They also have a bunch of comedy and a spelling bee if you’re not so much into music. The Weekly folks will be there for the whole shootin’ match, and you can follow it all here. (Surprise: they’re blogging!) We at the Press sympathize, because our sore feet – i.e. the Austin City Limits Music Festival – are a scant two weeks away, except it’s going to be about 30 degrees hotter in Zilker Park than Bumbershoot’s 74-acre Seattle Center spread.
Fun Fact No. 1: Elvis’ 1963 film It Happened at the World’s Fair (where a young Kurt Russell kicks Elvis in the shins) was filmed at Seattle Center, which just so happened to be the site of the 1962 fair.
Fun Fact No. 2: Did you know ‘bumbershoot’ is a little-used term (at least in these parts) for ‘umbrella’? Figures. – Chris Gray