9.04.2007

IT'S A GAME TO SEE HOW MANY HANDS IN YOUR PANTS AND LIPS ON YOUR ASS YOU CAN GET
















(captions from Bumbershoot: a fan holds it up for Wu-Tang; lots of fans hold it up for the reunited Wu Clan; drum fan; rockin' the homemade rock meter; Paul The Plumber of the Cyclecide crew; Vau de Vire Society; Greg from the Bouncing Souls likes his fans; mohawk in the crowd; George Washington reminds you to fight the power; shower time; these kids are psyched; God was so excited for Wu-Tang to reunite that he made them angels; smoke on the river crowd; cell phones are the new concert-lighters; concerts are fun... texting is funner)

I've been in Seattle covering the Bumbershoot music festival. It's been fun but exhausting. I've met some really nice people, and seen some old friends. Life is pretty good here in Seattle.

- Best quote: from one security guard to another as the Wu-Tang crowd disperses, "I miss the old days, when you could just clock 'em."
- Best new racial slur: "Jewbag."
- Favorite political t-shirt: "Support Our Remaining Troops."
- Favorite non-political(?) t-shirt: "Support Piracy" (at a music festival, get it).
- Favorite police overkill moment: Eight cops/security guards to surround a guy with a counterfeit security shirt.
- Most surreal moment: seeing Fergie in concert.
- Most bumming-out moment: watching while security guards rushed into the crowd to grab and eject anyone who even ATTEMPTED to crowd surf at the Bouncing Souls show. They were, unfortunately, very effective at their job. Is having fun so illegal now?
- Most annoying moment: a festival worker getting in my face and threatening to throw me out for taking this photo of a girl receiving medical treatment (excessively drunk?). Since it was near the end of the last set of the festival I just shrugged at him, but didn't get a chance to get a clearer photo.
- Injuries sustained: a couple blisters, and very bruised ribs from the crowd-crush-barrier at the Bouncing Souls. And I almost got puked on, but not quite.

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MP3:

This was one of the Danish bands I found while I was in Denmark. They did a whole album of very different tracks as a tribute album to Mississippi John Hurt. Here are three of them.

• Rumspringa - Boogie

• Rumspringa - Folk

• Rumspringa - Mus

A band's place in myspace.

3 comments:

  1. same thing happened to me at coachella with the security guards and a passed out girl..they shoo'd me. i have a feeling we're gonna be seeing each other soon. let the fun begin.

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  2. sadly enough jewbag is a classic slur in the south, its probably for the best its not common other places

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  3. that first picture is me.
    thanks x9380928302983 for putting that up, and taking it.

    :D

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