Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Looks like this is my blog now...

Well since I seem to be the only one holdin down the fort here, looks like this is my blog now (insert evil laugh here). It has been a busy week or so around here what with Bumbershoot and Labor Day Weekend...so I'm gonna give y'all a recap of the weekend. Bear with me here, it was a full 3 days of music, comdey, adult beverages, and puffin to pass on to y'all so it's gonna take a few posts.Now, Bumbershoot is a 3 day music, comedy, and arts event held every year at the Seattle Center...for most it's just an excuse to puff on the good stuff, hang out, and listen to some good and not so good music. This year was no exception

Bumbershoot Day 1:

So the day started off all fucked up...woke up late, missed the bus (yeah I ride the bus from time to time), and missed the first act on my list, Grynch. I am told that Grynch held it down with a great show. I heard the dudes from the Rockstar Skate Team talkin about it everywhere I went that day, so I was a little pissed that I missed it. Big ups to Grynch though, strong work lil homey.
Estelle was next on the list. Now I know that everyone may be a bit tired of "American Boy", but you gotta admit...it was a catchy tune for a minute. Estelle didn't disappoint at all, not to mention that she is not bad to look at...


Some of you may remember our buddy Troye from earlier posts, the stoner that gives the worst directions on the planet. This is his weekend...I am not absolutely sure of the total weight amount of weed this cat gets for the weekend but I know that he carries anywhere from 12-15 joints and at least 1 blunt with him daily for the festivities. Needless to say, that time between shows was spent getting food, drinks, people watching (laughing) and seeing some of the side acts...like the Rockstar Skateboard Team on the vert ramp. I have been a big fan of skateboarding but never seen dudes on a vert ramp, except on TV. These dudes are crazy, fa real. 

Next was "CoochieMagic"...do I really need to say more. Christa Bell is a phenomenal spoken word poet from the Seattle area that I have seen a few times. She is a former runner up in the national Slam Poetry competition as well. This particular "one woman show" I have not seen before, but I was definitely interested just from the name...say it with me one time..."CoochieMagic". Turns out this show was geared more for the women, but I am never one to turn down some insight as to what the hell a woman is thinking about. You can check her out for yourself at the above link or here.


The finale of the first day was Beck..."I got two turntables and a microphone". Only being a small fan, and mainly the older stuff at that, I was mainly just seeing for the sake of seeing. After the appropriately mentioned "Beck Blunt", I really don't remember much of Beck. It was slight awkward because I don't remember him speaking to the crowd. He came out, started singing, sang for like an hour and a half, then walked off stage. Then again, weed and the monkey face may have had something to do with it. 

What is the monkey face you ask? Well, here is where the night went a little nutty. So my buddy, and you will be hearing a lot about him in the next couple posts, finds a stuffed monkey face. Now, it is amazing to me what people will put up with when they are stoned and drunk. Anyway, my buddy finds the aforementioned stuffed monkey face on the ground and picks it up, he then proceeds to show it to everyone around us, suprisingly enough they seemed to be as enamored with it as well. One dude especially liked it, so Troye being 6'5 and stoned proceeds to spike the monkey face off this dudes face and then says..."Dude you just got monkey faced". Thinking to myself that this could get outta hand, I look over and the guy says, "Whoa, I just got monkey faced in the face". The monkey face remained with us for the rest of the weekend, got us into a few comedy acts, and the VIP lounge...

That is it for day number one, stay tuned for the further adventures of Monkey Face and the rest of the Bumbershoot weekend.... Peace.



2 comments:

Me said...

Your weekend sounded super fun. I still don't understand Monkey Faced though. Ima read it again. No, I'm not high either:)))))

catch91 said...

can i post comments on your blog? Like: "You're gay" and "Woooo Beck". Don't count me out yet homes...