EXPERIENCE THE ANGST

I had heard of a bunch of metal-heads in an Eastern European country had wired up a junk yard with speakers and would invite their fellow head-bangers to come over and smash shit up while listening to deafening speed metal. It seemed like a most beautiful and sublime idea to me, an idea that could probably be monetized but more importantly an idea that was experiential at heart and intent.
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So its no surprise that Sarah's Smash Shack has opened up its doors. According to Iconoculture:

  • What some might call a cheaper alternative to the therapist's couch, the Break Room at Sarah's Smash Shack in San Diego lets frustrated folk vent by hurling glassware and dishes, for as little as $12.
  • Marketed as a cathartic good time, the Smash Shack provides breakables, a safe and sound-proof room and protective gear. Smashers are encouraged to bring their MP3 player to heighten the experience (may we suggest Smashing Pumpkins?).
  • Sarah's Smash Shack offers discounts to police, fire, military, students and seniors. Shards are donated for art projects, or for $10, they'll box up your spent bits as a momento.

That's pretty cool. Of course, Greek restaurants in Montreal have been offering a little bit of therapy themselves, as a dinner is usually completed with a stack of dishes that are thrown against the wall.

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