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The Island of Misfit Toys from Chicago are raising money for their first tour ever, with a destination of New York. please help!
The Island of Misfit Toys from Chicago are raising money for their first tour ever, with a destination of New York. please help!
50 backers pledged $1,510 to help bring this project to life.

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The Island of Misfit Toys are about to embark on their first tour. We're excited, nervous, anxious to meet new people, and ecstatic to be going through another step towards being a "successful" band. It's a walk in the footsteps of heroes, local or not; the word "tour" has so many romantic connotations for us, glamorous or not.

However, such an incredible experience requires preparation. And although that sounds...exceptionally boring, it can be made FUN!

The fact is, we're all college kids with or without jobs, and a tour is an expensive undertaking. Gas prices are breaking records, and there are eight of us, which means we consume a lot more food than a normal band. Touring at our level is not exactly Almost Famous; we are probably going to end up in the red no matter what.

In order to lessen the damage and bring what could be a dire situation into the light, we are asking for tour donations in exchange for unique/hilarious/ridiculous rewards! Because any and all funds are appreciated like crazy (seriously, more than you know), we all put our silly heads together and made a list of prizes to correspond with the donation amounts.

Guys, if we reach this goal ($1300), we will probably cry tears of joy, in the most literal sense of the phrase. I can actually imagine that happening. It'd be the best leg-up for tour we could ask for, and if you help, we hope you love what we've got to offer.

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    A whole bunch of pins and stickers, a few mystery 35mm photos, and a written signed letter to you.

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    "Bear Hair" CD with a vaguely ominous message and a few wildflower seed bombs.

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    Everything included in the $5 and $10 tiers, a homemade IMT heart pin made by Evett Gora, and some temporary tattoos.

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    "Bear Hair" CD, IMT homemade heart pin, a homemade gift made by Evan, and a cassette tape by Anthony.

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    "Bear Hair" CD, limited-edition Kickstarter-only T-shirt, and everything in the $5 and $10 tiers.

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    "Bear Hair" CD, limited-edition Kickstarter-only T-shirt, original bizarre portrait of you OR the band drawn by our weird friend Nick Dimoulis, comic strip drawn by Mark, a homemade gift by Evan, and an embarrassing CD of early Anthony recordings.

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    "Bear Hair" CD, a picture drawn by Lui on a drum head, "Strands of Bear Hair" CD-R with unreleased songs from and acoustic versions of songs on Bear Hair, and a homemade dinner for you and a friend cooked by the band if you live in the Chicagoland area. If you live outside the Chicago area, either we'll order something from the place of your choosing near you for you and a friend, or we'll give you an IOU for next time we tour near your town.

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    "Bear Hair" CD, limited-edition Kickstarter-only T-shirt, A smörgåsbord of mystery embarrassments of the band, including everyone's old terrible songs, pictures and writings in a decoupaged EMBARRASSMENT BOX, homemade scarf and IMT hat by Evett Gora, IMT foam koozie, and a homemade piece of jewelry made by Dragon's mom.

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    "Bear Hair" CD, limited-edition Kickstarter-only T-shirt, homemade gift by Evan, a book of poetry by Danny, we will reenact and film any scene from any movie of your choice, and you send us a problem you're having and each of us will give you advice on the situation.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    "Bear Hair" CD, limited-edition Kickstarter-only T-shirt, homemade gift by Evan, we write a song for you, we send you an entire outfit, one-year admission to any IMT shows, instructional video of your choice by the member of your choice (although we can't promise we'll actually know how to do it but we'll do it anyway).

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    "Bear Hair" CD, limited-edition Kickstarter-only T-shirt, "Strands of Bear Hair" CD-R, a homemade T-shirt, homemade gift by Evan, lifetime admission into IMT shows, a performance in your house within a two-hour drive (the type of performance is up to you- acoustic, electric, a DJ set, drama, miming, illusions...), love letters and scary ransom notes from each member of the band, and we write a choose-your-own-adventure book starring you.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    "Bear Hair" CD, limited-edition Kickstarter-only T-shirt, everything in the $5 and $10 tiers, and Evan shaves his head in a live stream after tour.

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    PERMANENT INDENTURED SERVITUDE.

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