Love video games? Enjoy Rock Band and other music games? Want to mingle with folks in the gaming industry? Love donating money to help makes kids in hospitals happier? Enjoy swag? If you said yes to any of these, you may want to look forward to ÜMLOUD!
Ümloud is a one-night charity event in San Francisco. Since 2009, Ümloud has been rocking the faces off audiences every December with live-Rock-Band performances on-stage. Yes, people who donated enough money get the chance to perform a song from the game Rock Band in front of a liquored-up crowd. While it's all fun, the best part of all is that all the money raised that night from tickets, band donations, and silent auctions all go towards Child's Play Charity, which helps give video games, toys, books, and more to children in hospitals.
I've gone to the past 3 events, and they are a complete blast. And knowing that there are bronies that are into video games, I'd figure that some of you may be interested!
Alternatively, we could even make a band. Now that The Living Tombstone's song is now on Rock Band Network, we could easily represent the Brony community at the event. Just raise enough money to make it happen, get some costumes maybe, keep practicing to make a good show, and take the stage!
If not: The event is still fun on its own. Every attendee gets some free swag from the swag table (last year EVERYONE left with Rock Band 3 & keyboard for Wii + a keyboard stand!). There's also raffles throughout the night and there's even a free-play Rock Band station backstage for anyone to play ANY of Rock Band's song library. And of course: The acts during the night are great. It's like karaoke night turned up to 11. Some even have full outfits and choreography.
A reminder that this is a 18+ event, complete with bar (for 21+, of course), so all you foals unfortunately have to stay home (but you can watch a live-stream of the event from there!)
Tickets are usually about $10, but remember: That's going directly to Child's Play!
For any additional info, check out http://umloud.org/
so, Anyone up for the band part?