12 hours of my day yesterday was spent at Seattle Center, at Bumbershoot. I’m only going to be going one of the three days, but it was a lot of fun. For those who aren’t familiar with the event, Bumbershoot is a Seattle music festival that showcases mostly local artists, which runs through Labor Day weekend. Basically, the entirety of Seattle (at least those who are into this type of thing) converged upon the center of Seattle, to listen to live music and peruse local artists’ works (the music is a much bigger draw).
This year the “big artists” were The Shins, Sean Paul, Fergie and the Wu-Tang Clan (reunited!). Apart from these famous acts, many local bands also played, including Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head (yes, that’s a real band), Blue Scholars, Good Medicine and many more. The shows I saw were Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head (pretty good), Kings of Leon (good), Blue Scholars / Good Medicine (amazing), the last part of Sean Paul (okay) and Fergie (which sucked).
Needless to say, I’m recuperating. I would have gone tomorrow, as well, which is when the Wu-Tang Clan is playing, but unfortunately I have other commitments.