Zack "Danger" Brown — the bold visionary who raised thousands of dollars on Kickstarter to make potato salad — is a man of his word and actually threw a potato salad party as promised. The party, dubbed PotatoStock, took place this past Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. According to Gawker, the party/free music festival featured Iive bands, food trucks, and lots of beer. The Associated Press notes that there was indeed plenty of potato salad and that over 3,000 pounds of spuds - donated by the Idaho Potato Commission and corporate sponsors — were used.
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Proceeds from PotatoStock will go to a fund that will support groups fighting hunger and homelessness. Brown adds that his nearly 7,000 Kickstarter backers should received their promised perks — including t-shirts and the potato salad recipe book — by December.
Back in July, Zack launched a Kickstarter as a joke to buy ingredients to make potato salad. He quickly surpassed his initial goal of raising $10: At one point the campaign managed to cross the $70,000 mark but it lost $30,000 overnight after many large donations "didn't meet their verification." All in all, Brown managed to raised $55,492.
Mr. Brown, it should be noted, is now an expert at preparing potato salad.