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Photos: 2018 Bumbershoot day one hosts a vivid display of music, art and livelihood



Bumbershoots (umbrellas) decorate the festival grounds. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Hobo Johnson under the Fisher Green stage lights. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Dana Sparks/Emerald)

 

Hobo Johnson turns red and his brow furls with emotion during his performance. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Dana Sparks/Emerald)

 

Hobo Johnson sprays his water bottle into the crowd. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Just be your selfie: A neon light lines a row of trees by the Seattle Center Armory. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Dana Sparks/Emerald)

 

A rainbow shines in the spray of the International Fountain. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

People trickle into Memorial Stadium, the main stage, for RL Grime. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. ( Dana Sparks/Emerald)

 

EDM artist RL Grime as seen through trees at the Memorial Stadium Main Stage. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Between the Fisher Green stage and Memorial Stadium Main stage, people play in the fountain, daring one another to get to the top of the half dome at its center. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Dana Sparks/Emerald)

 

Moses Sumney hops down from the stage to meet his fans at the barricade. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Dana Sparks/Emerald)

 

Moses Sumney performs on the Fisher Green stage. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Dana Sparks/Emerald)

 

Moses Sumney’s hand under the lights of the Fisher Green Stage. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Dana Sparks/Emerald)

 

Canadian rock band Arkells perform at the Mural Amphitheater. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Arkells lead singer Max Kerman moves energetically. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Arkells invite a crowd member named Julian to come on stage and play guitar with the band. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Lil Wayne’s crowd forms a wild mosh pit. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Rapper Lil Wayne performs at the Memorial Stadium Main Stage. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Festival attendees gather for a picture in front of the Bumbershoot sign. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A person dressed as a statue of an angel dances along to Gryffin. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Popular DJ Gryffin performs at the Fisher Green stage. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Gryffin’s crowd throw their hands up. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

An infant sways in his parent’s arms as DJ Gryffin plays the Fisher Green Stage. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Dana Sparks/Emerald)

 

Mura Masa at the Fisher Green stage underneath the warm glow of Seattle’s Space Needle. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Dana Sparks/Emerald)

 

The Chainsmokers’ set involves a vivid display of pyrotechnics. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers moves around the stage. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

#SEATTLE: Although many festival staples like totems weren’t allowed in the Bumbershoot grounds, some festival attendees still find ways to stand out in the crowd. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Ludacris performing on the Fisher Green Stage. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Dana Sparks/Emerald)

 

Ludacris performing on the Fisher Green stage. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Dana Sparks/Emerald)

 

The fountain that hosted fun and games in the day serves a different purpose at night. Projections from different parts of the festival play on the water. Day one of 2018 Bumbershoot kicks off Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center on Aug. 31, 2018. (Dana Sparks/Emerald)

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Sarah Northrop

Sarah Northrop

Sarah is the Photo Editor for the Daily Emerald. She has experience in all kinds of photography and visual tempo, as well as feature writing and news reporting. In her free time she enjoys hiking, live music and petting dogs.