Watch these Seattle geeks rock out with ‘Smoke on the Water’

Watch these Seattle geeks rock out with ‘Smoke on the Water’

Properly, it’s not fairly the electrified performance from “The Revenge of the Nerds.” However final night time, at Golden Gardens Park, a bunch of geeks from Seattle startup ExtraHop rocked the bathhouse for the firm’s annual gross sales social gathering.

With renditions of La Bamba and Daft Punk’s hit single Get Fortunate, the band, which included co-founder Raja Mukerji on keys and senior director of promoting Chris Blessington on drums, let it rip. They known as themselves Packet Droppings. (Anybody get the geek reference?)

andrewmasonalbumsmallAnd, because it occurs, there have been just a few musicians in the bunch, together with Bhushan Khanal, a founding member and lead guitarist for the well-known Nepali rock band Crossroads. He now works at ExtraHop as director of engineering. Lead singer Kurt Shubert, director of buyer assist at ExtraHop, is also in a Seattle band.

We’ve seen a bevy of geek rockers emerge in latest months, together with Groupon founder Andrew Mason (who just released an album titled Hardly Workin’) and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen (who plans to release an album next month with Heart, Joe Walsh and others).

“The band was superior and the crowd went wild. Even the IT guys rocked out,” famous ExtraHop’s communications supervisor Rachel Pepple.

What do you assume? Ought to these dudes persist with their day jobs?

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