Countless fans gathered at the Howard Theater in the District on May 29 to say farewell to late go-go pioneer Chuck Brown at a public viewing. At the 11-hour event, locals reflected on the musician’s legacy and wrote personal condolences on this massive banner. Brown, 75, died on May 16. A three-hour public memorial service for the musician was held May 31 at the Washington Convention Center.

Following the news of Chuck Brown’s May 16 death, District residents immediately realized that the city had truly lost a major fixture. At Brown’s public viewing ceremony, fans, friends and dignitaries candidly shared how the late musician made an impact on their lives.