Raising Fists and Parenting During a Public Enemy Concert

One of my favs.

One Good Dad

“Raise your fists in the air.”

Commanded Chuck D of Public Enemy, and a sea of fists rose.

My family had a perfect spot to witness Freedom Sounds, the concert that celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. We sat on the ground and listened to Living Colour rip through their catalog of music and cover some other popular tunes. Before The Roots took their turn at entertaining and inspiring, Public Enemy arrived on the stage.  The crowd was in standing room only position by this point in the evening and my kids struggled to see over everyone’s heads. My wife held our 1-year-old, while our 4-year-old sat next to my feet playing Pokemon Go, oblivious to his surroundings. My 12-year-old stood on the stroller trying his best to see Flavor Flav jumping around from one side of the stage to the other…

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