So, who is behind District Concerts? Well, let’s start off by saying that we use the terms “we” and “us” and the contraction “‘s” quite loosely. Why do we do this? There are two primary reasons: (1) “We” and “us” sound more impressive than “I” and “me.” (2) We hope that we’ll be able to add staff eventually, once the site and its following grow sufficiently. So we might as well get used to using the plural form now, and in the meantime simply pretend that we have multiple personality disorder.
That having been said, there are some supporting characters involved, so I’ll bring a grand total of three introductions to the table.
David, a.k.a. “Occupant,” was honored to have been voted “Least Likely to Survive” by both his high school and his university. He grew up in the cool pine forests of NoAZ (not to be confused with the scorchfest that is SoAZ) and received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona* back in…umm…let’s just say that it was a while ago. He proceeded to do nothing with that degree.
He continued at the U. of Arizona and escaped with an MS in Urban Planning. He worked as a planner in a variety of locations (Flagstaff, AZ; Lombard and Elgin, IL; and Alexandria, VA) before abandoning that career and becoming a DC-based dog trainer. Once wearying of that, he took a disastrous turn as a realtor® before deciding that his true calling was to sit in front of a computer all day long.
David’s skills in music are quite lacking (he couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket), but he does enjoy being in the audience. Going to live music events ranks among his favorite activities, and he likes most genres. He’s not going to say which genres do not appeal, as he does not want to offend any of this site’s visitors.
Sadie’s primary responsibilities at District Concerts are to look cute and to force David to leave the house every now and then. She is highly skilled at the former, but has too strong a bladder and sphincter to excel at the latter. Man, can that dog hold it.
Sadie’s primary passion in life is hunting rats, though that source of entertainment has been sorely lacking for a while now (long story). Otherwise, she adores being outside and running around like a ninny. She is an adept treat catcher and sheds at an Olympic level.
Sadie found us at the Washington Humane Society’s New York Avenue shelter. Isn’t it about time that you dropped by there and adopted a new friend?
Kim gets third billing because she probably will never venture to this page of the website.
Kim’s role at District Concerts is likely the most essential one – she has a real job, allowing David to spend far too much time at home at his computer building and maintaining the site. She also is David’s primary companion at live music events, as most venues aren’t particularly welcoming to Sadie (David’s not quite sure that he forgives the venues for that, but he’ll continue to support them anyway).
Kim’s been a city gal most of her adult life, having bounced between NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and DC. As such, one of her claims to fame is that she’s owned a car for only a few months in her life. Lucky gal!
*Go, Huge Desert Cockroaches! Wait, is that U of A’s mascot? No? Well, it should be. Them things is truly frightenin’. (Incredibly Loud and Pervasive Desert Crickets would also be a strong mascot candidate.)