Airbnb Employee’s Attempt To Crowdfund Blue Angels Fleet Week Show Off To Roaring Start

An online fundraising campaign is under way to try to save the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels air show in San Francisco after federal budget cuts prompted the cancellation of the show last month.

The crowd-funding campaign on the website Crowdtilt is attempting to raise at least $650,000 for the show, which would take place from Oct. 10-14 during San Francisco’s Fleet Week.

Navy officials announced in April that all 2013 shows nationwide, including San Francisco’s, were being canceled because of the federal sequestration cuts.

The Crowdtilt campaign was created by Marc McCabe, an employee at the San Francisco-based company Airbnb.

About $6,100 had been collected as of this morning.

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The campaign’s description states that the cancellation of the Blue Angels air show was “a huge bummer for millions of people.”

The description reads, “No video will truly convey what it feels like to stand on a roof/bridge/beach/hill in San Francisco and literally feel a fighter plane power past only a couple hundred feet overhead. It brings the entire city together.”

If the campaign does not reach its goal, nobody will be charged for their pledged contributions, according to the website.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • Why is the person’s employer at all relevant? I bet the company appreciates the free publicity.

  • Why is the person’s employer at all relevant? I bet the company appreciates the free publicity.

  • Stephen Gatto

    They have a way to go..average cost for a two day show is approximately 1 million.

  • Stephen Gatto

    They have a way to go..average cost for a two day show is approximately 1 million.

  • njudah

    Anyone else remember those wise-ass bumper stickers that used to say “It’ll be a great day when schools have all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber?”

    Welcome to the 21st century my fr….oh wait, our schools still suck AND we have a BS congress that created this sequester mess killing the Blue Angels show! Perfect.

  • njudah

    Anyone else remember those wise-ass bumper stickers that used to say “It’ll be a great day when schools have all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber?”

    Welcome to the 21st century my fr….oh wait, our schools still suck AND we have a BS congress that created this sequester mess killing the Blue Angels show! Perfect.

  • thesfmofo

    $6100 ?? One jet for one hour?

  • thesfmofo

    $6100 ?? One jet for one hour?