Thursday, September 25, 2008

Streets of Fury

We can’t believe it has already been a week since we first set out on our road trip across the country to raise awareness about the human right crisis happening in North Korea. It’s been nothing short of an adventure as we have lived like nomads jumping from one couch to the next. We eat lots of pizza, drive hours upon hours, wear dirty clothes, and usually get to sleep around 2:00am after a long day of promoting on campuses for the Liberty Live Tour.

A few months ago, “Miss Vintage” asked LiNK to go on the road with them on a tour called “Liberty Live.” The tour consists of 23 college stops and ranges all the way from the east to west coast. We have been traveling with two bands, "Miss Vintage" and "Andy Grammer,” both of whom have helped to bring major exposure to the cause along with financially supporting our organization through proceeds from the tour. So be sure to check out their websites to buy their newest CD and support them as they support us!

Our travels so far have included much of the east coast states and we are beginning to see a growing movement of people speaking out against the crisis in NK. We want to give a shout out to NK Focus at Cornell University for their great hospitality and mad promotion skills. They brought over 200 students to the show and even created a green room for us…we felt pretty important!

Cornell was followed up by another great show at the Lions Den, a bar in New York. Again, over 200 people came out for the concert and it was a great party. Who would have ever imagined, that a small packed-out bar in Manhattan would care about the tragedies happening in North Korea? Well they did! Coincidentally, shortly after the concert Congress reauthorized a bill that outlined ways the United States would deal with the worsening refugee and humanitarian crisis in North Korea.

Today we are on our way to North Carolina for our Duke/UNC concert. Morale is high and the hope is to see more and more students rally behind this cause. We are already seeing an amazing response at the concerts with huge participation in our photo campaign as individuals are stepping up to be a voice for the voiceless- a face for the faceless.

Our engine has started so it’s time to hit the road and tell the stories that have been silenced for far too long. If you would like to join us on the road, click here to check our schedule - we would love to see you!

Come and rock out with us!

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