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Help the Dregs and 4 Pints Shy fund the production of a live CD.

The Dregs and 4 Pints Shy have played a few sets together over the years and it is always a lot of fun.  The one thing we've never had is a record of those shows. 

This time, we are doing a big show with both bands.  We're even rehearsing together!  Crazy, right?

If we were just putting on a show and selling tickets, we wouldn't be asking for extra funds.

We don't just want to perform it, though, we want a record of it.  We want people who weren't there to see and hear the show too.  That's where you come in.

The show is scheduled for the 12th of April and it is going to be a ball.  If you can be there, we look forward to a loud and happy crowd.  Even if you can't be there, though, you can help us by helping us cover the costs associated with the production of a CD and DVD from the show.  This includes:

  • Paying the people who will be recording the show
  • Paying for equipment rental to ensure we get the best possible sound and video quality
  • Paying for rights to produce a CD that may contain copyrighted work
  • Paying for the mixing of the CD/editing of the DVD
  • Reproduction costs

What we are kickstarting is a fraction of all of these costs but it helps us fill the gap between what we have on hand and what we need to deliver a quality product.

We want to be able to share this show with as many people as possible.  Will you help us?

We've reached our goal!

Thanks to everyone who has helped us make it this far!  We have some stretch goals to announce.

Stretch Goal #1 Unlocked - $2500

If we can reach 2500, we will have the money to pay extra camera operators so we can have multiple angles for the DVD.  Thanks to your generousity, stretch goal #1 has been unlocked!

Stretch Goal #2 Unlocked - $3000

If we can raise $3000, we can make a double CD.  That is twice the music we originally planned to include.  Probably most of all three sets!  We are very close to this goal.

New Bonus Level Unlocked - $3500

If we can reach $3500, everyone who pledged at least $25 will get a free Dregs bottle opener!  It's just like a regular bottle opener but it says "The Dregs" on it!

Almost Final Stretch Goal Ulocked - $4000

If we reach $4000, we will have enough money to cover any rights involved with copywrighted material.  That means that we can include the best music performed and we won't have to worry about whether or not that music is a cover, an original or a traditional tune.  

We always expected to include some copywrighted material but the more such material we include, the more it costs.  If we can reach or exceed our final stretch goal, we won't have any concerns when it comes to those added costs.

Final Crazy but True Stretch Goal Unlocked - $5000

If we manage to reach $5000, we'll be producing Dregs Cowbells!  We know that's kooky but hey - The Dregs are a kooky band.

Assumng we make the final goal, backers who pledged at least $75 will be able to choose between a cowbell and a DVD of the show.  We'll get those cowbells to backers in state (Minnesota) at the $75 level.  For cowbells that will need to be shipped out of state, you will need to back us at the $100 level.

ALSO, if you choose to waive a picture with the bands after the show, you can get the DVD and Cowbell at the $100 level!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We've already had one challenge because we lost our original venue. Fortunately we were able to find another venue to host the show and we are really excited about that.

From here, the biggest risk is that we don't get good audio from the show. That's why we are working with the best sound people we can find.

One of the biggest risks is recording a live performance. We only get one chance to do it right. If we mess it up, it is out there forever. That means we'll be spending a lot of time practicing what we do

After the show is completed, our biggest risk is problems in the mixing of the CD that could cause delays. We have a quick timetable and feel good about our chances to meet that timetable. If road blocks arise, we'll take them as them come and keep all of our backers informed.

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    Wow! You gave us $5! We are going to personally thank you on our web site for that! Well done!

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    Want a sticker? Since you contributed $10, we will totally send you one. It'll have to be a Dregs sticker, though, because 4 Pints Shy doesn't have one yet.

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    You get a copy of the CD when we finish producing it! We'll ship that bad boy anywhere in the US!

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    Not only will we send you a CD, we are going to personally thank you in the liner notes! Shout out!

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    CD and T-shirt not enough for you? How about the DVD as well?

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    This level is unlocked because of the new Cowbell bonus. If you pledge at this level, you will get the CD, DVD, Cowbell, Dregs Sticker and Bottle opener shipped to you out of State.

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    You get the pile of stuff plus an autographed copy of the show poster suitable for framing!

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    All the other swag plus an invitation to our exclusive after party! It's going to be awesome! We might even buy you a drink because you are so generous! (the drink won't be official or anything - so don't count on that)

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    All the other stuff not good enough for you? How about this: either the Dregs or 4 Pints Shy will play a house concert for you!

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    Wow! You must really want to see this CD produced! You get all the other swag and you get the opportunity to have BOTH BANDS perform a house party for you!

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