Capital Hill Block Party 2010 Weekend

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  1. ninefivezero

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    The latest weekend threads, the three day long Capital Hill Block Party:

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    Not the best of views, but clearly another perfect weekend to be outdoors.

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    One of the bars, this was some corny 'Vitamin Water Social Club' but it had $3 PBR tall boys, so it seemed like one of the better deals of the weekend. (we later found a much better place to drink)

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    Some local hip-hop at the Neumos stage.

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    Two friends of mine in the crowd.

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    This was MGMT on the mainstage. I'm not a big fan, but I was interested to see them at least. The show was pretty bad to be honest, especially the sound, so we only watched a few songs before going back to the smaller stage.

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    ..and it was a much better show inside.

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    Yours truly, heading home for the evening.

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    The next morning, a little double-dutch.

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    Just a picture I kind of liked, the techs getting the stage ready.

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    A hot day at the main stage.

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    This was the real drink special of the weekend, $2 Tecate tall-boys! Naturally, this became the watering hole for the weekend.

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    I forget which band this was, and am too lazy to look it up :p

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    Me and the fellas.

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    Oh noes, clowns! (I swear they were just around to drink and holler at girls)

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    Such as my friends I suppose :p

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    !!! on the main stage. It was an OK show, but I saw them on Coney Island at the Village Voice music festival (forget what that festival was called) and that show was much better.

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    At the smallest stage of the event, the Cha Cha stage. Hot, sweaty rock and roll. These guys were good.

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    And then for the main stage event of the night, Atmosphere. I've seen them a few times, and this was a good show, but not my favorite.

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    Some crowd surfing.

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    That night I joined the dark side ;)

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    Sunday, yet another fantastic day for a show. I walked around the park for a while before heading into the crowd.

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    Mike McGinn, the mayor of Seattle addressing the crowd.

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    This is the Blue Scholars, Seattle hip hop. We got front to back, side to side, yo :p

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    Ehhhhhhhhh!!!!

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    And more crowd surfing.

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    This was the main stage closer, The Dead Weather. What a show, probably in my top ten.

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    The pounding drums, loud guitar and snarling vocals, totally bad ass.

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    Some guy climbing up the pole.

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    And the final song.

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    Tecate time.

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    Victor Shade, more local hip hop.

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    A view from above the stage. This was a great show, and a fun way to end a weekend of music.

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    Playing on the playground.

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    And making new lady-friends at the swing set!

    All in all, another great weekend. It's been a while since I've gone to a live show, and this has certainly got me pumped to get out and see more music.

    In two hours or so, I'm off to the Tetons area, should be a great week.
  2. MSP

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    I think I might have become antisocial, because that doesn't look like any fun to me at all. Maybe I need to start taking those ADD/OCD meds after all... :paranoid:

    But seriously, am I the only one who sees those crowded pics as totally unappealing?
  3. SoulAssassin

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    I'm the same way. I'm not sure if it's age or anti-social behavior but it doesn't look like fun to me now. Maybe earlier in my life though.
  4. ninefivezero

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    If I could get The Dead Weather to do a private show in my living room, I would. But until then :p
  5. MSP

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    Old men UNITE!!! :D
  6. SoulAssassin

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    lol. I feel really old nowadays. Working and taking care of the kid are long hours! I did just diagnosed with sleep apnea so I'm sure that doesn't help either.

    Never heard of this Dead Weather band...what would you compare them to?
  7. ninefivezero

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    Jack White is in it (White Stripes, etc), so it's loud fast guitar rock.

    [video=youtube;K0YI0UUazkU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0YI0UUazkU[/video]
  8. Torx

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    looks like a civilized group of white folk having a good time, drinking, love and peace
  9. travisty08

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    good pics man. i was a bit closer than you to the left at the dead weather show. it was a great show, i hadn't listened to that band much before yesterday but they were amazing.
  10. mistawiskas

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    I'm on it!!!
    This is almost too much of a crowd for me:
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    Jack White is the man, very unique stuff.
  12. tex

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    its not (necessarily) age - I'm 23 and I hate crowds that size, I like smaller groups

    950 - a large chunk of your friends look like hipsters. on that note, I am going to see "maps and atlASSes" tonight with some hipster friends. I don't like teh band at all but I have already committed. fuck.
  13. Torx

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    i used to not like crowds, but i dont mind it anymore...

    my pickpocketing skills have gotten better.
  14. braaains

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    Crowds always make me think pickpocketing would be a good skill too :p

    I haven't been to a big concert in so long. Hell, not even any local shows lately.
  15. Yadidamean

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    I would rather be in the crowd at a good concert than up in seats. I think it depends on the crowd though, i find big events pretty exciting! I definitely l dont like being shoved or shoving people to get by, i feel guilty lol. Dang, so many awsm weekend threads, awsm lol
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    No, no they are not. A few are a bit, but my core group are fairly anti-hipster actually. If you think my friends look like hipsters, you don't know true hipsterdom :p

    Travis, we tried to meet up with you, I thought you got hit in the head or something??
  17. mistawiskas

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    I guess a person just has to become a Great Pacific North Westerner to understand a GPNW'r.
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    yea, some jackass crowd surfed over me and i got an elbow to the temple. after the show i just wanted to go sit down because i was feeling a little concussed. i think it was probably a combo or dehydration and standing for a long time, i was ok after i sat down for a while and got some water.
  19. mattdev

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    Yeah, definitely not hipsters. Average northwesterner = hipster in any other part of the country. The NW hipsters are the ones you need to watch out for...
  20. tex

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    I was the only one with no beard or plaid or skinny jeans last night. I think me and the one black guy there were the only ones who could be described rather distinctly from the crowd. Maps and atlasses sucks ass. the other 2 bands were pretty good though

    also, a bit defensive. is that like you're not a hipster if you admit you are? maybe its just the thick black rimmed glasses

    speaking of seattle hipsters, this was one of the bands last night:
    http://www.myspace.com/theglobes

    (here is the other one: http://cults.bandcamp.com/ - they were awesome live but their recordings suck)
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    Seattle has a lot of really unattractive women. No wonder Fiddy is asexual.
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    There's more action at Burger King. Weak!





















    j/k. Looks like fun times.
  23. Coleman

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    I thought you were in DC for like half of those photos then I realized you weren't and felt cheated. You cheated me.
  24. mistawiskas

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    maybe those types of crouds aren't such a bad thing afterall:
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  25. travisty08

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    fiddy didn't skeez on girls with his photos but trust me, the block party is the place to go to see attractive women.