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Seattle music photographer | Bumbershoot 2009 Day 3 photos

Macklemore performs on the Fisher Green stage on the final day of Bumbershoot Monday September 7, 2009 in Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Macklemore performs on the Fisher Green stage on the final day of Bumbershoot Monday September 7, 2009 in Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Well, it’s over now. Bumbershoot. It only lasts three days these years (instead of the older four day schedule), and it just flies by. As I sat in the echoey walkways of Memorial Stadium filing my last photos from Franz Ferdinand and Modest Mouse, it really hit me: Bumbershoot is over

During the day I might be feeling tired from lugging camera gear all over, but each evening I tried to reflect on how terrific an assignment Bumbershoot is, and how privileged I felt to document it all three days. It is a special event each year, and as the last band plays the last show of the festival, I try to remember to put down my cameras and just take it all in. Something for me, and nobody else.

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Seattle music photographer | Bumbershoot 2009 Day 2 photos

Jamison Hanson, 4, splashes on the mainstage floor, which was soaked with rainwater at the start of day 2 of Bumbershoot Saturday September 6, 2009 in Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Jamison Hanson, 4, splashes on the mainstage floor, which was soaked with rainwater at the start of day 2 of Bumbershoot Saturday September 6, 2009 in Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

The second day of Bumbershoot 2009 was a lot of fun, despite the ever-looming rain. Even when the sun did come out, rain still fell off and on. Nonetheless, any chance I get to see this much good music in a single day is a treat.

From those I had seen before (Handful of Luvin, U.SE.) to those I had not (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Michael Franti and Spearhead, the second day of Bumbershoot was just a blast.

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Seattle music photographer | Bumbershoot 2009 Day 1 photos

I was lucky enough this year to be credentialed for one of the coolest events all year in Seattle: Bumbershoot. Between the dozens of music stages, the performing arts spectacles, and the myriad of other activities, Bumbershoot is a visually-stimulating environment. It can really only be explored by wandering. My favorite pictures from yesterday are from when I just kept wandering the massive Seattle Center grounds.

In all, I shot something like 10 bands yesterday in as many hours, and will be doing the same thing for the next two days. It’s like the musical olympics.

Hotels perform inside the EMP Sky Church during day 1 of Bumbershoot Saturday September 5, 2009 in Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Hotels perform inside the EMP Sky Church during day 1 of Bumbershoot Saturday September 5, 2009 in Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

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Seattle editorial photographer | Sean Higgins NBA portrait

Edmonds Community College head mens basketball coach Sean Higgins joins the school with the experience of a true NBA journeyman. From Wikipedia, “Higgins played for the Spurs, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers in six NBA seasons, averaging 6.3 ppg in his career.” Here, Higgins poses for a portrait in the Triton gymnasium Monday July 27, 2009.

Daniel Berman/Special to The Enterprise

Daniel Berman/Special to The Enterprise

What a nice guy. Even though I only had a short time with him (before he offered to drive one of his players to the airport), Sean was a lot of fun to shoot. As a Seattle environmental portrait photographer, I have dealt with my share of subjects that did not want their picture taken. Luckily, this was not the case.

Daniel

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