Bumbershoot – Seattle, WA
Bumbershoot is a music festival right in the heart of one of the most musically vibrant cities in the United States. Its grown and prospered since its early days 10 years ago with bigger names signing on each time around. Weezer formed the backbone to my 90’s music catalogue and stubbornly remained a guilty pleasure ever since. This show could have been a huge disappointment but instead it was one of the best shows I’ve ever covered. Being one of the first it set a high bar for future events. The entire audience was in sheer adoration moving with mutual undulation as each hit was thrashed out. Rivers put on an amazing performance and seemed to be teleproting all over the open air arena appearing on lamp posts, on speakers, in the audience… It was utter chaotic awesomeness. They say never to meet your heroes.
They were wrong.
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