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Phil Fabrizio is an event, news and sports photographer in the Washington D.C. Metro area. He lives in North Potomac and has operated Sugarloaf Photography since 1985. He is a member of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and... Read more

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Barry Has Left the Building

Barry’s Music Shop, in Rockville MD closed on Saturday July 14.

I was there on a photo assignment on Friday afternoon and came upon Barry playing his guitar. He and a good friend were harmonizing on Elvis tunes. I grabbed my camera then my iPhone and located Never Been to Spain from Elvis: Live in Vegas to play it for them. They turn towards me and both began giving me a litany of Elvis tunes they loved. Barry said he was thinking of reviving this old love of performing songs.

That magical afternoon Susan his wife, Frankie the Wonder Dog, a “White Rabbit”, a Dove and a full sized Spiderman mannequin that just appeared the day before along with thousands of displayed magic props, posters and a few well wishing people came in focus through my lens.

Over the next two and half hours I watched as Susan waited on customers while Barry flitted between them and doing magic tricks on his interior stage. I was a little kid with a fast trigger fingered camera – and I still could not see how he did his magic.

What will they do in retirement?

Barry will continue performing. Susan and he will travel. Frankie and the rest of the pets will retire to Barry and Susan’s home. And Spiderman and all the collectives – they will magically be stored and brought back to life at Barry’s beck and call.

At the end of his extemporaneous performance Barry confided to me that he was finally going to stop smoking but he just can’t seem to kick the habit.

Barry with a smoking habit at his best

Barry has left the building. Ba dum.

To see Barry in still frame action go to www.Photoloaf.com

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Phil Fabrizio

About Phil Fabrizio

Phil Fabrizio is an event, news and sports photographer in the Washington D.C. Metro area. He lives in North Potomac and has operated Sugarloaf Photography since 1985. He is a member of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc in Glen Echo. Stop by Phil’s PhotoLoaf site or visit his SugarLoaf Photography facebook page or follow him on Twitter @Photoloaf. Find Phil’s blog on MyMCMedia here.

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