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When you visit the zoo, there are signs reminding you that it’s not polite to taunt the animals—hell, it can be downright dangerous. I figure it’d be a good idea to display similar signs at a Cows show. Just ask the smart guy who decided it would be funny to hop onstage during the band’s set a few years ago, steal the cowboy hat right off singer Shannon’s head and dive back into the crowd, disappearing in the mob of sweaty bodies. With a gleam of rage in his eyes, Shannon threw the microphone to the stage, peered into the crowd, and launched a gooey gob of mucus, successfully soaking three people. Charming. It wasn’t until the precious hat was returned that the show continued. Lesson learned? Cows can spit like camels, so please don’t tease them. Wear your raincoat when the band plays with Poster Children and Starfish at 9:15 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $7. (202) 667-7960. (Elisa Nader)