So long Bunkhouse.
You gotta figure that any place that would 86 Jesse & Roxie from being allowed in there, 2 of the nicest, most honest people you will ever meet, wouldn't last long in this dried up cat shit venue town. That incident alone was one of the many glaring signs that the venue was doomed to fail from the start. Tony Hsieh pulls up stakes here in town and suddenly the Bunkhouse shuts down. Their shoddy business practices and overpriced shitty drinks probably didn't help either. When they let the Punk bands in to play, you know a club isn't doing very well. I'm no Dipster, so I never had want or need to go there, and there was never a gig happening there that I wanted to see. Glad I didn't buy my Melt Banana tickets yet, because that was probably going to be the first gig I was going to see at the "new, improved" Bunkhouse. Oh well. Guess I lost my chance. Fuck 'em. They never really supported Local music anyways.
The best is reading the comments on Facebook, news websites and whatnot about the Bunkhouse closure, with the unexpected backlash and vitriol against the club and the Downtown mentality in general a refreshing sight to see. Has the Kool-Aid lost it's charm? Are you looking for an excuse to lose the beard? Are you finally seeing the whole Zappos / Downtown revitalization thing for the ripoff that it is? Gawd, I hope so.
In the LOLZ Dept., click here to sign an online petition to get Dean from Blue Tile Lounge Events to be considered one of the candidates to take over running the venue. Don't ask...