This event has been canceled. Keep watching The Pitch for an announcement when it is rescheduled.
Blood giving and headbanging. Why the hell not?"We haven't done
anything like this in the past," says Stann Tate, director of marketing
at the Community Blood Center of Kansas City, the sponsor of the KC
Live! Blood Drive. The blood starts flowing today at noon at the KC
Live courtyard in the Power & Light District (14th Street and
Grand). There is no cost to attend; the only thing to bring is a
submissive vein. Music will be provided on the main stage by the KC All
Stars, a five-member party band equally capable of busting out hard
rock, big band and David Allan Coe. Tate won't say whether the musical
selections will have a blood-battered theme. "We're leaving the
playlist up to them," he says. Blood givers will receive vouchers from
participating restaurants in the Power & Light District.
Sat., May 30, noon, 2009