CBGB Awning Found Under Bed Sells For $30K

12/16/2016
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(Gibson) An awning that hung above Manhattan's legendary CBGB punk club has sold at auction for a whopping $30,000. Former CBGB manager Drew Bushong, who began working at the club in 2000, had stored the piece under his bed for more than a decade, after fishing it out of a trash bin.

"It was my day off and I was drunk at Mars Bar, the beautiful, nasty dive bar that was nearby," Bushong recalled, in an interview with auction house Sotheby's. "I think it was about 2004. I walked over to CB's to see if anyone was around and there was this box in the dumpsters outside. I had seen it before above [owner] Hilly [Krystal's] desk for a year or so. I remember thinking, 'Why is this in the trash?'"

He continued: "I woke up the next morning - shoes on, I was rather hung over - and the box with the awning in it was sitting in my bed. I learned later that it was in Hilly's office because one of the interns was supposed to put stamps on it to send to the Cleveland Hall of Fame and it just never got there. I've had it under my bed ever since." here.

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