Salon of Shame: reliving your high school angst = fun!
Itâ€™s no surprise that thereâ€™s a ton of music to see at this weekâ€™s Bumbershoot festival. But, donâ€™t be fooled, thereâ€™s a bunch of amazing non-music things you should see while wandering the Seattle Center.
Throughout the whole weekend Flatstock 14 will be set up at the Fisher Pavilion (open from 11am-8pm) and filled to the rim with poster art (and the artists themselves) from around the world. Been looking for that awesome Shins screenprinted poster from that San Francisco show last year? Yep, it will likely be thereâ€¦ along with a bunch of other posters that you donâ€™t yet know that you need.
Whatever you do, donâ€™t miss the Salon of Shame on Saturday, 12:00 PM at the Leo K Theatre. Join Seattleâ€™s Ariel Meadow Stallings, founder of the Salon of Shame, as she and other local notables as they revisit their most spectacular diary entries, melodramatic poetry and thesaurus-dependant high school essays. This Bumbershoot edition will feature founder Stallings, plus Brangien Davis, (Editrix, Swivel magazine), Doug Nellis (designer, Seattle Times), Cienna Madrid (Stranger freelancer), Phyllis Fletcher (reporter, KUOW), Ashley Bach, Kim Holloway, Veronica Dorazio, and poet Marc Mazique. KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel hosts. The SoSâ€™s have been selling out as of late, so getting in to see it is even more of a treat.
On Sunday, if you’re getting a wee bit nostalgic for sitting in a small box and telling a man of the cloth all of the bad things you’ve done and evil thoughts you’ve had, you should drop by the NW Rooms to visit the Portable Confessional Units. There isn’t a real priest listening to you verbalize your sins, but isn’t that almost better? Think of it as free therapy. And after all of your visits to the Bumbershoot beer garden the day before, you may need a couple of Hail Mary’s to make you feel betterâ€¦ wait, Hail Mary’s or bloody Mary’s? We always get those two confused.
On Monday, at 12.30pm stop by the Leo K Theatre for a literary talent show of sorts brought to use by the fine smarty pants at Yeti, “a general interest magazine for people with marginal interests.” The show will be a riveting account of travels throughout Mauritania and the western Sahara in search of sublime performances, Seattle’s raddest nine-year-old interviewing one of its biggest alternative rock stars and the dramatic reenactment of some very strange instant messages.
Now that we’ve covered a sprinkling of the publicized events happening, we can switch over to discuss some unsubstantiated rumors we’ve been hearing in our imaginary ears. Did you hear the one about the two awesome local band members who might be covering one naughty R&B star? Or how about a certain Barsuk recording artist will have a member’s Mom come up and serve as director of their backup choir? Of course, this is all hearsay, but exciting nonetheless.
You’re the bumberbest,
three imaginary girls
(Three Imaginary Girls is a Seattle-based website that showcases the great music of the Northwest and beyond to music lovers worldwide. We post a Settle live show calendar to help you fill your day-planner with loads of great shows, as well as record reviews, live show reviews, and an imagi-blog to entertain you throughout the day.)