WEEN is one of our all-time favorite bands and, whenever we need anything, the folks over at the WEEN camp have always been exceptionally generous with helping us out. Now, one of their dear friends and a fellow New Hope, PA musician, Mt. John, is in need of surgery and WEEN is hoping that their generosity mixed with the generosity of their fanbase will be enough to offset at least a portion of the medical expenses.
WEEN has been doing what they can to raise money in their home town of New Hope, but to stretch their reach a bit further, they are now utilizing the power of ebay with 2 separate auctions. For those who don’t know, WEEN guitarist, Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo is an avid bass fisherman. He even has his own fishing show/site, “Brownie Troop“, the logo of which was designed by my “homie for life”, Thea Wolfe. Now, anyone who has the loot to back it up, has the opportunity to win a fishing trip for two out on the Atlantic with Captain Mickey himself. Also posted is an auction for a pair of passes to the sold out Jan. 26th Crystal Ballroom show in Portland, Or. Not only is the Crystal one of my favorite venues in the NW, but these are more than just tickets to a sold out performance for an amazing show in an amazing theater. The winner will actually be guest listed courtesy of the band themselves!
Here are the auction links and corresponding text/details.
If you can afford to throw down on these, please do:
AUCTION #1 (LISTING LINK)
Ween Fishing Trip for 2 With Dean Ween Spring of 2011
“Hi guys…Up for auction is a gift certificate for 2 for a striped bass fishing trip on the Atlantic Ocean with non other then Captain Mickey Melchiondo..also known as Dean Ween!!!
This fishing trip will happen in either may or june 2011…This is good for 2 people and your capt. Mickey…This trip takes about a half day…and you can check out Mickey’s website for more info on Mickeys guide service…www.mickeysfishing.com..This trip is valued at over $600.00…
Our dear Friend from New Hope,Mt. John, is in desperate need of surgery.He has been playing music in New Hope for more then 20 yrs.We have been having our own benefits here and to help,Mickey has offered to take 2 folks fishing in the ocean, and donate all money to Mountain Johns surgery. Because here in New Hope…we really take care of each other. Please check my other auction,as WEEN has also generously donated a chance to buy 2 tickets(actually be on Weens guest list for 2).for the sold out jan 26th Portland,Or. show at the Crystal Ballroom!!.our friend needs your help…and you need to catch some fish with Deaner!!
** you will receive a gift certificate, and then have to schedule with Mickey..you cover all traveling costs**
AUCTION #2 (LISTING LINK)
WEEN 2 tickets Crystal Ballroom Jan 26 BENEFITS Mt John
“Hi guys…Up for auction is 2″tickets” for Weens Jan. 26th show at the Crystal Ballroom.in Portland,Oregon..This show sold out within an hour or so…
Our dear Friend from New Hope,Mt. John, is in desperate need of surgery.He has been playing music in New Hope for more then 20 yrs.We have been having our own benefits here and to help,Ween has offered to put 2 folks on the guest list, and donate all money to Mountain Johns surgery. Because here in New Hope…we really take care of each other. Please check my other auction,as Mickey *Dean Ween* has also generously donated a striped bass fishing trip for 2…our friend needs your help…and you need to go see a kick ass Ween show…
** you will not be receiving tickets for this show..you will be placed on the guest list from Ween themselves!**
*Both Auctions end on NOV. 22nd, 2010*