Bumbershoot Recap

We're baaaackkk!

WE SURVIVED BUMBERSHOOT 2008!!! It was a loooong 3 days at the festival- 11am-9pm of non stop bumber action. While we were in a much quieter area then the main Indie Market, it still was a constant flow of traffic. It was a change from the traditional venues we were used too, a lot more "lookey-loos," packs of teenagers roaming and roughly handling merchandise, and hoards of beer soaked Stone Temple Pilot fans milling around waiting for the next show. Despite the slower sales, and over stimulation, I did pretty well and managed to pay for my trip and my husbands, plus a little "walking around money" to spend in Seattle.
Our wares and display survived the cross country shipping and cramming into suitcases. We survived the extra fees for over weight bags, the stress of waiting for our boxes to arrive in Seattle, and the "scavenger hunt" we had to go on to retrieve our canopy and shipment of goods. I do have to say that our display may have rivaled others- AND we dragged it from the East Coast!
The festival itself was awesome, an overload of music, art, performance, and handmade goods. This crowd was around the "small" stage if you can believe it. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see any of the main stage performances, as you had to get into the line for passes very early on. I'll post more on some of the performances and artists I saw.
Out little home away from home at night, quite lovely no? Will we do it again next year? That remains up in the air, but I can say I'll take any excuse to visit Seattle again!