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My friend Vern and I are embarking on a 2 week tour to the west coast and back. Representing Omaha as best as we can.
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Hello friends and family. On August 21st I will be heading out on a two week tour to the west coast and back. I have been on many tours with my other band Landing on the Moon to the east coast. This will be my 5th tour to the west coast playing my solo songs as John Klemmensen and the Party.
I can say that everytime it is a crazy adventure that I feel like I might not make it back from. Yet I wanna go again as soon as I return. I am a single father of two boys so I always keep them in mind. I drive the speed limit and do my best to avoid other dangerous activities. I sing a song for them everynight I am away called "wednesday and weekends"(link below) 
If you are reading this "project description" it is because you know me, you've seen me play. You have seen how much I love doing what I do. I am not on a record label. I know I have people out there that believe in what I'm doing. I am asking for you to act as my record label and make sure I get my friend Vern and I home safe to our loved ones. Your support is very important to what I do. It has gotten me through so many times. I am asking you to help once again. 
tour schedule and links to "wednesdays & weekends" and my new album "songs I'll never play" below.
Love, John Klemmensen. 

tue 8/20 Omaha @Side Door Lounge
wed 8/21Sioux City, IA
thu 8/22 Sioux Falls, SD
fri 8/23 Rapid City, SD
sat 8/24 Billings, MT
sun 8/25 Spokane, WA
mon 8/26 Portland, OR
tue 8/27 day off 
wed 8/28 Eugene, OR 
thu 8/29 Sacramento, CA
fri 8/30 San Francisco, CA
sat 8/31 Los Angeles, CA 
sun 9/01 Las Vegas, NV
mon 9/02 Denver, CO
tue 9/03 Kansas City
thu 9/06 Omaha @Waiting Room
sat 9/07 Hullabaloo!

http://johnklemmensenandtheparty.bandcamp.com/track/wednesdays-and-weekends

http://johnklemmensenandtheparty.bandcamp.com/album/songs-ill-never-play

Risks and challenges

I am asking for 500$ but I really need about 1,000$ to really feel "safe", but safe is just a word. It is always a challenge to tour from the midwest to the west coast. There are a few places to play but these cities are spread out. Even our great state of Nebraska has few venues for music west of Lincoln. The reward of course is just being on the west coast. I really try to sell as much merch as I can as well as remind people of my green tip jar. That tip jar has saved me a few times on tour. The risk is if that trusty tip jar remains empty or even worse... we show up to town and our show has been cancelled. As I stated before I am a single father of two boys. I have two jobs but I still will not have too much money to leave town with. Me and Vern could really use a few backers. thank you.

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    I will keep you in my heart forever.
    the next time you are at Barley Street Tavern you can pick up a few cds of rare, old or unreleased songs. I work there so all the bartenders will know you are picking it up. It won't be weird. I will also ship to out of town parties

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    I will make you a John Klemmensen and the Party shirt. It does not matter if you are a very large or very small person. I will find the size shirt and make one homemade. +cds. Just like the 10$ backers you will pick it up at Barley Street Tavern. I work there so all the bartenders will know you are picking it up. It won't be weird. I will also ship to out of town parties

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    you pick a song for me to cover!
    I will learn the song and record a video of it. Maybe I'll play it at a show and have a friend record it. Or I'll record it here at home. Whether it ends in laughter or tears I will post a youtube video of "your song" cover for "your name" by john klemmensen.

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    I will play at your house party. I play alot of shows so we will need to plan it a few weeks in advance. I am totally serious about this. I love to party and I will do my best to bring some musical magic to your fiesta. I hope to get a few pledges for this. It will be fun. +cds and shirt

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    ok, if someone is kind enough to do this. I will play music for you anywhere, anytime. I will hide in the bushes and play a specific song you requested just for you and your girlfriend/boyfriend. I will play your kids birthday party, your wedding. Anywhere, anytime.
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