Radiohead photo by Nina Corcoran
For some, building up the determination to part with your hard earned money for charity can be hard. But so can getting your hands on Radiohead tickets. Who would’ve thought it’d be Edward Norton, of all people, who’d find a way to make both so much easier? And way more interesting.
Norton has launched a new charitable fundraising campaign through his own Crowdrise website to benefit Conservation International and Kenya’s Maasai Wilderness Conservations Trust. While the money goes to the worthy cause of providing “financial support, technical expertise and strategic experience to MWCT’s groundbreaking efforts to help traditional communities build sustainable economic opportunities through the conservation of critical ecosystems,” the incentive to donate goes beyond protecting the environment.
Each $10 donation earns an entry into a contest that will send the winner to New York City with roundtrip airfare, a two-night hotel stay, and — here’s the kicker — a pair of VIP tickets to join Norton and his friends at Radiohead’s Madison Square Garden show on July 26th. What’s more, Norton will actually take you backstage to meet the band and you’ll get a signed limited edition vinyl box set of A Moon Shaped Pool. (Oh, hey; apparently there’s a limited edition vinyl box set coming of A Moon Shaped Pool.)
Sure, the concept of hanging backstage at a Radiohead show with the star of Fight Club and Death to Smoochy seems surreal as all hell, but keep in mind that it’s all for a good cause. And Radiohead. The contest ends tomorrow (July 21st) at 5:00 PM EST, so enter at the Crowdrise website.