Did you make the list? The 2010 Bumbershoot “Golden Dagger Awards”

No, you don't win this one smart-ass, this is King Tut's.

Every year we pull our collective minds together to come up with our Annual “Golden Dagger” awards. O.K. We’ve actually only been doing these awards for 2 years, but whatever. Anyway, these are given to the best and the worst of everything we experienced over the 3 day Bumbershoot weekend. There’s really no standard categories since we just make the damn thing up every year. Some of this won’t make sense to you unless you were there, even then it might still not make sense. This is for the C&D insider’s! The only real question now is “Did you make the list”?

BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE FESTIVAL: Bomba Estero in the KEXP Music Lounge.

CRAZIEST SHIT WE HEARD: Courtney Love/HOLE 107.7 End Session/Interview

BEST NEW STAGE: Center Square (hooray for no more Exhibition Hall)

BEST BASS PLAYER I HEARD THIS WEEKEND: Mathieu Santos, Ra Ra Riot

WORSE STAGE TO GET AROUND: Broad Street. This used to be one of our favorites until we had “access drama” last year and again this year. Sorry Japandroids, I wanted to hang out.

TOUGHEST MUSIC BLOGGER POSSE: Seattle Rock Guy

LEAST TOUGHEST BLOGGER POSSE: Uh, maybe us this weekend. LOL!

BAND PEOPLE WENT NUTS OVER: Weezer on the Main Stage. There’s no other feeling like being in the midst of thousands of people jumping in unison at a big rock n roll show.

OUR FAVORITE STAGE HOST/DJ/ANNOUNCER: Michelle Meyers @ KEXP

BEST NEW PHOTOG: I may be a bit biased, but Lori Paulson shot all 3 days of Bumbershoot for us this year and did fantastic. This was also her 1st time shooting a major festival EVER. After a full day of shows she would even edit until 3 or 4 in the morning to make sure we could publish our full day reviews by the morning. She’s Hardcore and that’s why we like her.

MOST SURPRISING PERFORMANCE: Tie: HOLE on the Main Stage or Atercopelados in the KEXP Music Lounge.

WORST PHOTOG: Monopodman. He strikes again.

BEST DRINKS: I’m a self-proclaimed coffee snob, but I must say thanks to Starbucks for taking such great care of us press folks all weekend. Loved the Clover machine on-site, I’m sure you saved more than a few of us in the morning…

FUNNIEST STORY WE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT FROM LAST YEAR: The “Sandwich” incident.

PLACE WE WANTED TO BREAK INTO THE MOST: Press Room Wine Fridge.

COOLEST UNDER PRESSURE: Mikhael Mei Williams @ ONE REEL

BEST STAGE CREW: EMP/Sky Church – Every year, we never have one issue. Other stages please take note…

MOST HISTORIC PERFORMANCE: Bob Dylan on the Main Stage.

FAVORITE DOOR SECURITY GUY: 80+ year-old guy running the door for the Secret End Sessions. Me: “Can we go in there early”? Him: “Sure, I don’t care”

MOST STRIKING HAIR: Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes

BIGGEST HAIR: LISA DANK. Duh…. If it were a category this year, she would have also won: GAYEST DANCE ENTOURAGE. Not that there’s anything wrong with that of course…

LEAST FAVORITE DOOR/STAGE SECURITY PERSON: KEXP Secret Music Lounge. You know the one I mean…

FUNNIEST SEARCH TERMS PEOPLE USED TO FIND OUR SITE: Tie: “Alabama Finger Bang” or “Dagger Girls

BEST FREE STUFF WE ATE: For a 2nd year in a row, Pop Chips – They must be gaming our system somehow. Either that or they’re always in the right places…

DIRTIEST HIPPIE OUTFIT: Edwarde Sharpe

GREATEST SOUNDING AMP: David Bazan – P.S. You sounded amazing plugged-in.

BAND WE’VE SEEN WAY TOO MUCH OF: Surfer Blood

COOLEST ANIMAL: Raccoon Dog. Just putting that out there…

MUSICIAN WE (I) WOULD RUN OFF TO A DESERTED ISLAND WITH: Liliana Saumet of Bomba Estero

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~ by clickdagger on September 8, 2010.

2 Responses to “Did you make the list? The 2010 Bumbershoot “Golden Dagger Awards””

  1. Best text of Bumbershoot: “So tell me how to get into this secret Hole thing.”
    Official mascot of Bumbershoot: Racoon Dog.

  2. YAY! We always wanted to be tough!! It’s an honor to receive a “Golden Dagger”!!!!!!

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