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I have been a devoted Bumbershoot attendee for the past three years. I love the music and especially the local acts, which tend to be musicians and bands who are friends of mine or who I have worked with before. The festival is also… in my backyard – the wonderful and beautiful city of Seattle.
Last year, I lost my car in the parking garage for a good 15 minutes, but honestly, that was the only downfall. Other than that, I have never run into any problems with the festival, and the situation I described above was my fault, not Bumbershoot’s.
For this year’s 2010 festival, the creators of Bumbershoot, One Reel, have gathered the results of their surveys from other attendees and have developed a new and more efficient way of selling their tickets. This year they will be offering something called the “Economy Ticket.” The economy ticket will be sold at $22 advance / $30 gate. Before you get excited about the pricing, the economy ticket only allows you to view all stages including music, film, comedy, etc etc EXCEPT the main stage in Memorial Stadium.. That means no Death Cab for Cutie, Jason Mraz and Black Eyed Peas for you! If you’re a hipster or a music buff who can’t stand mainstream, this might be the right ticket for you.
Another change is being made to the “Standard Ticket.” In the past the standard ticket was your access into the Seattle Center grounds for the festival, but did not guarantee you definite access into the Main Stage show in the evenings. This year, it will! Attendees would have to arrive early to snag a main stage pass at one of their Bumbershoot booth posts and stay the whole day even if they did not care for any other acts. Inconvenience avoided. Nice job One Reel.
For more details on what other changes have been affected, read the article here at Line Out