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Friday, July 6, 2007

Tomorrow, a Relentless Firefighter Fan Suggests…

posted by on July 6 at 11:48 AM

The Pioneer Square Fire Festival. This fan of the firefighters, who happens to have my email address, also takes this week’s Stranger Suggests to task for ignoring his beloved event:

No stranger recommendation for fire festival? In terms of hot guys, it’s better than gay pride.

The firefighter fan gripes, I Slog, you decide. Here’s his photographic evidence from last year’s festival:


And here’s the description of what to expect this year:

The highlight of this year’s festival will be the Firefighter Combat Challenge. Often featured on ESPN, the Firefighter Combat Challenge pits over 70 teams of firefighters against one another in what is often billed as “the toughest 2 minutes in sports” … Competitors must climb a 5-story tower, hoist, chop, drag hoses and rescue a life-sized, 175 lb. “victim” as they race against themselves, their opponent and the clock.

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Sexyback, indeed!

Posted by Original Andrew | July 6, 2007 12:05 PM

Mmmmmm, firefighters. Yum.

Posted by Providence | July 6, 2007 12:08 PM

I saw that back bent over at Club Seattle last weekend.....

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | July 6, 2007 12:14 PM


Posted by Katelyn | July 6, 2007 12:15 PM

If that sexyback isn't enough to get you excited, check out this event on the Firefest agenda (followed by a hot dog eating contest!):

Mascot Rally
Main Stage, Occidental Park
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Mascots from Northwest Colleges face off in a rally to see who can get the crowd the most pumped up. The mascot who gets the crowd most excited will win $1000 for their school’s scholarship fund. College mascots include:
University of Washington's "Harry the Husky"
Gonzaga's "Spike the Bull Dog"
Washington State University’s “Butch”
Seattle University’s “Redhawk”
Western Washington University’s “Viking”
Eastern Washington University’s “Wildcat”
Montana University’s “Monte the Grizzly”
Bosie State University’s “Buster Bronco”
Oregon State University’s “Benny Beaver”
University of Oregon’s “Duck”

Posted by Explorer | July 6, 2007 12:27 PM

There's also a hot dog eating competition going on at the festival tomorrow! They'll have both regular and veggie hot dogs available so vegetarians can enjoy the thrills of competitive eating too. If you're interested, you can register here:

Posted by Juliette | July 6, 2007 12:29 PM

um, how does one apply to be a "victim" -- without, you know, setting one's house on fire.

Posted by josef | July 6, 2007 12:36 PM

Will the firemen be naked?

Posted by monkey | July 6, 2007 1:01 PM

I feel sorry for the mascots. To have to wear those costumes in 80 degree heat and jump around. I expect to read in the Sunday news about Harry the Husky dying of heat stroke.

Posted by elswinger | July 6, 2007 1:11 PM

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