Earlier this year, four Foo Fighters fans in Richmond, Virginia, noticed that their favorite band hadn't played in their hometown -- and frontman Dave Grohl's home state -- since 1998. Intent upon changing that, they decided to wage a campaign to bring them back.
But what the quartet solicited wasn't signatures for a petition -- it was ticket sales. Using crowd-funding site Crowdtilt, the four -- Andrew Goldin, Brig White, John McAdorey, and Lucas Krost -- rallied Richmond residents to buy tickets to an as-yet imaginary show, figuring that a goal of $70,000 ...
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