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March 20, 2017

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NoOriginalArt

Back in the late 70s there was a steel band that would play almost every weekend next to Bethesda Fountain, which makes me wonder if it was these guys. Of course, competition next to the fountain was fierce. They would've had to play next to breakdancers with their boomboxes blasting full volume and Caribbean drumming groups that you could hear on the other side of the park. I hate to admit it, but when the Park Conservancy closed off the plaza to restore the fountain, which was looking pretty awful by 1980, I was kind of glad for the peace and quiet. Not so glad when a few years ago, it became officially a "Quiet Zone" where musicians could be fined for playing or singing there. I miss the opera singers who used to perform in the tunnels.

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