Friday, August 29, 2008

Man Man up for Bumbershoot, Day 1

For nearly as long as I've been alive, the end of summer in the Northwest has been shown the door by the Bumbershoot Arts Festival. The 3 (formerly 4) day festival starts tomorrow, and I'm heading in with a difficult challenge.

Remember my challenge of taking a three-year old to the Sub Pop festival? Well, I'm upping the ante and going solo with both my 3-year old (Eli) and my 14-month old (Zane) tomorrow. And, on top of that, trying to utilize a photo pass. I've had zero luck taking photos with Zane in tow, so if anyone's going tomorrow and wants to hold a baby for a couple songs, please contact me immediately. Seriously.

Every year, with kids, there's a list of "I wish I could see" and the more realistic, "I logistically could see." So while there's Beck, Band of Horses, New Faces, PWRFL Power, Neko Case, etc. and the THREE comedian stages, with kids you really have to pick one stage and park, and historically, it's the Broad Street Stage (this year called the 'Rockstar Stage'). So that means we're looking at Throw Me The Statue, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, The Walkmen, Man Man and M. Ward, which is still pretty good. Of course, with a 14-month old, there's no way you can make it that long. So it gets whittled down even more, to probably The Walkmen and Man Man, and a hop over to see Darondo prior to those sets. So, with 40 acts playing tomorrow, I'm hoping to see three. I remember the days when I'd hop around and see nearly 10 acts a day... maybe when the rugrats are older, we can hop together (but not the little lady, boy does she hate to hop).

Playlist: Bumbershoot 2008 - Day 1

2 comments:

drake leLane said...

Bumbershoot 2008 - Day 1

1. 32-20 Blues - Nick Vigarino
2. The Rift - Beehive
3. Cracks - New Faces
4. Easy Rider - The Staxx Brothers
5. About To Walk - Throw Me The Statue
6. Hold On, Hold On - Neko Case
7. Elfman's Lullaby - Das Vibenbass
8. Glorious Site - Vicci Martinez
9. We Make Love Not Songs - The Girls (Power Pop)
10. It's About Time - Barcelona (1)
11. Are You Alright? - Lucinda Williams
12. Innocent Maneuvers - Ian Moore
13. Feed Yourself - Sweet Water
14. Luke Perry Killed My Ego - The Valley
15. Didn't I - Darondo
16. Bag of Hammers - Thao Nguyen
17. Ball Peen Hammer - Joe Bonamassa
18. F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X. - The Fall Of Troy
19. Lottery - Damien Jurado
20. Rise Off Our Feet - Carrie Biell
21. It's Okay - PWRFL Power
22. No Substitute Love - Estelle
23. In The New Year - The Walkmen
24. The Only One - Mono in Vcf
25. Zombie Autopilot - Unearth
26. Training Wheel Rag - Asylum Street Spankers
27. Whole Wide World - Wreckless Eric
28. No One's Gonna Love You - Band Of Horses
29. Hurly / Burly - Man Man
30. List Of Demands (Reparations) - Saul Williams
31. Hollywood - West Indian Girl
32. This Is The End (For You My Friend) - Anti-Flag
33. Songline - Tim Finn
34. Sea Knows When - Nada Surf
35. When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Karazzee - !!!
36. Gamma Ray - Beck
37. Rhode Island Freakout - Kinski
38. Beautiful Car - M. Ward

Davin said...

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