"As many of you know, our good friends J. Robbins and Janet Morgan had a son last year who was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). When DeSoto Records set up a PayPal account for donating money to the Robbins' family, it was brought to our attention that there were exorbitant medical bills and costs outside of their insurance plan to be dealt with. In light of this, The Dismemberment Plan will be playing a benefit show for Cal Robbins at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 28th. Tickets are $15, and with help from the City Paper and the Black Cat, all proceeds from this show will go to help Cal Robbins. Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 2nd at 5pm through the Black Cat or Ticketmaster
I've found out that return flights to DC are £269. The question is, do I take the risk of them never playing again and kicking myself for never seeing them, or do I put my efforts into talking my girlfriend into a great idea for a holiday this year?