Video: Bubbleman & more – final look @ Morgan Junction Festival

June 13, 2010 at 8:28 am | In West Seattle festivals, West Seattle news, West Seattle video | 5 Comments

One more video look at Saturday’s Morgan Junction Community Festival, presented by the Morgan Community Association – on a day we might all look back on as the first “real” day of West Seattle’s 2010 summer. Edgar Riebe of Captive Eye Media captured festival scenes in the final few hours, including the legendary Bubbleman, and the last musical act, the Burley Mountain Band. (For photos and more video, check out our as-it-happened coverage, report #1 and report #2.)

5 Comments

  1. Not sure why the schedule had the Bite of Morgan listed as going on from 11am-7pm. We got there at 3:30 and there was no such thing. All the free coupons were gone and there was no other mention of Bite of Morgan. What’s the point of advertising something that’s not really happening. I’m new to the neighborhood and was looking forward to trying out a sampling of the restaurants in the area in which I thought there would be booths or tables set up as part of the festival, but no such thing. I understand that perhaps there was going to be a limited amount of “free coupons”, but I was willing to pay for my samples. Just a bit irked that I came down there with the false impression that this was actually something that was part of the festival and going on until 7pm when it was not.

    Comment by Jay — 9:52 am June 13, 2010 #

  2. Jay – we did mention in our ongoing coverage that the coupons had run out by 4 pm. I know organizers are well aware of that – they ordered hundreds more this year than last – but still ran out early. So that’s definitely something for them to be aware of in planning for next year. It *was* part of the festival, but apparently in the “first come first served” sense – TR

    Comment by WSB — 10:14 am June 13, 2010 #

  3. Just read your reply. My problem wasn’t that there weren’t any coupons available. I still don’t really know what the coupons would have been for. It’s just that I am of the opinion that if you decide to give an event a name such as “Bite of Morgan” and announce that it will take place between 11am-7pm on such and such day then that should give people a reasonable expectation that there will indeed be an event taking place on that day and time frame. When I got there around 3:30 there was no sign of such an event taking place. If it indeed was just a first come first served event then this is how it should have been announced to the public instead of making it seem like more than what it really was.

    When I lived in the Wallingford area, they had and event called the Bite of Wallingford several years back. Restaurants would set up little tables or booths in front of their establishments and offer up samples of their food for folks to try at a nominal cost. This was a fun event as you could try out food from restaurants you normally wouldn’t otherwise. I was thinking that this would be a similar affair.

    Given the fact that whoever organized the Morgan Junction Festival decided to call this aspect of the festival the “Bite of Morgan” with a specific time frame on the schedule made it misleading for those of us who came to the festival for the reason of participating in this event during said time frame. I would imagine that the restaurants participating in this event would have had a say to the time commitment for this event.

    Hopefully next year the organizers can announce a more realistic schedule of what festival goers should expect and avoid misleading people into coming to a non-existing event.

    Comment by Jay — 10:51 am June 14, 2010 #

  4. Where can we get the I (heart) West Seattle Bumper Stickers!

    Need one.

    bad.

    hk

    Comment by HolyKow — 2:37 pm June 14, 2010 #

  5. West Seattle Chamber of Commerce office on California SW between Admiral and The Junction – http://wschamber.com

    Comment by WSB — 2:39 pm June 14, 2010 #

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