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Check out a couple video BumberDiaries from this years Festival! Stay tuned for more and share your own!
.@Macklemore and Shawn Kemp at his 10,000 people in attendance concert at KEY ARENA! @Sonicsgate
Seattle needed this and from what I heard it was a show to not forget anytime soon. Check out Macklemores entrance to Key Arena below along with his tribute to Dave Niehaus as well.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis brought the KeyArena house down, with Shawn Kemp and plenty more local love. Were you there Seattle?
Broken Social Scene closed their blistering set this afternoon with covers of two homegrown faves: Death Cab for Cutie and Modest Mouse. Frontman Kevin Drew also told the crowd, “Sorry about your basketball team. I blame Ben Gibbard,” before conceding “I don’t know if that’s fair.” Maybe not, but we’ll take the love, BSS.
“When my children (now 26 and 32) were little they were at all the major shows, dancing to Annie Lennox, Bonnie Raitt, and George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars. Bootsy Collins was wearing a diaper and nothing else as his costume, and it took some time to explain to my tiny daughter that, “yes, he’s really potty trained”.
Now that we live in Hawaii, we fly in every year, stay at the Queen Ann Inn, and rock out. Our children join us and my parents join us. You have been, are, and always will be a wonderful part of our celebratory lives.”
- Jasmine Schaeffer
Bringin’ the noise, bringin’ the funk AND keepin’ it classy! Allen Stone has got some impressive vocal chops. He’ll be blending classic soul, catchy pop, and folk roots into a delicious aural cocktail with his soul-filled voice at Bumbershoot!
I will never forget attending Bumbershoot for the first time. The year was , we drove down from Vancouver just to see The Ramones… The main act of the day was Ramones & Mudhoney, but before they came on we first had the pleasure of seeing Mel Tormé. Well, as soon as Mel started to sing the crowd of young people at the front of the stage went nuts, fist pumping, moshing and crowd surfing etc. From the looks on Mel Tormé’s face you could tell that he was having a good time as well, the crowd cheered Mel on, and Mel in turn put on a great show with a huge smile on his face the whole time!! Later we saw Mudhoney, who were great as usual, and then THE RAMONES—my only time seeing them—they were unbelievably stupendous!! One of my best concerts, 167 songs in 40 minutes! OK, I’m exaggerating but you get the picture!
- Greg Walters