The 9:30 club in DC holds a special place in my heart. Call me sentimental, but I remember the 1st time I went there when  I was 20 years old – and was going to see a new group called Public Enemy. This was before they were well-known and their audience was small and somewhat alternative. Needless to say, it was a night to remember…

Fast forward a very long time (no need to mention actual years here). My nine year old found out that one of her favorite bands, Good Charlotte, was playing at the 9:30 club and was begging me to take her. Her suggested alternative was a Panic at the Disco concert somewhere in the midwest.  What do I do with a 9 year old that wants to go to the 9:30 club? Aren’t most 9-year olds are listening to Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers? I mentioned that and she didn’t talk to me for the rest of the evening.