Each year I head out to the Bumbershoot lineup party wondering if it'll be a crazy mess of a success or fall flat. This year's theme of "Pink and Purple Pickwick Party" sounded a little weird and I wasn't sure how it was going to play out.
Last year absolutely floored me with a high school prom theme (dubbed "Prombershoot") complete with Mad Hatter-adorned Allen Stone and crew taking the stage and slaying the audience. Much to my pleasure, you did it again Bumbershoot peeps, you got me. This time they brought it with a game of Bumberdy! (Bumbershoot themed Jeopardy!... obviously) MC'd by Seattle's own Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings. You know what? Jennings is funny, really really funny. He had great comedic timing that had me chuckling the whole night.
If you're interested in seeing the Bumbershoot lineup in its entirety check it out here. With Bootsy Collins, The Replacements, and Elvis Costello in the mix, you just can't go wrong. The music performances last night started with Naomi Wachira, an incredibly talented singer with strong african roots threaded throughout her music. Then, after the Bumberdy! shenanigans, Pickwick thrilled us all with a slow-building but nevertheless dance-inducing set. Touché Bumbershoot, touché.