REFLECTIONS OF A SUBCULTURE
July 20th, 2018 -July 15th, 2020
2nd Floor Gallery, T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum
As a crossroads of culture, Pensacola has a long history and strong connection to the Punk scene. Become immersed in this subculture through oral history, video, music and ephemera and uncover a vibrant and important part of our social fabric. This exhibit is co-curated by members of the 309 Punk Museum Project.
This exhibition was curated by Lowell Basset, The Historic Trust, and the members of the 309 Punk Museum Project.
Originally Exhibited at the Florida State History Museum
This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb was a band whose members lived at 309. They wrote a song called Memoirs from the Secret Spot.
"I can see your house from here, at night it lights up the whole hill. The taxi driver know where to take me. To your house, we drive by your house five times. From here I can see the water tower. The Taxi driver knows where to take me. To the water tower. We drive by the water tower five times."
This song inspired a tattoo that many Pensacola punks have inked on their bodies. We put out a call on Instagram asking Pensacola punks to send us images of their tattoos. Each tat is as unique as the punk who wears it. It is dedicated to Steve Winfrey.