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June 19, 2016

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ml heath

Hall of Nations at Georgetown University, Wash DC, Feb 3rd 1979. Ostensibly a benefit for embattled campus FM station WGTB, it was a gig that galvanized many people, incl those who would be part of the DC Hardcore scene. Members of the Teen Idles, Bad Brains, others...our local equiv. of the Pistols at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester.

David George

I wonder whether this could have been some sort of spoof on the UN logo, because what's behind Lux doesn't quite match up. On the real logo the "leaves" go to 11 and 1 o'clock. On this they're at 9 and 3. And there should be a couple of land masses directly below the left side of Lux's left cheek on the 2 o'clock "spoke"."

arem

Oooh, I know this one! This was taken at a show in Washington DC at a place called the Hall Of Nations in 1979. The hall is part of the JFK Performing Arts center. According to lore this was the punk rock show that Ian MacKaye ever attended, there's a bootleg recording out there on the internet.

Gregory Byrne

On the Napa show, tons of punk bands played mental institutes before the Cramps show. Apparently, it was well known that one's band could get an easy gig at these places. My buddy's band (angry samoans) were the first to play the Camarillo facilities. Dils came soon after. While the Cramps' show was perfect in meta, just pulling your coat to the rest of the story.

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