Pop band Foster the People
Pioneering rap group Wu-Tang Clan
Tickets are now available for three-day passes ($120), day-specific, single-day tickets ($50), and flexible “any day” tickets ($55). Visit www.bumbershoot.org/ticket or call (206) 701-1482 for a complete lineup and additional ticket info.
Oh, and btw, bumbershoot is NOT a Britishism for umbrella, as commonly thought…
According to a Nov. 4, 2011 Slate magazine article by Ben Yagoda titled “Cheerio, Bumbershoot!”, the Oxford English Dictionary identifies the word as “originally and chiefly U.S. slang.” To further convince us of the term’s proper non-British etymology, Yagoda went on to state that the digital archive of the Times of London, comprising over 7.6 million articles published between 1785 and 1985, yielded “precisely zero hits for ‘bumbershoot’.” (Delving more deeply into bumbershoot’s origins, turns out it was first documented in a letter to the editor of the New York Times that it had been commonly used in Dutchess County, NY, back in the early 1880s.) Go figger…
So, by all means, bring your umbrella to Bumbershoot, but leave your other faux Britishisms home!
In Other Noteworthy Upcoming Regional Event News…
Clay Eals, executive director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society has extended an open invitation to all history-loving folk to partake in the June 6 public unveiling ceremony of the beloved Admiral totem pole. The colorful hand-carved wooden “story pole” that had originally welcomed residents and tourists alike at the city’s Belvedere View Park from 1966 to 2006 has been fully restored by Artech Fine Art Services. The lovingly-restored “story pole” will proudly stand next to the Log House Museum in it’s native-plant garden, facing east along the 61st Avenue SW arterial, just one block south of Alki Beach.
Call (206) 938-5293 or go to www.loghousemuseum.info for further info.
Be there or be ☐!