Idealism (circa 1991)

As a tourist of the DC scene in the late ’80’s and early ’90’s, it was really mind blowing watching ths video. I attended quite a few Positive Force events with bills that were bursting at the seams with Dischord or even Simple Machines bands many of which are showcased in this documentary.

This video captures the vibe and the people at a perfect moment in my early notion of DC and the people that made the scene there grow.

One of these days I’ll recount how I was turned away from the first riot grrrl convention because I was a dude, but that’s for another time.