Tonight in Seattle:  

Sub Pop 20

13 Jul 2008 at Marymoor Park

Whew. Sub Pop knows how to throw a good party!

In addition to festivities around town, we got two full days amidst the trees at Marymoor Park, chock-full of roster bands alternating from "This Stage" and "That Stage" in rapid-fire succession. There were the legends and the newbies (some of which, no doubt, will be legends one day, too). There were rockstars milling about the foodcourt and standing in the crowd to catch their label-mates. There were throngs of people, young and old, some clad in throwback SP gear or home made "grunge" attire. And oy, there was the heat.

At Marymoor, we saw 26 bands in 19 hours, with nary much waiting time between sets. The coolest part of the whole thing? All of the bands and comedians participating in the various SP20 events played for free, with the event proceeds divvied amongst each artists' charity of choice. All in all, Sub Pop 20 was probably the best festival I've ever attended. A sleek schedule, a shockingly good lineup, and a stellar time all around.

Day 1:

Day 2:

 

Happy Birthday, Sub Pop! And many, many more.

Stella, Heather, and Chona -- you all did an AMAZING job covering SP20! I am exhausted just from reading about all the amazingness of the past weekend. How are you all holding up today? ;)

@ Dana: To answer your question, I'm on my third iced americano of the day, and it's not even 1pm. :)

Seriously worth it though. So.much.greatness at SP20! I could go on and on and on!

Yes, you three ladies did an amazing job! Now... on to the Capitol Hill Block Party!

me, i'm pretty tired, yo...but i had such a great time!!

Twas a grand time indeed. Now I went both days, but never early or late enough for the opening or closing.

Wasn't there any speeches?

Didn't P & P pop a cork? Krist make an appeal before bumping his head? Was it just about ... the music??? (and filming of a possible SP20 documentary of course)

i only got to go on sunday. but it was GREAT.. such a fun day. venue was great. music was loud and rocking. im stoked on my photos. great reviews tig!

What - no review of The Fluid? Here's mine:

They were freakin' awesome! My favorite set all weekend. Even picked up a t-shirt!

Oh yeah - Girl Trouble's acoustic set outside the gates on Saturday was a lot of fun, though barely audible with Eric's Trip and Seaweed cranked up onstage.

One other note - this was by far the best sound I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing for any live event anywhere EVER! Kudos to Carlson Audio!!!

And security was super mellow too....

I'll save y'all some bandwith and not trash the several acts I didn't like. Your welcome.

All in all, this was a very well run event. If only (insert your favorite Sub Pop band that didn't appear) had been there....

i am alive! oh my god i so want to post a blog about all the famous sightings at subpop...the shins, the thermals, mirman, fucking amber tamblyn, i could go on and on! i had such a fun weekend! i got to meet foals and no age and blitzen trapper and all these cool people. amaaaaazing!

got to hang out with kyle there, but none of the other tig staffers...aw...

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