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It's Bumbershoot's 40th Anniversary, and We're Giving Away Tickets.

By Josh Feit August 19, 2010

But first you’ve got to answer a question.

In honor of Bumbershoot’s 40th Anniversary (September 4-6 at Seattle Center) we’re going to roll out a question a week, one for each decade that Bumbershoot has been bringing great acts to Seattle. (Dylan, Weezer, and Mary J. Blige are coming this year!)

Each week’s winner scores a pair of Standard Tickets (with guaranteed Mainstage access) to each day of the Festival!

Last week, we asked a '70s question. (Winner here.)

Here's our '80s question. What does Ronald Reagan have to do with it?

Everything in the '80s—Michael Jackson, the Eurythmics, Family Ties, Miami Vice, and Madonna---were really about Ronald Reagan.

Pick a song and write a brief essay, 200-300 words, on how it's really about Ronald Reagan.

Advice: Don't pick an obvious one like Springsteen's pro-Ronnie anthem "Born in the USA" (JUST KIDDING!). Pick something more compelling, like say, Liquid Sky.

Send essays to [email protected]—be sure to put “Bumbershoot contest” in the subject line.

Full Bumbershoot schedule here.  Full Festival details here.
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