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Endfest changes venues, goes unplugged, loses Bad Religion and is FREE

September 4th, 2008 by travis hay

 

The End has changed the venue for its annual Endfest concert, which is happening Sept. 13. Instead of being held at Marymoor Park like its Summer Camp concert that featured Flogging Molly, Pennywise and others, in June the festival will be held at the EMP Sky Church.

Instead of being a plugged in concert, the event will be “unplugged” and is being billed as “Endfest ’08 Unplugged.” Also, Bad Religion has dropped off the bill and apparently will be playing El Corazon to make up for the missed show. Oh yeah, and remember how it used to cost $40 per ticket. Well, now it’s a free event.

Previously the concert was being billed as Endfest 17 and it had an election year theme with a logo that looked an awful lot like an Obama advertisement. There were also rumors that Gov. Chris Gregoire would be a special guest at the concert.

I have a few thoughts on this change. First, I think it is cool that it is going unplugged. Seeing PUSA unplugged should be pretty cool. Second, I think it’s lame Bad Religion had to drop off the bill. And finally, the venue change is pretty intriguing. EMP’s Sky Church can only fit about 700 people, whereas Marymoor Park can fit a few thousand. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the crowd overflow. I assume The End will take advantage of the massive video screen outside of the EMP, although that could not happen.

I’ve got an e-mail out to some peeps at The End to get some questions answered. I’ll let you know when I get a response.

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