In what would mark a very short retirement, locals Prepared Like A Bride have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a run of shows around the country this July. However, opinion is divided on the integrity of such an initiative.
Only calling it a day last year, Prepared Like A Bride are, evidently, already itching to return to the stage.
In March, the locals put up an online petition sourcing interest in a (possible) return, stating at the time, “We’ve been listening & we’ve heard you guys! So if you’d like to see Prepared Like A Bride play again, show your support here and we’ll give you all the details and the opportunity to make it happen.”
Well, that opportunity is here, in the form of a new Kickstarter page. “Our vision is to book shows around Australia and to do this we need your support to reach our goal of $4,000 so we can book the shows and get to your city,” PLAB write.
Now, crowdfunding campaigns are nothing new. In fact, they are a popular outlet for many bands, for a variety of reasons, today. However, opinion is also often split. The question of legitimacy usually centres on when something goes from being worthwhile and symbiotic to then devolving into a simple handout. In this instance, online comments have provided a strong response, and re-ignited the pre-existing debate.
Currently, Prepared Like A Bride have raised over half of their $4,000 goal.
What are your thoughts?
Hey @PLABofficial do everyone a favour and don't reunite, give back the money and never show your faces again.
— Imprisoned (@imprisonedhc) May 17, 2016
The 'We Aren't Willing To Risk A Single Dollar Of Our Own To Play To You, So You Cover Our Asses Tour'. – This July!
— Eddie Deal (@eddie_deal) May 17, 2016
Bands are crowdfunding just to book shows now. What a time to be alive.
— Jordan Olive (@JordanMSPP) May 16, 2016