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Parliament Funkadelic at the 930 Club

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Monday night George Clinton and the Parliament-Funkadelic tore the roof off of the 9:30 Club in Washington DC. The biggest band, with the largest sound drove in from New Jersey, where they hunkered down during the big northeast snow storm. They had just endured postponements of two shows due to the storm, and were itching to take it to the stage. The Examiner was backstage with the band before the show. As usual the scene was laid back and very cool. Marshall and Garrett Shider, Michael "Clip" Payne, Lige Curry, Steve Boyd, and Dan Bedrosian, participated in video interviews with the Examiner, that will be shown on Freedom Village in the near future. George Clinton stopped in briefly to visit with the band members and the Examiner, but declined an interview. Bass players Cordell "Boogie" Mosson and Jeff "Cherokee" Bunn,and drummer Benzel Baltimore popped in to chill during the interviews, as did a lot of friends and family.

"They played everything," exclaimed Rick Napper of 'Rick Dash Presents'.

All of the songs that you want to hear at a P-Funk show. The show seemed like it was about to end a couple of times, but someone would start another hit song. From about 8:45 pm to 12:15 am the funk was rolling. The band was super hot. Boogie played guitar. Lige and Cherokee took turns on bass. Steve Boyd sounded great on vocals. Garrett Shider was incredible while leading "One Nation Under A Groove". George Clinton was suave in his zoot suit. The first family of funk simply killed it. Catch them on tour now!