To finance Rookie Card's upcoming release, the band took advantage of their April 3 Casbah gig and turned it into a fundraiser. Guitarist/vocalist Adam Gimble assembled musicians and dancers to entertain the audience. Near the stage, operators manned a phone bank and pretended to receive callers who pledged donations.
"We had a huge rummage sale that filled up the entire back room at the Casbah," Gimble says. "It was 20 or 30 years of [stuff I collected]. So, people were walking around with Baywatch binoculars, stuffed Pac Man dolls, baseball cards, magazines, T-shirts. We ended up making over $1000 from the door and selling stuff. We had friends who cooked cupcakes and brownies for us. We had a lemonade stand out front as a joke."
Gimble will bring the rummage sale back to the Casbah on April 30 for an "Ain't No Cure" cancer benefit, which will feature bands doing Cure covers.