Bumbershoot is back this Labor Day weekend in all of its sprawling majesty, its various tentacles still thriving and offering up various ways of ingesting arts and entertainment. After some time off, even the KeyArena is getting back into the act, most notably serving up some Peaches. The weather looks to be better than last year’s drizzle, making Memorial Stadium acts such as Faith No More, The Weeknd, and Ellie Goulding sure bets. Local acts receive representation on stage as well, with Dead Moon and The Melvins amazingly getting the Memorial Stage treatment, and tons of current local acts such as Duke Evers, SISTERS, The Fame Riot, and The Grizzled Mighty peppering the schedule with PNW goodness. Of particular note is the resurrection of Babes In Toyland on the #NeverTamed Stage at Fisher Green; that’s going to be interesting, people.
From a comedy standpoint, one woman rises head and shoulders (and cleavage) above the rest: Bridget Everett. Those who haven’t heard of her . . . um, should sit close to the stage and learn just how far the rules of “audience participation” can be bent.
Besides the feasting of your eyes on films from One Reel and/or laser shows at Pacific Science Center (Dark Side of the Moon, anyone?), you can take home specialty poster artwork at Flatstock in the Armory from silkscreen masters.
This is just a taste of what will be available, and if it is making your head spin, never fear. Just download the Bumbershoot App on your phone and you’ll get sorted out in no time, maps and all.
Here’s a video with the lineup: