BETALEVEL


Swap Meet

blurry partytime

Piracy – Karaoke – Conviviality
Saturday, April 16, 2011
10pm until late
Free

Ah, spring. At long last we have been granted reprieve from our season of rain and cold and sullen indoorsitude. And as the Earth’s axis tilts in relation to the sun, so too our apprehension of the world: everything seems brighter and friendlier and happier and like it might just be, finally, in the end, okay. The flowers, they are in bloom. The birds, they are a’singing.

Oh, how the birds do love a good song. That is why we almost — almost — decided to make this a birds-only Swap Meet. But then we remembered what happened last time we did that, with the guano everywhere and the general confusion over how to use our bathroom’s magnetic “door” (birds being the insane clowns of the animal kingdom). Thus, instead, this is a people-only Swap Meet — for people! So throw off that blanket, closet those galoshes, and come out into the world, to be with people, singing, in a basement. Spring!



What Is It?

Swap Meet is an aperiodic celebration of the cultural commons organized by The Royal Academy of Nuts+Bolts and Superbunker. We have a poorly-organized music exchange, enthusiastically amateur karaoke, and an overall Betalevel open house with snacks and drinks for all.

What to Bring?

  • bring: your singin’ voice and dancin’ shoes (optional)
  • bring: some storage media and/or some music filez and/or your personal music device of choice (optional)
  • bring: drinks, snacks, or a kindly donation (optional)
  • bring: a defiant sense of joy in the face of our eroding cultural freedoms (required)

What to Sing?

Here’s the house karaoke list