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Washington Post Editors

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) is throwing a go-go bash on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast. The price of admission is a voter registration form. No one under 18 is allowed without a parent. And a team of security clad in black is checking bags.

After registering, guests get a green fentyreelect.com wristband.

Fenty friends Sinclair Skinner, Keith Lomax and Ron Moten, all involved in controversies over the past year, are in attendance. And the basketball court is filling up with people ready to hear Subtle Thoughts, Junkyard Band and EU featuring Sugar Bear.

Go-go entertainer Anwan "Big G" Glover, who appeared on "The Wire," said he supports the mayor "100 percent," pointing to Fenty's investment in recreation. "I'm a native Washingtonian. I done played on glass and rocks. This is the only mayor that rebuilt fields so children can play," he said.

--Nikita Stewart

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 27, 2010; 3:14 PM ET
Categories:  2010 District Election , Nikita Stewart  | Tags: Fenty, d.c. mayors race, fenty campaig  
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Comments

This sounds like a campaign event. Who is paying for this event? Is the City footing some of the bill for this? Is the event being held on public space?

Posted by: ObjectiveReader1 | June 27, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

key word "DONE". Fenty "Done" lost the support of this city!

Posted by: gordonbundy | June 27, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Fenty will be Done in November, 2010.

Posted by: fivetogo | June 27, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Not to nitpick but the band's name is Suttle Thoughts.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | June 27, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

The price of admission is a voter registration form: are Republican voters allowed in?

No one under 18 is allowed without a parent: I suspect the parent will have to have a Democratic voter registration form.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | June 28, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Jimof1913 - I wondered the same thing! And what if you're already registered?!?! Or not a resident of DC but you work here and want to go??

Posted by: JG08 | June 28, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

What? Under 18 with a parent? Their parents are the ones interested in these bands. The 18-21 year-olds go to see TCB and whatever other bands they listen to - too much going on at those events I hear. I enjoy the Subtle Thoughts and EU Bands - usually for much older crowds (however) and very non-violent groups of people. All-in-all these are bands for older crowds (30+) - not teenagers! At least Fenty's playing it safe(r) with these bands. We'll see if the "young-adults" (voting-age) actually show-up.

It would behoove Fenty to have many cops on the outside as well because one young child rejected at the door could warrant shooting into the crowd (in their twisted mind). In the end, playing it safe(r) or not I think this is much too risky for a vote or two - and Fenty just needs to GO!!! (pun-intended)

Posted by: bodymagicbykim | June 28, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I just a subtle thought....

...it is the actual name of the band is Suttle Thoughts...

The Post and Fenty are losing street cred....But I agree with 'bodymagicbykim'...

This is def bands for the 30 and over...but since it was free gogo on the southside in the summer, anybody and everybody gonna come....especially since Big G is known nationally now....

Posted by: 4thFloor | June 28, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Nikita

"I'm a native Washingtonian. I done played on glass and rocks. This is the only mayor that rebuilt fields so children can play," he said.

MORE BAD GO-GO GRAMMAR. The WP is really reaching low.

Posted by: fmurray200111 | June 28, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

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