Seems like it's the usual coterie of downtown Middlebrows that stomp around Seattle mau-mauing the streets to call them geniuses.
The Moore Theater is a fucking dump: A very fitting place for the Stranger to host any event. Old, tired and out of date.
Why do you visit the site if you hate it?
I enjoyed it. Some pictures shortly.
I've already got a couple posted, including a decent update of the one you've included (now I see where the whole boxing motif came from).
And @1: rest assured, "genius" is a term that will never be applied to anything you do or say, so, snark away, if it makes you feel better about yourself.
@2: it's not a dump; for a 100 year-old building it's actually very clean, if a bit worn in places. I should know - I inspected just about every nook-and-cranny one can get to without spelunking gear tonight.
Thanks to the Stranger for a lovely eveing in an historic space. Brendan, you were the perfect host.
Now had someone dimmed the lights in the lobby by a few decibels, it would have been legendary.
Hm, odd the link didn't work.
Try this one.
Have you seen the natatorium?
Unfortunately, I ran into the house staff who stopped me before I got that far @8, but I've been down there before.
thank you, stranger. girl, i am CRUNK. james pants was ree-dick-u-donk
I haven't been to The Moore in ages. I used to go there to see bands back in the 80's. Good to hear it's still kind of divey.
But what's a natatorium?
I couldn't get to the show, but count me among the many thousands of Seattleites who sends the love right back. The Stranger ain't perfect, but it's got more heart and gives more soul than every other alt-weekly in this country COMBINED. I nominate the Stranger itself for a Lifetime Genius award. Rock on ya'll.
I don't remember much of it. Free booze.
But thanks. It was splendid.
I remember all of it, Mr. Poe. You have nothing to regret, at least for the time you were there.
A natatorium is an underground, indoor swimming pool. The Moore hotel used to have one directly beneath the theatre lobby, but last time I was down there, roughly 13 years ago, the pool had been filled with crap - construction debris, wood scraps, odd bits of old scenery, broken concrete; it had basically been turned into an underground garbage dump.
Good to know. Also, a natatorium does not need to be underground, nor does it need to be indoors.
Perhaps so. The only times I've ever seen or heard the word have always been specifically in reference to the Moore pool.
I guess I live a sheltered life. Or something.
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