2010 Fremont Solstice Parade Photos

This was my third year attending the Fremont Solstice Parade. Instead of watching the parade, I got there early and went straight to the staging area. From there I took most of my photos. I have a video of the naked bikers, but I am not sure where to upload it. Even though it is barely R-rated, I’m not sure it is YouTube safe. Ideas? Link to full gallery below.

Photo Gallery for 2010 Fremont Solstice Parade (a few NSFW)

Prior year links: 2008 Fremont Solstice Parade and 2009 Fremont Solstice Parade.

What is the Best Seattle Coffee Place That is No Longer Around?

I arrived in Seattle in 2007, so I don’t know much about the history of coffee shops and roasters that went under before then. On my very first visit to the Bainbridge Island coffee shop next to the Seattle Center, the barista got a phone call just when I was about to order. That call was from management saying that they would be closing the shop at the end of business that day with no plans to reopen. I felt like the Espresso Grim Reaper that day.

As good as my one espresso was at Bainbridge, my favorite coffee place in Seattle that no longer exists was Stickman Coffee. Stickman was this hidden gem in the heart of Fremont. It was in the alley just beyond the statue of Lenin. Stickman had two espresso blends roasted by Borogove Coffee. They blends were darker, which I usually don’t like. However, they were outstanding and they were unique. Stickman also had an open air court yard, which the Coffee Club of Seattle used once for a home coffee roasted demonstration. Stickman was owned and operated by award winning barista Dismas Smith.

Stickman Coffee is the Seattle coffee place that I miss the most. How about you? What is your pick for the best Seattle coffee place that is no longer around?

Sources:

Stickman – Stickman Coffee Blog.

Interview: North American Barista Champion – 2002 interview with Dismas Smith.

Stickman Photos – 3 photos by INeedCoffee / CoffeeHero

2009 Fremont Solstice Parade Photos

Another year, another Solstice parade in the Fremont district of Seattle. There seemed to be quite few of the naked bikers in the 2009 Fremont Solstice Parade. The parade kicked off at Noon. I’d like to issue the same warning as I did last year: Don’t view these photos on a full stomach. ;)

The full 2009 Fremont Solstice Parade Photo Gallery (NSFW). [The password is the 3 letter name of a popular 1970 Jackson 5 song. ]

For those that missed last year. Photo Gallery For Fremont Solstice Parade 2008 Bikers (NSFW) [The password is the 3 letter name of a popular Jackson 5 song. ]

2009 Fremont Outdoor Movie Schedule

The 2009 Fremont Outdoor Movie schedule is now out. If you haven’t been to one of the Fremont Outdoor movies, they are a good time. The outdoor movies are held across the street from Theo’s Chocolate at 3400 Phinney Avenue North. This is also the same corner as Brouwers. It might be the happiest intersection in Seattle. ;)

Movies start around sunset, but you need to get there early for a good seat. Bring a chair and something to eat. With the exception of Legally Blonde, it appears to be an excellent line-up. Although I might see more, I’ve bolded the movies I am most likely to attend.

Saturday JUNE 27 – Edward Scissorhands IMDB=8.0

Friday JULY 3 – Shaun of the Dead IMDB=8.0

Saturday JULY 11 – Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure IMDB=6.8

Saturday JULY 18 – Army of Darkness IMDB=7.6

Saturday JULY 25 – Die Hard (Twisted Flick) IMDB=8.3

Saturday August 1 – Legally Blonde IMDB=6.2

Saturday August 8 – The Godfather IMDB=9.1

Saturday August 15 – Some Like it Hot (Twisted Flick) IMDB=8.4

Sunday August 16 – Bottle Shock IMDB=6.9

Saturday August 22 – E.T. IMDB=7.9

Saturday August 29 – Raiders of the Lost Ark IMDB=8.7

Saturday September 12 – Animal House IMDB=7.6

Twisted Flicks are kind of like Mystery Science 3000. The soundtrack is done by a Seattle improv comedy group. I’ve seen a few and they are pretty good.

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Fremont Solstice Parade 2008

Today was the big party and parade in the Fremont district of Seattle. What is to say about Fremont and the parade? I’ll let the photos do the talking.

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Photo Gallery For the Fremont Solstice Parade 2008

Prior to the parade a bunch of people bike nude in front of the parade route. The people aren’t models. They are very comfortable in their own skin. This gallery is not safe for work. Don’t view on a full stomach. :)

Photo Gallery For Fremont Solstice Parade 2008 Bikers (NSFW) [The password is the 3 letter name of a popular Jackson 5 song. ]