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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Space Needle Captured!

posted by on July 10 at 17:31 PM

Two local yokels have put their flag on the top of the Space Needle! I think they also defaced the top of it! Painted it to look like a record album!


photo by Steve Manning*

Also, watch SLOG tomorrow for the video - the most terrifying How Was It? video interview I’ve ever done. That frickin’ Needle is a lot higher than it looks. Especially when you’re standing on tippy-tip-top of it.

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Oh, Jesus. I am afraid of heights, and that picture, and just thinking about going up there, is giving me the jeebies something fierce.

Posted by Fnarf | July 10, 2008 5:47 PM

That is just cool as hell.

Posted by it'smarkmitchell | July 10, 2008 5:51 PM

What? No sly reference to The Parallax View?

Posted by Jeff Stevens | July 10, 2008 6:03 PM

What? No sly reference to The Parallax View?

Posted by Jeff Stevens | July 10, 2008 6:06 PM

I used to be a seating hostess at the restaurant there. It's not that high when you get used to it. Unless you climb to the very top of it by freaking hand.
Then again, there are internal stairs that lead to the top so

I love the word 'yokel.'

Posted by I'm black! Really! | July 10, 2008 6:10 PM

OK, if B & J replaced the flag with the logo that I think they did, SOMEONE BETTER TAKE SOME GOOD GODDAMN PICTURES!

Posted by mackro mackro | July 10, 2008 6:14 PM


Fuckin' pussy.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 10, 2008 7:38 PM

Kelly O: Doesn't that make you kind of an accsexssory to vandalism? Personally I'd be shitting myself that far up. And I sure wouldn't admit to being there.

@7: What are *you* afraid of? Give us the list. It'll be fun. We can spend our time mocking your fears between other relevant posts. Don't say there are none. Some of us know better }:-)>

Posted by Poe's Dream | July 10, 2008 7:47 PM

No, @8. @7 is correct. I am a fucking, excuse me, fuckin' pussy. A weenie-boy. A girlie-man.

Posted by Fnarf | July 10, 2008 9:23 PM

I am confused these days by Mr. Poe. Is Mr. Poe really Mr. Poe or is he now a sock puppet making us think Mr. Poe is still with us even though the real Mr. Poe has moved on? Well, I hope it is the original Mr. Poe because I would be sad if he abandoned Slog.

Kelly, I can't believe you filmed on the top of the Space Needle, you are amazing, a-freakin-mazing.

Posted by PopTart | July 10, 2008 9:48 PM

Wish I'd known...I'd have paid good money to have a SAY NO TO BREED BANS flag up there.

Posted by Julie Russell | July 10, 2008 9:50 PM

Yeah, it's for Sub Pop's 20th anniversary. Pretty cool, I think.

Posted by vika | July 10, 2008 10:25 PM

Oooph.... I need glasses. I thought that said defecated on top of it.

Posted by I'm (half) blind | July 10, 2008 11:16 PM

I love rich hippies.

Posted by Kurt's Ghost | July 10, 2008 11:47 PM

Is this the Insomnia post? I thought it was dan's but we agreed on the last before midnight, didn't we?

Posted by Gabe | July 11, 2008 2:44 AM

so, officially this is the Insomnia post, eh?

Posted by Gabe | July 11, 2008 2:48 AM

Pavitt looks really hot.

Posted by wah | July 11, 2008 8:27 AM

I think it's precious that their outfits coordinate with each other and their straps.

Posted by michael strangeways | July 11, 2008 9:19 AM

* I just added a photo credit to this post. This photo was actually taken by Sub Popper Steve Manning, using my camera. Though I did go on the roof, I was too chicken shit to get all strapped in and zip-lined on the mid-level. The roof was all I could handle. There were Parallax-esque moments a'plenty. It was all worth it. Watching Poneman and Pavitt's as faces they raised the Sub Pop flag was kind of the coolest thing I've seen in years...

Posted by KELLY O | July 11, 2008 11:32 AM

@19: Kelly, I stole this photo and put it on the Bonks. Good to see you last night. Couldn't have been a better time.

Posted by kerri harrop | July 11, 2008 12:13 PM

Okay... so, a quick question, slightly off topic, but why was there no rainbow flag flying from the Spaceneedle for Gay Pride? It struck me as being distinctly "missing".

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | July 11, 2008 12:14 PM

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