The Floozies Bring the Sights and Sounds to DC
The Floozies arrived on February 27, a cold night, but that didn’t stop us from going to see one of our favorite bands play the 9:30 Club and destroy Washington, D.C. with lasers and super funky sounds.
It was a particularly interesting weekend since there were a multitude of shows to choose from in the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) but The Floozies rarely disappoint and always burn down the house during their shows, and this night was no exception. In addition to playing some of their beloved classics like “Stuntin’” and “Sunroof Cadillac,” they also dropped straight fire with songs from their new Granola Jones EP, including “No Part of This” and “Wild Card.”
Taking minimal breaks in between songs, they repeatedly hit us with super tasty jams and lasers that had us feeling like we were blasting through the galaxy at the speed of light. Especially since we were dead center for the entire show, directly in the middle of their laser vortex.
During their remix of Toto’s “Africa,” which they famously play at almost every show, the crowd sang along so loud that you could hear everyone’s voices over the music, and when Mark turned the sound down so they could hear us singing along, our voices filled the club in unison. That is one of the best parts about seeing live music; the sense of community and fandom that consistently unites people from different walks of life.
The energy was palpable and nothing short of amazing for the duration of their show. At the end, after their encore, they came back out and played one more song for the crowd who would not stop chanting for more. Every Floozies show is like a huge dance party for adults, allowing us to feel like a kid again for a few hours and that is the most extraordinary thing about this duo, and the funk genre overall.