Thanks to the Billy Idol Aid event's I was named Philanthropist of her year by D-List magazine in 2011. Now wrapping up this project I hope to top over $10,000 donated to charity because of this PlayMyBirthdayBillyIdol.com project.
Kind of crazy to think about seeing my college education has left me nearly $40,000 in debt. Yet despite that I can't complain about my life. I work hard, multiple jobs to pay off all my bills and I am very blessed to know some of the nicest people in the world. As selfish as this project may sound like at first glance I'm glad to see that I did my best to explain to people it's not about me.
This project is to show people to never be afraid to try and peruse your dreams and make things happen for yourself. This project is for all of those who aren't as well off as myself and others by donating thousands of dollars to charity. This project was designed to bring people around the world together, my friends, your friends, Idol fans. Life moves by way too quickly and sometimes we get caught up in the routine of life. Sleep, Work, Eat. We forget what makes us happiest in the first place. For me it's family, friends and music. This project was an opportunity for so many things. To really show what I can do for my career path. To bring my friends and Idol fans from around the world to forget the stresses of life for one night and to just enjoy each others company and enjoy an unforgettable night of music. I hope this has been apparent in my project and i hope you have enjoyed the ride.
I have made some moves to try and get a response from Billy come August 18th. Stay tuned.
Here we are just ONE month until the potential end of this project. Still no word from Idol. We just dropped the Beach Boys plea to Idol and still no response back. Regardless of Idol's decision by Billy Idol Aid 4, I am going to make sure we are going to go out with a bang on August 18th. All the stops are being pulled out to have the most memorable look back on the PlayMyBirthdayBillyIdol.com project and a celebration of everything 80s. Stay Tuned
In the you have got to be kidding me category..... THE F'N BEACH BOYS?! Support my project?!?!?!. Come on Billy Idol. How much more do you need? Good Vibrations, Surfin' USA, Kokomo, Barbara Ann... Do i need to continue? Just the fact that this happened justifies all the hard work this project has been. So much thanks to all my friends especially Alisha for helping me get this video!
The Beach Boys have often been called "America's Band", and Allmusic has stated that "the band's unerring ability... made them America's first, best rock band." The group has had 36 US Top 40 hits (the most by an American rock band) and 56 Hot 100 hits, including four number-one singles. Rolling Stone magazine listed The Beach Boys at number 12 on its 2004 list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time," the highest ranking for an American rock band.
Time Flies! Well in case you missed my last post after 21 months of doing this PlayMyBirthdayBillyIdol.com project we are ready to put this project to rest. If we have no word of a Billy Idol Birthday Concert on August 18th, the day of Billy Idol Aid 4, then this project will come to an end.
So for the next month Im going to run down some of my favorite moments doing this project. Lets start by showing my first ever TV appearance for NBC King 5's New Day Northwest program!
It's been a long trip....I have had the pleasure of meeting so many amazing supportive people along the way but all good things must come to an end.
So how come I did this project for another year? If you guys remember the original plan was to have November 2011's Billy Idol Aid 3 be the finale to this project. Yet Im just not the type to give up so easily.
The past year hasn't had nearly the success the first year did have. It kind of came off as one of those things that may not end, which i figured made it more difficult for people to get behind when there is no end in sight. We did get Pauly Shore, Mark McGrath, Fabio and Giada De Laurentiis to support the cause this year. We have had communication with Idol's MGMT and honestly if i didn't think there was even the slightest chance this would have been done a long time ago.
Where there is a will there's a way. Billy Idol did hint in his video he sent last year "There's always next year". Watch the video below.
Despite this we still have no guarantee of a Billy Idol Birthday show. I really have tried about all I can. From buying a laptop and video camera and letting my imagination do the rest to raising over $7,500 for charity. From hollywood celebs telling Idol to come to TV and radio talk shows spreading the word. Besides giving Billy Idol oodles of cash that I don't have it has all been done. So much so it has been presented in Idol's Managements hands.
So I have decided if we have no word for a Idol Birthday concert by my final related event, BILLY IDOL AID 4, on August 18th, 2012 then this project will be laid to rest.
The Ultimate 80's Night Party is what Billy Idol Aid is all about. Come dressed in your favorite 80's outfit ready to dance!
-Performing Live is 80's New Wave band NITE WAVE (NiteWaveParty.com)!
-DJ Indica Jones spinning 80's Dance Hits all night long!
-Rewind to the 80's and take your picture in the 80's Photobooth!
-80's hair specialist will be on hand to give you an 80's Makeover!
-Get ready to compete for top prize in our 80's Costume Contest!
-80's Movies will be playing on the big screen all night long!
- All proceeds benefit Northwest Harvest and the American Red Cross!
What is Billy Idol Aid exactly?
Started by Michael Henrichsen's PlayMyBirthdayBillyIdol.com project as a take on popular 80's fundraiser Live Aid, Billy Idol Aid is a celebration of all things 80's and a way to give back to charity. Combined attendance for the past Idol Aid events has reached nearly 2,000 80's music fans! Over $7,500 has been raised for charity in past Idol Aid events!
Hey guys i just wanted to drop a quick update on the website! I hope you guys are still holding out hope for this project to come to life! I just wanted to let you know I am doing everything in my power to try and get Billy FN Idol up here to Seattle this October.
Just so you know we are closer then we have ever been. Cross those fingers!!