Stolen Equipment from Mad Lib Fest

$1,987 of $9,600 goal

Raised by 39 people in 3 months
Created August 28, 2018
In fifteen minutes, everything we worked all year to achieve was taken from us...

Our blood, sweat and tears went into this event for three years. We almost weren't able to put a show on this year, but we dug deep into our own pockets to pull out the experience of a lifetime for our community - it truly was Mad Liberation.

 This event is a melting pot of music; bringing diverse cultures and backgrounds together on a beautiful lake-front setting for a weekend that allows people to really let go and be themselves.

Anyone who attended this year will tell you that Friday and Saturday were unforgettable...

However, on Sunday morning, when we started to pack up and head home, we noticed that some equipment was missing. The window of opportunity for someone to steal it was tight, but fifteen minutes was all they needed to destroy the uplifting vibe of the entire weekend. While most attendees had no idea of the missing equipment, the organizers and our team were effortlessly trying to find what we had lost. Unfortunately, these criminals got away with more than $11,000 worth of equipment. 

And just like that, something we worked all year, which we personally fund from our own pockets, was robbed from us.

All we want to do is put this incident behind us so that we can focus on making this experience happen in 2019...

...But we need your help.

We are turning to our community and people around the world to help us make this happen.


     We are calling the musicians...
     We are calling the artists...
     We are calling the dreamers...
     We are calling those who believe in bringing passions to life...

     We are calling the Liberators...

Help us keep our Paradise in tact.

 Be Free!

-The Mad Lib Team

-------------------------**STOLEN EQUIPMENT**---------------


Two Pioneer CDJ-2000-NXS2 Muti-Players  ($5400)

One Pioneer DJM-900-NXS2 Mixer ($2700)

One Roland DJ-808 Controller ($1200)

One Odyssey Case for DJ-808 ($200)

Taxes & Rental Fees from Guitar Center ($1470)

 -----> Thank you Guitar Center for cutting these fees!

Total Value Lost: $11,070

Guitar Center's store management team has helped us so much by being understanding and working with us in a difficult time. The have cut our fees by $1,470 and gave us a couple weeks grace-period to pay for the equipment. We have now paid in full for this equipment and avoided any collections fees and legal fees thanks with the help of Guitar Center. We are blessed for this because it brings us closer to our goal!

Our NEW goal is $9,600

-------------------------**DONATION GIFTS**-----------------------------

Each donation will include a personal gift from our team to show our appreciation for your support.

**Please contact us by email to give us your sizes, design preference & shipping address!**

Thank you for helping the cause :)

- $10 - Digital Download of our Mad Liberation CD

- $25 - Physical Copy of our Mad Liberation CD 

(Select songs recorded from Main Stage sets Live at Mad Liberation 2018)

- $50 - Mad Liberation CD & T-shirt 

- $75 - Mad Liberation CD & Hoodie


$100 - Mad Liberation CD, Full-Size Poster & T-shirt

- $250 - Mad Liberation CD, Choice of T-shirt or Hoodie & Limited Edition Mad Liberation 2018 Zine 
Created by Joey Bottino of Bandulu Cultural Espionage

**( Only 25 Available )**

- $500 - Dinner with the Founders of Mad Liberation 


If you think of something  that you don't see here, you can always support us directly by purchasing from our online store:

We are always open to recommendations for new items or custom-made pieces, just send us an e-mail via the Contact page on our website:


100% of money made through our GoFundMe or online store goes directly to paying back Guitar Center for this stolen equipment.

Any funds received that surpass our goal of $9,600 will go directly to funding an incredible Mad Liberation 2019 experience.
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WOW! We have had some blessings this past month.

Guitar Center has been working with us in the last 30 days to avoid collections, which allowed us to eliminate $1,470 in fees!
On top of that our beloved community across the world have helped us raise $1,300 through this GoFundMe!

We are getting closer and closer to our goal thanks to you <3

We ask that you continue to share so that we may crush our goal, put this loss behind us and focus on bringing an incredible experience to Mad Liberation 2019!
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Raised by 39 people in 3 months
Created August 28, 2018
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