Seafair is over. That was a warm-up for the real party.

I'm going to Bumbershoot this year. Yes, it's expensive at $25 a day. But I'm throwing down to see Kanye West and opening act Blue Scholars on Sunday Sept. 3. I'm tempted to go on Monday to see Atmosphere and A Tribe Called Quest, too. Who's coming with me? It'll be a lot of food, a lot of music, and a lot of fun.

Side note: Today I was walking down Cornwall Ave. and saw a guy dressed up in a Mr. Peanut suit. There was no clear sign of where he was coming from or where he was going. He waived to me as he walked past. Because this occurred in Bellingham, I'm guessing he was protesting W. and the war in a creative way.