Sometimes fans crowdsource funds in order for a band to perform in their town. Sometimes fans crowdsource funds in order to ensure that a band never performs in their town, and sometimes that band just happens to be Nickelback.
Craig Mandall has no interest in seeing the much-derided rock band perform live. And while Nickelback currently has no performances scheduled in his hometown of London, England, Mandall isn't taking any chances. Setting up a crowdfunding page entitled, "Don't Let Nickel Back," Mandall is hoping to raise a simple $1,000 in order to stop the Canadian rock outfit from playing a single song, or even "phoning" in London ever again.
"Just imagine, thousands -- perhaps tens of thousands of music lovers -- all not witnessing an exclusive concert by Nickelback in London," Mandall writes. "It will be glorious. Legendary. Dare we say, game changing?"
With four donation packages ranging from one to $50, Mandall promises to send a letter on your behalf to the band's management, requesting that Nickelback do not perform in London, ranging from a "kindly" worded note to a letter "full of explicit phrases and lots of capital letters and even a rude emoticon or two." Mandall also assures donators that all proceeds will go to charity or "perhaps therapy for those who've been affected by the band."