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$510 raised
102% of $500 goal
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Ended Aug 19, 2013
San Francisco's Klown Korps circus troupe -- home to Gooferman, The TrashKan Marchink Band, The Klown, the Kops Fauxlice, and the Sisters of Honk -- is bringing our Klownge performance and lounge environment out to Burning Man 2013, and we need your help.
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Our San Francisco-based Klown Korps circus troupe -- home to Gooferman, The TrashKan Marchink Band, The Klown, the Sisters of Honk, and the Kops Fauxlice Force -- is bringing our Klownge performance and lounge space out to Burning Man 2013 as part of the Red Nose District circus supercamp (of which we're a third, cahootsing with PedalBump and the EnHightened Beings of Leisure stilters).

We could use a hand. As things go, we had a couple additional and unexpected expenses come up last week and, with a mere t-minus 7 days before we head up, we're hoping to raise at least another $500 to get the Klownge all gussied up and shipped out - and anything past that $500 will make for an even quirkier, amusing and satisfying experience.

The Klownge is a 30' diameter performance and lounge environment. The structure reflects this year's 'Cargo Cult' theme in its design, integrating found goods, palm fronds, etc., with a lumber and steel endoskeleton to create a makeshift lounge / live performance joint assuming the guise of a klown-head funhouse, complete with an observation deck / stage a whopping 10 feet above earth, plenty of shade and padded pallet furniture within, and an adult-beverage dispensary that includes a crawl-up bar for The Klownge's 'indoor' trampoline.

The Klownge'll host:
- AUG 26-31: A steady stream of live music, circus and cabaret acts, plus electroswing, glitch, house, and funk DJs
- AUG 30, 10pm-2am: The Burning Man edition of the acclaimed San Francisco Trapeze burlesque / electroswing showcase and dance party
- AUG 31, 4:20pm: The Klown Korps hosts and judges our first-annual Twerk-Off contest, supported by DJ Twerkbizzle
- AUG 31, post-burn: The All-Star Klown Jelly, featuring members of Gooferman, The Klown, TrashKan Marchink Band, Subject 51 and other guests passing through)

Toward our $500 goal:
- Give $5-49: After Burning Man, we'll send you an autographed digitally rendered photo of the The Klownge and our occupying klowns, suitable for digitally framing, increasing your mobile street cred, or passing along to friends and family in all Kinds of digital formats.
- Give $50-99: We'll Photoshop you into the Burning Man klown photo of your choice and send you the digitally rendered outcome, also suitable for digitally framing, increasing your mobile street cred, or passing along to friends and family in all Kinds of digital formats.
- Give $100 or more: Get two transferable Trapeze VIP tickets, redeemable for 12 months starting with the Sept 13 show at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco.

Thanks in advance for you support of all things Klownge - MUCH appreciated!
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