If you've been to the 9:30 Club, Merriweather Post Pavillion or any show that I.M.P. ever did, a Caps or Redskins game or anywhere in the district where you saw a gentleman with stretched out earlobes, piercings and ink, you have definitely seen him. His name was Josh Burdette and he was an institution in the DC music scene and recently passed away.
He once saved me from a "situation" back in 2003 which was more funny than an actual situation. He was a kind soul who looked out for concertgoers whose good times were not ruined by one or two a-holes in the crowd. This quote from him in a Washington City Paper article was awesome...
Big Josh: "I see all types of people from all walks of life, from all around the world...I get to see them when they’re having a good time."
When he wasn't at the concert venues, he was rooting for the Skins or the Caps. His Caps jersey was awesome...the number 930 and the name, "That Guy." He will be missed not only by this music fan but by all who went out to have a good time.
(Washington City Paper file photo)