Swap Meet Rapture Party

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Piracy – Karaoke – Conviviality – End Times
Friday, May 20, 2011
10pm until late

We of the Hermetic Order of Beta were merrily planning our next meeting when suddenly we remembered: THE END IS NIGH! What use scheduling future events? What use discussing supply needs for the space? What use making sidelong glances at our bathroom, wistfully imagining how nice it would be to actually have a proper door? NO USE AT ALL! Because, come Saturday, Debbie Harry, Fab 5 Freddy, and the other four MCs of the apocalypse are going to ride their flying saucers down to Earth and take us all to live in eternal bliss with the Big Baby Jesus on Mars. But not before they eat some cars.


So, a party. A PARTY! Like it’s nineteen ninety-nine! Except Y2K was a bust, a fake, hokum, and this impending doom is 100% TOTALLY REAL! The Sacred Ring of Betalevel Curatoritosity may still meet beforehand (for olde times’ sake — we have been doing this for six years, after all — oh, yeah, did we mention this is also an impromptu anniversary party?), but you better believe we will be focusing our mental and physical and metaphysical energies on making this one heck of a send-off for humanity (speaking of send-offs, this is also Dave’s retirement party — triforce party power in effect).

We’ve always said there was no better place to be during the zombie apocalypse than down in our basement bunker. Now is the time to put that theory to the test!

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

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