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WTF = music • video • poetry • live painting • comedy - it’s an all out ART event with performances from some of the most outspoken!

Seattle, WA Art
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WTF Festival is an art and music festival happening in 4 cities of the Pacific Northwest, and featuring some of the greatest and most outspoken creatives of our time! 

Four cities, Five days, Six shows!

Short films will be shown in between poets and musicians, there will be politically charged speakers of every ilk, comedians, great live music, and even live painting with a tesla coil! This is history in the making! 

Come for amazing art and music, and unrestrained free expression - we will not accept the status quo! http://www.wtffest.com

THE DATES (get your tickets right here, right now!) :

April 22 - Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond's Garage

April 23 - Portland, OR @ The Star Theater

April 27 - Astoria, OR - TWO SHOWS ONE DAY! @ The Performing Arts Center (All ages) & KALA@hipfish (Over 18)

April 28 - Seattle, WA @ The Comet (21 an over)

April 29 - Seattle, WA @ The Rat & Raven (All ages)

THE ARTISTS: 

John Sinclair the 1960s revolutionary, poet, publisher and founder of the White Panthers.  John Lennon came to Detroit to free him from a ten year prison sentence on trumped up charges - and triumphed!! John Sinclair: http://johnsinclair.us/

Dave Archer artist extraordinaire - See him paint with a Tesla Coil! In addition, Dave Archer sculpts, draws, and authored the book 'Survival Art' about surviving as an artist. Official artist of the TV series 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'! Dave Archer: http://www.davearcher.com/

Dave Densmore the most dangerous man on the high seas, and an amazing and outspoken poet and environmentalist. He's been featured in Smithsonian Magazine, the New York Times and in the documentary film 'Fisher Poets'Dave Densmore: http://www.davedensmorefishermanpoet.com/

Shane and Amy Bugbee will screen clips of their documentary film about the the last election year which they spent on the road, filming the American people for a true state of the union address, called A Year At The Wheel. Shane & Amy Bugbee: http://www.ayearatthewheel.com

Ugly Shyla is making her very first pilgrimage to the Pacific Northwest, she will be displaying her amazing art and handmade dolls. Shyla will also be treating us to unique performances in each city, they will be wild and unbridled displays and you will want to see them all!                                                Ugly Shyla: http://www.uglyart.net/

Rick Shapiro is the comedian you have been warned about, he is dangerous, his sharp tongue and sharper wit is well known. You loved him on Louis CK's TV show, and in the mega-hit movie 'Project X', he now has a new book and CD out! Rick Shapiro: http://rickshapiro.tv/

Ruby LaRocca this Scream Princess has appeared in more than 60 horror and erotica films, she is also a talented filmmaker, writer and musician. Ruby and her partner, artist Monica Puller have just unveiled their new production company Snatch Devil Devil Snatch!                                                     Ruby LaRocca: http://www.rubylarocca.com/

Esmerelda Strange is a three piece band - Drums, accordian, and vocals all performed by ONE WOMAN at the same time! That's right, she is the only One Woman Band In America, maybe the world! Don't miss her incredible and raucous performance.Esmerelda Strange: http://www.esmereldastrange.com/

Stay tuned, more artists will be announced each and every day!!!

WTF INTENT:

To offer an event for the creative class to gather, to conspire, to scream and shout, to speak out, speak up, be spoken to, and to be political with out being pawns -- And of course, to push the boundaries of mind and taste. We gather to inspire change by showing what an unleashed creative mind can do, can say, can act, and can live -  free, and on their own terms.

OUR BUDGET:

Gas - Approximately 700 miles will be driven in the course of the tour, (not counting wherever each performing is coming from).  According to AAA, for one car, this will be $154 in gas, we will have  3 cars traveling this route = $462 in Gasoline

Airfare for John Sinclair (Already purchased out of Shane and Amy's pocket) = $327.20 in Airfare

Hotels, we do not have friends in every city, so we will have to get motels (many of the performers are elders, and we can't expect them to sleep in a car). Based on Motel 6 prices (Average $60 a night with tax) 8 nights minimum, for 5 people, which will certainly mean 2 or more rooms = $60 x 8 nights x 2 rooms = Minimum $960 for Lodging

Food, people need to eat, and think of what just a cup of coffee costs these days!  5 people on the road for 8-10 days can cost a lot!  We are hoping to keep the cost to $20 per person, per day = 5 people x 8 days x $20 a day = $800 in Food

Printing costs will be around $1200 for a newspaper, flyers and posters. And we are being as conservative as possible to avoid waste, since paper is a commodity!

Right there is $3749.20 - And, that is a conservative estimate! 

It does NOT include the cost of the venues (They all expect something), rental of a projector, the website expense, additional performers in each city who will surely incur some expenses, nor does that price include the artists getting paid anything for their performances! 

An event like this is costly, especially a traveling version. Our set goal will cover some really basic expenses, but... WE NEED TO EXCEED OUR GOAL! The more $$ we raise the cheaper the door price will be. 

We believe artists deserve to be paid for their work! Don't you?

The above costs adds up to a lot of money - to us anyway - so you ask, why bother doing it?

For us, we feel compelled to DO what we can in this political season, in these trying times. This election year may be THE worst!  

So we try to do what we can to help by bringing solid and respected information and entertainment to the people. WTF is our attempt at creating change. I know that sounds lofty, but we are strongly affected by these political shenanigans, so much so that during the last election year we spent the year in our car driving around the country talking to and filming Americans about America - We posted over 150 short videos for free on our website!

SOME OF THE GIFTS FOR THOSE WHO SHOW SUPPORT:

below you'll find the cover of the WTF chapbook and the label for the hot sauce... both of these items are available ONLY thru KICKSTARTER.

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    Aleister Crowley for President 2012 coin! These are rare, limited edition coins in a variety of finishes from the ac2012.com campaign.
    Vote AC in 2012!
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    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE! ADMISSION to the event of your choice. The ticket price/cover charge will be $10 the night of the show... the $6 ticket price is for this KS campain ONLY! ALSO: *Includes 1” pin/BUTTON made FOR the event. ** "Creative Class Trumps Ruling Class" vinyl bumper STICKER
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    Access to the Live Stream! Get a password to watch any of the events live. Plus, the video/audio recording/release from WTF via digital download.

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    Get a limited edition dvd copy of Shane and Amy's new flick and e-book - 'Politics, Art, Religion, Revolution, Or the Suffering and Celebration of Life in America' - this edition will include footage and extras that will not be in the official release.
    ALSO: Access to the Live Stream! Get a password to watch any of the events live, and get free downloads of any WTF audio or video recordings!

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    Fisher Poet Dave Densmore's CD - "It Ain't Just The Fish, Boy"
    Hearing Dave read his poetry on CD is the next best thing to being there!
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    THE CHAPBOOK created especially for the event, will feature contributions from all of the artists and performers involved, and signed by all of the major player on the shows. This is a very limited printing and will be worth double the asking price here as soon as we press print it!
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    SIGNED THANK YOU CARD - You will receive a screen printed thank you card • All of the major artists on WTF Fest will sign your thank you card, this card will be a limited screen print and ONLY sent out to our kickstarter supporters. • first class postage paid. • **Plus, the video/audio recording/release from WTF via digital download. - limited to 100.

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    "TEN FOR TWO" Admission for two people to any ONE of the WTF Fest events. KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE! This deal will not be offered at the door! TWO 1" buttons will be supplied to you for easy access. This is in honor of the song John Lennon wrote about John Sinclair getting TEN years in prison for TWO joints. **Plus, the video/audio recording/release from WTF via digital download.

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    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE! WTF hot sauce. Produced just for this show and by one of the artists appearing at the seattle show. this is a small batch product, only 36 bottles were produced... ONLY available thru this kickstarter program. Produced by soon to be world famous Hotsauce No. 17 & Launce Bugbee!

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    Get a Creative Class Trumps Ruling Class T-SHIRT, PIN & STICKER.
    • "Creative Class Trumps Ruling Class" t-shirt.
    • "Creative Class Trumps Ruling Class" 1" pin.
    • "Creative Class Trumps Ruling Class" sticker.
    • first class postage paid. • Plus, the video/audio recording/release from WTF via digital download. - limited to 15

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    DIY VANILLA EXTRACT KIT - Amy Bugbee is offering up sets of her vanilla making kits. • This is a Do-It-Yourself, LIFETIME SUPPLY of Vanilla Extract Kit. • First class postage paid. • Plus, the video/audio recording/release from WTF via digital download.

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    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE! An ENVELOPE packed with cool goodies: • An Aleister Crowley coin from the AC2012 campaign. • WTF CHAPBOOK (Made especially for this event, and only available at these shows, it features works from all of the artists involved). • Creative Class Trumps Ruling Class bumper sticker and 1" pin. • Dave Densmore CD • • WTF TOUR POSTER. • The WTF special newspaper printed just for this event. • ***A screen printed thank you card signed by the artists of WTF Fest! **Plus, the video/audio recording/release from WTF via digital download. - we'll also throw in a ton of items we pick up on the tour... this mother will be stuffed!! Limited to 50
    A bargain at twice the price! PACKED WITH AS MUCH AS WE CAN FIT INTO A FLAT RATE PRIORITY MAIL ENVELOPE

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    As a thank you for your support, we will send: • A signed screen printed poster from the event -- Only 30 of these special, rare posters will be printed and only 10 of them will be offered here… all shipped in heavy duty poster rolls. • **Plus, the video/audio recording/release from WTF via digital download. Limited to 10

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    SIGNED BOOK & CD from DAVE DENSMORE. Dave picks the book, and sends it SIGNED with his CD.
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    SIGNED BOOK & CD from JOHN SINCLAIR. John picks the book, and sends it SIGNED with his CD.
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    BAKED GOODS! Get a Medium Flat Rate Priority Mail box full of cookies, muffins, scones made by Amy Bugbee. You pick what you like - Choco chips, Pecans, Banana, and so on. Let Amy know if you are vegan or Gluten Free, and she will bake you up a variety of three different items, and will pack them safely into a priority mail box. Also, the winner of this reward will receive 3 premium vanilla beans, in airtight packaging and 2 wonderful recipes on recipe cards in which to use your vanilla beans. This is a giant box of Yumminess - Priority Mail Postage included! Box is 11" x 13" x 4", packed with decadent treats for you to eat!
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    ONLY 1 Available! A Signed copy of 'Cancer As A Social Activity', the new book by Mike IX Williams of Eyehategod fame, and a cassette tape of 'Shriek of the Arabic Poems', from the guilt of.... This a must for any fan of Mike Williams - The next major Poet of the underground!

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    GOURMET VANILLA EXTRACT - Amy Bugbee is offering a bottle of her famous small batch, brewed for well over 6 months, vanilla extract. It is triple strength and hand numbered, the retail value is $50. postage paid. Plus, she will throw in two premium vanilla beans! **Plus, the video/audio recording/release from WTF via digital download.

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    ORIGINAL ART - Ugly Shyla is offering a beautiful hand-carved pendant! Her pendants usually sell from $35-100 depending on the work involved, and this one is a humdinger!
    Check out her beautiful pendants, prints, and other great works on her website and in her etsy shop! You will not be disappointed! http://uglyart.net/ or http://www.etsy.com/shop/uglyartdotnet
    "All of my jewelry is hand made with vintage and or found components and also hand made and sculpted components, or is totally handmade, making each a one of a kind work of art! I'm a doll artist by trade and I also like doing other arts and crafts that include doll parts,hand sculpting or ceramic work."
    Most recently seen on Haute Macabre!!!!
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    Get your chance for a one on one conversation with the one, the only, John Sinclair! - Get a 5 minute video chat with him on 4/25 or 4/26 on Google Video Chat or Skype Video.

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    Get a one on one conversation with the lovely and talented Ugly Shyla via video chat - Talk to her direct for 5 minutes on Google Video Chat or Skype Video. Chat will be on 4/25 or 4/26/12.

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    Talented actress and filmmaker Ruby LaRocca will be available for a 5 minute one on one video chat with you! Just you and her! SHe will be available on 4/25 or 4/26 via Google Video CHat or Skype Video.

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    ORIGINAL ART - An original painting from "winkelhimer smith: the painting squirrel" -- You've seen the viral video and the News coverage, now own a piece of other species art! It's abstract impressionism at it's finest! **Plus, the video/audio recording/release from WTF via digital download.

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    ORIGINAL ART - Ugly Shyla is offering a grab bag style prize, and it is guaranteed to be worth well over the 100 bones she asks! Check out her amazing modeling photos, prints and other great works on her website and in her etsy shop!
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    EUGENE ONLY! YOU can have dinner with everyone on the show! We have to eat at some point, so if you want some special one on one time with any of the performers on this tour, you have the opportunity to dine with us. We only have 6 spots available in each city, so don't miss out on this rare chance to converse, hang out, and laugh along with this group of amazing elders and performers.
    ***You will receive a screen-printed Thank You card signed by all of the artists on WTF Fest.
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    PORTLAND ONLY! YOU can have dinner with everyone on the show! We have to eat at some point, so if you want some special one on one time with any of the performers on this tour, you have the opportunity to dine with us. We only have 6 spots available in each city, so don't miss out on this rare chance to converse, hang out, and laugh along with this group of amazing elders and performers.
    ***You will receive a screen-printed Thank You card signed by all of the artists on WTF Fest.
    **Plus, the video/audio recording/release from WTF via digital download.
    Disclaimer: Price does not include your meal.

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    ASTORIA ONLY! YOU can have dinner with everyone on the show! We have to eat at some point, so if you want some special one on one time with any of the performers on this tour, you have the opportunity to dine with us. We only have 6 spots available in each city, so don't miss out on this rare chance to converse, hang out, and laugh along with this group of amazing elders and performers.
    This package also includes • A priority envelope stuffed with propaganda and goodies, as listed above for $25. • The signed screen printed poster to be sold at the show for $20. • WTF CHAPBOOK $10. • And anything else we can think of, really, we're gonna hook you up… drink tickets and all!!!

    ***You will receive a screen-printed Thank You card signed by all of the artists on WTF Fest.
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    SEATTLE ONLY! YOU can have dinner with everyone on the show! We have to eat at some point, so if you want some special one on one time with any of the performers on this tour, you have the opportunity to dine with us. We only have 6 spots available in each city, so don't miss out on this rare chance to converse, hang out, and laugh along with this group of amazing elders and performers.
    This package also includes • A priority envelope stuffed with propaganda and goodies, as listed above for $25. • The signed screen printed poster to be sold at the show for $20. • WTF CHAPBOOK $10. • And anything else we can think of, really, we're gonna hook you up… drink tickets and all!!!

    ***You will receive a screen-printed Thank You card signed by all of the artists on WTF Fest.
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    ORIGINAL ART - Sculpture by Dave Archer -- Famed Star Trek artist Dave Archer has generously offered an original sculpture! It is a "Protection Charm" Elf, worth well over $150. See photo in updates. You may have seen his paintings adorning the walls of the Enterprise on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and he has appeared on countless television shows!
    This is a magical charm, and is well charged to protect you from danger and enemies!
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    John Sinclair & Dave Densmore HANDWRITTEN POEMS! Get two handwritten and signed poems from John Sinclair & Dave Densmore -- that's two poems each on separate, acid free, and archival paper, you also get a signed book from each as well as a signed CD from both... John & Dave will pack this box themselves and have asked to add bonus gifts to the box, so well worth the $200 bones! **Plus, the video/audio recording/release from WTF via digital download.

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    ORIGINAL ART - Ugly Shyla is offering a grab bag style prize, and it is guaranteed to be worth well over the 100 bones she asks! Check out her amazing dolls (they have been shown in museums!) and other great works on her website and in her etsy shop!
    You will not be disappointed! http://uglyart.net/ or http://www.etsy.com/shop/uglyartdotnet **Plus, the video/audio recording/release from WTF via digital download.

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    One lucky supporter will receive a special, hand crafted hardcover of Shane and Amy Bugbee's multi-media book: 'POLITICS, ART, RELIGION & REVOLUTION or the Suffering and Celebration of Life in America'. • This hardcover edition is limited to 23 books total. • It includes an envelope of our 23 favorite photos from the project (printed on archival, acid free paper), and each book of the 23 has an original piece of art/sculpture inlaid into the cover of the book making this truly a functioning and readable piece of original art. • The book includes a DVD of all of the videos released during the A Year At The Wheel project, as well as the full length film made to go along with the book. **Plus, the video/audio recording/release from WTF via digital download.

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    SEATTLE ONLY - GOURMET COOKIE PARTY - Amy Bugbee will come to your home and entertain while teaching the fine art of cookie making. • This party is for you and 9 of your friends. • All will receive a vanilla kit and Amy's new book 'Vanilla 101' (A $35 value, per person) • Amy will bake 4-5 varieties of cookies, all to be enjoyed and split up between the guests. • The party will last about 4 hours in the warm glow of Amy Bugbee, a master baker. She's trained under some of the world's greatest, with over a decade of studies and training. Her cookie parties are usually $100 per person. • **Plus, the video/audio recording/release from WTF via digital download. This event is to be held on APRIL 30th. the suporter who picks this item is responsible for travel to and from location as well as purchasing any and all ingredients that you and amy work out.

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    PORTLAND ONLY!! John, Shane, Amy, Dave and Dave will show up at your home, cook you dinner, sing you a song, write you a poem, and in general hang out, drink and be merry. Amy will load you up on baked goods AND you’ll also get the screen printed poster, the signed thank you card, Shane and Amy's book and flick on dvd, Amy’s vanilla kit and cookbook, WTF chapbook, t-shirts, pins, stickers, books and anything else we can think to bring to show our gratitude. ***This will have to take place on April 24th in PORTLAND.*** The supporter who picks this item is responsible for travel to and from location as well as purchasing any and all ingredients that you and we work out. limited to 1

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    ASTORIA ONLY!! John, Shane, Amy, Dave and Dave will show up at your home, cook you dinner, sing you a song, write you a poem, and in general hang out, drink and be merry. Amy will load you up on baked goods AND you’ll also get the screen printed poster, the signed thank you card, Shane and Amy's book and flick on dvd, Amy’s vanilla kit and cookbook, WTF chapbook, t-shirts, pins, stickers, books and anything else we can think to bring to show our gratitude. ***This will have to take place on April 25th in ASTORIA.*** The supporter who picks this item is responsible for travel to and from location as well as purchasing any and all ingredients that you and we work out. limited to 1

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    ORIGINAL ART - Sculpture by Shane Bugbee - This mixed media work is titled 'God helps those who help themselves' the title reflects a quote from Ben Franklin and the art depicts Ben as well. Includes shark tooth, driftwood, Ben Franklin head, and clay. Valued at $2000 listed here for only a portion of that price.
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    ORIGINAL ART - Painting by Dave Archer - Forget the "painter of light", Dave Archer paints with a Tesla Coil! Dave Archer, has added to the kickstarter prizes, an original reverse glass painting called "Supernova", size 16 x 26". valued at well over $1600. Does his work look familiar? You may have seen his paintings adorning the walls of the Enterprise on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and he has been on countless television shows! **Plus, the video/audio recording/release from WTF via digital download.

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