Band Members Bill, Sean Paul and Steven in Happier Times
On Monday April 18th, while on tour with the band Aficionado in Cincinnati, OH, roots-punk band Nightmares For A Week awoke to a real life nightmare: their van had been broken into. The passenger side window was smashed and $8,000 worth of gear was gone. Adding insult to injury; all of the band member’s bags and personal possessions were stolen as well (luggage, GPS, iPod). The band has posted pictures of the gear that was stolen on their website (Nightmares For a Week Dot Com) and Facebook page (http://facebook.com/nightmaresforaweek) so if you live in the Cincinnati area, please take a look at the local pawn shops and keep an eye out for the gear.
The band’s insurance doesn’t cover the gear (I am guessing they are insured against theft of the vehicle only), and while I can’t help but interject my two cents that it is just ridiculous for a touring band to not carry insurance for the cost of replacing stolen equipment, I also empathize with their situation. Sometimes, life’s lessons are tough ones.
The band has obviously had to leave the tour early and is facing a huge expense to replace their equipment. If you are feeling magnanimous or perhaps wondering what you can do with that fat tax refund that is burning a hole in your wallet, donations are being accepted via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org – any amount will help!