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Old 01-20-2008, 03:03 PM
Location: Jenkins, KY
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I will be driving from Southeastern Kentucky to Springfield, VA next month (2/15,16) to attend two concerts at JAXX Nightclub (W.A.S.P.) and know very little about the area.

Last year I visited Washington DC, but didn't venture outside the city itself and was only there for two days. I would appreciate any advice residents of the area or better still, people who've been to concerts at JAXX could provide. Where are some good places to eat, shop for music, cool sites or local curiosities? I prefer to sample the local culture of a place, talk to cool people and avoid the stip mall/chain store/chain restaurant scene at all costs.

Is it feasible to visit Washington DC by day and make it back to Springfield for the concerts at night? I still have nightmarish anxiety attacks when I recall the traffic around DC (worse than Los Angeles,) so any help getting around will be HIGHLY appreciated!

I'm really looking forward to these two shows as W.A.S.P. rarely tours the USA and they're one of my all-time favorite bands. Last time, it was all the way out in Hollywood, CA! Also looking forward to seeing and experiencing your city.

Thanks, I'll check back in a week or so for any response.
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:38 PM
Location: Northern VA
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I am not familiar with this club and am not sure where you are staying but, but it looks like the club is reasonably close to the Franconia Springfield metro. You can very easily metro in to the city during the day and be home in plenty of time for your evening events. This site should get you started.

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Old 01-20-2008, 06:57 PM
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I'm not sure about places to go and things to see, but yes, it's got it's own Metro Station that can take you right into DC so you can avoid sme traffic. If you want to drive, it's about 20-40 minutes into DC depending if the "Mixing Bowl" (95/395/495 interchange) is packed or not.
Have a Blast while you're here!
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