|As a huge stand up comedy fan, Todd Barry performing here in Port Townsend was huge. It was definitely nice to chat with him again.|
There was so much to see and do. I wish I had more time to take in more of the festival! Check out a few pictures, including a couple more shots from Giants in the Trees' set:
|The Night Market was full of booths from vendors, artists, activists and crafting demos.|
|This van in the Night Market was pretty slick. I believe it was promoting a regional brewery.|
|Earlier in the day, when I arrived, the Night Market crowd was sparse, but filled up as time went on.|
|Thought it was pretty cool having a Sub Pop records booth in the Night Market|
|More shots from Giants in the Trees|
|Black Belt Eagle Scout were another pretty good band to check out. They had a very moody indie rock sound, with some scorching guitar solos! I dug them. Extra points for the cool band name! Check em out HERE|
The organizers of THING really really utilized the space at historic Fort Worden really well, laying out the stages and venues as to not feel over crowded as some festivals could, which was quite appealing and pleasant having been to countless events. Overall, I'd say THING was pretty successful. A great family friendly weekend with great food, great music, and great times for all.
I have to add that although there was a bit of worry by the local residents about the impact on the region, THING Festival has come and gone, with minimal negative impact on this small community. Hopefully that leaves the door open for a return next year, along with other similar events in the area. I'm inspired to plan my own next big event...I believe this is the next big THING (pun very much intended)
We're glad we got to check out THING! Thanks to STG (www.stgpresents.org) for the opportunity to cover the event.
Steve Strout is the media mastermind (haha) behind this site, host of the Comic Book Swap Meet, nerd, terrible artist, gamer, convention goer and comic book reader who spends more time rescuing toys from thrift shops than a normal adult should. He is also known around the northwest for his promotion of live music and stand-up comedy events and is the creator/producer of the Comic Book Swap Meet mini convention, and Olympic Peninsula Comedy Competition (which will make it's big return soon!). Follow him on Instagram at http://instagram.com/thestevestrout, and He can be reached for comments at firstname.lastname@example.org on twitter at @thestevestrout