Tens of thousands of men and women flooded the streets of Washington D.C. and other major cities throughout the country during the day Saturday in what some are saying was the largest rally in U.S. history, stemming from the Women's March on Washington. Afterwards, the spirit of rebellious music could be heard in concert venues around the city, as the positive vibes and momentum continued well into the night by bands like Sleater-Kinney, who performed a show at the popular D.C. venue, the 9:30 Club.
It was during the Women’s March on Washington afterparty concert where the famous rock group were joined on stage by The National’s Matt Berninger, Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, and the president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, to perform the famous anti-Vietnam Creedence Clearwater Revival anthem, “Fortunate Son.”
In the performance, which can be watched in the video below, the band kicks off the iconic protest song as guitarist Carrie Brownstein tore right into the famous opening guitar riff before the band and their guests join her in performing the sixties rock hit. Sleater-Kinney will also be celebrating the upcoming release of their first live album this Friday, Jan. 27, with the release of Live In Paris.
The concert followed up a day where artists like U2, Madonna, Janelle Monae, Miley Cyrus, and many more marched peacefully in solidarity to remind the world that Beyoncé was right the first time -- that women indeed run the world. The one-night concert at the 9:30 Club on Saturday reportedly raised over $100,000 through ticket sales alone.
This was more than just a single day of action. This is the beginning. pic.twitter.com/rM4yd4MvMC— The National (@The_National) January 22, 2017