Sunday, April 11, 2010

HONK! if you love music

Today is the last day of the 3rd annual HONK! Fest West, a three-day festival of street music featuring marching bands and lots of horns. Stage areas have been designated in the Junction business district in my neighborhood of West Seattle and one block of the main street has been closed off for the event.

It's a beautiful sunny day, perfect for getting outside, visiting the Farmer's Market and checking out the bands. There's over 20 of them here from all across the US and Canada.

Here's a "HONKer" now.

These folks call themselves the Bolting Brassicas (a name any vegetable gardener could love) and hail from British Columbia.

I wonder if this little guy, whose mom is in the Bolting Brassica band, is a Brussels sprout. Then again maybe not. They're from BC, not Belgium. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

I nearly got run over by the Minor Mishap Marching Band as they charged out into the street to perform. Maybe that's how they got their name. This band is not the typical marching band I remember from high school!

They have a washboard player.

And a flag bearer with serious attitude.

I don't know the name of this band, but they put on a great show. 

I'm glad I had the opportunity to check this out  - HONK! Fest was a great way to spend some time outside today.