Moby back in D.C. for U Street Music Hall inauguration blowout

December 10, 2012

Moby (pictured at this fall’s Massive show at RFK Stadium) spun jams at Blisspop’s sold out 2009 inauguration party, and will be back for 2013 . (Josh Sisk for The Washington Post)

Moby was a fixture around town during the 2009 inauguration festivities, and he’ll reprise his role as chief party-rocker in 2013: The electronic music star has signed on for Blisspop’s 2013 inauguration bash, Jan. 19 at U Street Music Hall.

Four years ago, Moby could be seen and heard DJing Shepard Fairey’s Manifest Hope party and blowing away a sold-out crowd at Blisspop’s inaugural dance party at the 9:30 club. Thirty minutes into his set, however, the power went out, leaving fans without sound (or the ability to pay for drinks with a credit card) for more than an hour.

Eventually, power was restored, Moby returned to the stage and spun until after 4 a.m. But for those who left early, or didn’t get in last time around, this is a second chance. Also on the decks will be Blisspop founder and U Hall co-owner Will Eastman. Tickets are $40 and will be available through TicketFly beginning Dec. 13. (It’s an 18+ show, but those under 21 must purchase tickets in advance.)

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Lavanya Ramanathan is a features reporter for Style.
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