Monday, August 19, 2013

Fort Reno Fans Unite

What's the first Fort Reno Concert you remember? A lot of people might say Fugazi, but long before that Fort Reno was happening. For Mark Noone, it was seeing Grin:

"I remember seeing Grin at Ft Reno, it might have been 1969 or 1970. I loved Grin. It was late and dark, with possibly 1,000 people there; what a scene. The stage was at the opposite end of the park close to the foot of the hill by the tower. Hippies everywhere. That night I wondered if I would ever play there...."

He did play there- about ten years later in the early eighties with The Slickee Boys. Whether you played there or just made the scene, head down to the Shaw Library this Wednesday to dredge up old memories and possibly meet old friends at DC Music Salon's "Fort Reno- A History." The event includes concert footage of Fugazi, still photography and first hand accounts. 7 - 9 p.m.

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