Benefit Concert for Former Scene Cartoonist Hit By Car

John before & after the accident

By Molly McCowan

On May 5, 2011, John Campbell, former Scene cartoonist, was hit by a car while riding his bicycle.

“My front four teeth were broken out. I also cracked a vertebrae in my neck, broke my cheekbone, ocular cavity and nose,” John says.

Because the accident was a hit-and-run, the driver of the vehicle could not be tested for impairment by drugs and/or alcohol, but John suspects that this was the case.

“It was most likely a drunk driver,” he states.

Throughout his time living in Fort Collins, John has been an active participant and supporter of the Fort Collins music community. A benefit concert, art show and silent auction has been created for John to help him raise the $6,528 to cover the cost of permanent teeth implants. The event will take place at Hodi’s Half Note on August 31, from 7-11pm.

Bands to play the event include The Jonestown Potion, Action Bastard and The Green Typewriters. There will also be a silent auction, and New Belgium has donated apparel to be sold as well. 100% of proceeds from the night will go towards John’s new teeth.

John maintains a sense of humor about the situation, informally naming the event “TEETHAPALOOZA.”

If you can only give $5 or stay for five minutes, you’ll be helping a good person get one step closer to regaining normalcy in a life tragically affected by a careless driver. Scene will be there, and we hope that you will attend as well. It’s going to be an evening of music, art and Fort Collins friends (and friendly strangers, too) happy to give back to someone in need.

P.S. Wear your helmets!


TEETHAPALOOZA will take place at Hodi’s on August 31. 100% of proceeds and donations will go towards John’s teeth implants.


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