"It's just one of those days where you don't want to wake up. Everything is fucked and everybody sucks."
Fred Durst said it first in 1999, but in 2018 those words are still relevant as all get out. And Terry LeBlanc
seems to agree. He's the manager of the soon-to-be mother of all stress relievers, Halifax's first and only Rage Room.
"I think it’s great to have a safe outlet for people who want to break stuff
for whatever reason," says LeBlanc. "I truly believe it—it’s a win- win
Halifax's frustration station will open its doors at 2820 Isleville Street sometime in May, welcoming the ragey
-est (and 18+) among us for 45-minute
session of smashing the shit out of...well, everything.
"We provide protective clothing," which he says includes coveralls, a face mask, chest protection and gloves. "And then various weaponry." Rage Room attendees can pay $20 if they bring their own box of breakables, or use LeBlanc's ("dishes, glasses, plates vases, printers, electronics") and pay anywhere from $30 to $100.
Serious bonuses: LeBlanc can pipe in your favourite plate-smashing jams ("You Oughta Know", obvi) and load a video of your rage session onto a USB if you bring your own.
Keep an eye on the Rage Room's website for opening dates.