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A Secure Day Job On Sunday afternoon, as the Towering Bouffants with Diana Quinn were singing oldies to the Adams Morgan Day crowd, Mayor Williams showed up to present the Common Share-Adams Morgan Cup trophies for the Latino and Ethiopian Youth Soccer Tournament. Williams then proceeded to lead the Bouffants in Aretha Franklin’s signature song, “Respect.” The mayor seemed to handle the microphone with ease until he apparently blanked out on the first line of the second stanza, “I ain’t gonna do you wrong while you gone.” A quick glance to Quinn let her know that she was going to have to take over on the lead vocals, and then the mayor joined the backup singers and continued in a dancing and clapping capacity.
Reporting by Jeff Becan, Laura Lang, Stephanie Mencimer, and Amanda Ripley