Cheap Thrills, a Sacramento company known for their costume rentals and sales in the heart of Downtown Sacramento, sadly closed the doors on the beloved company.
Prior to the final day of operation myself and a group of about 150 Sacramentens were lucky enough to be invited to a going away party featuring live music and drinks for all.
It was your typical punk show house party type vibe. Which if done right and in this case it was. Is a very amazing powerful thing. I watched from a corner of a very crowded room as former and present staff members laughed and even shed a tear for the memory’s of years gone by.
It was a powerful thing to see. We could all only be lucky enough to hopefully find ourselves in a job with an atmosphere like that.
Before they could close the doors on the shop the 1st band was ready to blow them right of their hinges. The Dead Flamingos. Dead Flamingos were a band i’ve heard of before but never had the chance to see them live. So this was my first experience. Even with the sub par sound (it was a house party) i was impressed. It was a very fun thing to be a part of. You can go to a million shows and see bands of many genres and skill levels but every once and a while you happen upon something truly amazing. Something more than a show.
That’s just what this band was for me on this night. Maybe it was the special circumstances surrounding the night but i was happy to be a part of it.
As of this writing im sad to say i hear that the band has broken up. This as far as i know is only a rumor and hopefully one that is wrong.
Id love to interview the group and even see them live again someday.
Also i hear the legacy of Cheap Thrills will continue on in some form at the old Bows & Arrows location on L st.
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