If you didn’t notice the link to the page “RIDE TOO!” up on the top masthead of this site, then here’s the info in the RSS feed. All the bands just confirmed and locked down for what looks like a great night of bikes, bands, and beer! Well, there’s a bit more than that, but that’s how I keep pitching it to folks.
Two January’s ago, CELLspace needed a huge help from the community. I’d been away from CELL for a few years, doing my thang, and bikes and bands were a part of that. So I concocted RIDE! and got a nice list of bands to hop on board for the night. Turns out my captive audience, Critical Mass, was totally rained out that night. But my planted promoters got most of the ride to come to CELL, soaking wet. Then Mike Hoffman and David Sartore’s band “Bring Your Own Laser” brought a smoke machine that set the fire alarm off! Quiet a crazy night for a low-attended event. But the thing is, which still amazes me, is that the event still made $$ for CELLspace. Not a bunch, but between the beer and the lemon squares, we pulled in $150 for CELL! Amazing, so I still call it a success of mythic proportions.
If you were there, you remember and smile with nostalgia…..
So I invite you all to RIDE TOO! More of the same, but a whole lot better! (flyer jpg coming soon!)
a benefit for CELLspace and the Florida St. Mural Project
Friday, Sept. 25, 2009
8pm to 2am
2050 Bryant St. (b/t 19th and 20th Sts.), SF, CA
$10 to $20 sliding scale
21+ (beer and wine for sale)
CELLspace needs a bit of velo-loving, so all are invited to stop by for a night of bikes, beer, and bands. Since 1996, the CELL has supported the arts as well as alternative transportation. For RIDE TOO!, we would like to also welcome back our old neighbors, the Bike Kitchen to their new shop back on Florida Street. Proceeds from this event will go to cover rent for CELLspace as well as help fund the new Mural Project on 633 Florida St. (which will include a Bike Kitchen mural).
Pedal Powered Stage by Rock the Bike
VJ Homecut with bike videos from Tino (Toronto)
Repair station compliments of the Bike Kitchen
Free comics compliments of Al’s Comics
Make you own bike button station
DIY tabling, bike faire, etc. (free with entry, while space lasts)
Support provided by RootMusic