6:44 PM: Caspar Babypants fans are filling the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center for what’s invariably the bounciest night of the Admiral Neighborhood Association‘s annual concert series. “My Flea Has Dogs,” “Free Couch,” “Mr. Rabbit,” and other faves already have the youngest concertgoers dancing nonstop.
Mr. Babypants intro’ing ‘Free Couch’ pic.twitter.com/8aPRoQb8dp
— West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) August 23, 2019
You have until 8 to get here and share the fun.
(Added: Dream Dinners’ table, above; West Seattle Realty’s Otter Pop-ularity, below)
7:50 PM: Show just ended – and with it, this year’s Summer Concerts at Hiawatha. We have more photos/video to add when we’re back at HQ.
10:21 PM: Adding more photos and video. Caspar B (who most probably know by now is Chris Ballew, who had a pre-Babypants claim to fame with The Presidents of the United States of America) insisted “every song is a true story”:
You can’t argue that when the song is, for example, “Banana Bread,” telling the practical tale of why you don’t have to discard overripe bananas. Many of his songs are critter tales, though, like this:
As you saw there, some fans didn’t even stop bouncing when the music stopped. That can have side effects:
Many more were starting to wind down by show’s end. Afterward, there was a chance to buy merch and art – CB’s cover artist Kate Endle, who also happens to be married to him, was there:
One more person to acknowledge – Stephanie Jordan, who plans and coordinates the Hiawatha series for ANA:
Watch next year for word of the 2020 series!