As the old adage goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. In Pan de Sal and Kid Meets Cougar’s case, somebody’s discarded items could mean their bands’ extra gas money.
The two bands are hosting a garage/bake sale on Saturday to raise money for their upcoming shows in California, Oregon and Washington. Used musical equipment, CDs and possibly furniture will be on sale, as well as cookies, cupcakes and candy. (No pan de sal, though.)
The items for sale come not only from the bands’ own closets, but from other people’s as well. “We asked for donations,” Jeff Madlambayan of Pan de Sal explained. “We’ve been picking other people’s stuff up.”
The lone Y-chromosome-carrying member of Pan de Sal added that strangers have e-mailed the band and offering them items to sell. The nice gestures are appreciated but not surprising, Madlambayan says.
“We’ve always gotten good receptions from people,” he says. “The local music community really joins together.”
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The garage sale fundraising effort comes a week after the two bands played a DIY warehouse concert to celebrate the release of Kid Meets Cougars’ CD. That concert far exceeded the bands’ expectations.
“We did really well,” he says. “We thought maybe 50 people would show up, but there was probably 150. So, we don’t really need the money [from the garage sale], but we still think it’s a good thing to do.”
The bands plan to donate any unsold items and excess treats to charities Rescue Mission or Salvation Army.
The garage/bake sale will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday at 1407 Sweeney Ave., located near Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway. The sale’s end time depends on how quickly items sell and how long the weather permits.