Video of the Week: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band at Mt. St. Helens

Chona Kasinger

photo by Chona Kasinger

On August 15, Seattle’s Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band performed a special benefit concert at the Mount St. Helens Institute in advance of the 30th anniversary of the volcano’s eruption (May 18th, 1980). As part of their visit, the band members were guided through various sites throughout the Mount St. Helens Monument before they performed at the Johnston Ridge Observatory, making it the first time a band has ever played a volcano in the continental United States.

Check out this video from the night, shot and edited by Scott Holpainen, of “Albatross, Albatross, Albatross”:

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3 Comments

  1. Ben
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Volcano ROCK!

  2. Tristan
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    I was there! That was I great preformance, haha I was the only teenage boy there, well besides marshall, and I think that you guys are my definite favorite band!

  3. john
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    Yeah, like Tristan says, it was an older demographic, but its good that MSHVB can rock them too! This geezer loved the performance. Thanks for the video!

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