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All of Protect-U's gear was stolen in Paris. Let's help the band get back on their feet (and back to the US).
Joshua Kohn
Washington, District of Columbia
United States
4 Team Members

UPDATE:  As of 9:55PM on Nov.1, this campaign almost met its goal within the first THREE HOURS!!!  YOU PEOPLE ARE AWESOME.  But just because the goal has been met, please dont think you need not give.  We are shooting to come as close to $5k as possible.


You might not know Mike Petillo or Aaron Leitko, but you should know their music.  Performing under the moniker PROTECT-U, these two guys have been grinding in the DC DIY music scene for years, and are now making the best music of their lives....

On Halloween, in the midst of a tour through Europe, they lost ALL of their gear out of a supposedly secure room in a nightclub in France.  NOT COOL FRANCE.  In total, they lost about $5k worth of laptops, synths, misc. sound equipment and train tickets.

We are hoping to help them replace their equipment.  Much of this was hand selected over the past few years and is integral for them to continue making their music.  We cannot let some thieves put a halt to creativity.....

A list of stolen gear as follows:

- dave smith tetre w/ case
- boss re-20 space echo pedal
- boss loop station
- nord rack synth
- boss ps-3 pitch shifter
- boss chorus pedal
- Yamaha cs-01 synthesizer
- moog midi-murf
- delta lab effectron II (had 23-era blonde redhead sticker on top)
- focus rite pro 40 sapphire
- apc 40 ableton controller
- MacBook pro 13" screen
- MacBook pro 15" screen
- zoom h4 recorder
- headphones

We do not have "REWARDS" to send you.  The more you give, the more the universe will thank you.  Help offset the cosmic harm done to Protect-U but digging deep.

Spread the word, Spread the vibes....


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raised by 166 people in 21 days
390% funded
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$1,500 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on November 22, 2012
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