Piracy – Karaoke – Conviviality
Swap of the Golden Pig
Saturday, February 24
9pm until late
This Saturday is the Lunar New Year festival (the Year of the Golden Pig no less). Golden Dragon Parade. Firecrackers. Car show. The works. You and a hundred thousand other people all crammed into Chinatown. And after the festival winds down, everyone will try to simultaneously cram into the Chinatown bars…
But not you. You know a better place.
You know a place where you can get a drink for naught but a kindly donation. You know a place where people are actually interested in your extensive krautrock Mp3 collection. You know a place where you can sing karaoke to that one Disney song, in Italian.
You will turn to your posse and say: “Forget those overcrowded overpriced bars — come follow me down this dark alley!”
Happy New Year, from Swap Meet.
About Swap Meet
Swap Meet is a monthly gathering where you can come with your favorite music files and trade them with other physical human people. Then, holler along with the dulcet tones of handcrafted MIDI karaoke. It’s like the Internet, but with people and beer.
- Dr1NkZ and sNaKz (or dollars of kindness)
- a flash drive / CD / MP3 player / laptop containing your favorite files
- Your singin’ voice & dancin’ shoes
- An inner sense of joy in the face of our eroding cultural freedoms
Here’s the house karaoke list, so you can prepare yourself. If something you’d like to sing is not on the list, you are welcome — nay, encouraged! — to bring your own hand-crafted .KAR files. They’re MIDI-tastic!
Some questions you might have and some answers we might have:
Do I need to have an iPod to come?
No. Many people come with hard drives, flash drives, or other alternate file storage devices/media.
Must I swap files at all?
No. You don’t have to swap to sing.
Wait — must I sing?
No. You don’t have to sing to swap. Indeed, you don’t have to sing or swap and you can still be powerfully entertained by the singing and the whatnot. (But beware the power of MIDI karaoke. Maybe you didn’t intend to sing Phil Collins…)
Swap Meet is presented by Superbunker and The Royal Academy of Nuts + Bolts.
For more information and helpful links, please see the Superbunker Swap Meet project page.
According to recent legal decisions, inducing anyone to use physical space for the purpose of sharing music may render the space-time continuum illegal. Use the space-time continuum at your own risk.
Make Swap Meet your friend.