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I pass by this building every day on the Red Line Metro, not realizing what it was - let alone its place in rock history. The DCist blog recently had an article on the former Washington Coliseum, aka Uline Arena. That led me to this gorgeous photoset on Flickr, taken in 2008. The Maysles brothers did a documentary on that show, riding with them on the train to New York City. The Fab Four played that concert less than 48 hours after their earth-shaking Ed Sullivan Show appearance.
An interesting further bit of rock trivia: the cover photo for Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits was taken at a show at the Washington Coliseum.
Please check out that Flickr set of photos; I cannot link to them directly to show you one, but you can see what the building looked like in February 2008. They are well done and gorgeous. It will fascinate you.