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words and photos by Dakota Fine

They say a legend never dies. Yesterday D.C. residents said their last goodbye to Chuck Brown, a homegrown musical icon, as an open casket viewing was held at the Howard theater.

As throngs flocked to T and 7th street NW all day long, so too did a micro-economy of vendors (everything from t-shirts and buttons to fish and chips) spring up to sustain the masses. The energy surrounding the theater seemed to be one of jubilation, moreso a celebration of the achievements of a great musician than a mourning of a deep loss.

BYT was there to capture the scene, and pay tribute to the “Godfather of Go-Go.” For more on the significance of Chuck Brown and why he will be so dearly missed in the District, check out RJ Smith’s report on NPR.

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