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Concert Review #9

10.24.2005

babblingdweeb

The Yellow Umbrella Tour

Last night I went to a concert thinking I was going to see Duncan Sheik with some friends. Walking up the stairs to the venue I was reminded that Sarah Bettens [band recall: K’s Choice] was opening…I was in for a good show in a small venue.

Sarah Bettens, David Poe and Duncan Sheik would play an awesome show this night. Switching musicians around, playing solo, running acoustic guitars through loopers and drum machines to sound like full bands. Duncan would be joined by his 6 guitars and lead bassist with 2 bass guitars. You know me, you know my rants. I could talk [type] for hours about how the music was great…but that’s not what I want to focus on.

This night was about The Yellow Umbrella Tour; and I had no idea what that was until a short film was played explaining just what the tour was all about. The video started with the story of Christine Baze and her battle with Cervical Cancer.

Created by PopSmear.org, the goal of the Tour is to bring awareness and information to women around the country about cervical cancer and the virus that causes it, HPV. PopSmear.org’s founder, Christine Baze, was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer in 2000. After numerous surgeries and treatments, Christine was grateful for her life, and decided to make a difference.
– Snip: The Yellow Umbrella Tour website & press information.

Hearing Christine’s inspiring story and listening to her emotionally driven music -some of which that helped her through the roughest of times, struck a cord…and hit home. I’ll talk more about that some other time…

I urge women to get additional information on HPV and the HPV Test, ask your doctor about the test and tell your friends. If found early HPV is curable.

Check to see if the tour is coming to a city near you. Tickets are around $20 and the talent is well worth seeing.

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