Frank Zappa Day in Baltimore on September 19th was a huge success. There was an outpouring of love, reverence and appreciation all along Eastern Ave. and Conklin St. in the heart of Baltimore’s art district. Throngs of fans gathered from all over the world to witness the unveiling of a replica of a bust of Frank Zappa originally installed in Vilnius, Lithuania, now perched high atop a beautiful column in front of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
The event included an insightful Q+A with Gail Zappa and her family, outdoor concerts, a dedication ceremony and an epic two hour set from ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA. During the ceremony, the Mayor of Baltimore declared September 19th Frank Zappa Day, a particularly significant date because it marks the 25th Anniversary of Frank Zappa’s congressional testimony before congress against censorship during which Zappa famously said, “I like nipples,” which, WHO DOESN’T?!
“Watch out where the huskies go and don’t you eat that…” Fans enjoyed yellow snow cones to help fend off Sunday’s warm weather.
To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Frank Zappa’s testimony before Congress, Zappa Records will release ‘Congress Shall Make No Law’ a new CD that includes Frank Zappa’s testimony and statements as well as previously unreleased music created by Frank Zappa on the Synclavier.