PUNK YOU, SEATTLE at The Bird, March 3, 1978

The Bird was the first punk club in Seattle, and this was the private opening party. It was opened in 1978 by Roger Husbands.
- "Though its official capacity was 99, on any given night many more packed into the dark, narrow, warehouse-like space with a makeshift stage and a secondhand PA system. Local punk bands, The Mentors, Red Dress, and The Enemy played The Bird, as did The Dils, and The Zeros, from California. After fire marshals closed the first Bird (a common fate of many punk clubs), a second version was opened on Capitol Hill, at the spot that later became The Century Ballroom."
...excerpted from "Punks: a guide to an American subculture"

I was shooting black and white video that night.

• March 3, 1978 at the opening of The Bird • - JoDavid

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