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Fake rock band to perform Rock Band concert for charity

Posted by: Chad at 12/3/2009 9:19 PM
Ümloud! is an annual fund raising event that benefits Child's Play.  Child's Play is a pretty cool organization because it provides toys and games to Children's hospitals around the county.

If you want to call them "band members" the group Baby Dog Time will be performing at the event. To get everyone prepared for the show, Wired.com's video production team has put together this little video.

Personally, it does nothing for me but I'll be honest and say that I have a very big soft spot for charity events that help kids.  Having someone very close to me that is alive thanks to the Ronald McDonald house has encouraged me to always support events like these. 

If you are in San Francisco and want to take part by performing on stage, you can click here.  Or you can attend the event just to donate and support the cause.  Without further ado, I bring you "Baby Dog Time"!



The Infamous Rockers of ‘Baby Dog Time’ Reunite for Final Performance at Ümloud! A Rock Band Night for
Child’s Play Charity

View “Baby Dog Time: A True Story of a Fake Rock Band” Mockumentary Video at www.umloud.org

San Francisco, CA—December 3, 2009—Bands all over California are reuniting on December 9th to participate in the San Francisco gamers’ charity of the year - Ümloud!, an annual fundraising event that benefits Child’s Play, the organization that provides toys and games to Children’s hospitals around the country.

In honor of this great charity event, the infamous band members of ‘Baby Dog Time’ will reunite one last time for a gig on the main stage at Ümloud!, and in preparation the band and Wired.com’s video production team have put together a hilarious video you have to check out!

Karen (token bass girl), Joe (post-rehab drummer), Seg (voted "most likely to break up the band"), and Chris (singer, egomaniac) have been through many trials and tribulations over the years, but are setting their differences aside for one last performance to benefit a great cause. And this is a great opportunity for you to reunite your band for the same reason! Come out to Ümloud!, hosted at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, next Wednesday, December 9, 2009! Ümloud! will feature Rock Band all night long, raffles, a silent auction, prizes and more! Sign up today at www.umloud.com. There are only 6 days left to buy a Standard Band pass and rock on the main stage for the reduced online price of $35 ($40 at the door!).

About Child’s Play Charity:
Since 2003, over 100,000 gamers worldwide have banded together through Child’s Play, a community based charity grown and nurtured from the game culture and industry. Over 5 million dollars in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children’s hospitals across North America and the world have been collected since our inception.

This year, Child’s Play Charity has continued expanding across the country and the globe. With almost 70 partner hospitals and more arriving every month, you can be sure to find one from the map above that needs your help! You can choose to purchase requested items from their online retailer wish lists, or make a cash donation that helps out Child’s Play hospitals everywhere. When gamers give back, it makes a difference!

About Ümloud!:
Ümloud! is an annual fundraiser held in San Francisco, California, with proceeds benefiting Child’s Play Charity.
Founded in 2003 by Penny Arcade, Child’s Play has provided over $3.5 million in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children’s hospitals around the world.