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Useful Jenkins New Music Video at Harmony Park. Filming at Shangri-La 2013. Festival Express. Title track off their latest album.
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This Fall, Useful Jenkins of Mankato, Minnesota will be filming a follow-up to their 'Waitin to Die' music video which was released in 2012.  Filmed in Colorado by Rob Specht of Wandering Skunk Photography while on tour with Useful Jenkins, the Waitin to Die music video received 1,500 views in its first full day and has since surpassed 14,000 views on Youtube.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ2E5AaOJNY

Festival Express, the title track off our latest studio release, is the subject of this follow-up video.  Harmony Park Music Garden, located just outside Geneva, MN is the setting.  We hope to use this video as a way to capture Harmony Park and the community of friends, family, and fans that we've been lucky enough to grow up with these past years.  Festival Express is a celebration of life and the adventures which occur at Music Festivals.  We aim to take viewers on a ride with us through the festival experience and give them a taste of what it's like.  To do this the way we would want to, we need to raise some money.  Pre-production has already begun and production, filming, and editing aren't cheap.  This is where we are asking for your help to ensure this project is a success.  The Wandering Skunk will again be producing this video for us, and we hope to make it the best we possibly can!

We will be filming during Wookiefoot's Shangri-La music festival and hope to include and capture as much of the park and community as possible during this process.  

There are some unique and fun gifts and experiences for those who can support this project financially.  Whether it's an Executive Producer credit, a starring role in the music video, or a cheesecake dinner with our manager Kelso RagePumpkin, there's something for everyone.  We've always had an amazing relationship with our community of family, friends, and fans, and we hope that this project will in some small way capture a little bit of that magic.

Even if you are unable to support financially, we'll still be looking for tons of behind the scenes help to make this a reality, and since we'll be filming all throughout the festival, many are sure to be captured. There may even be a spot in the video for someone that we giveaway...look for more information as Shangri-La approaches.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all your love and support over the years.  We are all excited to ride the Festival Express with you to Harmony Park this September!

Risks and challenges

One of our biggest challenges creating this video will be coordinating and corralling the large numbers of people necessary to capture this video properly. Utilizing the community as much as we can, we hope that through proper planning and the help of many creative and awesome individuals the production of this video will be successful. Shooting in a festival environment can provide it's own challenges, but we feel we have the experience and guile to pull this off!

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    Our devoted thanks and an on demand hug from a band member at Shangri-La.

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    In appreciation for your donation you'll receive a handwritten postcard from one of the bandmembers thanking you for your pledge. Postcard will be custom made from a Wandering Skunk Photo, taken at Shangri-La 2013.

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    An exclusive "Everybody on the Bus" UJ sticker made specially for Kickstarter donors along with a 4x6 print by Wandering Skunk from the Music Video shoot, mailed following Shangri-La 2013.

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    The Express Package.
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    You'll receive a physical copy of Useful Jenkins' latest studio release, Festival Express, signed by all members of the band.

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    The Festival Package.
    You'll receive one of UJs new Band T-Shirts as well as an 8x12 print of one of Wandering Skunk's photos from the Music Video shoot at Shangri-La 2013.

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    Can you dance around a Festivus Pole? Can you get a little nutty with the SuFu Crew? Do you have any experience dancing underneath the Oaks of Harmony Park? If you can help support this project by pledging $50, you'll be an extra in the filming of the Festival Express music video (must provide own entry into and be present for Friday and Saturday of Shangri-La 2013). You'll also receive the "Everybody on the Bus" Kickstarter sticker for your participation in the video.

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    An intimate Cheesecake dinner during Shangri-La 2013 with the one and only Kelso RagePumpkin, manager of Useful Jenkins. Donor will get 1 seat at Dinner to be hosted by Kelso. Only 4 seats will be sold to this 3 course cheesecake affair being served during Shangri-La (must provide own entry into and be present for Friday and Saturday of Shangri-La 2013).

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    A custom designed setlist will be created and used by the band during their set at Shangri-La 2013. Following the show the band will sign this setlist and only four will be available!

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    A limited edition (only 20 will be made especially for this Kickstarter) 8" x 12" Floating Metal Print of a Wandering Skunk image from the Music Video shoot at Shangri-La. These prints are made on a 1/4" thick aluminum plate and come already mounted onto a standout frame which allows the plate to "float" 3/4" inch out from the wall.

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    Are you a Magic Man? Can you get into and out of the Festival Express in a Useful manner? Can you play a role or want to nominate someone to appear as a main actor/actress in the Festival Express Music Video? We need characters for several roles in the video, and know that many in our family could play the roles. For $100, this could be you (donor can also nominate another willing participant to appear in the video in their place, participant must provide own entry into and be present for Friday and Saturday of Shangri-La 2013).

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    Family Dinner. You and a guest will be invited to a special Thank You reception/dinner with the band in Mankato hosted at Pat's house. Travis will provide the cooking. Reception/Dinner will be in October, 2013.

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    Executive Producer.
    As a huge thank you for pledging to help this project, you'll be credited as one of four executive producers of this video and will receive a 16" x 24" sized Floating Metal print of a Wandering Skunk photo from the Music Video shoot at Shangri-La 2013. These prints are made on a 1/4" thick aluminum plate and come already mounted onto a standout frame which allows the plate to "float" 3/4" inch out from the wall.

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    Your own Useful Jenkins show! Useful Jenkins will travel up to 250 miles to play a show in your Living Room, Bedroom, Kitchen, Backyard, Bar or really anywhere you'd like them to. Backers outside of 250 miles from Mankato, MN will be required to cover additional travel expenses. Acoustic performances only unless PA is provided.

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