In 10 days I’ll be in Seattle for Bumbershoot. I’m getting quite excited! I did a contest for the worst Teen Angst Poetry and had over 130 wonderfully bad entries, it was a very difficult decision to make but I think I found a great winner.

Bumbershoot is an annual international music and arts festival held in Seattle, Washington. One of North America’s largest such festivals and has been running since Aug 1971. (I wasn’t even born yet!)

Here’s the info on when I’m performing:

Saturday, August 30 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Leo K. Theatre

A leader of the “mortification” movement, Sara Bynoe started Teen Angst Poetry in 2000. Initially a website of the world’s most heartsick and tormented verse, the theme is the subject of Bynoe’s new solo show, F**k Off and Die: Tales in Teen Angst Poetry. Part stand-up comedy, part poetry reading, and part verbatim theatre, F**k Off and Die is a sincere, yet hilarious, valentine for every lonely, angry and misunderstood teenager that ever lived.

Here’s the link to my Bumbershoot page: http://www.bumbershoot.org/lineup/f–k-off-and-die

Bumbershoot Promo

Ok I have to admit that when I saw this: http://www.bumbershoot.org/lineup.htm I ‘omg-ed’ the fact that the photo of me flipping the double bird is right above Saul Williams. The bad poet above the rad poet. I hope our shows don’t conflict because I really want to see that man live.

… and speaking of Bumbershoot here’s a cheap ticket promotion I should tell y’all about. (aka come and see me in Seattle!)


Here’s the scoop: Bumbershoot single day-specific tickets (Saturday, Sunday or Monday) go on sale on July 15 for $35/day. After August 15, ticket prices increase to $40/day. Not bad, but you’re an Insider and want special perks…

So, why don’t you buy before everyone else, and pay a measly $25 per day? The Insider Deal is available now exclusively at bumbershoot.org/insider (REDIRECT http://www.bumbershoot.org/tickets/promo.htm?access=TEENANGST&utm_source=SARABYNOE&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=insider08). Use your special promo code: “TEENANGST” and save 38%!

This is a limited offer that will expire without notice when discounted tickets sell out. Once the Insider Deal runs out, the $25 tickets will no longer be available anywhere, so don’t say we didn’t warn you! Please note: these tickets are day-specific. Be sure to check out the by-day lineup* (REDIRECT http://www.bumbershoot.org/lineup.htm) before purchasing your tickets.

Bumbershoot runs Labor Day Weekend, Saturday 8/30 – Monday 9/1 at Seattle Center. For lineup details or more information about Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival, visit bumbershoot.org.
*Complete lineup / full schedule will be published July 12, 2008.