Thursday, July 06, 2006

Take that, Lord Voldemort!!!

You know what rocks? Libraries.

Know what else rocks? Punk rock.

Know what else rocks? Teenagers who have the guts, foresight, and intelligence to put together a project like Harry and the Potters, the only band in the world whose recorded output is dedicated to J.K. Rowling's massively popular franchise. These guys tour libraries nationwide playing punk rock songs about the students, teachers, and creatures of Hogwarts, and have a rabid following you would not believe.

Yesterday, Harry and the Potters and (with special permission from Lord Voldemort) their rival band Draco and the Malfoys (boooooo!), played the Donnell Library Center's main auditorium. What impressed me most was the fact that the auditorium was packed and overflowing with supposedly jaded Manhattan teenagers who sang along heartily with every single word of every single song. That rocks.

(above and right: Harry & the Potters)

(above and right: Draco & the Malfoys)

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