As the screening date drew closer I became more excited that there would be a short tribute set after the screening by the one-off band No FB (name based on the Descendents song, which stands for No Fat Beaver). Cinema Cafe in Pembroke was hosting the event in two screening rooms and everything went off without a hitch.
(Video footage by Paul Unger)
Immediately following the screening, No FB began setting up in front of the screen and took the stage within 10 - 15 minutes. The band was fronted by Charles Glover (The Larchmont Trash), the same man who arranged for the film to be screened in VA Beach (with help from Hardcore Norfolk queen Debra Persons). On bass was Forrest Lucien (Unabombers) and on drums was Hoyt March (also of The Larchmont Trash). They played a fairly short set consisting of Descendents crowd pleasers "I'm not a Loser," "Silly Girl," "Clean Sheets," and of course the one chord/one note anthem "ALL." The band was rowdy and blew through the songs as if second nature, and the large standing audience in the cinema responded fondly.
Big props go out to Charles, and all the others that I don't know about behind the scenes for making this happen. There were two screenings last night and both were sold out! We could stand to see more special events and screenings like this in Hampton Roads. Keep your eyes and ears open!
Descedents Website: http://descendents.tumblr.com/
All Website: http://all.tumblr.com/