Back2Stockholm.nl - U2's cancelled 20/9/15 show

Official statement on our back2stockholm campaign

We have been surprised and with a lot of gratefulness we look back on the last 36 hours where family, friends and relatives and people from all over the world have showered us with love and compassion.

Unfortunately both the airliners KLM and SAS have not been cooperative to also partner in this crowdfunding campaign. A single return ticket with KLM to leave at 5pm and arrive in Stockholm would cost 800 euro's. So in total 1600 for both of us. Other airlines only had options that would not match with our work schedules. We thought about the idea to buy a one-way ticket and hitchhike back, which would be wild, but also far-stretched.

After careful consideration the only decision we can reasonably make is that the cost of the whole operation is not in balance anymore with the fun and the results. It would not be good stewardship of the money that has been collected with this crowdfunding campaign.

We will not go #back2stockholm tonight.
Maybe some other time, and maybe another show.

We would like to thank all who have participated in the crowdfunding. With money, good ideas, encouragement. Everyone will be contacted and refunded of course.

With love,
Richard van Oosterhout & Rick Radenborg

“There is no them. Only us…”

Back2Stockholm - English info

This webpage is full of positive vibe and lovely reactions from all over the world. We seek your help because with many small donations and several bigger ones we will be able to fly back to Stockholm tommorrow to see the U2 Replacement show that was cancelled last Sunday. 

What happened?

Yesterday (Sunday) Rick Radenborg and Richard van Oosterhout were in Stockholm to attent sundays U2 show.

Unfortunately there were big problems and chaos around showtime and after a 2 hour wait the news came that the show would be cancelled.

After this we had to start moving to the airport where we had to catch an early flight home to The Netherlands to show up for work.

What is the plan?

Between now and tuesdayafternoon we are looking to raise an amount of 800 euro for two return tickets from the Netherlands to Stockholm to be able to attent the replacement show.
We are in touch with the fabulous KLM webcare and the KLM sponsoring team to try to figure out a reasonable price and we really respect the friendlyness that we encounter in our contacts with KLM. Also tha cabin crew on our flight back home this morning was really friendly. As a joint crownfunding effort we would like to partner with KLM to be part of this amazing story.

How can I help?

You can help in 3 different ways.

  1. You can transfer an amount on my dutch bank account number  NL40INGB0006307113 (Name: R.van.Oosterhout  / Reference: #back2stockholm)
  2. You can transfer an amount via paypal at my dedicated paypal page: https://www.paypal.me/back2stockholm
  3. You can support our crowdfunding campaign by sharing this page on your own social media channels with hashtag #back2stockholm

What will you get in return?

Ammounts to 10 euro

  • All names of people participating in this crowdfunding campaign will be painted on a banner that we will take with us into the show.

10 euro or more

  • All names of people participating in this crowdfunding campaign will be painted on a banner that we will take with us into the show.
  • A big hugh and our eternal gratitude will be your part if we succeed in this campaign
  • If you participate with 10 euro's or more we will send you a digital journal of all our adventures in Stockholm

20 euro or more

  • All names of people participating in this crowdfunding campaign will be painted on a banner that we will take with us into the show.
  • A big hugh and our eternal gratitude will be your part if we succeed in this campaign
  • If you participate with 20 euro's or more we will send you a digital journal of all our adventures in Stockholm
  • If you participate with 20 euro's or more we will personally call you to tell you all you want to know about our adventures Stockholm

50 euro or more

  • All names of people participating in this crowdfunding campaign will be painted on a banner that we will take with us into the show.
  • A big hugh and our eternal gratitude will be your part if we succeed in this campaign
  • If you participate with 20 euro's or more we will personally call you to tell you all you want to know about our adventures Stockholm
  • If you participate with 20 euro's or more we will send you a limited edition (paper!) journal of all our adventures in Stockholm

What is we don't succeed (or succeed too well)

  • If we will not make the 800 euro everyone will be returned their contributuin
  • If we raise more than 800 euro's, people starting from when we reached the goal will be refunded

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