Illexxandra live at Catharsis on the Mall, November 2016

One of the most powerful days of my life, playing in front of the Washington Monument, in plain view of Obama’s White House, with my dear friends and community.

I played Saturday night, first DJ after the effigy burn ceremony.

I started the music with solemn and sultry, moved on to stomping and sexy, acknowledged the cold and the flame, and then went to all kinds of unexpected places.

Much later, when the sun came up, we marched around the National Mall, past the Capitol building (where the cover art was shot — photo by MARTY KENNEY), and back around toward the Washington Monument. That’s when I first realized we were going to get through the next few years.