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Faces of the Fest, Part One

Bumbershoot, the three-day music and arts festival surrounding Seattle’s towering Space Needle, draws tons of music fans each year, and, as has discovered, most have hilarious ideas of what the word bumbershoot really means. Damon Gough of Badly Drawn Boy told he thought it might be a dangerous cocktail mixer (read more), and some festivalgoers had equally outlandish suggestions for how the word, which just translates to umbrella, should be defined. PHOTOS BY ERICA METZLER, JULIA SALAMONIK

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