"Tired of the rat race??? Wish you could drop that boring desk job and party like a rockstar? Well, now you can…" so claims the advertisement of Live Evil's Walk Out to Rock Out, happening Thursday during banker's hours in the City.
If you see a big orange bus filled with drunk rockers dressed in black pulling up in front of your office Thursday morning, Live Evil wants you to jump aboard.
Local metal band Live Evil took a day off last year to rent a bus, stock it with beer and see how many people they could get to join them in a 9 to 5 city-wide pub crawl/flash mob. The event was such a success, they've decided to make it an annual tradition.
Walk Out to Rock Out starts Thursday morning at 9 a.m. at biker bar Zeitgeist and ends with a free show and after party at the Make Out Room in the Mission from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. In-between, they will be stopping at as many offices as possible, picking up as many people as are willing. Last year's goal was 100.
Singer and band figurehead Laurent Martini said, "All proceeds from this event will go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. In addition, the band hopes to raise awareness to the fact that sometimes you just need to leave the banal existence of work and party with strangers on a bus."
The bus and the booze on it, as well as the show, are all free to the public, and money spent on Maker's Mark drink purchases at the Makeout Room show go to the charity.
You can follow along online with videos being posted on their website every 20 minutes, documenting trip shenanagins for working voyeurs: http://www.walkouttorockout.com/.
A great video summation of Walk Out to Rock Out 2009 is worth a complete viewing to sway you to skip work.
If you can't play hooky but want to have lunch (liquids and/or solids) with the band, bus and groupies; they will be stopping at the Gold Dust Lounge off Union Square between noon and 2 p.m. See you there...
Editors note: Josh Keppel lives the most interesting life of anyone on our staff, by far.