I strolled up to the will call of Bumbershoot at 12:50, smugly thinking I could breeze through the lines in ten minutes and catch the screenings for Music Video Madness at SIFF with plenty of time to spare. Unfortunately, everyone else in Seattle had showed up at the same time, and I spent a good 45 minutes battling the lines in. By the time I was released into droves of people, I had certainly missed all the films and there was another giant line wrapping around SIFF for the next film. I aimlessly wandered for awhile, until I came across the Words and Ideas Stage, the most perfect sanctuary for temporarily escaping the festival social anxiety of fried food lines and teenagers in shocking outfits bumping into you. It also has the best bathroom on the second floor.
The University Bookstore has a spread of books for sale at the entrance of the Leo K. Theatre, including this one on the feline superstar, Tardar Sauce A.K.A. Grumpycat:
I sat through a panel called, "Why Froyo? Why YOLO? Why Now?" mostly because the description of the panel series led me to believe that they were going to discuss Settlers of Catan and George RR Martin books, but the panel was mostly focused on the rise of froyo yogurt, facts on yogurt and and interviews with a nice family owned business Zoeyogurt. The panel mostly succeeded in making me really crave some froyo.