Ace of Spades Live Music Venue
Ace of Spades is an all-ages live music venue in Downtown Sacramento’s R Street District. The venue offers a wide variety of music events, including karaoke, live performances, and DJ sets. It is also open for dinner, drinks, and snacks. You can also dance to the music on the dance floor, and get in on the action as a band member! The band’s music was a hit among the hippy crowd.
The ace of spades is often associated with death and danger. The American military, for example, thought that Vietnamese tradition held that the spade symbol symbolized death and ill-fate. This resulted in the use of the ace of spades on the battlefield. During the Vietnam War, US troops left spades on the bodies of their Vietnamese victims. They also littered the fields and forested grounds with spades. The United States Playing Card Company supplied crates of these cards for soldiers to use.
Interestingly, the Ace of Spades superstitions aren’t limited to pop culture, but are also found in older cultural works. In the opera Carmen, the character tells fortunes to her friends and family using the cards, and her luck is bad. A jealous ex-lover later murders her, exacerbated by the card. Even kids’ films like Toy Story and Aladdin feature Ace of Spades superstitions.