The pace of my Day Two at Seattle's Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival picked up rapidly after my delicious time spent in Key Arena with Tony Bennett. I hustled over to the new Promenade Stage to catch a few moments of beloved locals The Young Evils. Oddly, I'd never seen them before so I was glad to get a chance to hear their melodic indiepoppy songs. I was transfixed by this ultra-shiny orange Gretsch guitar, too. OoooOOOoooOOoooh.
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(The Young Evils Bumbershoot Flickr set)
Next up, a cannot-miss show for me: Detroit Rock City's very own Dirtbombs! How I love them! I was so pleased that they got to bring some slammin' garage rock to the big Tunein Stage, and the crowd was cheery and enthusiastic. After we photogs had to leave the pit after the usual three songs, I found a view spot on the other side of the fence and kept shooting the whole time. By the end of their set, we had a drummer who did a headstand on his kit and then took a floor tom into the crowd, epic Hendrix-style guitar gymnastics, instrument musical chairs amongst the band members, and lots of big smiles.
(The Dirtbombs Bumbershoot Flickr set)
Then...runrunrun over to the Sub Pop Stage to see Seattle grunge legends Mudhoney! The field was packed, the photo pit was packed, and the buzz was buzzy as they began their set, and it was LOUD, too! A cute group of excited band spawn watched from backstage, looking like little colorful bugs with their big ear protectors. I wish I could have hung out more, but had four more bands to catch. ZOOM!
Wrapping up Day Two tomorrow! See you then!