I used to go to shows at a place called Phantasmagoria in Wheaton when I was at grad school in DC. I imagine it's long gone. It was a mix of concert venue/bar/home brew supply with a really cool owner. I saw Dark Funeral and Usurper there in 1997 or 1998.
True story - one of the Dark Funeral dudes was in the restroom putting on his makeup, I mean corpse paint. Then he reaches over and pulls out some paper towels and stuffs them in his leather pants. No shit....
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