We’re doing things a little different this month… Read on.
5 years ago, in a small Eritrean restaurant on U St called Dahlak, Fatback was born. Once a month, we’d clear the tables from the dining room, set up our turntables and dance until the windows fogged over. Drunk nightwalkers stumbling down from AdMo would peer in and wonder aloud (I quote) “What the f*ck is going on in there?!” Of course, you couldn’t blame them… After all, they were staring at a room of sweaty people smacking tambourines, wearing Mardi Gras masks and clapping in unified joy with the electric music that burned through the night air. Those were heady times, rich with purpose and perspiration. It was also contagious. As word spread the party grew in scale, outgrowing Dahlak and a larger venue before reaching the thousand person dimensions it now sustains. So as we prepare to put the Fatback party to rest in next month’s grand finale, we thought it fitting to do one more jam, lean and funky, at the place where it all started.
I mean to tell you, this month’s Fatback is gonna be something special… We’re looking for only the most dedicated, hand-clapping, foot-stomping, tambourine-shaking soul dancers who aren’t afraid to break a sweat and break it down. It’s a tight space and there won’t be any room for wall flowers. Quite literally.
Take a trip with us a few blocks west & a few calendars back and let’s do it like we used to.
IMPORTANT! We will be at Dahlak: 1771 U Street NW DC. The party is NOT at Liv this week.
Fatback at Dahlak (1771 U St NW)
January 19, 2013
10pm - 3am
$5 gets you through the portal and into special surprises all night.
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ALSO we got this month’s mix cooked up by Sean Peoples. Wut! Wut!