For 25 hours straight, Aaron Katz kept the beat inside Wynott's Wands on Essex Street in Salem.
Knowing that he'd need to drum non-stop for 24 hours just to tie a world record set earlier this year in New York City, Katz started drumming away with two of Wynott's signature hand-crafted wands at 10 a.m. Saturday and didn't stop until 11 a.m. on Sunday.
"That record was broken by everyone who came out. The people there created the energy that made it possible to sit in that chair drumming for 25 hours. I honestly would have been asleep by 2 a.m. if it was just me and Callie and a big stopwatch in Wynott's. So much just happened I need to digest it but that was a WILD ride I feel very blessed to have experienced. Now, Must ice lower back and eat a 2 lb. bison burger. Thank you all! We did it..... with wands."