July 15, 2010 at 8:44am
BURGERS, BANDS AND EIGHT-HOUR DANCE PARTIES >>>
Lakefair and Olympians have a love/hate relationship. Love the Demo Burgers; hate the crowd. Love drinking in the beer garden; hate paying seven bucks for one beer. Love the rides; hate the lines.
But as much as we hate the little crap, Lakefair has become a beacon in the summer of our hearts. We love to find the right rooftop or backyard to watch the fireworks from. We love seeing the carnies down at McCoy's for cheap booze. We love the elephant ears and over-sized photo buttons.
And we especially love the music.
This year is no different; most venues have late shows and the Lakefair stage has entertainment all day, for all ages. Because there is so much going on, I suggest getting out every night and exploring the pockets of bars and house parties playing live music.
But, for the sake of a little guidance through the madhouse that downtown will be, I will provide you with a little glimpse of what Saturday night will hold for music-seekers.
The 400 block of Fourth Ave is always a good starting point, where McCoy's will be hosting their annual Fitz of Depression rock show. Le Voyeur will also be rocking with the darling duo of Lozen, along with Blood Bones, Jan, Pew Pew Pew and Super Secret Show. The Eastside Club Tavern will have some groove and funk bands, and if you are looking to make a little noise of your own, The China Clipper is hosting karaoke.
Of course, the Lakefair stage will be loud all day, with a lean towards country - with The Honky Tonk Angels, Renegade, and Freckles Brown to name a few.
With the weekend upon us, Lakefair's ample opportunities for fun, dancing and music are knocking at Olympia's door. So, let's forgive this festival of its shortcomings and head down, enjoy the music and spread some Lakefair lovin'.
LINK: Capital Lakefair website
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Wohoo! Love this and great work! From one Assyrian to another I congratulate you and am rooting...