinner with me (same travel considerations as above)

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