Folklife Festival 2009
Folklife is one of the few events in Seattle that can bring out the crowds. Every year the four-day cultural music and arts festival attracts thousands to Seattle Center. The days are long and filled with the sights and sounds of laughing, cheering, clapping, rhythmic drumming, and of course singing. More importantly, the festival offers something for everyone: I saw young’ns running through International Fountain, hippies toking, teenagers snuggling, and older people watching on, all in a state of bemused horror. Folklife is a laid-back experience precisely because there is so much going on. The constant din of the festival really only hits you upon leaving, when finally, there is silence.
I have never seen so many kids with free hugs signs, what a strange phenomenon.
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