Friday, January 07, 2011

Frankie 45 Memorial

 Frank 45 Memorial. Club Dada. Dallas, Texas January 7, 2011 ©Allison V. Smith
 Frank 45 Memorial. Club Dada. Dallas, Texas January 7, 2011 ©Allison V. Smith

Frank 45 Memorial. Club Dada. Dallas, Texas January 7, 2011 ©Allison V. Smith


I was assigned by the Dallas Observer to be part of the team to cover the Frankie 45 Memorial at Club Dada last night.

Having had an early and immediate connection with Frankie and knowing and respecting his father Frank through Deep Ellum and the Dallas art scene, I had obvious emotional distractions. 

Doors opened at 7.The crowd wrapped around the building. 30+ motorcycles lines the outside of the front of Dada. Club Dada's back patio was completely slammed. I had not seen Deep Ellum like this since 1993.The crowd was PBR drinking and cigarette smoking. Leather jackets, tattoos and slicked back hair. The bands were there to rock.

Rock and Roll in the name of Frankie.

I can't help but believe that the Love that  filled the newly-opened Club Dada and that poured down Elm Street last night will bring Deep Ellum back.

Thanks for that, Frankie.

Look out Dallas.

2 comments:

bill h said...

lovely thoughts Allison. I'm sorry I didn't see you there. Fred say he did. It was an event worthy of the great young man Frankie was/is.

avs said...

Sorry to have missed you too, Bill.