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punk_rock_nation "Words. Words and expressions, all these confessions of where we stand. How I see you and you see me. Dedications of symmetry. Together we will be forever. Promises are shit. We speak the way we breathe. Present air will have to do. Rearrange and see it through. Stupid fucking words. They tangle us in our desires. Free me from this give and take, free me from this great debate..."-#Promises #13Songs #Fugazi #IanMacKaye #JoeLally #GuyPicciotto #BrendanCanty #DischordRecords #DCPunks #NoiseRock #PostHardcore #ExperimentalRock #punkrock #ArtPunk #punk #AlternativeRock #punkmusic #punkpassion #influentialmusic #iconic #classic #punk_rock_nation 2d

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vitaviva There's nothing waiting
There's nothing imminent
Nothing forgiven for the young idea
There's nothing waiting
There's nothing imminent
And nobody seems surprised

It's #fugazifriday
All photos by Glen E. Friedman
#fugazi #fugazilive #brendancanty #joelally #guypicciotto #ianmackaye #glenefriedman #bandphotography #keepyoureyesopen #dischord #dischordrecords #dc #punk #punkrock #runawayreturns #outoftheashtray #intotheashtray
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vitaviva Fugazi - Electric Ballroom,
Knoxville, TN; December 19, 1999

By request, here is the poster for the show mentioned in my previous post.
3-color Letterpress on heavy card stock. Printed by Yee Haw Industries.
#fugazifriday #fugazi #guypicciotto #ianmackaye #brendancanty #joelally
#dc #dischord #dischordrecords #tgiff #electricballroom #knoxvilleTN #gigposter #yeehawindustries #letterpress #poster
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  •   tyshaas Ohhh, faraquet, too. 2w
  •   vitaviva @tyshaas yes. They were great!!! 2w
  •   2the1der Yes! 2w
  •   vitaviva One of my treasured items and memories @2the1der thanks! 2w
  •   2the1der @vitaviva thanks for posting. Got a lot of love for both those bands and the story makes it all better. 1w
  •   the1dean70 This poster is great! And like you said in your previous post; the history behind it is by far one of my favorite Ian stories ever. 1w
  •   vitaviva Thanks @the1dean70! When I look at this poster, I think of you almost as much as that promoter. 1w
  •   john_soper @k.ampline 1w

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vitaviva Fugazi - Electric Ballroom,
Knoxville, TN; December 19, 1999

This is from the second time I saw Fugazi at this venue. This is two photos that fit nicely together.
This venue was such an odd place for Fugazi. Their second show here was documented in "Instrument"; this one wasn't as violent, but had issues. The band didn't like the overhead music and I remember Jerry B. giving them a Shudder to Think "Pony Express Record" CD to play. Then, during the set, the owner wanted to know why the stage lights weren't flashing, so he turned them on. To which Ian gave a stern and firm "No!" while never missing a note.
I have the poster for this show framed. The way I got it is one of my friend @the1dean70's favorite Fugazi stories I tell. The promoter presented one to Ian and I was standing with him. I expressed how great they were and asked if I could buy one. The guy said "no, they aren't for sale." Ian handed me his, and said to the guy, "now I need one." The guy just handed Ian another one from his stack, looking at me like "who are you?" It is a beautiful letterpressed, 3 color print. I'll try to post it sometime.
My favorite part of this picture is documenting the crazy, Pink Floyd like image painted on the backdrop that night at the Electric Ballroom. It's totally out of place and not at all Fugazi-esque. And yet it's perfect!
#fugazifriday #fugazi #fugazilive #electricballroom #knoxvilleTN #guypicciotto #ianmackaye #brendancanty #joelally #bandphotograhy #dc #punk #punkrock #dischord #dischordrecords #tgiff
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vitaviva Fugazi - Electric Ballroom,
Knoxville, TN; April 12, 1996

As noted on the Fugazi Live Series website, this is "the infamous Knoxville show as documented in the film 'Instrument.'" This was one of the craziest, most intense Fugazi shows I ever witnessed. But, this show also changed my relationship with the band. And for it, I am always grateful.
Despite what the ticket states, they played with Branch Manager and Blast Off Country Style. The latter presented the guys with a trophy, which Brendan accepted. Can't remember exactly what it was for.
Before the show, I spotted Jem Cohen filming train tracks. As he walked by, I spoke and started a conversation with him. He soon started filming and twenty minutes later, he had a thirty second soundbite for the film.
If you've seen "Instrument", you've seen the guy being grabbed by Ian here. The crowd was out of control. They stopped the song "Stacks" 3 or 4 times. The crowd was just out of control. By the end of the show, we were on the side of the stage. It was an amazing vantage point to winess such a phenomenal band. It really is an unforgettable experience.
All photos from the Fugazi Live Series page.
#fugazifriday #fugazi #fugazilive #electricballroom #knoxvilleTN #guypicciotto #ianmackaye #brendancanty #joelally #bandphotograhy #dc #punk #punkrock #dischord #dischordrecords #tgiff
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  •   jernandez I remember seeing you on the side there haha , think I'm gonna drink coffee and watch the whole thing tomo morning!! 2w
  •   vitaviva @jernandez sounds like a fun time! 1w

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shawnscallen "let's do a photo shoot" - Ian Mackaye midnight, 06/29/01 Le Rendezvous, Winnipeg #fugazifriday 2w

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2thom ex-FUGAZI の#joelally のソロしぶくてかっこよい。#fugazi 2w

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  •   vitaviva @fluke_fanzine always felt that song summed the topic up well. But I've never lived it. 3w
  •   k.ampline There will never be another band that compares in the realm of raw emotional energy.. #fugazi 3w
  •   fluke_fanzine I have lived it and the lyrics about the topic are as dead on as any. They nailed it. 3w
  •   vitaviva @k.ampline I agree. So visceral. Listened to Red Medicine and Repeater already today. Now on to The Argument. Love these guys. 3w
  •   vitaviva @fluke_fanzine I respect you for staying clean. I know it's a hard road, but it's behind you. 3w
  •   fluke_fanzine Thanks, man. Staying clean is very simple for me. Getting clean - not so much. 3w
  •   infinlife Yes! I took that pic!! 3w
  •   vitaviva @infinlife yes! And you sent it to me! 3w

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vitaviva I want to go
I want to get out
All guns are loaded
And have gone off now

It's the first #fugazifriday of 2015 and I'm channeling some Red Medicine.
#fugazi #fugazilive #guypicciotto #ianmackaye #brendancanty #joelally #bandphotograhy #dc #punk #punkrock #dischord #dischordrecords
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misterfredomontes 2014: year in review continues... photographer: #joelally @lallypop421 fashioneditor: #misterfredomontes model: #brycedetloff #dnamodels hair: @fumifuminaka #kangol #cazal #abelljoka #fakehomeboys 4w

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