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The Dangerous Summer Live In Sydney, 2013 / Photo: Ashley Mar

The Dangerous Summer Apologise For Incomplete Crowdfunded Doco

Written by Greg Moskovitch on January 13, 2014

The ire surrounding Maryland pop-punk outfit The Dangerous Summer and their planned documentary DVD, funded by $14,000 worth of fan donations, has been building, and now guitarist Cody Payne has issued a statement to fans, apologising for the delay in the uncompleted project.

The band, who were recently in the country for Vans Warped Tour Australia 2013, collected fan donations in April of 2012, with a view to making a documentary DVD, but fans are yet to get their hands on copies, with lost footage from the documentary slowly making its way online.

“Sorry for letting you all down,” opens Payne, in a statement released via music blog Property Of Zack. “This is 100% my fault and I understand the hate, disapointment [sic] and speculation. Just please try and understand how hard it is making a DVD when you have never done it,” he adds.

“There were a lot of things that went unaccounted for when planning this thing,” Payne confesses. “This is not something we can simply refund as the money raised was used to make the DVD which the origional version (which we personally were not satisfied with and wanted to redo) has been released in segments online,” he writes, before offering links to where fans can view doco footage.

Payne then seizes the opportunity to take something of an irritated stab at disappointed fans who understandably wish to see a return on their investment, writing, “I have learned that some people do not have any appreciation for artistic integrity and are simply consumers with needy hands.”

“Due to all the complaints we are just going to be releasing the original version,” Payne finally announces. “Most of the prizes, especially the more expensive ones have been fulfilled and more will continue to be fulfilled as I can come up with the funds out of my personal wallet.”

“This may take some time but this is my fault and im [sic] going to have to take responsibility. once again sorry for letting you down,” Payne concludes. Readers can check out Payne’s statement in its entirety, as well as photos from the band’s performance at Vans Warped Tour Sydney, below.

Gallery: The Dangerous Summer – Vans Warped Tour Australia 2013, Sydney 01/12/13

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Photos by Ashley Mar

The Dangerous Summer Documentary Statement

Sorry for letting you all down, this is 100% my fault and I understand the hate, disapointment and speculation. Just please try and understand how hard it is making a DVD when you have never done it and there were a lot of things that went unaccounted for when planning this thing. This is not something we can simply refund as the money raised was used to make the DVD which the origional version (which we personally were not satisfied with and wanted to redo) has been released in segments online at http://vimeo.com/jmvisuals and if you would like to listen to the hour long concert it is available at https://www.mediafire.com/folder/4sdc6i5a5ls7o/TDS I have learned that some people do not have any appreciation for artistic integrity and are simply consumers with needy hands. Due to all the complaints we are just going to be releasing the original version. Most of the prizes, especially the more expensive ones have been fulfilled and more will continue to be fulfilled as I can come up with the funds out of my personal wallet. This may take some time but this is my fault and im going to have to take responsibility. once again sorry for letting you down, Cody Payne

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