Bumbershoot 2011 Dance Party [Photo Gallery]

by on September 9, 2011

The SunBreak’s own Michael Van Baker said it best: “Maybe I just wanted to shake my groove thing?” Well, he wasn’t the only one.

Some of the most packed shows at Bumbershoot also turned out to be the most butt-shaking. Whether it was hip-hop, soul, electronica, or straight-up new wave revivalism, some of the Fest’s best moments were the ones that induced Seattleites to engage in that most rare and arcane of activities: dancing.

Shabazz Palaces, Bumbershoot 2011 KEXP set.
Palaceer Lazaro of Shabazz Palaces.
MC Pearl Dragon of Champagne Champagne.
Sir Thomas Gray of Champagne Champagne.
Astronautalis rhymes at Bumbershoot 2011.
Galen Disston of Pickwick.
Little Dragon at Bumbershoot  2011.
STRFKR, live at Bumbershoot 2011.
STRFKR at Bumbershoot 2011.
Sol at Bumbershoot 2011.
P Smoov of Mad Rad.
Mad Rad, Bumbershoot 2011.
Mad Rad, crowd-surfing at Bumbershoot 2011.
Adra Boo of Fly Moon Royalty.
Charles Bradley at Bumbershoot 2011.
Fitz and the Tantrums, KEXP session, Bumbershoot 2011.
Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and the Tantrums, live at the Bumbershoot KEXP sessions.
YACHT at Bumbershoot 2011.
Claire L. Evans of YACHT.

Shabazz Palaces' densely-atmospheric brand of hip-hop flourished in the intimate confines of their KEXP session on September 3. (photo by Tony Kay)

Palaceer Lazaro, Shabazz Palaces' riddle wrapped inside an enigma of a frontman. (photo by Tony Kay)

Pearl Dragon of Champagne Champagne rocks the mic. (photo by Tony Kay)

Sir Thomas Gray of Champagne Champagne rocks Bumbershoot Bumbershoot. (photo by Tony Kay)

Former Seattleite Astronautalis throws down his weld of industrial and hip hop to an appreciative Bumbershoot crowd (photo by Tony Kay)

Pickwick lead singer Galen Disston brings the blue-eyed soul to EMP's Level 3 Stage. (photo by Tony Kay)

Yukimi Nagano of Swedish techno ensemble Little Dragon gets all ethereal-like. (photo by Tony Kay)

STRFKR plugs in at Bumbershoot 2011. (photo by Tony Kay)

STRFKR beams in from Portland to Bumbershoot 2011. (photo by Tony Kay)

Sol lays down smooth jams in the Bumbershoot sun. (photo by Tony Kay)

Mad Rad's P Smoov at Bumbershoot 2011. (photo by Tony Kay)

Live on Party Mountain: Buffalo Madonna of Mad Rad dances his ass off. (photo by Tony Kay)

Buffalo Madonna of Mad Rad surfs the crowd at Bumbershoot. (photo by Tony Kay)

Adra Boo puts the soul into Fly Moon Royalty's electro-soul. (photo by Tony Kay)

Soul shouter Charles Bradley electrifies the house at his KEXP Bumbershoot session. (photo by Tony Kay)

Michael Fitzpatrick of Fitz and the Tantrums, live at the Bumbershoot KEXP session. (photo by Tony Kay)

Noelle of Fitz and the Tantrums belts it out. (photo by Tony Kay)

Claire L. Evans of YACHT croons; Bumbershoot 2011. (photo by Tony Kay)

Devoured by a Pillowcase: Claire L. Evans of YACHT fires up the Bumbershoot crowd. (photo by Tony Kay)

Shabazz Palaces, Bumbershoot 2011 KEXP set. thumbnail
Palaceer Lazaro of Shabazz Palaces.  thumbnail
MC Pearl Dragon of Champagne Champagne. thumbnail
Sir Thomas Gray of Champagne Champagne. thumbnail
Astronautalis rhymes at Bumbershoot 2011. thumbnail
Galen Disston of Pickwick. thumbnail
Little Dragon at Bumbershoot  2011. thumbnail
STRFKR, live at Bumbershoot 2011. thumbnail
STRFKR at Bumbershoot 2011. thumbnail
Sol at Bumbershoot 2011. thumbnail
P Smoov of Mad Rad.  thumbnail
Mad Rad, Bumbershoot 2011. thumbnail
Mad Rad, crowd-surfing at Bumbershoot 2011. thumbnail
Adra Boo of Fly Moon Royalty. thumbnail
Charles Bradley at Bumbershoot 2011. thumbnail
Fitz and the Tantrums, KEXP session, Bumbershoot 2011. thumbnail
Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and the Tantrums, live at the Bumbershoot KEXP sessions. thumbnail
YACHT at Bumbershoot 2011. thumbnail
Claire L. Evans of YACHT. thumbnail

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