Amanda Palmer had raised $1,123,971 on Kickstarter as of 4PM ET on Thursday from 23,541 backers. The campaign runs until 11.59 PM EDT tonight. After several days of major media interviews, she was busy planning a "Party On The Internet" celebration live from Brooklyn from 6PM to Midnight tonight to be broadcast on Ustream. An understandably excited Palmer wrote:
"EVERYONE (who can come to NYC): we are LITERALLY CLOSING DOWN A WHOLE STREET IN BROOKLYN to CELEBRATE THIS SHIT!!!!!
WE ARE GOING TO MAKE THE WORLD'S MOST AWESOME BLOCK PARTY!!!!
EVERYONE CAN COME!!! FREE!!!! ALL AGES!!!! EVERYTHING GOES!!!!
it'll run between 6pm and midnight.
me and the WHOLE band will be....DOING SOMETHING. it's a SECRET. IT IS AWESOME."
Watch it live here.