Your Chance to See a CBGB Wall! (But Why?)

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CBGB's bathroom walls, August 2005.Photo: Getty Images


Shattered by the ignominy that CBGB, having closed on the Bowery, will next year reopen in — of all places! — Las Vegas? We've got bad news for you, then: It gets much worse. We received this press release today:

From: [flack]@rogersandcowan.com

Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 11:39 AM

To: [Flack]

Subject: First Rock & Roll Theme Park to Obtain CBGB Wall



Hi,

Hard Rock Park, the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll amusement park, is hitting the road, embarking on a six city tour designed to spread news of Myrtle Beach’s newest attraction….

New York’s Hard Rock Café will be donating one of the most definitive classic pieces’ of New York City: A CBGB's wall section that was removed from the venue after it closed in 2006.

Yeah, that's right. For now, the only part of CBGB you can see is a wall, and the only way to see it is as a part of traveling amusement park headed for Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We'd be indignant, except for one thing: We remember those walls, and we can't imagine paying real money to go see 'em.

Myrtle Beach Park [hrpusa.com]