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3TEETH Drummer Nick Rossi Launches GoFundMe After Losing Laptops, Passport & More In A Car Break-In


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3TEETH drummer Nick Rossi was the victim of a theft this past weekend after his car was broken into. Thieves made off with his backpack which contained his laptops, hard drives, in-ear monitors, passport, midi keyboard, GoPro cameras and more. He described the stolen items as ‘my entire livelihood’. The LAPD were contacted for the theft, though the return of his stolen items seems unlikely.

As such he has launched this GoFundMe to get himself back on his feet. He stated of the campaign:

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“On Saturday February 20th, my backpack was stolen from my car. Anyone who knows me, knows this backpack contains my whole life in it. My backpack holds everything I need to keep my world spinning: two laptops I use to keep what little income I have left coming in via drum lessons and audio visual work, as well as all of my music production equipment, software, and programs. Also gone are my in-ear monitors, headphones, 3 GoPro cameras, passport, midi keyboard, several hard drives, notebooks full of ideas, plans, song charts, aspirations, inspirations…gone. My stomach still twists into knots at the feeling of this thief violating my space and belongings.

In an instant I felt the last connection I had left to my career had been severed. Being a musician whose primary role in the music industry is live performances and touring, I was already working extremely hard to remain active behind the scenes in new roles while my livelihood suffered the standstill, and intense uncertainty brought on by COVID-19. This theft was salt in an already gaping wound. It added severe insult to injury. It was a swift, malicious kick while I was already down.

I filed a police report with the LAPD, though they all but assured me the backpack was gone for good. I also hit a wall with insurance that ruled out filing a claim. I spent Monday evening listing out what I had lost and adding up the cost to replace it all. When I finished my stomach sank as I looked at a figure approaching $5,000.

Exhausting every other resource, I have created this campaign to humbly ask for your help. 100% of proceeds go directly to helping me replace what was stolen in the shortest amount of time so I can get back to work. I know times are tough for many of us right now, so please do not feel any obligation to me. Please only consider supporting me if you can afford to do so.”

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