Dope Body at Floristree
Supposedly this was Dope Body's last show ever (with a minor private-event asterisk) so it deserves some comment, and the comment it deserves is "Dammit!" I like lots of bands but only so many of them can get my 40-something butt in the pit anymore. As the photos prove, Dope Body was (dammit!) one of them.
I'm sure that there will be some sort of documentary video of the band. I know they have video because one of the video guys was in the pit with me and his eye was bleeding (though fortunately the cut was above his eyebrow). What I really hope is that they do an investigative documentary about why this band never got more popular. Awesome songs and well-reviewed albums, a frontman who has tons of energy on stage, wild shows (at least in Baltimore) and they even had support from at least one media outlet (Impose). They should have been an underground band which blew up a la the Black Lips or Metz... but apparently they just never caught on outside of Baltimore. Dammit.