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August 5, 2010

Get Out: Silly Bandz Swap Party @ Muggsy's Mug House

silly bandz are, like, so silly! The obvious choice for today's Get Out would be Keane at Merriweather Post Pavilion. But I've never been one to take the easy road.*

So instead, I'm going with the Silly Bandz Swap party at Muggsy's Mug House.

In case you've been living on a boat in the Inner Harbor for the past few months, Silly Bandz are these little rubber bracelets that, when you set them down, form various shapes. They're the new Beanie Babies -- only much, much cheaper. Recession Beanie Babies, if you will.

Anyway, Muggsy's is poised to cash in on the trend at tonight's party ...

There will be trading, of course, as well as Silly Bandz shoot-outs and ring toss. Select drafts are $3 and $4 Pinnacle whipped cream vodka and orange juices, which sound strangely appealing. Oh, and then there's "all the awesome you can handle," according to co-owner Danny Young.

I can handle a lot of awesome, Danny. Just sayin'. The fun starts around 8 p.m.

*This is a lie.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Lloyd Fox)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:13 AM | | Comments (10)
Categories: Get Out


I'd rather stand outside ESPN Zone and read their corporate jargon until my eyes bleed.

What's going on outside the ESPN Zone and can I get splints inserted below my fingernails? What was this post about again?

If you should happen to get bored with silly bandz tonight, just go to the 8x10 for Damn Right (A real silly band).

I'd rather read one of Matthew Pugh's concert reviews

I love Muggsy's but this is just silly (I couldn't resist). As for me, I'll be seeing that silly band (too much?), Damn Right! at the 8x10 tonight.

Damn Right! at the 8x10 for sure!! Great local band.

I was shopping at Party City when the manager called together all the employees to remind them that Silly Bandz can't leave the checkout counter.

Apparently, customers take them into the bathroom to steal.

She had proof. The packaging carnage was terrible to behold.

i heard mel gibson will be autographing green silly bandz at muggsys

Silly Bands are awesome!

Looking around at the different brands of these on Bandz Wiki, the quality seems to vary widely. Silly Bandz = good. Character Bandz = cool. Stretchy Shapes = great. Swakums = yikes!

No wonder you can often trade 10 for 1... A Homer Simpson should get 20 shapeless blobs.

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