The latest weekend threads, the three day long Capital Hill Block Party: Not the best of views, but clearly another perfect weekend to be outdoors. 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) Some local hip-hop at the Neumos stage. Two friends of mine in the crowd. 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. ..and it was a much better show inside. Yours truly, heading home for the evening. The next morning, a little double-dutch. Just a picture I kind of liked, the techs getting the stage ready. A hot day at the main stage. This was the real drink special of the weekend, $2 Tecate tall-boys! Naturally, this became the watering hole for the weekend. I forget which band this was, and am too lazy to look it up Me and the fellas. Oh noes, clowns! (I swear they were just around to drink and holler at girls) Such as my friends I suppose !!! 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. At the smallest stage of the event, the Cha Cha stage. Hot, sweaty rock and roll. These guys were good. 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. Some crowd surfing. That night I joined the dark side Sunday, yet another fantastic day for a show. I walked around the park for a while before heading into the crowd. Mike McGinn, the mayor of Seattle addressing the crowd. This is the Blue Scholars, Seattle hip hop. We got front to back, side to side, yo Ehhhhhhhhh!!!! And more crowd surfing. This was the main stage closer, The Dead Weather. What a show, probably in my top ten. The pounding drums, loud guitar and snarling vocals, totally bad ass. Some guy climbing up the pole. And the final song. Tecate time. Victor Shade, more local hip hop. A view from above the stage. This was a great show, and a fun way to end a weekend of music. Playing on the playground. 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.