Monday, August 12, 2013


I had a nice, quiet, relaxing, sleeping in, type weekend.  I ran some errands, I did some household type chores.  I ordered stuff online from REI.  I sent some emails to some I'd not talked to in a while and wanted to reconnect with.  And, I checked the snail mail.

In the snail mail I received a little postcard thing reminding me that tickets to Bumbershoot were going to increase in price on August 15th.  What is Bumbershoot?  Bumbershoot is a three day outdoor festival that includes live music, one reel films, comedy, or directly from the website:

The word bumbershoot first appeared in America around 1915–20. It is thought to be an alteration of the umbre- part of umbrella plus a respelling of -chute (as in parachute).
The arts festival known originally as Festival ’71, then as Festival ’72, was dubbed Bumbershoot® in 1973. The name was chosen to describe the Festival as an umbrella for all of the various arts and performers it encompasses. 
Now in its 43rd year, Bumbershoot has consistently drawn artists representing the best in music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, performance, and visual arts to Seattle every Labor Day weekend. 
North America’s largest urban arts festival, Bumbershoot takes place in the heart of the city at the 74-acre Seattle Center
Over 100,000 visitors from near and far spend the weekend experiencing groundbreaking local, national, and international artists in all arts disciplines and musical genres at venues large and small, indoor and outdoor. 
Bumbershoot also features a variety of food, merchandise, and urban craft vendors throughout Bumbershoot grounds—there’s plenty to eat, see, and do all weekend long.
Bumbershoot is produced by One Reel, in collaboration with Seattle Center.

The website?  It's HERE.  Got tickets?

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