Had a good time up Fort Reno last night. The Routineers were good, even if their affinity for the word "fuck" seemed incongruous with the amount of little kiddies there. The Evens were also good, after the sound system got adjusted properly. Ian MacKaye lectured the audience a little and told a few stories, but unfortunately they didn't play "Mt. Pleasant Isn't."
I'm getting out of the District for the weekend. No need to swelter with all the touristas when I can escape to the quiet rolling hills of Pennsylvania. Maybe get back on Monday to catch some fireworks up at Malcolm X Park.
I'm not even going to write about the latest insults to DC, from Sam Brownback's idea that voucher money for the DC voucher program should be spent in Virginia or Maryland to the multiple members of Congress looking to lay waste to the District's handgun restrictions. I don't need such crap on a 4th of July weekend.
Weekend reading assignment for those interested: Frederick Douglass, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"
I hope both of my readers have safe holidays.