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Eight years ago, during a campaign rally in Kalorama Park, I asked then-Mayor Anthony Williams how he intended to woo the District’s all-important go-go demographic. At the time, Kevin “Kato” Hammond of Take Me Out to the Go-Go magazine had been lobbying local leaders about the plight of the District’s indigenous music scene and planned to endorse candidates in the upcoming election. 

Where did Mayor Williams stand on the issue of go-go? “No one would be surprised that I’d ask, ‘What’s go-go?'” Hizzoner replied.

Oh, how far we’ve come. For all its shortcomings, the Fenty Administration at least knows what go-go is.

Go-go vets Sugar Bear and Junkyard Band are endorsing Fenty at a press conference Sunday at the Old Congress Heights School, according to a media advisory (pictured).

No word yet as to which candidate Chuck Brown is endorsing.