The Capitals’ Rock the Retro concert at 9:30 Club reviewed: Ovi fun, ’90s music trivia, and White Ford Bronco
The Washington Capitals hosted a concert at one of the best live music venues in the country to celebrate the recent release of their popular Reverse Retro 2.0 jersey. The result was fun and memorable. Olie Kolzig even remarked during the show that his Caps of yore would have never done something this cool. Though there were still some missed opportunities.
The team jam-packed the 9:30 Club with the headlining act White Ford Bronco, a 90s cover band that some consider a DC institution. The crowd was particularly impressive considering tickets (after convenience fees and taxes) ended up being about $35 per person and the event was held on a Monday during Thanksgiving week. Coming into the night, fans were aware of the music and the limited edition t-shirt giveaway, but the Caps’ actual participation in the show remained a mystery beyond the announcement of the players and alumni scheduled to attend.
Current Capitals Alex Ovechkin, Dylan Strome, Darcy Kuemper, and Beck Malenstyn were joined by alumni Peter Bondra, Olie Kolzig, Karl Alzner, Craig Laughlin, Alan May, and Brent Johnson at the event. Nick Jensen also made a brief appearance with his family.
The players met up backstage where they took photos for the Capitals’ social media.