Turn the Beat Around
When the largest Beat Generation conference in twenty years happens in your own backyard, you have no choice but to boogie down.
Our San Francisco store hosted a little pre-party for the 2015 Beatnik Shindig, a conference presented by The Beat Museum featuring an embarrassment of riches (Poetry workshops! Scholarly panels! Readings galore! Jazzjazzjazz!).
We welcomed participants with specialty cocktails (for sipping) vintage typewriters (for typing-upon), and live jazz from The Nova Jazz Band and The Word Party (for getting everyone in precisely the right frame of mind).
And now: party photos!
Focused. Fired up. Head in the game.
Now that’s what we call “synergy”.
Little music to get us all in the mood.
Can we commission a sculpture of this man’s beautiful head? Is that weird?
This, folks, is how it is done.
Some friends, some drink, some linguistic play—what more could you want?
Once a gentleman, always a gentleman.
Love his color palette. Love his vibe, in general.
Performing a quick manual spell-check.
An applause-worthy hat! (*Claps*)
“Let me just drop a quick verse…”
He’s saying something smart. You can just tell.
Love that tortoise. Adds just the right amount of je ne sais quoi, as the French say.
“Did I intentionally match my glasses to the ice in my frosty Moscow Mule from Barbary Coast Catering? No. Does it bother me? Not in the slightest.”
We’d be smiling if we had a necklace that cool, too!