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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Come to the Genius Party Tonight!

posted by on September 13 at 17:27 PM


The Moore is one of the most beautiful theaters in the city, with its marble and crenellations, its nooks and crannies, and air of decaying opulence. It is a decadent space for a decadent age, and tonight it will be teeming with writers and artists, actors and hiphop-heads, filmmakers and a man who casts headstones out of glass.

The stars: Sherman Alexie, Paul Mullin, Wynne Greenwood, Lynn Shelton, and Implied Violence.

The music: Dyme Def, Daedalus, and motherfucking James Pants on the main stage, with the Emerald City Soul Club spinning soul all night in the Moore’s subterranean bar.

It shouldn’t be free. But it is. Because we love our city.

It starts at 9 pm.

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Seems like it's the usual coterie of downtown Middlebrows that stomp around Seattle mau-mauing the streets to call them geniuses.

Posted by John Bailo | September 13, 2008 6:21 PM

The Moore Theater is a fucking dump: A very fitting place for the Stranger to host any event. Old, tired and out of date.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | September 13, 2008 7:33 PM

Why do you visit the site if you hate it?

Generally curious.

Posted by ebon | September 13, 2008 7:49 PM

@1: No.

@2: No.


I enjoyed it. Some pictures shortly.

Posted by elenchos | September 13, 2008 10:38 PM

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.

Posted by COMTE | September 13, 2008 11:04 PM

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.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | September 13, 2008 11:13 PM

Hm, odd the link didn't work.

Try this one.

Posted by COMTE | September 13, 2008 11:13 PM

Have you seen the natatorium?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | September 13, 2008 11:43 PM

Unfortunately, I ran into the house staff who stopped me before I got that far @8, but I've been down there before.

Posted by COMTE | September 13, 2008 11:54 PM

thank you, stranger. girl, i am CRUNK. james pants was ree-dick-u-donk

Posted by kim | September 14, 2008 1:47 AM

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?

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | September 14, 2008 11:20 AM

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.

Posted by Gurldoggie | September 14, 2008 11:59 AM

I don't remember much of it. Free booze.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 14, 2008 3:17 PM

But thanks. It was splendid.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 14, 2008 3:28 PM

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.

Posted by COMTE | September 14, 2008 4:02 PM


Good to know. Also, a natatorium does not need to be underground, nor does it need to be indoors.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 14, 2008 5:15 PM

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.

Posted by COMTE | September 14, 2008 6:27 PM

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