Semisonic - Closing Time (Target Edition)

"A little musical send off, with what we had available."----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Seeing as this has gone viral I feel as though I should update this description to provide a little more detail. 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!Enjoy!

Posted by Evan Holbein on Sunday, 12 April 2015

Target employees in Victoria struck a chord after posting a musical tribute to their last day of work on Facebook.

In his Facebook post Evan Holbein says staff were thinking about playing the song Closing time by Semisonic over the store's PA system on the final day of work, before the idea morphed into an impromptu recording session.

"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," said Holbein.

"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!"

Target Canada announced earlier this year it was closing at its 133 stores across Canada putting 17,600 employees out of work, less than two years after coming to Canada. 

YouTube: Closing time by Semisonic