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Pelican Is Robbed In Rome While On European Tour

The band Pelican issued the following statement pertaining to a robbery that they were victims to two days ago:

"Our otherwise excellent tour of Europe hit a severe stroke of bad luck this week. Two days ago we had a spare half hour to spend in Rome before heading to the venue, so we decided to go see the Coliseum. We parked nearby and went to take a brief twenty minute walk around the area. When we returned to our van we found that it had been broken into, despite being parked on a major street in broad daylight. Four bags were stolen, the contents including computers, passports, wallets, ipods, our soundguy's microphone collection, and, most devastatingly, a number of personal journals and two portable recording devices containing hours of song ideas that are now lost forever.

"The calculated loss of this theft is several thousands of dollars. Unfortunately our band only earns us a very meager living and some of us are already in the hole from years of trying to make a living as musicians. This incident therefore poses a devastating loss and puts us in a very compromised financial position. Although we realize that there is a worldwide financial crisis going on, if there are those of you who have the means and desire to help out our gratitude would run deeper than words could express. We've set up a Paypal account at the address pelicanrobbed@gmail.com. Anything you can offer, even simple condolences, would go a long way. Thanks so much for reading."

There has been no indication that the band will halt their current European tour.

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1. psythe writes:

f*** you, world! I love this band :(

# Oct 6, 2008 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. metalmayhem writes:

yeah, that is awful. great band, great guys.

# Oct 6, 2008 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

ONCE AGAIN, ANY BAND NEEDS TO REALIZE THAT THEIR TRAILERS AND VANS ARE MAGNETS TO THEIVES. NEVER EVER LEAVE YOUR GEAR AND PERSONAL ITEMS UNGUARDED!! DUMBASSES!!! AFTER READING THAT NUMEROUS BANDS HAVE BEEN ROBBED OF THEIR GEAR AND PERSONAL ITEMS, YOU FIGURE THESE BANDS WOULD LEARN FROM OTHERS MISTAKES!!!!

# Oct 6, 2008 @ 8:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. cppchriscpp writes:

So a locked van left on a large populated street in broad daylight is completely unguarded? Or do you assume this band has some sort of set of bodyguards that follow them around with the truckloads of money that they don't make?

Also, caps lock is cruise control for cool, man.

# Oct 6, 2008 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brandedcfh420 writes:

blah blah blah cpp....all im saying is DO NOT LEAVE YOUR SH1T UNGUARDED...im sure there was some1 in the band who could have stayed with the gear. FOR FUTURE REFERENCE: ANY BANDS WHO READ THIS ARTICLE, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR GEAR UNGUARDED!!! its that fuking simple!!!

# Oct 6, 2008 @ 8:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jenny writes:

I agree with Brandedcfh420, it just doesn't make sense for any band to leave their gear at an easy access for a$$holes. But then again, the stuff could have been guarded pretty well, but theives are damn smart, and they will break into anything. (That applies to ANY band)

However: The article says: "Four bags were stolen, the contents including computers, passports, wallets, ipods, our soundguy's microphone collection, and, most devastatingly, a number of personal journals and two portable recording devices containing hours of song ideas that are now lost forever."

It sucks that that happened, and it's fairly reasonable that the listed items would get stolen, but, WHO LEAVES THEIR WALLET IN A VEHICLE ?! Just saying...

# Oct 6, 2008 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Red writes:

Who stole who's Pelican ?

# Oct 6, 2008 @ 9:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Jenny writes:

lol...

# Oct 6, 2008 @ 9:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Red writes:

I mean give the bird back it's not funny, he's going to miss his owner.

# Oct 6, 2008 @ 9:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Jenny writes:

Yeah well maybe I don't WANT to give it back...what are you gonna do about it?

# Oct 6, 2008 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Skylark writes:

Easy kids.. hahaha

# Oct 6, 2008 @ 10:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. brandedcfh420 writes:

jenny, give back the bird. you cannoy have it!!!

# Oct 6, 2008 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. cppchriscpp writes:

The damn thing was probably drunk and flew into her windshield... she's lucky it didn't kill her!

I feel bad for the Pelican though, what an end to a party.

# Oct 6, 2008 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. SHREDDER13 writes:

lol.........a pelican was held prisoner?...this story is much more interesting

# Oct 6, 2008 @ 11:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Terminator writes:

rome used gear to steal a pelican? what?

# Oct 7, 2008 @ 12:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. metalhead644 writes:

this would really blow if it turns out ruining the band financially, i mean, it might not seem like that crazy of a loss, but its still a loss to people who dont have too much to begin with...

# Oct 7, 2008 @ 1:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. jayballer14 writes:

or maybe the pelican flew away with the gear that little f**ker

# Oct 7, 2008 @ 1:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Red writes:

No no I'm pretty positive the Pelican got stolen while driving the van around the corner while the guys from the band seagull where checking out the Vatican and watching a movie. It was Jenny all along. she has this thing for Pelicans...that the real story...seriously...

# Oct 7, 2008 @ 7:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Jenny writes:

Well at least I admitted earlier that I didn't wanna give it back, but I might change my mind. *Burp* oops, but it might be a little too late for that...

# Oct 7, 2008 @ 10:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. brandedcfh420 writes:

so jenny, was it medium rare or well done??!!....lol

# Oct 7, 2008 @ 11:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Jenny writes:

Well done! mmm that was goooooood... lol

# Oct 7, 2008 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Kalis_wrath writes:

Jenny, if you are going to steal a Pelican, and eat it, atleast do it right by having it rare! Gosh! Kids these days!

# Oct 7, 2008 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Jenny writes:

HaHaHa ! Well at least I know I did one thing right: I didn't share.

# Oct 7, 2008 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Kalis_wrath writes:

*LOL* Atleast you got that part right!

# Oct 7, 2008 @ 2:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Red writes:

Hey wait I just talk to the Pelican's mom, she said he had a bad case of pelicanitis, and that means that when you eat it, a p***s grows on your forehead in just under one hour...Jenny can I see a recent pĥoto of you, let's say an hour after you hate that Pelican ?

# Oct 7, 2008 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Jenny writes:

Nope. Although, every guy I passed at school today seemed to have lost his p***s...that was odd.

# Oct 7, 2008 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Kalis_wrath writes:

Well Jen, we do need photografic proof...

# Oct 8, 2008 @ 12:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. brettTHEjett writes:

fuuuck i hope they don't cancel their show in the NL for sunday. I plan on driving for 2.5 hours each way to see these guys.

# Oct 8, 2008 @ 5:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Red writes:

yeah Jen show us a photo

# Oct 8, 2008 @ 8:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Jenny writes:

I don't have a camera :)

# Oct 8, 2008 @ 10:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Red writes:

Whatever, I know that you now have a schlong along on your forehead. That'll show you to eat and steal a Pelican in Rome...and what the heck were you doing in Rome huh ? Are you a spy ? Huh ? Huh ?!

# Oct 8, 2008 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. That_One_Guy writes:

What the...? Forehead p***s?

# Oct 8, 2008 @ 11:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. brandedcfh420 writes:

yeah TOG, red took it out there didnt he...lol...

# Oct 8, 2008 @ 12:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. That_One_Guy writes:

Lol, yeah, I'm confused.

# Oct 8, 2008 @ 12:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Kalis_wrath writes:

Well the little girl from The Oblongs, has a p***s on her head. Jen, cought the virus too!

# Oct 8, 2008 @ 1:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. That_One_Guy writes:

I've never seen The Oblongs.. does she (from the cartoon, not Jenny, lol) really have a p***s on her head???

# Oct 8, 2008 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Kalis_wrath writes:

Yep! It is a funny show! Try doing a youtube search! It is so worth watching! The Mom is a bald alcky and the Dad is a torso!

# Oct 8, 2008 @ 2:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Red writes:

Yeah it all makes sense, it's based on a true story about a family who stole and hate pelicans all the time and the deformities that happened afterwards.

# Oct 8, 2008 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Skylark writes:

So now the truth comes to be..... well thank you Red because I can finally sleep tonight. Now just find the cure to cancer, how the universe works, and why we're all here and you'll be all set hahaha

# Oct 8, 2008 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. kallah writes:

Chirp chirp.

# Oct 8, 2008 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Jenny writes:

^LOL

All you guys are FU-NNY !

# Oct 8, 2008 @ 7:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hey there, Kallah! How are you? Should join the a7x thread!

# Oct 8, 2008 @ 7:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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