Bumbershoot 2011: Day Three
Aside from the free street parking we scored (woot!), the best thing about Monday’s Bumbershoot, which was much less crowded than the previous day, was the shorter lines for deep-fried Twinkies. While we didn’t have any (we’re fat enough, thank you very much), the fried foodstuff is the lifeblood of any self-respecting festivalgoer. Need a boost after a mellow set from Sharon Van Etten? Deep-fried Twinkie! Want to try and get as big as Big Boi? Twinkie! Want to be more than just a “Maneater” during Hall & Oates’ set? Be a Twinkie eater! Here are some highlights from our day:
My Goodness are like the White Stripes, only they’re all dudes instead of just half dudes.
We took in a few groovy acoustic songs from Olympia, Washington’s LAKE, who could paddle across one using their bass player’s hat.
Fitz and the Tantrums played some seriously soulful rock & roll in the KEXP music lounge before having a contest to see which band member could open their mouth the widest. For the record, Fitz lost to his co-singer Noelle Scaggs.
Stacy Dupree is one of the five Duprees in Eisley: There’s also a Chauntelle, a Sherri, a Weston and a Garron.
You should have seen what YACHT singer Claire Evans did with the microphone after she was done cuddling with it. Let’s just say it involved 10 hands, two drumsticks and lots and lots of applause.
These are the guitar faces of Ian Moore, who played a rockin’ set with his band the Lossy Coils. For the record, we make the same faces while pooping.
Sharon Van Etten’s soul-baring songs were a highlight of the day. Suggestion: She should consider starting the Vans, featuring Van Morrison, Eddie Van Halen and Van Dyke Parks. Actually, that band sounds kind of amazing.
Vendetta Red were Vendetta Rad, blasting through most of their best songs from their two major label records, “Between the Never and the Now” and “Sisters of the Red Death.”
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