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Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 09/15/2012

Read this: Springsteen and his Beltway fans; D.C. punk legend Vance Bockis remembered

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Bruce Springsteen plays Nats Park, and the scene was what you’d expect. “Ours is the only city on Earth where you can hear the most mythologized musician of his time sing about America’s powerless to America’s powerful,” notes Chris Richards. “And that’s sorta weird,
Vance Bockis’s photo looms over mourners at his memorial service. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)
right?” Not for the high-ranking Hill folk, K Street powerbrokers and media stars who positively bristle when Richards probes them their working-class hero worship.

Also: Friends remember Vance Bockis, near-miss superstar and fixture on D.C.’s punk scene — said to have been a mix of Iggy, Ozzy and Mick — who died suddenly at the age of 50.


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