Theo Vonis creating This Past Weekend the Podcast
About Theo Von
Gaaang Gaaaang. Thanks for popping by the THIS PAST WEEKEND Patreon page. The goal of our Patreon is to find unique and entertaining ways to support others. In the first year of our Patreon (2017) the funds went to purchase cameras, audio equipment (we had to support ourselves first) and even to cover some studio rent. In the second year (2018) we started Single Mom’s Night Out, where in tour cities we treat a single mother and her guest, to a night out on the town; including a pre-show hang doing something fun, paying for sitter, provide transportation to and from, and tickets to the show. During a follow up we often try to share a financial award with the mothers to help out a little. As a child I wish someone would have taken my mother out for a nice evening of laughter, or a nice afternoon of go-karting; so it is nice that we have the opportunity now to do that for other Moms.
In the third year of our Patreon (2019) we created a game show called GET THAT CASH; where we hide money in our hotel room for the cleaning lady/man (usually lady) to find. The more answers the cleaning woman gets to a series of questions, the more time they will have to search for hidden cash in the room. We know its just $$$, but it also breaks the monotony of cleaning rooms and lets them know that they are being thought of. Often times we don’t realize that people care, even when they do; That is the message. The cash is just a bonus.
While SINGLE MOM’s NIGHT OUT and GET THAT CASH will continue, there are bigger long term ideas/goals that we feel starting to take shape.
Some of those goals are:
To help single moms out financially around the holidays
To help provide grants to get single moms back to school
To help Spanish speaking mothers have easier access to learn English
And our long term goal… to start a non profit arm that helps to build 12 step meeting rooms in different cities/towns across the country. With many Americans struggling with addiction, or having family members struggling with addiction; we feel as though this is a helping something that is bigger than ourselves. To think that laughter and fundraising could combine to provide environments for people to get well really feels cool. I mean WOW af.
You may have noticed throughout this statement that the word “we” is mentioned. That’s bc I personally want to say that while I am sometimes the face of what goes on here, I entirely feel like a member of a team. So many cities and clubs ive performed in and the owners and wait staff will say “Wow Theo, the people that come to your shows are truly the nicest group of people we have come out all year.” No joke. Its happened so many times, that now I realize im just a small part of something multi-special. I hope to one day be able to personally thank all of you who support TPW. We are a neat group. We are doing our best. We dont always know what we are doing, but we are going to keep doing it til we do. Onward.
So, What’s The Deal With Patreon?
Patreon is a great site that makes it easy for fans to get more involved in the creative process of the artists they love. Joining me on Patreon means you’ll gain access to exclusive content, behind-the-scenes footage, and personalized rewards. You can pick how much you pledge, and change your subscription level at any point.
Your contributions will help me to keep creating the great content you deserve, and keep the podcast and other projects going. As you can imagine, it takes a ton of time and effort to get a podcast up and running, and your support means I can guarantee great work consistently. Check out the cool rewards listed on the right, and consider becoming a Patron!
Thank you THANK YOU THANK YOU and let’s build a great community together!
-Behind the Scenes: Patreon Only- Meeting Hamps, Worlds Smallest Horse, Mitzi Shore Memorial, etc.
-Monthly Patreon Only Episode (Audio)- At LEAST one episode a month that is Patreon Only. Usually a Thursday Episode. Sometimes it’s only thirty or forty minutes but so what?!
-Merch Purch Videos- know exactly what the Patreon support is going towards
-Occasional Other Clips (could be comedy, could be a funeral, could be anything)
You also receive all all previous rewards. Even though the
previous reward is just gratitude, YOU STILL GET IT.
-Behind the Scenes: Patreon Only- Meeting Hamps, Worlds Smallest Horse, Skydiving, Mitzi Shore Memorial, etc.
-Monthly Patreon Only Episode (Video and Audio)- At LEAST one episode a month that is Patreon Only. Usually a Thursday Episode. Sometimes its only thirty or forty minutes but so what?!
-Merch Purch Videos- know exactly what the Patreon support is going towards -Occasional Other Clips (could be comedy, could be a funeral, could be anything)
Thanks for the support! In addition to receiving all previous tier rewards, I'll list your name as an official Patron of the Podcast on youtube and soundcloud; as well as on a scroll at the end of, or at some point during, every episode.