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Hey, all you music-types (and everyone else)!

So this morning, [livejournal.com profile] dorian_mauve and I were awoken by tweets from one of the bands we love, Portugal. The Man (@portugaltheman), announcing that ALL OF THEIR STUFF. ALL OF IT. EVERYTHING. EVERY. FUCKING. THING. had been stolen, including their van and trailer, after they played Lollapalooza last night. They've spent pretty much all day freaking out all over Twitter and it's pretty nauseating what was taken.



The full list of lost equipment can be viewed here, complete with a bunch of serial numbers.
And a non-Twitter version here.

A description of the van can be found here.

And an incentive by the manufacturing company of one of their bass amps can be found here.

[livejournal.com profile] dorian_mauve's base tweet for the pawnshop spreadsheet link is here.

So any of you with Twitter accounts? If you'd like to retweet the above tweets, as well as anything else relating to the event you'd like, just to raise awareness and spread the word? That would be AMAZING.

I am offering stupidcomic doodles to anyone who wants to get in on this, even just an RT or two.

For those of you feeling remarkably ambitious, [livejournal.com profile] dorian_mauve has compiled an open google doc dividing and cataloging efforts to call local area pawn/music shops to provide the establishments with info (we're hoping most have email addresses we can forward the list of serial #'s to). Even if you don't wanna deal with this, maybe you know someone who does, or someone on your Twitter feed will.

If you're super-awkward with phone stuff like I am, we recommend that if you do claim a pawn shop cluster, just use the, "My friend's band had all of their stuff stolen after they played Lolla on Sunday night, do you have an email address we could forward the serial numbers/descriptions to?" script.

OH AND we're also canvassing Craigslist (Chicago and the surrounding areas including Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan as well as the Chicago 'burbs like Evanston and Glenview etc) and eBay for the items, which is another quick way you could take a minute to help, if you're so inclined.

If you don't already have it, I'm @lllookalive on Twitter, and [livejournal.com profile] dorian_mauve is @okrysmastree.

I've already spammed Patrick Stump (@patrickstump), the Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats with GREAT results ♥ ♥ John Darnielle ♥ &hearts), Adam Siska (@siskybusiness), Bill Beckett (@billbeckett), FBR's street team (@fbrstreetteam including emailing them), Gatsbys American Dream (@gatsbysamerican), and Man Without Wax (@manwithoutwax) with all of this, but KEEP IT GOING! Their accounts are huge, they can handle the spam and maybe that way some of the bigger ones'll see it. Plus, if you think of anyone else who might give a crap. I've just been focusing mostly on local musicians for the Chicago area so far, with the exception of the Mountain Goats, but the more publicity the better.

FBR's street team email is erick@fueledbyramen.com, in case you're inspired.

And now, because I know you're all like WHO THE SHIT IS THIS BAND AND WHY DO I CARE? Honestly, even if I didn't like them this would still have me up in arms. Fucking klepto assholes.
But even if you don't have a Twitter, don't want to deal with all this viral shit, you can still go listen to some fucking awesome music:
This is their YouTube channel.
And in following with events, and also one of my all-time favorites of their stuff, try Chicago on for size.

And, because we are fabulous, we're making this a drinking game. Shot of tequila for ever successful email address! GO GO GO!

(and I wasn't kidding about those stupidcomics, guys I take requests!~)

You guys are amazing, and even if you don't have time to deal with this, thanks for being you. My flist is the BEST flist.

ETA
GABE SAPORTA. GABRIEL. FUCKING. SAPORTA. JUST RT'D AND REPLIED.
Well holy fucking shit.

ETA (8-09 9:25am)
They just tweeted that the van and trailer were recovered, though they're empty and not sure what condition either are in. Still, it's a lead.

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