I saw Ian Mackaye speak last night about the Fugazi Live Series (where Dischord has archived over 800 Fugazi live shows) and it was amazing. He told some great stories about some of the live shows and it reminded me of this photo of Ian at a show. The photo reads:
"Mid-Song and Fugazi stops playing because a kid jumped up on stage…before he has a chance to jump on everyone’s head, Ian Mackaye jumps on him, pinning him down and having a talk with him. -Fugazi is known for doing things like this - People come first before music. Ian has seen enough people hurt from stage diving to let it happen - Tucson, Arizona 2001"
Fugazi is famous, among many things, for it’s anti-violence at shows. Ian said it best at a live show:
"When I see people punching each other. This is just unacceptable behavior. This is insane, unacceptable behavior. We’re just not interested in having people punch each other. There’s no fighting at these shows. We do not provide a soundtrack for violence."
I could listen to him talk for days.
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