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Local Band Kick Starts Goal With Website

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What do you do if you have a great idea, yet are low on funding? You could try Kickstarter. It's a wildly successful crowd-funding website that helped thousands of grassroots projects get off the ground by tapping into your fanbase for funding. 

Local band, "Naked for Safety" is hoping to become of those success stories.

Here's how it works: create an account, decide what your goal is and how much you need to achieve it; set a deadline and hope fans will donate. If the goal isn't reached within your time limit, no one pays anything.

Naked for Safety members need a van.

"Right now we have to load up three cars every time we have a gig. That means a lot of time, a lot of gas and a lot of opportunities to lose things on the say," says drummer Adam Chamberlain.

"We need $5,000 to buy a van or an RV or a trailer to put all of our gear in so we just make one trip with everything together all at once. That way we can expand our audience, get our music out there and take a tour and see if we can actually do this," says pianist Pierre Cirac.

"It's exciting to be notified someone gave us $5. And if 1,000 people give us $5 that means a lot of people know of us and want us to succeed and that's even better than one big backer. This way we know exactly how the money is spent. There is no middle guy involved and no corporate interests. Just us and the fans," says guitarist Sam Durman.

Naked for Safety has just under $800 pledged with 29 days left to go. You can check out their project and other grassroots projects at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1727780119/naked-for-safety

Written by Erin Breen

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