Episode 67- Rage Rooms with Kea Tull
Alright parents listen up. We know you adore your children and there is absolutely nothing they could ever do to push you to the brink of madness. But how about those toys? Those maniacal laughing, singing, a million parts, battery operated, toe stubbing toys that just won’t go away. Wouldn’t you love the opportunity to take a sledgehammer to some of those in a safe space where your kids will never be the wiser?
And how about all of us who are out there workin’ for a livin’ who aren’t fortunate enough to get our money for nothin’ and our chicks for free. Yes, we know that’s a whole lot of ‘80s music references in one sentence. Wouldn’t you love the chance to take that printer that gives you a constant error state or low cyan message and just beat the shit out of it until it’s completely recognizable without the risk of getting fired?
Well, we have a solution for all of you. Rage Rooms are popping up all over the country as the must hit spot for safe, violent, fun. Raging is all the rage. It’s even been featured on Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Total Divas. If that doesn’t scream super popular, we don’t know what does.
We had the chance to chat with Kea Tull, the owner of Rage Room Philadelphia to find out what possesses someone to open such a place, should we be worried by how much pent up anger people have and what’s the perfect playlist for raging out?
Kea opened this hot destination after talking to her daughter who was frustrated with school and just wanted to punch something. They did a little research and then hosted a soft launch ‘bash’ to see how it went. Since then they’ve opened a new location and are already expanding to a splatter room and more. Currently the rage room is booking a month out on weekends. Can’t wait that long? They’re open during the week too, so never fear.
Kea, who works in the psychology field by day, sees this as a great outlet in a controlled setting with the awesome bi product of it also being a fantastic workout. It’s an awesome place for a bachelorette party and a divorce party alike and people truly have fun destroying things from vacuum cleaners to plates to furniture to those dreaded toys and office machines. Soon, they will also be adding their car feature where ragers can go to town on a car including spray paint and all.
If you’re wondering how she gets all this stuff to destroy, we certainly were, she secures items from trash pickers to donations to supporting the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore purchasing things that would likely not have another life anywhere else. Her weapons of choice include baseball bats, frying pans, sledgehammers, golf clubs and more and they’re always expanding.
Guests can choose to rage anywhere from 5 minutes and up and are encouraged to beat everything into a pulp. She and her team want it completely unrecognizable. And, to top it off visitors can choose their ideal playlist for going to town. Wonder what the weirdest song choice has been yet? Have a listen and you’ll find out.
Looking to get your violent on next time you’re in Philadelphia? Be sure to check it out. Reservations are taken exclusively online and can be found here.