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Driver Friendly Robbed at SXSW

Posted by: Anthony Sorendino (03/17/14)
Driver Friendly's trailer was stolen this weekend at SXSW. They've released a statement which you can read in the replies. This marks the second time in six weeks that the band has been robbed. They've set up a donation page where you can take a look at what was stolen and pick up some merchandise.
    
 
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06:48 AM on 03/17/14
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Anthony Sorendino
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March 17th, 2014:
After having a fun and successful SXSW, we awoke on the morning of March 15th, 2014 to find that our 6x10 trailer was missing. After numerous phone calls to tow companies, we realized that it had been stolen along with all its contents. For the second time in six weeks, we had been robbed. All in all, the thieves stole over $15,000 worth of gear, including a handcrafted Moniker Guitar, a custom floor tom, a vintage, antique coronet, several rare recording microphones, and over $4,000 in merchandise. More importantly, this incident robbed us of the ability to do what we love the most: play music for people all across this wonderful country. While we are scrambling to find whoever was responsible for this act, we realize the odds of recovering our equipment are slim. Many of our friends, family members, and fans have already asked how they can help, and we are blown away by the support and encouragement we have received. But, in order to get us back on our feet and on the road, the unfortunate truth is we will need funds to replace these losses.

If you feel inclined to help us out, it is with much gratitude and humility that we ask that you donate to our Paypal to directly help replace the stolen equipment. We realize there are much bigger issues in the world, far more important than this, and by no means should anyone feel obligated to donate. But we also know that there are people who believe in this band and have supported us for years, and if you want to help us, we will be eternally grateful. Any amount helps (really, even a buck!), and for those who donate over $30, we will be pressing and shipping a limited edition t-shirt along with a handwritten note. Please indicate your size and let us know if you want it autographed, too!

While this gift is small, we feel that we should give something back. We are blessed to be able to make music and share it with the world, and we truly appreciate anyone who can help us get back to doing that as soon as possible.

Remember: bad, horrible things do exist and happen in this world, but the good always outweighs the bad, the light always outshines the darkness. We carry on knowing that this is true. Long Live the Street Sharks.

Love,
Driver Friendly
06:52 AM on 03/17/14
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I hate seeing these articles, just shitty. I don't think I would be able to be in a touring band.. for this reason. Would be so paranoid! Shame that this happens, bands are gonna need to start hiring people to watch their van :( do any venues offer anything like that?

edit - didn't realize it was in the morning, still though..
06:59 AM on 03/17/14
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After seeing all the riff raff festering around late at night I'm surprised this didn't happen to any other bands
07:06 AM on 03/17/14
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These guys have some of the worst luck in the world, it seems. I hope they can recover or replace all the equipment.
07:36 AM on 03/17/14
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This sucks. That's one cool looking guitar too.
07:46 AM on 03/17/14
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they need to get Tom Hanks to cut them a check.

but really, this sucks. i'll donate some cash.
09:19 AM on 03/17/14
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After seeing all the riff raff festering around late at night I'm surprised this didn't happen to any other bands
09:25 AM on 03/17/14
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Awful. I saw them play twice that day. Donated what I had in my paypal, but will send some more when I get a chance.
09:49 AM on 03/17/14
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:(((((((((

I'll try to come up with some bucks to donate. They deserve it.
11:14 AM on 03/17/14
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09:28 AM on 03/21/14
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