by Carol, Everett Public Library staff
(1) Another name for an umbrella.
(2) An incredible music &arts festival held every Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center.
I have lived in Washington for nearly a decade. In that time, I have attended exactly one day of one Bumbershoot. It was back in 2009, but the memories still live in my soul. I had friends visiting from the Midwest. I left the tickets at home and had to ride the Monorail and two buses home &back, cringing the whole way. We saw Katy Perry, All-American Rejects, Iglu &Hartly, and the Old 97’s. We left when Sheryl Crow came on, partly because she’s from where we’re from and we were inundated with her music ever since she hit it big in 1993. But mostly we left because we were utterly exhausted and didn’t want to miss the late bus back to Snohomish County.
If you’d like to try some bands before the big day(s), here’s a set of tunes from Bumbershoot 2013 artists that you can listen to, for FREE, courtesy of your library.
Are you going? Who are you most excited to see? And the most important question: are we there yet?