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Illinois Indie Rock band The Graduate wants to release a live concert DVD of their farewell shows and needs your help!
On August 27, 2011 The Graduate performed their final show which was recorded live. Following the filming they started a Kickstarter project with which they hoped to raise money to make a DVD commemorating the band and featuring their last show.
On August 27, 2011 The Graduate performed their final show which was recorded live. Following the filming they started a Kickstarter project with which they hoped to raise money to make a DVD commemorating the band and featuring their last show.
210 backers pledged $10,513 to help bring this project to life.

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The Graduate Live Concert DVD

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~YOU REALLY SHOULD WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE~

Last month The Graduate played 4 farewell shows around the midwest.  We filmed and recorded the concerts in the hopes of making a live DVD, and now we need your help to make it happen!

Everyone who backs the project (even for $1) will receive occasional project updates via email.  These will include progress reports, rare photos, videos & audio clips, etc.  These are exclusive to backers, so go ahead and throw down a buck!

If you're not interested in becoming a backer, but still want to help the project succeed, please like our Kickstart on Facebook, make a tweet about it, or post if on your tumblr or blog.  Seriously, these things make a big difference!

UPDATE - Sept. 18

Since things have been going so well on day 1, I'm adding a new kickback.  I just came across a huge box of Best of Winter CDs (Me and Jared's first band) For $15 you can pick up one of these discs!  We'll also drop a few of these bad boys into every kickback over the $15 mark while supplies last.  Keep in mind you can change your donation, or add another at any time ;)

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    A BUCK - We know that not everyone has cash to spare, but every little bit helps. For $1, we'll send you a thank you e-mail attached with a rare photo of the band.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    SNAIL MAILER - You'll receive a thank you letter in the mail (yes, the regular old fashioned USPS kind) with an actual picture of the band from the final show.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Cleaning out my storage room, I stumbled upon a huge box of Best of Winter CDs (Me and Jared's old band). We definitely won't be pressing any of these again, and I don't believe there's anywhere else you'd be able to find these.

    *Note: anyone who pledges over the $15 mark will get one of these while supplies last*
    ***For international orders, please consider adding $5-10 to your donation!**

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    JUST THE DVD, PLEASE - This is essentially a pre-order. You'll receive the DVD before everyone else (free shipping.) It may not seem like much, but just committing to picking this up is a huge help!

    *For international orders, please consider adding $5-10 to your donation!*

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    DVD Preorder+ - You'll receive the DVD pre-release and a digital copy of all 4 Eps (Horror Show, The Evergreen EP, Every Other Time : B-Sides, and Sea Legs EP) plus a hand written lyric card.

    *For international orders, please consider adding $5-10 to your donation!*

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    CAN YOU SIGN THIS - A nice even number, and a more personalized kickback. You'll get a signed copy of the DVD, all the EPs, lyric card, and a signed copy of one of our last copies of Only Every Time on CD (we only have 1 box left!)

    *For international orders, please consider adding $5-10 to your donation!*

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    Pledge $85 or more About $85

    FOR THE WALL - Signed DVD, EPs, lyric card, a limited edition poster only available from this kickstarter campaign, and an original print from Sea Legs - the art show by Jolby that inspired the EP.

    *For international orders, please consider adding $5-10 to your donation!*

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    I WANT IT ALL - This is a serious pledge, so you'll get a serious package. On top of the signed DVD and lyric card, You'll receive digital copies of our full catalogue - Horror Show, Anhedonia, The Evergreen EP, Only Every Time, Every Other Time : B-Sides, the elusive Sea Legs EP, AND a collection of early demos and home recordings from all our albums. Your name will also be listed in the credits.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    KEEP YOUR CLOTHES ON - Everything in the $100 pledge, plus a Skype chat session with a member of the band. Maybe you want to know what a certain song was written about, or have always wondering how we make a guitar sound like that, or how Tim keeps his beard looking so great. Just don't be creepy, ok?

    *For international orders, please consider adding $5-10 to your donation!*

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    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    ONLINE SERENADE - Everything in the $100 pledge, and Corey will play you a private 3-song acoustic set over Skype.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    STORY TIME - Everything in the $100 pledge, plus a 50 page full-color photo book that tells the story of The Graduate from start to finish. This book is only available through this Kickstarter and features rare and intimate pictures of the band throughout our 6 year career, all put together in a beautiful hardcover book by Corey using iPhoto.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    COREY'S PACKAGE - Everything in the $100 pledge, a signed handwritten song of your choice, a signed copy of our setlist from the farewell shows, an old Graduate concert poster straight from Corey's wall, a signed pick and drumstick, and Corey's monster drumhead. He's played this thing at 100's of shows, and did the artwork himself.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    YOUR SONG, BY US - Everything in the $100 pledge, and we will record your song. If you don't have one, we'll write one for you! We'll send you the finished recordings to do with as you please.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    YOU'RE THE BEST AROUND - You are an executive producer of the DVD project. To prove it, your name will appear in the credits as just that! You'll get the $100 pledge, a pile of special Graduate memorabilia, free tickets to any future shows we ever play (reunion or whatever), and a letter and framed Certificate of Awesomeness from the band.

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Funding period

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