September 1st, 2001

the only earth?

Bumbershoot - monday (SRMM)

Today I was an Arts Activity Assistant - make spirit dolls from raffea and sticks!; after that I went to
  • Dave Eggers & Sarah Vowell (barely - about five thousand people showed up for one of 800 seats in the Bagley-Wright theatre. I waited for a seat to open since I was within 20 spots of the door and got in to see DE break some boards and hear SV read a little bit. I had both of them sign books which was nice. Dave didn't draw anything clever in my book, so I was a little sad. I think it's because I bought an extra copy at the table -- maybe he thought I wasn't a true fan? );
  • Aveo (it was intensely cool to see Aveo playing in Sky Church. The band kept making fun of the security - laughing they were dangerous or something. Having only seen them on small stages, the big light show was pretty neato. Before the show, I washed my hands right next to WW - I feel so celebrity crazed);
  • later I saw a poorly attended Guided by Voices show; and
  • ran off to see a little bit of Cake in the giant stadium show. What a day to end the big festival!
  • the only earth?

    Bumbershoot - Saturday (SRMM)

    Before volunteering, I got a chance to check out Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks at Key Arena.

    Then, I was a Literary Assistant for a few hours at the Starbucks stage. During my shift, I saw: Big Poppa E (wow!), Inga Muscio, Diane Di Prima, a panel Jayne Anne Phillips, Carole Glickfeld, Nance Van Winckel, Farnoosh Moshiri, Shirley Geok-lin Lim;

    After that I saw a few shows -- Ween (a little to drug-rocky for me); Carissa's Wierd (barely - there was a huge line even while Hana was playing, but I got to hear a few songs. The EMP was so annoying -- there was a whole class of people that just wanted to see the inside and had absolutely no interest in any of the "bumberclub" bands. grrrr.); because I waited so long, I stayed for "Cannibal! The Musical" which was made by Matt Stone & Trey Parker (the South Park people) This movie was, um, too long for the late hour.