Image from the gallery on her siteI’m reasonably sure everyone in Seattle conspired to make Sat 07/29 the most heavily activity– and event-scheduled day in the history of the world. I know this because it took Katharine and me just 20 minutes to get from the Thrashers Corner area of Bothell to the Stewart Street exit off I-5 southbound in Seattle via I-405 and the 520 bridge—20 or so miles—but then we spent nearly half an hour threading our way along the last couple of miles to Julie Anne’s Lower Queen Anne apartment via various side streets as we tried to navigate around the footraces and Seafair events and Seattle Center and everywhere else events that were crammed into downtown last night.
Vienna Teng’s show was a co-billing with Duncan Sheik, whom I know only from a couple of songs, one of which I’ve encountered solely because it was on a film soundtrack. Guy’s been around for years, has released several albums, is touring in support of his newest album, and my only experience of his music (that I knew outright was his, anyway) is Three to Tango, which featured his song “That Says it All,” and then separately his song “Barely Breathing” which I remember from when it got a lot of airplay in, what, must be 1996 or so. Otherwise, I know nothing about the man, so while there were two names on the show posters and on the tickets Julie Anne got for us, we were there for just one performer.