Bumbershoot 2014 Day 1
Even though it was my first time ever experiencing the festival in the rain, Bumbershoot 2014 Day 1 was a blast. Here’s a recap of some of my Day 1 highlights.
Panic! at the Disco
I was never a huge P!@TD fan (surprising considering my list of favorite bands, right?), however seeing them live was great! Brendon Urie’s vocals on point live and he had a great stage presence.
The Lonely Forest
These Anacortes dudes are a staple in Washington indie music. Bumbershoot 2014 marks their last show, ever. It was a very bitter sweet moment as the guys poured their hearts out on the stage for one last time. (But hey, this just means an epic reunion in like 10-15 years, right?)
It seemed as though Mac was having the time of his life at Bumbershoot! When a band is having fun, it just makes it all the more enjoyable for the fans! Mac had such a lighthearted demeanor and was so funny! You definitely need to catch his live show.
One of my favorite alt-duos and RCA vets, Iska Dhaaf, played the Pavilion Stage and totally rocked it (not surprising). Make sure you catch their farewell show this Saturday 9/6 at Caffe Vita (they’re headed to NY for a couple years, *sad face*).
I never know what to expect with live rap shows. They are either super lame with a DJ playing his MacBook Pro while some other guy is rapping over a bunch of dubs, or it is super awesome and there is a full live band and the rapper is super charismatic. Although G-Eazy only performed with a live drummer, he commanded the stage with “eaze” and engaged the entire audience (and he had all the girls swooning, I mean, look at that style).
Indie-pop-soul artist, Yuna, put on one of the most feel-good sets of the day. Her band was tight and well-dressed, and Yuna was such a pleasure to watch. Her voice sounded great, and her songs could get anyone vibin’ along whether or not they were already a fan.