Two thoughts come to mind, first being that this is a great photo of a great performance. The second thought is how much I wish everyone could come to Bumbershoot every year. I don’t know where gingerelle lives, but it’s likely not Seattle…
Anyways, thanks for tagging the pic “bumbershoot”, and I hope you make it back in the future. Note to everyone else: feel free to share some photos/videos/memories with us. We started this Tumblr to get more people involved and feeling free to send us some content.
Please and thank you. Love, Bumbershoot.
Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric performing at Bumbershoot 2009 in Seattle, WA. I wish I could go back this year so bad. So, so bad.
Bumbershoot’s Flatstock is easily one of the most popular parts of the Festival. Back in 2003, Bumbershoot hosted its first Flatstock – only the 3rd Flatstock ever produced – at Seattle Center’s Center House, where the Kids Pavilion now resides.
Since then, the Flatstock has made a home for itself at Fisher Pavilion and has grown into an exhibition that appears at music festivals across the country.
Have you seen Flatstock evolve over the years? Do you have a favorite artist that you’ve seen at the showcase? Have you exhibited at Flatstock? Share your #Bumbermemory with us on Twitter for a chance to win an Official Bumbershoot Poster or even a pair of Standard Tickets to each day of the Festival.
Rock and roll pioneer Joan Jett rocked Bumbershoot in 1994 along with her band the Blackhearts. Jett had already been scoring hits for some 20 years before stepping on to the Bumbershoot Mainstage. Also appearing on the Mainstage in 1994: Jackson Browne, the Neville Brothers, Buddy Guy, Bruce Hornsby and Bonnie Raitt.
According to legend, Jett would call Mike Tyson on every day he had a major fight. Apparently the first time she didn’t call was on the day of his fight against Buster Douglas. Tyson would go on to lose his first career bout. Joan’s definitely got the juju!
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Gogol Bordello at Bumbershoot 2003
Gypsy punk icons Gogol Bordello launched a full-scale musical revolution on the Fisher Green Stage at Bumbershoot 2003.
Over the next few years, they re-released a good chunk of their amazing catalog and made the festival rounds, including sets at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Coachella.
They made a triumphant return to Bumbershoot in 2008, once again taking the Fisher Green Stage by storm.
PUSA plays Bumbershoot ‘96
Local favorites the Presidents of the United States of America rocked the Mainstage in 1996, a year that featured a star-studded list of local greats.
Other Seattle-based bands to play the Mainstage in 1996 include: Sir Mix-a-Lot, Spin Doctors, and Mudhoney.