A few images from last week’s Keep Portland Weird festival in France. All photos by Laura Guimond.
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It’s a five-minute walk from the hotel to the Gaite Lyrique where the “Keep Portland Weird” festival has launched. Four Portland bands (Steven Malkmus & the Jicks, Michael Hurley, Rebecca Gates and the Consortium and Street Nights) played last night and two more (Slimkid3 and Lifesavas) will take the stage tonight.
I am staffing an information table with Kelsey Bunker, the owner of The Jupiter Hotel, who is helping negotiate the French as she lives here half-time. In the hall, about 500 people are milling about, drinking, eating, chatting. Five hundred really nice polite young hip people who are amazed that I am giving out really cool Portland pins (or badges, as they are called here) for free. They love the bumper stickers, too. Again the incredulity at the price: rien — nothing!