Bumbershooting 2012: Sunday
This gallery is a little lighter on photos than it should be since mid-day I was engaged in friend time and then Flatstock and then Skillet for a period. Even so, the set’s I did catch in full on Sunday were maybe the strongest of the weekend. The Dirtbombs were sloppy but still more entertaining and engaging than just about every band half their age. Lee Fields had much love for Seattle and Seattle had it back, and basking in the appreciation he used his whole hour and didn’t want to leave the stage. Closing out the Sub Pop Stage Blitzen Trapper’s Eric Earley commanded his stage like I’d yet to see, milking every solo and taking every opportunity to headbang in a wide stance. A confusing band to my ear due to the recordings that don’t seem to quite represent the live offering, I’d chosen to ignore those and identified the Dead as their closest cousin based on live encounters. With this performance I’m thinking they might’ve more properly sprouted off of genus Allman. And I’m into it.