After shooting an EDM show the night before and waking up not feeling my best, it was such a relief to shoot something I knew how to shoot best – a ska show. The Moshington, DC community and ska at 9:30 Club was exactly what I needed to feel better. Not to mention, The Pietasters collaborated with DC Brau to create a new ska beer Model Citizen. I’m convinced those are the best anti-depressants and painkillers.
Kill Lincoln started off the set and instantly started to make my horrible feelings go away. They played the first Kill Lincoln song ever, which was written eight years ago. No Kill Lincoln set would be complete without “Fuck you, Alan” chanting. Mike Sosinski defended Alan Moore for some reason, saying that Alan actually practiced by himself instead of just drinking by himself. It’s alright though. Mike did say, “Who is going to fuck Alan is the real question. Well, he’s got company named Righty and Lefty.”
Big D and the Kids Table followed with such an amazing set – an hour of pure joy. “My Girlfriend’s on Drugs” might have been my favorite song from the night. People crowd surfed and crashed the stage to stage dive. Here’s a tip: don’t try to stage dive into small girls and people who aren’t ready to catch you. Another person got chased off the stage by 9:30 security.
I have to give much thanks to Mike Sosinski for asking me to shoot for Kill Lincoln. Everything was better at the end of the night, even if some girl apparently walked to the Metro crying hysterically and a fight broke out after the show. You know, other than those few people, we all walked out happy.