This and every October 15th is Brickday!
A "national drinking holiday" with hazy origins, some say Brickday was started by East Bay (now-defunct) cult fave band, The Gazillions, some say it is an ancient holiday with proletarian European roots.
Brickday is celebrated by calling in sick to work, going to a bar, and drinking all day. The catch is, you HAVE TO bring a brick with you! Here's how it works: When ordering your first drink, place your brick on the bar. When the bartender asks you why you have a brick, tell him/her "It's Brickday, and you should have one too". It's just that simple!
You can celebrate this holiday at any bar (and I encourage you to do so), but my friends (former Gazillionaires & their friends) and I have always celebrated Brickday at the Stork Club in Oakland.
We'll be meeting there around 1 PM, please join us!
Because Mickey, owner of the Stork Club, loves Brickday so much she has offered to make this into a BBQ. She said that she'll provide hotdogs and hamburgers, but asked people to bring sides to share.
If you want to know more about Brickday, Katy St. Clair (East Bay Express) wrote a very nice origins piece a few years ago that can be read at the following link:
The Stork club is located at 2330 Telegraph Avenue (at 23rd St.) in Oakland and is readily accessible by bus (the 40, 43, and 51 lines) and by BART (19th Street station). Hope to see you there, don't forget your brick!Posted by daniland at October 9, 2003 06:04 PM | TrackBack