We have come up with a few strategies to help us keep our head above water – hopefully we will get through this with your help.
In the next few days we will add new merchandising items to our mailorder website:
You will be able to purchase virtual tickets, and we will have „Retter“ (Rescuer)- and OBS 24 Merch. Furthermore, our OBS crew has started sewing OBS face masks, we will be selling older OBS-merch for drastically discounted prices, silkcreen-printed limited edition Retter tickets by Grace Helly, and so much more. We appreciate your business.
A bit later we will also be launching a crowdfunding campaign with a lot of – at least in our opinion – unique rewards. Plenty of activities and items will be up for sale: a personal porta potty at OBS 24, a two weeks stay in our Glitterhouse mansion, the massive 8ft concrete wayside cross that is located outside our office, personal video messages, a spot in our OBS setup crew, a spot in our crew‘s annual Flunkyball tournament, backstage tours during the OBS, our cherished and well cared for air guitar collection, an exclusive film viewing inside the world’s smallest movie theater, seats on the second story balcony – all of that (and more) could be yours. And it would ensure that the OBS and Glitterhouse Records will still exist for years to come.
We could have chosen a route that would have been easier for us from a financial standpoint: Cancelling instead of postponing. But many of you have already expressed that you will not return your tickets or ask for a refund (in case of a cancellation) in order to support us – and we are extremely thankful for that. OBS has a steady customer base. About 80% are returning patrons, so we want to make it easier for you and eliminate the stress of an additional pre-sale. Furthermore, ticket holders will be benefiting from stable ticket prices – we otherwise would have been forced to increase our ticket prices for the next year. But that also means that we are more reliant on your help and support. You have our sincerest gratitude.
We are also trying to secure all the artists that were on this year’s lineup for next year’s OBS. Even if it doesn’t work out with some artists – the lineup will be amazing regardless. Promise.
Any other details and updates will of course be announced here, on Facebook and Instagram.
We thank you for your understanding and your solidarity! You have no idea how excited we are to welcome you to our backyard next year. You’re the best.
Take care of yourselves, of each other, and always remember: there are people on this earth who are doing a lot worse than us. Duck the virus! And: LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND!
Rembert and the OBS-Crew