Summer Fest, the final hours

if you haven’t been yet – or even if you have – wander down to The Junction before Summer Fest ends 7 pm-ish. Part of the WSB team made another run through it this afternoon, catching street magic along the way:


11 Replies to "Summer Fest, the final hours"

  • MargL July 15, 2007 (9:16 pm)

    I thought putting the food booths on just one side of the street was a smart move. Fixed the bottle neck that happened having booths on both sides of the street. Got a laugh when we sat down to eat in the seating area next to Wells Fargo (was that new, too?) A boy, probably 10 years old, and his dad came by to sit down and the -kid- said, “These tables are disgusting!” and they went to sit somewhere else. They were kind of icky but better than sitting on the curb trying to eat a gyro in your lap.

  • WSB July 15, 2007 (10:48 pm)

    Definitely more tables than last year – we remember a few then – and before that, The Curb Of Doom, indeed.

  • Eric B July 15, 2007 (11:39 pm)

    I thought that it was a much better fair this year – more local stuff. It seemed that they really listened to the comments that were made on this blog!

  • Flowerpetal July 16, 2007 (1:15 pm)

    We were surprised to see all of the import stuff, particularly that of S.E. Asia. It seemed to us that there was booth after booth of things of that ilk that looked the same. I was happy to see many of the local merchants there with bargains. That was fun. Our only purchases were at the Senior Center, Edie’s shoes, and the farmers market.
    Oh, and we didn’t sign up for any contests. We discovered what a bad move that can be after going to the home show one year and then being deluged as early as a week later with “You didn’t win our contest… but we are having a special on window installations.”
    I was only treated rudely by the woman at the booth for the Times and P.I. subscriptions. She was calling me over to the booth; very friendly; but as soon as she understood that I already get the newspaper 7 days a week; it was as if I were invisible and in the way.

  • pops July 16, 2007 (1:30 pm)

    Yeah the P-I woman was a somethin’ else. She asked me if I read the P-I and I said – yeah online. Then she would not let me go because she had a great deal for me! I kept saying – I’m getting the P-I online for free – what better deal can you offer me – pay me to read it?

    That didn’t register with her she just kept going.

    It was like backing into a dentist’s drill.

  • Sue July 16, 2007 (1:46 pm)

    Yes, that woman at the PI booth was obnoxious – she shoved a paper into my husband’s hands, which we promptly ended up recycling since I read it online. Made me wonder if she was under some quota to give away papers and would get in trouble if she had any left. Very aggressive.

  • Flowerpetal July 16, 2007 (1:54 pm)

    Too bad. You attract more flies with honey than vinegar said my grandmother. Funny comment Pops about backing into a dentist’s drill. I chatted with one of my favorite West Seattle dentists at his booth. Lloyd Tucker’s pleasant demeanor and that of his staff, brought him a load of friendly inquiries.

  • Jiggers July 16, 2007 (2:30 pm)

    Behind the picture of the street magician, is Jordan the bartender of Talarico’s, wearing the white collared t-shirt and shades. He must have been on his way to work that afternoon when you took this shot…lol

  • Jiggers July 16, 2007 (2:38 pm)

    Going out after 10pm on Saturday night in the Junction, on the day of SummerFest, it was ridiculous in every bar. You couldn’t find a seat anywhere. West 5, Matador, Maharaja, Talarico’s, Rocksport, Puerto Vallarta, Jak’s, CornerPocket, Elliott Bay, was wall to wall….it seemed like we short on watering holes for a rareity.

  • Karen July 16, 2007 (3:41 pm)

    You should have had the booth next to her! I did last year and she was so aggressive that people just rushed past! She really pushed a lot! Unfortunately, she (and others like her last year) also ran me off – I did not attend this year.

    I am glad to hear that it seems to have gone better and people are happy with some of the changes.

  • Sue July 16, 2007 (4:15 pm)

    On Saturday during the festival we ducked into Arts West to cool off and decided to see the matinee of Hair since plenty of tickets were still available. I was really blown away by it and highly recommend the show – the actors are all teens and are just amazing. Definitely worth the $15. I believe it’s there until the end of the month. I had never been to this theater before and definitely will be going there for more shows in the future.

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