Yesterday I finally had the opportunity to check out the Pump Me Up exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art honoring the D.C subcultures of the 1980s, including the punk rock scene and go-go music. The exhibition is a beautiful collection of artifacts, ephemera, and video from both scenes, with supplemental talks and lectures about the content on display. Which is why I visited yesterday, to check out the lecture on the history and evolution of go-go.
Seeing all the posters and photos, and hearing the music all took me back. This is music my friends and I danced to listening to the Jukebox TV station, and partied to when we got older. So it was a pleasure to see this genre of music getting some well-deserved recognition.
If you live in the area will you be going to check it out? Is the recognition overdue?