Wining and Jamming

If you have not ventured beyond Key Arena for a concert yet, you are sorely missing out. The Seattle area has a number of summer outdoor concerts all over the city. For free, you can check out your local neighborhood concert series or for reasonable ticket prices you can take it to a fancier outdoor venue such as the Gorge at George (requiring the penance of a 2-hour drive before you can enter those pearly gates) or the Chateau St. Michelle Winery. This weekend I headed to Woodinville to see Ben Folds and Rufus Wainright at Chateau St. Michelle. The field was littered with picnic baskets and blankets; friends and couples had come several hours early to dine in the summer sun and secure a good spot. Alcohol was limited to house creations only and you were forced to buy a bottle for anywhere between $8 and $25 depending on your tastes.
For the unprepared, an assortment of dining options were available in addition to the obligatory chair and binocular rentals, espresso, and ATM machine. Vendors (Epicurean Catering specifically) were friendly and eager to make substitutions and cater to dietary needs. For future reference

1 Comment so far

  1. Kelly (unregistered) on August 28th, 2005 @ 12:55 am

    I was very excited to see Tori was coming back, as I missed the Benaroya show to a wedding rehearsal, but $80? Ouch. And $40 for “nosebleed” grass general seating? Double ouch. Not really an option for this student budget.

    Pity; I like the new album.

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