When I heard the Specials were reuniting and coming to NYC, I didn't hesitate in buying tickets for the show. Sandwiched between punk and new wave eras, their progressive ska sound and politically charged message remains as fresh today as it did in the early 1980s. With Terry Hall on lead vocals, the music energized the crowd, and before the first notes even dissipated, everyone was ready to dance. As they left they stage, they said they'll see us again in another 26 years. Hopefully I'll be there, ready to dance again. Thanks to photographer Barbara Strnadova for the suggestion, and for also showing up in zebra!