6 Months of Heart Medicine Provided!
Keep the Beat Coverage
July 9th, 2010
5 Paces Inn was the place to be Friday night, indicative by the 6 months of heart medication provided for the cause at hand. James David Carter brought it down as usual, rocking a few new songs mixed with a little Keith Urban that had everyone singing. You Tube pundit Tripp Crosby of the hilarious Tripp and Tyler team sparked the crowd with his take on stand up. Unforgettably, he shared some amusingly personal anecdotes ended with a little poem about Miami baller Lebron James (In French, in case you were wondering, you can call him...Lebron). The wall was projected with tweets on the happenings, detailing what was up and inviting Atlantans to come out. All tweets hash tagged with Keep the Beat were displayed for everyone to be able to read, entertaining the already buzzing crowd and inspiring some tweets of their own. Here are some of the best/most important/funniest tweets of the night, from undoubtedly the best crowd out of any of the bars on Irby:
- @trippcrosby: 5 paces. Doors open at 8. not interested in hearing about my recent testicular ultra sound? then At least come hear James David Carter.
- @Amers85: 5 Paces tonight. Prolly one of the biggest parties for a good cause in #Atl! Great music too! #KeeptheBeat
- @heathbalto: thanks to @beremedy, @trippcrosby and @jdcmusic for all you did lasst night!!! it was great!!! my dad is so grateful! awesome night! (This was definitely the best tweet!)
The most momentous however, was why we were gathered together to laugh, drink, and sing--Heath Balltzglier’s father, who watched Heath speak via iChat. Mr. Balltzglier, as Heath shared with us, recently suffered a heart attack which left him depending on the medication Plavix. Without Plavix, his heart will stop. But without the appropriate financial ability, Plavix is impossible to get. The mission of beremedy is to find a need, big or small, but most importantly, to meet it. With the help of all of those who came out, we raised $1400 to give directly to Mr. Balltzglier, giving him the unadorned, invaluable gift that we all presently have--the gift of being alive. With the medication, he can continue to live on, stay healthy, and thrive.
Thank you to everyone who showed up at 5 Paces. Your presence was amazing in itself, but with your help, you’ve kept a family’s livelihood buoyant and a heart persistently beating.