British rock icons ‘The Who’ donate equipment to LIC Bar
British rock legends �The Who� are donating music equipment to the owners
> of a popular Long Island City venue that was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.S
> LIC Bar, which is well known for hosting bands at its 45-58 Vernon
> Boulevard location, lost its entire sound system when the saloon�s basement
> was flooded with seven feet of water.
> The Who became aware of the bar�s struggles, when a friend of the bar
> reached out to the band when it was playing a gig in Brooklyn in November.
> �The Who asked their people �about our plight,� said Gustavo Rodriguez,
> the talent booker. �They then decided to send us complimentary replacement
> While LIC Bar has been able to stage musical acts since its reopening
> using borrowed equipment, it was unable to stage an official music showcase
> until last Wednesday.
> The enormous cost of post-Sandy repairs combined with the revenue it lost
> during the 20 days it had to close made the purchase of new equipment a
> secondary priority.
> Now, thanks to The Who, LIC Bar�s sound system will get a much needed
> upgrade. �They�re sending free amplifiers and microphones to replace those
> lost in the flood,� said Gustavo. The shipment is expected any day now.
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss
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