[First filed: Jul 16, 2010 @ 17:46]
I’ve just received a very confusing email about something called “Battle of the Backyard Bands” which is a shiny new fundraiser for RSPCA ACT. The email is a media release, I’d link to it on their website but their “most recent media releases” page runs out in September 2009.
Charities sometimes do some pretty random stuff and call it fundraising. Sometimes it’s vaguely related, sometimes it’s a gala event people would like to attend and sometimes it’s just silly.
This attempt at a gala event features stellar puppy loving celebrities such as Senator Gary Humphries and amateur musicians around Canberra. Although the name “Battle” implies a competition it is apparently also a non-judgmental set of workshops and there is no word about what the prizes will be although they have announced some prize categories. And although the venue is open to the public, the RSPCA advise that it is not intended as entertainment.
However registration is already open for $50 per band.
Not content with a single day event the RSPCA has scheduled 10 heats and a grand final event all to be held in the prestigious Deakin Football Club. I imagine they are expecting a few thousands of bands to apply?
So Canberra amateur musicians, reach deep into your pockets and submit your registration. It will help to raise your profile and something about the puppies too apparently. Somehow.