As I do, I was surfing the net for all things self-storage when I discovered something quite fascinating. That is, I discovered an entire community of people (35,000 so they claim) who belong to a social networking site called, Self-Storage Bands.
Apparently, as it can be hard to find a place to practice, bands are renting out self-storage units. This can be much cheaper than renting a music studio if a band doesn’t have access to a garage or basement.
Even better though, self-storage bands don’t have to deal with noise complaints from angry neighbors. Thor’s old band, Monsters from Mars, used to practice in my parent’s garage and they have definitely had the police come knocking.
Well, later in the afternoon, I was telling some of my office mates (PetsMD, Cubit Planning, and Hourville) about my discovery, and Nick of PetsMD told me his band used to practice at storage facilities as well!
So, I dug a little deeper and found a few interesting articles, including this one, Garage Bands No More, from the Washington Post.
But that was all band practice talk and Kristen of Cubit Planning had a much grander plan that we all form bands and put on a concert at a self-storage facility.
I’m thinking, Mario on bass, Thor on guitar (or anything else because he is so musically talented), Chuck on drums (although he has no rhythm) and Dan and I on vocals (except we’re going to mute my microphone and I’ve never heard Dan sing, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt).
Maybe we could go on tour, visiting storage facilities across the nation, and we could call it, SpareFoot Rocking Self-Storage.
Don’t worry, you’ll be the first to know… But for now, friend us at SpareFoot on Self-Storage Bands.