This is the first year since 2010 when I haven't spent Labor Day weekend in Seattle at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival. The decision not to go this year doesn't represent any dramatic life-style changes on my part or a damning indictment against Bumbershoot (in fact, last year was probably my most enjoyable Bumbershoot experience of all), it's just one of those things. Everything's impermanent and nothing lasts forever, and I never took a vow to go to every Bumbershoot for the rest of my adult life. Who knows, maybe next year?
In any event, here's a video from one of yesterday's performances at Bumbershoot that seems somehow appropriate to post here.