SPOON • GUCCI MANE • KALEO • FLO RIDA • JAUZ • X AMBASSADORS
CASH CASH • BIG WILD • BROODS • LANY • CODY JINKS
PVRIS • RED FANG • TACOCAT • JORJA SMITH
SOFI TUKKER • EKALI • I M U R • PEACH PIT
JOHNNYSWIM • LILLIE MAE • CATALDO • SHELBY EARL • WHETHAN
THE DIP •RULER • J GRGRY • PLUTO • CHRIS MCCLENNEY
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON | SEATTLE CENTER GROUNDS
September 1, 2, 3, 2017
Photographer/Writer: Mowgli Miles
I want to personally thank Bumbershoot for allowing Interracial Friends the honor and privilege of covering all 3 days of this years festival. This was my first time EVER at Bumbershoot and my second time in Seattle ever/to cover a festival. The festivities are over until next year, but the memories will last with those who were in attendance a forever. This festival really doesn't have to do much to stand out. It literally has a pinpoint that you can see from just about anywhere in the city of Seattle. I'm of course talking about the one and only iconic Space Needle. You could walk and or use public transport to this festival easily without directions if you truly wanted to do so. The fact an iconic landmark is in the background of every outdoor stage is incredibly impressive as well to say the least. This year the Bumbershoot lineup also proved to be beyond hard-hitting. Stages were graced by local heros and local national headliners alike. I was captivated from the moment I began my drive to Seattle from Denver, Colorado. You see, I left straight from Red Rocks Amphitheater around 11 p.m. after covering The Trailer Park Boys. I had to plan this trip with absolute precision if I was going to make it to Seattle in time to allow a few hours of sleep before the festival began to ensure I was properly rested. Motivation was with me in more than 1 way on this particular trip. This meant little to no stops while staying awake on a drive which would total in over 2,400+ miles... so, was it worth it?
Let's find out...
-Mowgli Miles, Founder of Interracial Friends