Sunday, May 4, 2014

DC's first annual Funk Parade

This weekend, my dSLR saw action for the first time in a long time. The occasion? DC's first (hopefully) annual Funk Parade. What was scheduled to be a short route along V Street turned into full-blown party by the time it wrapped through Ben Ali Way, effectively shutting down two blocks of U Street on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

Led by the Ballou High School marching band, the parade was a participatory event much like New Orleans' famous Second Line parades. Hundreds of people joined the fun(k) while even more ogled from the sidelines, smiling and dancing along to a number of performers both scheduled and non.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Virginia Coalition @ the 9:30 Club

Virginia Coalition rocked the 9:30 Club on Saturday night to celebrate the fact that the world did not end, as the Mayans predicted, on Friday. It was fun, and I was there to document it. That is all.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Fairgrounds Festival in DC

Last Saturday, The Fairgrounds outside of Nationals Park played host to a music festival featuring Thievery Corporation, Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Archives, The Funk Ark and Congo Sanchez. It was a beautiful day in DC, and I was there to capture it all. Enjoy.