BumberDiary Honorable Mention
I’ve attended Bumbershoot nearly every year since I was in high school so over 20 years! I’ve watched the festival grow from its roots to the fabulous spectacle of music and arts that it is today.
One of my first great memories is seeing Crowded House. I had to beg my parents to let me go since it was the night before school started. We got there too late and didn’t get into the arena. We hung around and walked around the Arena just trying to hear the music. An older couple (probably my age now) saw us and asked what we were doing. We told them our story and they took us under their wing and somehow got us in with their VIP status. To this day I have no idea who they were but I’m eternally thankful as we had the best time and story for our friends the next day. That incident definitely started my love affair with the festival.
- Shannon Cook