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.
Accessory game: superb.
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.
“Trust me on these.”
An applause-worthy hat! (*Claps*)
Beard game: FLAWLESS.
“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.”
Talk about a triple threat.
We’d be smiling if we had a necklace that cool, too!