I'm Haley Dahl, bandleader of NY/LA band "Sloppy Jane".
In the fall of 2017, I was heartbroken- over not one particular occurrence, but over everything at once. I struggled with expressing this, because it felt really typically girly to cry about my feelings in a way that I couldn't consolidate with my perception of myself.
One morning, I was having an emotional discussion about this heartbreak with an involved party, and I became so overwhelmed with the need to cry in public, but still couldn't really let it loose for these reasons. All of a sudden, I looked up and saw an oversized black suit hanging from an iron gate. I threw down my bags and put it on, and finally, I cried, knowing that I looked like a stylish Operatic Man, rather than a young woman covered in snot, I knew that my tears were the tears of a grown man, which made them uncomfortable to witness. I made a declaration:
"I'm going to wear this suit until it rots off my body."
I wore this suit for one calendar year to the date, every day, without washing it. I wore it to every show we played, I wore it to sleep, I wore it in the 20-some caves I visited while beginning to work on my bands next record (which is being recorded, in a cave).
I had to retire it before it rotted off my body, because a literal medical professional told me I had to stop wearing it for health reasons.
I still have the suit and have been trying to figure out how to properly send it off, and for 20K, I will eat it in it's entirety. (only caveat is I might burn it and eat its ashes).
If I receive 20k, I will post a video of myself eating the suit and the aftermath of eating the suit (still unwashed and partially rotting), in November 2019, following the recording of my cave record, which will be recorded in October.
I love you
photo by Wrenne Evans
Photo by Dutch Dosher
Photo by Casey Doran
Photo by Coen Rees
I'm not sure who took this
we have since been asked, by gofundme, because of the absurdity of this gofundme to answer the following questions:
1) Who you are and where you’re from
I am Haley Dahl, from the band Sloppy Jane, based out of Brooklyn NY
2) Your relationship or contact to the parties you're raising funds for
I am the party I am raising funds for
3)How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible)
These funds specifically go towards the making of our next record, which is going to be made in a cave with a large ensemble of musicians and a film crew, which I've impied in posts, but I don't want to ask for money for nothing, so I'm promising to eat my own suit if I make the money.
4) Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary/ies
It is me and my project being funded, so the money will be withdrawn and directly contributed to the project.