The other night my husband and I went to Kilby Court to see DopeThought, a local hip hop artist who we wanted to check out because we booked him to play an upcoming benefit show for a friend of ours. Kilby Court is a neat little indie venue, complete with Christmas lights and a fire pit. Typically, the kinds of folks you see there are indie/hipster kids with impeccable taste in clothes, perfect hair, and a slight aura of false superiority.
This show, however, had a much more diverse crowd than I've seen at rock acts at Kilby. Including, much to my glee, people from a group home having an outing! I love it when I see people with disabilities, especially those who have been resigned to live in some type of institutional setting, out enjoying activities other than bowling or a kids matinee.
And a late-night hip hop show of all places! Love it, love it! I wish I'd asked them where they are from, their staff won a lot of points with me and should be sent anonymous gift cards or something.