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Capitol Hill Block Party 2013

The nice folks that put together Capitol Hill Block Party did a great job this year of containing the party and debauchery within the fences while keeping thousands of people wildly entertained and even more under-clothed. I lurked around, ate lots of snacks, took lots of mediocre pictures and ruined other people’s. Here’s the photographic evidence…

Raise your hand if you like butts. The crowd for Big Freedia was beyond entertained and not as confused as some folks.

Raise your hand if you like butts. The crowd for Big Freedia was beyond entertained and not as confused as some folks.

No one knows how Big Freedia's dancers can keep going for 45 minutes at a time. So. Much. Shaking.

No one knows how Big Freedia’s dancers can keep going for 45 minutes at a time. So. Much. Shaking.

Lots o' butts.

Lots o’ butts.

STRFKR on the main stage Friday night.

STRFKR on the main stage Friday night.

An array of animals waiting on side stage to hop around with STRFKR.

An array of animals waiting on side stage to hop around with STRFKR.

And out they come...

And out they come…

STRFKR's crowd was more than welcoming to a crowd-rafting panda.

STRFKR’s crowd was more than welcoming to a crowd-rafting panda.

Buddy time with all-around nice guy Michael Lerner of Telekinesis, who played a real sunny set on the main stage Friday.

Buddy time with all-around nice guy Michael Lerner of Telekinesis, who played a real sunny set on the main stage Friday.

The burning main stage's packed crowd for Purity Ring.

The burning main stage’s packed crowd for Purity Ring.

Purity Ring's Megan James standing (relatively) tall among the main stage's cocoons.

Purity Ring’s Megan James standing (relatively) tall among the main stage’s cocoons.

Hometown handsome dudes Pickwick close out the main stage in spectacular fashion.

Hometown handsome dudes Pickwick close out the main stage in spectacular fashion.

Patrick Wright (R), who was part of the videos seen in the Havana parking lot with Jay Cox (L), who didn't eat any Jameson flavored ice cream the whole weekend. Also seen: some jerk in a Rainiers hat.

Patrick Wright, who was part of the videos seen in the Havana parking lot with Jay Cox who didn’t eat any Jameson flavored ice cream the whole weekend. Also seen: some jerk in a Rainiers hat.

Hailing from Seattle and featuring Hollis of Macklemore fame, The Flavr Blue gave a 9 PM Neumos crowd quite the show.

Hailing from Seattle and featuring Hollis of Macklemore fame, The Flavr Blue gave a 9 PM Neumos crowd quite the show.

Phox make their Seattle debut at Neumos in the early evening Saturday.

Phox make their looovely Seattle debut at Neumos in the early evening Saturday.

Weekend finale from the Flaming Lips closing out the main stage.

Weekend finale from the Flaming Lips closing out the main stage. Photo by Jim Bennett.

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