During their last day on the job, Target employees in Victoria, B.C. poured their hearts out in a musical tribute to Semisonic’s “Closing Time”.
The video of the tribute has gone viral after Evan Holbein posted it on Facebook garnering 150,000 views in its first 48 hours.
According to Holbein’s Facebook post, him and his co-workers just wanted to provide a heartfelt goodbye to a job they loved.
Our final day was closing in, we were discussing how to close out the store and had no ideas. We decided that we would play the song “Closing Time” by Semisonic over the P.A system, but Kyle decided to take it one step further and taught himself how to play it on the guitar. We were discussing it again a few days later and he mentioned that he had his guitar in his car and had learned the song. So we printed off the lyrics (that Liam M didn’t even know 20 minutes prior to recording this) and began putting the pieces together, with this being our result.
In one take, and no practice, we took to our make shift instruments. I sat and played a shopping basket with two plastic hangers, Liam M grabbed a hanger bar to use as a faux-mic, and Eric mounted up his camera and masterfully filmed and edited this bad boy. With Brady and Liam K (Skipper) pulling us along, we poured our heart into our final goodbye through song, to a job we loved, and a building that contains so many great memories!
Just two years into its Canadian expansion, Target announced the closure of all 133 of its Canadian stores putting nearly 18,000 out of work.
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