We're all smiles here at Seattle Gay News. It just so happens that aside from being minutes away from a three-day weekend, we're also heading to Seattle Center tomorrow through Monday night to catch all the action at Bumbershoot.
Two of us music writers will be there the entire weekend, rushing from stage to stage and catching up with a few performers. Log onto this website for updates, mini-reviews, and possible run-ins with the stars (well, I know one band I'm meeting up with already). Plus, we've got access into intimate, hush-hush performances throughout the three-day festival.
Admission is $35 per day. Gates open at 11am. Below are tips I've put together for you, if you're joining us tomorrow, Saturday, and/or Sunday. Lorelei Quenzer will also chime in later this afternoon on some suggestions of her own.
It's Bumbershoot 2007 --- and we're Bumber-blogging all weekend long from the Alki Room at Seattle Center!!!
1 Don't drive. Take Metro (buses #1,2,4,8,13) or ride the monorail from downtown.
2 Food lines are often long. Eat before entering Seattle Center, and spend less money.
3 Weather is unpredictable. Pack a light sweater or coat. Backpacks are permitted.
4 ATM machine lines are very long. Stop at a bank machine before entering Seattle Center.
5 All evening performances at Memorial Stadium will require wristbands, aside from admission. Make sure you arrive early to pick up a wristband if you want to see Panic! At The Disco w/ Gym Class Heroes and +44, Fergie w/ Sean Paul, or Wu-Tang Clan w/ Lupe Fiasco.
(Pictured: Head Automatica, photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Records)