If you didn’t catch Monday’s Mainstage show at Bumbershoot, watch this montage to get a taste of what you missed. J. Cole, Drake, and Mary J. Blige tore up the stage, and put on an amazing show for an audience that stuck it out through a little bit of rain.
Thanks to KDCutz for the video. (We forgive them for writing “Bumpershoot,” but would like to make it clear that it’s Bumbershoot - with two b’s.)
In addition to their amazing show on Bumbershoot’s Broad Street Stage, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros also played a more intimate, acoustic set earlier in the day for 107.7 The End’s End Sessions, live from Bumbershoot.
Check out their performance of “Home,” the group’s breakthrough single. Thanks to More Dust Than Digital for the clip. For more clips from this performance and the rest of the End Sessions live from Bumbershoot, visit 107.7 The End.
As part of the Sounds Human exhibit at Bumbershoot, Seattle-based artist Trimpin set up his old Apple laptops to play percussion for a multitude of songs.
Check out this video to see a demonstration of his project, including an app he developed for the iPhone (which Apple has apparently not approved due to its “lack of functionality”) that allows the audience to choose which songs they want to hear. That app would have been functional at Bumbershoot, for sure.
Jonathan Brilliant created The Bumbershoot Piece entirely out of coffee stir sticks, held together only by tension, on-site in the days leading up to the Festival.
Watch this time-lapse video of the entire installation (plus a little bit of sight-seeing) to get a sense of just how much work went into creating this piece specifically for the Festival.
Tilson of The Saturday Knights decided to provide a unique service to Bumbershoot attendees this year: for 5 cents, you could “Ask A Black Man” anything you wanted to know. Check out this video to see The Stranger’s compilation of some of the best questions and answers, and make sure to watch part two here.
Yes, there was a dog dressed as Mary Todd Lincoln at Bumbershoot this year. If you’re wondering why, you clearly missed theWhy Vampires? Why Abraham Lincoln? Why Now?”
The track’s been getting a lot of hype lately - the guys just released a music video for it, which you can find here. Be warned: some of the language and subject matter may not be appropriate for all audiences.
Marty gets Billy to share his thoughts on Bob Dylan, American politics, the Internet, and more. He also tells a great story about how impersonating a repairman got him a record deal.
If you love Marty Riemer as much as we do here at Bumbershoot, vote for him in the Best Local Radio Personality category of KING 5’s Best of Western Washington contest!