Miami Punk Rock High Reunion

$8,525 of $10k goal

Raised by 127 people in 4 months
Richard Shelter  LOS ANGELES, CA

Hi, my name is Richard Shelter.
> As a lot of you know, I founded the Cameo Theater as a music venue in the 80s. I also created Flynn’s on the Beach, 27 Birds in Coconut Grove & The Blitz in Hialeah. Back then I produced hundreds of concerts by rock, punk, new wave & alternative bands from all over the world. And I gave exposure to almost all the original bands of Miami at that time…

> Now my friends & I are working on a screenplay & book project about “Life in Miami in the 80s” and the 80s Miami music scene. We want to tell the story of what it was like to live in that empty pastel ghost town. And to tell that story through the eyes of some of the amazing characters that passed thru that city at that time.

AND > ALL OF YOU WHO WERE THERE <
ALL OF YOU will provide the anecdotes, the dialogue & the stories of 80s Miami.
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We are asking for crowd funding contributions to do the following:

First > create an archive office with a small staff for a few months to do web design, scanning and archiving ALL of our memorabilia into ONE DEFINITIVE SITE. Something that will continue to grow & be there for years to come.

Second > produce a major Reunion Weekend next year April 1st & 2nd of next year, with multiple events:
> Storytellers Night
> 80s Club Night
> Cameo Punk Reunion Night

HELP US MAKE ALL THIS POSSIBLE.
HELP US PRESERVE THE HISTORY OF THAT VERY REMARKABLE TIME.

> We will offer 'Limited Edition' MIAMI PUNK ROCK HIGH T-shirts & stickers, actual 80s tickets & memorabilia, and ADVANCE TICKETS to the reunion shows as a thank you for your contribution.
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So remember: whether you were rock n roll, new wave, metal, goth or punk,

If you lived, played or hung out in Miami in the 80s...
If you went to the Cameo, the Button, Churchill’s, the Agora, Flynn’s, Summer’s, 27 Birds, Tobacco Road, Finder’s, the New Wave Lounge, Fire & Ice, Tight Squeeze, the Blitz, Treehouse or Rollo’s….

THIS IS YOUR STORY. THIS IS YOUR PROJECT.
BE A PART OF “MIAMI PUNK ROCK HIGH”.

 

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Update 6
Posted by Richard Shelter
18 days ago
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> THREE WEEKS TO GO <
WE NEED 20 MORE PEOPLE TO ORDER THEIR ADVANCE TICKETS & T-SHIRTS ONLINE to cover our production, transportation & filming costs..!!

> STORYTELLER’S NIGHT IS FOR ONLINE PATRONS ONLY <
There will be NO CASH WALK-UP admission on night of show..!!

> WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF “MIAMI PUNK ROCK HIGH” T-SHIRTS LEFT <
Chuck Loose & Iron Forge Press are printing our shirt orders RIGHT NOW…
We are printing a few extra in each logo & size AND THAT’S IT..!!

IF YOU ARE COMING TO THE REUNION WEEKEND...
> TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR ONLINE SPECIAL:
>> $50 Donation <<
TWO Reunion Weekend Tickets
ONE Storyteller's Night Ticket
ONE Miami Punk Rock High T-shirt
Plus Stickers & 80s Vintage Tix..!!
Archive Credit

WE NEED TO HIT OUR TARGET IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS..!!
> GET YOUR TICKETS, T-SHIRTS & STICKERS
> MAKE YOUR DONATION TODAY..!!

> Thank You <
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Update 5
Posted by Richard Shelter
1 month ago
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ATTN >> MIAMI PUNK ROCK HIGH <<
IMPORTANT!! > PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS..!!

<<< SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT >>>
$50 ONLINE DONATION > 2 REUNION TICKETS 1 T-SHIRT 4 Stickers 4 Vintage Tix
PLUS FREE ADMISSION to STORYTELLER’S NIGHT..!!

40 DAYS TO GO & WE NEED TO HIT OUR FUNDING TARGET TO COVER OUR PRODUCTION. TRAVEL & RECORDING COSTS FOR THE UPCOMING REUNION..!!!

If only 50 more people order their tickets & T-shirts online, we will have enough to cover expenses..!!

STORYTELLER’S NIGHT IS NOW A CLOSED, FREE EVENT FOR ONLINE CONTRIBUTORS ONLY..!! THERE WILL BE NO CASH WALK-UP SALES FOR STORYTELLER’S NIGHT..!!

If you buy at least TWO ADVANCE TICKETS to the Reunion Weekend (Sat or Sun @ Churchill’s) you will get FREE ADMISSION to the STORYTELLER’S NIGHT (Friday @ Kreepy Tiki)

All advance tickets for all shows are Guest List & Wristbands on the night of each show.
You can order two for one night OR split them for each show.
All advance tickets are transferable: You can put them in anybody’s name IN ADVANCE..!!
Must show ID at door at ALL SHOWS for Admission
VIP Patrons will have Reserved Seats at Storyteller’s & Green Room Access on Sat & Sun..!!
(Laminate passes PLUS a bonus private event..!!)

So if you haven't ordered your tickets and t-shirts already
PLEASE > GO TO OUR GoFundMe PAGE & ORDER THEM NOW..!!! <
> THANK YOU <
(Art by Rick Smith Designs)
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Update 4
Posted by Richard Shelter
1 month ago
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> Due to lack of crowdfunding support, we are lowering our GoFundMe target and putting the Archive project on the back burner in order to concentrate on the Reunion Weekend <

With 2 months to go, we want to ensure that our Reunion Weekend will go on as scheduled and that our production & recording costs are fully covered.

Three nights:
Storyteller’s Night > Friday, March 31st @ Kreepy Tiki
80s Club Reunion Night > Saturday, April 1st @ Churchill’s
Cameo Punk Reunion Night > Sunday, April 2nd @ Churchill’s

Please help us hit this modest funding target in order to cover the production & recording costs of these important events...
> Thank You <

Explanation:
If you know me, you know that I've always been a little “overly ambitious” when it comes to the projects I undertake. I have always been this way, going back to the eighties, trying to do big shows on a limited budget. But one way or another, I would always find the financing to create the club, venue or show that our scene wanted. We always kept the ticket prices low and we always paid our local bands well. We didn’t always break even & we lost money on big shows many times. But I think you all know that I felt that it was important to do the right thing back then and I still feel that way today…

Therefore you must know that it's humbling to do a public pronouncement such as this one...

> When we started this project a few months ago Rob Elba (Holy Terrors, Shark Valley Sisters), Rich Ulloa (Yesterday & Today Records) and I had long discussions about what we're trying to accomplish and how much to ask for from the public. We understood that there was “crowdfunding fatigue” out there. We knew that people were tired of contributing to creative projects that would bear little fruit. (80 grand for a Churchill’s documentary that never happened, for example) This is why we set our Target amount to a modest $10,000 to cover the costs of setting up an archive, producing a reunion and starting the work on a book and screenplay…

I had a lot of ambitious ideas for the months leading up to our reunion: staffing an archive office, doing a podcast, filming all three shows, even the idea of flying in a major eighties punk artist to headline the Cameo reunion. If we had hit our Target of $10,000, these were all things we had planned to do. But now we realize that the Archive, Book and Screenplay projects will have to be financed later and separately through different means...

Therefore > I intend to put all my energies over the next two months into making this Reunion something that we could all be proud of. And to use this opportunity, through interviews & original writing, to collect the stories and anecdotes needed for all the creative projects down the road…

>> One thing I want to make very clear: this project was never intended simply to be an “exercise in nostalgia” but a way to collect together the stories of that time into one database. Miami Punk Rock High is intended to be the “research portion” of the larger creative projects to come…

I still believe that we have a unique story to tell the world about Life in Miami in the 80s. After the reunion is over, I intend to pursue this story into a screenplay, a book, a graphic novel, etc, and an archive is still needed to accomplish all this. Later this year, either with my own money (or with grant or sponsorship money) we will get all of this done….

We want to thank everyone who is given their support to our GoFundMe campaign so far.
We have done everything we could do with the funding received already: Operational costs for the first 2 months, artwork, T-shirts, Website design and setting up an archiving office. (Equipment, scanners, tables etc) Everything is set up & ready to go, but we simply do not have the funding to continue at this time. We have gone as far as we could with the money that's been provided so far…

Please Remember: everyone who contributes will get their t-shirts, stickers and other swag as soon as Chuck Loose and Iron Forge Press get set up in their new location. Everyone who contributes will get credit on the Archive itself once it is built. AND I still intend to do one or two special private events for the major contributors to our GoFundMe campaign during that weekend…

We will make this Reunion the most fun weekend ever..!!
And collect the stories we need for all the creative projects to come...

Thank you again for your support…
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Update 3
Posted by Richard Shelter
2 months ago
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> HAPPY NEW YEAR <
from
> MIAMI PUNK ROCK HIGH <

Now that the Holidays are over (Thank God) let us remind everyone that the Reunion Weekend is only 90 DAYS AWAY..!!

STORYTELLER’S NIGHT (Acoustic & spoken word)
Friday, March 31
@ Kreepy Tiki

MIAMI 80s CLUB NIGHT (8+ Reunion Bands)
Saturday, April 1
@ Churchill’s Pub

CAMEO THEATER PUNK NIGHT
Sunday, April 2
@ Churchill’s Pub

TIME TO START MAKING PLANS..!!
> YOU CANNOT MISS THIS WEEKEND..!!
REMEMBER: Advance & VIP tickets & T-shirts are available through our funding site..!!
> HELP SUPPORT the Archive office & our Reunion costs TODAY..!! <
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& last but not Least (ha!) Rollos. I can't tell those stories! I worked at 3 out of 15 of the places listed partied at most of the rest.... I'm still alive?!

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Raised by 127 people in 4 months
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& last but not Least (ha!) Rollos. I can't tell those stories! I worked at 3 out of 15 of the places listed partied at most of the rest.... I'm still alive?!

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