Festival Season // Bumbershoot 2015
Well, Bumbershoot was a bit of a surprise. After the date rolled by that media were supposed to hear back about their application status for the festival, I had heard nothing, and had expected not to go to the festival. About a week and a half before, much to my surprise, a little email popped up in my inbox notifying me that my media pass was approved! This did not give me much time to sort out travel plans, but I made it work – and boy was it worth it. Even despite a crushingly low exchange rate, I had an absolutely fantastic time and Bumbershoot really was one for the books. There were so many amazing bands, and an incredible location at Seattle Center, including Keyarena, Memorial Arena and three outdoor stages, as well as the Armoury building, which was full of amazing food and artists. Despite a bit of rain and a casual thunder and lightning storm on the first day, the weather held up and it was impossible not to feel the buzz of excitement in the area. I had so much fun and I can’t wait to return again next year!