$18,420 of $15,000 goal
So, our tour van was just robbed around 12:30 pm today in St. Louis in broad daylight outside of Pappy's Smokehouse. We lost everything. Multiple laptops, all our musical equipment, my Canon 5D Mark II camera and lenses, everything I use to record my music, my mic, my Apogee duet, my iPad, clothes, phones, my friend GodDamnChan lost every beat he's ever made, all my external hard drives containing all the music I had made for my next album(s). We filed a police report and changed passwords and called State Farm but nothing can replace what we lost. We were in the restaurant for 30 minutes. And they essentially took my job, all the work I had done for the past two years building up to 2015. Gone. There's no amount of likes or comments that'll bring anything back, I just wanted to let the people who robbed us know FUCK YOU and let our fans know I'll be performing the next few shows with limited resources on this tour (and I will be a little late to the show tonight). So please know I normally would have a more organized set than whatever I'll have to scrounge together here on my way to Kansas. I'm done with St Louis, if you wanna see me perform in the future come to Chicago or something cuz St Louis is dead to me. Just took all the work I had to done to support and feed my family in 2015 away from me.
If you know me, however, you know I'm not all doom and gloom and pessimistic. So, I would be remiss to not point out that my family is safe, nobody got hurt, I am healthy, I've lived a good, relatively painful, peaceful life and the sun is still shining. BUT SERIOUSLY FUCK WHOEVER STOLE MY SHIT!!!
- Ryan / Spose
For those of you wondering who is behind the running of this fundraiser (and the good people at GoFundMe), this is for you.
My name is Adam Fishman. I'm a high school senior in Northampton, Massachusetts. I run the Spose Army Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube accounts.
All of the money will be given to Spose once the fundraiser is over (directly through GoFundMe), to help him and his tourmates rebuild (most or) all that they lost during the St. Louis robbery on October 20th.
Giving people a hard time for helping support a cause they believe in is ridiculous. Help out whomever you like and if you really want to bitch about other people doing the same then I feel bad but STFU! These guys lost a lot of what they need to make a living and after seeing them last night in person my girl and I were happy to donate in person, PDANK!! See you back in Colorful Colorado soon!
Brittanie Walsh - So, did you just come on here to troll an artist who just lost his music, effort, and all their hard work? That's a pretty cold thing to do. Guess what? Here's the beauty of it all...if you want to go donate to a food shelter that's your prerogative. But, don't lambaste others because they choose to support local artists. Go take your negativity elsewhere. You must be a joy at parties -- if you're ever invited.
I must be dumb as hell for donating money to someone who has made me happy when I was down! gee willikers
@Brittanie Walsh: Insurance has a limit per incident and I'm pretty sure $30k worth of items is far above the limit.
Stay up dude, if anything its just an obstacle that will make you better. And this chicks post under me is ridiculous... ignore the stupid people.
I agree with Dustin. If the value of all lost was $30k... lets do it!
Push the goal to $30,000! =D
U deserve the help Ryan! What jerk! Obviously they don't kno what Maine is about!
Hate it for you and us the fans. Hope the lost mofos check themselves and take a dump on their pride so they can return the gear. Hard lesson to learn, but that's a function of digital. If it doesn't exist in at least three separate locations, it doesn't exist.
I donated...please come to Virginia Beach or Norfolk! I'm sorry this happened and I hope this helps...you are amazing and talented...this is just a hiccup...you will over come this! Much love from the 757!
Good luck Spose!
If you have not yet notify all the pawn shops to keep a eye out and call you or police if anything shows up
If your ever in MD, DC stop by the studio the great Nate Vic will hook you up with some new original beats. #MainerForever
Thanks for putting this together. I was going to start one but I worried that it wouldn't be successful because I'm not affiliated with Spose. Thanks to the Spose Army though, fans/friends/supporters have raised over $7,000!!!! Don't forget that you can support Spose & Co by buying tickets/merch/music/etc. Here's a list of places online that you can support the crew: http://dustindubois.com/spose-on-tour-in-st-louis-had-tour-van-robbed-how-to-help/ - Spose Army, feel free to copy the links from my page to share here or anywhere else.
STL is a crime filled shit hole man. I really hope they catch whoever did this, you don't deserve it. I won't even give that city the time of day with driving through, I'll take the long way around. Good idea to just never give them the honor of performing and bringing any revenue to their venue's. Full of disrespectful hood rats trashing their own damn city.
No debit card right now, but I'll help out when i see y'all in OKC! Until then, i share.
I know it is an awful feeling to be violated in such a way but remember to draw your inspiration from the fact that there are still things to be thankful for. You were robbed while in a restaurant not at gunpoint. You lost valuable equipment but not a life. I lived in the St. Louis area and know what an economically depressed place it is. These be desperate times. But they can't steal who you are or what you do. I am a friend of nick Stanley and his parents. I know what you have done for him and I'm in Wisconsin if you end up up in my area my door is open to you.
I'm in Az. I can't contribute cash but I have all the spare couch space in the world if you want a place to crap out when your in town. Chandler Az, safe neighborhood.