So, a year ago, I posted Come to Our Show: Punk Show Flyers from D.C. to Down Under, a free ebook of punk show flyers on the site. At the time, though I was very proud of the love and long hours of scanning that I had put into it, I thought it would probably only reach about 100 – 200 nostalgic punk rockers who had once read my ‘zine in the ’90s or had stumbled across the blog during a Google search for old Black Flag flyers.
Well, it took off almost immediately and has been shared via Facebook, Twitter, punk message boards, ‘zine reviews, blogs, and word-of-mouth.
To date, Come to Our Show has been downloaded more than 10,500 times! I’ve seen it shared by members of the bands that inspired the book in the first place (amazing), record labels, and true fans of the music. And it’s been reviewed in at least five languages (English, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish).
Thanks to all of you who have read it, shared it and printed out your favorite flyers!
I am no longer updating the DC Scorpiongirl blog but I keep the site active for people who want to download the book. So, please continue to spread the word to anyone who would be interested. I’d love to keep these flyers in circulation.