Dan Deacon Celebrates Upcoming Tour with Poster Contest

Dan Deacon Celebrates Upcoming Tour with Poster Contest
Just when we thought he couldn't get any awesomer (and in his case, that is a word), Baltimore sound scientist Dan Deacon goes right ahead and surprises us. To celebrate his upcoming North American tour dates, the man has launched a fantastic contest.

The whole thing revolves around the tour's concert poster, which is above and viewable here. The first person who can correctly identify all 243 cartoon characters on this diagram using this form will win a pretty nifty prize-pack.

So what do you win? Well, the press release lays it out quite nicely:

1. $500 cash
2. A portrait of you painted by Dan Deacon
3. One of the last copies of Wham City Box set #1
4. A copy of each of Dan Deacon's first eight impossible-to-find releases: Silly Hat vs. Egale Hat, Meetlemice, Goose on the Loose, A Green Cobra Is Awesome vs. the Sun, Porky Pig, Twacky Cats, Live 2003 and Acorn Master.

If you're feeling up to the challenge, submit your picks to [email protected] Keep in mind, however, that the prize goes to the first correct form, and we've already found Alfred E. Neuman and Milo from the Descendents.

Tour dates:

10/1 Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle *
10/2 Atlanta, GA - Eyedrum *
10/3 Athens, GA - 40 Watt *
10/4 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree *
10/5 Nashville, TN - Exit/In *
10/6 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Café *
10/7 New Orleans, LA - Big Top *
10/9 Austin, TX - Emo's *
10/10 Marfa, TX - The Shade Structure*
10/14 Irvine, CA - University of California-Irvine *
10/15 Los Angeles, CA - Echo *
10/16 Los Angeles, CA - Eagle Rock Center for the Arts *
10/17 San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Festival
10/19 Sacramento, CA - Fungarden *
10/21 Eugene, OR - University of Oregon Cultural Forum *
10/22 Portland, OR - Worksound *
10/23 Portland, OR - Holocene *
10/24 Seattle, WA - Vera Project *
10/27 Denver, CO - Rhinoceropolis *
10/29 Northfield, MN - Carleton College *
10/30 Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium *
11/1 Gambier, OH - Kenyon College *
11/3 Toronto, Ontario - Sneaky Dees *
11/4 Toronto, Ontario - Great Hall *
11/5 Montreal, Quebec - Il Motore *
11/6 Montreal, Quebec - Eastern Bloc *
11/7 Middlebury, VT - Middlebury College *
11/8 Boston, MA - Mass Art *
11/10 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse *
11/13 Worcester, MA - Clark University *
11/15 Ithaca, NY - Ithaca College *

* with Nuclear Power Pants