"The Plan Won't Accomplish Anything..." (Great Scott, RIP)

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"The Plan Won't Accomplish Anything..." (Great Scott, RIP)

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On May 1, 2020, the manager of Allston music venue Great Scott announced that the club would not reopen. In the days that followed, residents gathered in front of the doors to mourn its loss and share memories. On the blackboard used to advertise each night's bands and set times, someone wrote "The Plan Won't Accomplish Anything If It's Not Implemented," a lyric from the Built To Spill song, "The Plan" (from the 1999 album, Keep It Like A Secret). Built To Spill is not from Allston (they are from Boise, Idaho), but they are a seminal indie rock band and a formative influence for many musicians and fans who frequented Great Scott. The sign also reads "Allston Rock City" and "Thanks!" One of Allston's nicknames is "Allston Rock City."

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This item was submitted on September 16, 2020 by Jim McGrath using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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