This one's a good one from YouTube and it's a little more contemporary, but given the artist in the video, I find this significant and musically historical.
Stevie Ray Vaughan himself, was live in the nation's capital on December 27th, 1983. The venue was a place called the Wax Museum at 4th and E St. NW. Side note ... he made his D.C. debut at the legendary Bayou on K St. in Georgetown. I'll find some good posts on that place since it witnessed some pretty big acts (before they were big).
Were you at this show ... or know someone that was? Add a comment below and tell us about it.
I really wanted to start by skewing these posts towards more anonymous D.C. residents, but I keep coming across gold on YouTube like this. I promise to return to more posts on hidden and lost Washington, but you have to watch this. Look how defensive President Nixon is at the end as he folds his arms. Wow. I'm sure many of you reading this remember these dark days, which really redefined the American Presidency.
Here's a video I came across on YouTube of the old president and recently inaugurated one attending the burial ceremony of the Unknown Soldier. President Wilson was instrumental in honoring those "unknown but to God" by having them interred in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.
One of the most powerful and important inaugural addresses of all time, this is something worth watching in its entirety. The whole speech is below if you'd like to read it. This is a truly amazing and powerful speech. If you want to skip to the famous quote, start watching at 13:45.
The full text of the speech is below if you'd like to read along.