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Love etc.: Indie-rock royalty Amanda MacKaye weds at Fort Reno Park


Amanda MacKaye and Allen Beland on their wedding day at Fort Reno, Washington, D.C. (Bryan Whitson)

Wed: D.C. indie-rock den mother Amanda MacKaye to photography teacher Allen Beland, in a stealth ceremony Monday evening in Fort Reno Park, where she's the longtime organizer of a summer concert series. The couple of four years didn't want pals to buy gifts, so they invited them to a picnic for MacKaye's 40th birthday before a concert by the Evens (starring her brother Ian of Fugazi fame). Once everyone arrived -- surprise, it's a wedding! "It just seemed like the easiest way," the bride told our colleague Aaron Leitko.

By The Reliable Source  |  August 4, 2010; 1:00 AM ET
Categories:  Love, Etc.  
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Comments

congrats! but if she'd let my band The Incorrigibles play in the Fort Reno festival... it'd be a win-win for all :-)

Posted by: destewar | August 4, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

You are a rock goddess!

Posted by: krickey7 | August 4, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

We need positive news like this, on the heels of the news that Bristol and Levi split up, again!

Congrats, Amanda and Allen!

Posted by: jschildk1 | August 4, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

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