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Bikini Barista Band Quickie Sets World Record

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Seattle pop-punk band Quickie has set a World Record by playing 44 shows in a single day! Billed as the “40 Quickies in One Night” tour, the exhausting stunt had the band dragging their equipment from door to door, city to city, to perform a single song at each venue. The effort attracted the interest of local media, as well as the diverse communities of the greater Seattle area.“The response was fantastic and we really fed off the crowd’s energy ,” confesses bass-player and Quickie front man Lou Trez. “Playing 44 clubs from Everett to Lake City to Fremont to Pioneer Square — in one day — will give you a great snapshot of where we live. This is our story, but it became clear early on that it was their story too.”

In Lake City, a Seattle suburb, Quickie were welcomed with thunderous applause by the enthusiastic Rimrock crowd, who even created a banner in honor of the band’s visit to the self-proclaimed ‘dive bar.’ “Quickie #16,” they bragged.

At Mr. Villa’s Mexican restaurant, the concerned staff offered up chips, salsa and much needed water for the thirsty band, driver, and roadies.

Quickie played Tony V’s in Everett, and Tony himself followed the band from show to show, along with a television news camera-crew.

And at 11 o’clock that night, street-corner hot-dog vendor Pedro greeted the band by saying “we’ve been waiting for you!”

The band fell a little behind on the journey, as you might expect. Regretfully, Quickie had to make a command decision and drop a few shows to get the band back on track to it’s promised final performance at the Central. “We always called it the 40 Quickies in One Night tour, and we delivered 44 shows,” says Trez. “Pretty damn good and a new World Record!”

The guys had gotten plenty of rehearsal in by the time they hit the stage at the historic Central, Seattle’s oldest saloon and host to Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and other Northwest icons. “We played a longer set there… I don’t know… six or seven songs. Great audience! We could’ve played longer, but our drummer fell asleep. (laughs) I’m kidding! It was a crazy day, but we did it!”

Here is a list of all of the shows Quickie performed on September 30th, 2010:
1. Bob Rivers Show (Bob’s last broadcast on KZOK)
2. Finn Mc Cools
3. Race Car Cafe
4.Scarlet Tree (Acoustic)
5. Little Red Hen
6. Zippys
7. Sidekicks
8. Tracey’s
9.Tony V’s
10. Hayleys
11. The Anchor
12. Madison Pub
13. Flight
14. Baxter’s
15. El Norte
16. Rimrock
17. Backdoor
18. Mr Villa
19. Dante’s
20. Fuel
21. Temple Billiards
22. Seattle Historic Triangle Tavern
23. The Little Red Studio
24. The Red Door
25. The Hard Rock Cafe
26. The Ballroom
27. Ballard Loft
28. Rendevous
29. JuJu
30. Shorty’s
31. Lava Lounge
32. Funhouse
33. Owl & Thistle
34. Tost 8:00pm
35. Dubliner
36. Linda’s
37. The Garage
38. Belltown Billiards
39. J & M Cafe
40. New Orlean’s
41. Merchant Cafe
42. The Central
44. King Kat

The next step is to submit the documentation to Guinness for consideration in their record book. And after that? “I guess we’ve got to come up with something, right? Oh, hey — I just got an idea!”

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  • Well Good

    Why is the title labeled “Bikini Barista Band”?

  • Well Good (#1), just as this article’s author, Northwest Music Scene, is too inept to explain his/her title, you are obviously too lazy to perform a quickie Google search.

    Seattle band Quickie, best known for the blatantly opportunistic song ‘Bikini Barista,’ will spend Thursday trying to perform live at 48 venues.

    Just another example, among many, of Blogcritics’ asleep-at-the-switch editorial crew. What a bunch of losers.

  • Jordan Richardson

    Have you considered joining the editorial crew, Alan? From what I’ve heard, you’re quite good at it. Plus you seem to have time to spare.

    Or is the pay not to your liking?

  • Thanks #2…you are at the top of your game!

  • it would have helped if the song in the article title had been identified as such.

    so Jordan is back to using his real name?

  • Thanks El Bicho….I will make a note of that going forward.

  • Jordan (or should I say apollo c vermouth?), I’ve had one job as an Internet editor (2008-2009), where I edited and posted more than 2,500 reviews by other writers, an average of 6 per day, seven days per week. It paid 5¢ a word. The experience convinced me that a first-rate online editor, which I was, deserves to be paid at least 10¢ a word. As I understand it, that’s 10¢ a word more than Blogcritics pays. And, as Robert Blake used to say as Baretta, “That’s the name of that tune.”

  • Jordan Richardson

    Gordon and Alan, I can assure you that the only name I post under here is my real name. Sorry to disappoint.

  • Jordan (#8), I realize that. Yesterday on another thread I had a spot of fun pretending that you were pseudonymously attacking me by posting as some fool called apollo c vermouth. It had everybody going for a while, too. Rest assured, Glen Boyd and zingzing sprang to your defense. But one of BC’s skittish comments editors failed to get the joke and deleted several dozen posts that you’d have probably enjoyed. C’est la guerre.

  • zingzing

    ha. i see… all a joke… yeah…

  • So, just out of curiosity, and since we apparently share the same backyard, who exactly are you? Your blog link here leads to a dead link, so that didn’t help. Mostly, I’m just wondering if we don’t already know each other….


    PS – Clever nickname in the profile, btw…

  • Hi Glen,

    I’m not sure if I have met you or not. I’m in Tacoma area. If you are fan of the Northwest Music Scene on Facebook, then it is possible but then again, there 12,600 fans there…LOL
    Also, not exactly sure what’s up with the link.