Following leader Bob Marley’s death from cancer on May 11, 1981, the Wailers Band struggled nearly a decade for direction, eventually finding a steady footing with albums and especially with tours. With Jimmy Cliff also in town this evening, it’s a good week for reggae in DC. Here are Olivia’s photos from their Tuesday night show at Howard Theatre:
The show that The Wailers played at The Howard Theatre on Tuesday was fantastic. They played a combination of old and new songs, which fully engaged the crowd. Though at the beginning of the show, most people remained in their seats, by the end each and ever person in the venue was up and dancing (even I awkwardly joined in). The Wailers created such a relaxed atmosphere that it was hard to believe that you were in the middle of Washington DC.