On their final day, Kyle Vanderberg, Liam McDonald, Liam James Kelly, Brady Zomer and Eric Deibert were discussing how to close out the store and had no ideas. They decided to 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.

A few days later he mentioned to his coworkers that he had his guitar in his car and had learned the song. So they sprung into action, printed off the lyrics (that Liam M didn’t even know 20 minutes prior to recording this) and began putting the pieces together.

Evan posted on his Facebook wall: “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”

To their surprise the video has now gone viral with over 168,892 Views and shared nearly 5,00 times!

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, April 12, 2015

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