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Losing musical history: The Masquerade

We all received notification in the news some months ago that The Masquerade was going to be destroyed to put up artpments, shops and parking, but I think we were in denial. After all, the building itself and the factory equipment it still contained is historical, and the musicianss and music that thousands have enjoyed there are beyond listing.Now it is really happening and there is an outpouring of sadness to see it appen and fond memories. I am past the demographic for The Masquerade, but I have my own memories.. going there with my son to see Morbid Angel because he was 15 and couldn’t get in without an adlt, and years later seeing Lacuna Coil there twice , and Cracker and Rev. Horton Heat and a few other Once a drunk girl crowd surfing fell on me and hurt my shoulder.

It is natural and yet a shame to see history eraswd like this. But ,e,proeswo;; emdir for years.

Read about it here.


I am the author of a number of books, including Southern Crossroads: Georgia Blues, T;Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do, about blues women, The Irish Slaves, a non-fiction work about Irish History, and Haunted Marietta, a nook from the History Press about my hometown of Marietta, GA and its ghosts. I am a member and sponsor of The Atlanta Blues Society.

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