Bumbershoot Day Two


Bumbershoot 2018 (Photo by Alex Crick)

Day two of Bumbershoot contained a plethora of musical acts to wine and dine to, from mainstage acts like Chromeo and Young Thug to heroes on the smaller stages, such as Sassyblack, Skating Polly and Cherry Glazerr. Saturday is always the busiest day at the festival, and this one was no exception, although numbers seemed to be down in general. 

There is something special about the festival even though it’s the city’s longest-running. It’s smack dab in Seattle proper, but it feels rather pastoral in Seattle Center with all of the trees around and public art everywhere. The International Fountain is art and an activity all packed into one. And the inclusion of the KEXP Gathering Space is an ingenious idea. Bumbershoot never gets stale.

Check out our coverage of Friday’s festivities here.

SMI photographer Alex Crick was on hand to capture the day’s vibe, from the music to the crowd.

Christine Mitchell has been poring over album liner notes pretty much since she acquired the skill of reading, and figured out the basic structure of rock songs at an early age. Whether it’s the needle popping into the first groove of the record, the beeps that signal the beginning (or end) of a cassette tape, or digital numbers ticking off the seconds from zero, music brings Christine happiness, ponderous thought, opportunities for almost scientific study, and sometimes a few tears. When she started attending live shows two decades ago, a whole new piece of the puzzle clicked in and she has been hooked ever since.