Our Ultimate Bumbershoot 2016 Scenario Playlist

With Bumbershoot coming up this weekend, our staff began thinking, “What would be the best way to prepare for this festival?” And then the answer hit uswe had to create a master playlist for all of the possible scenarios that we may encounter! Obviously. From dedicating a song to your favorite artist to running into your Tinder match, we put together a master playlist to match all of these possible scenes. Hopefully some of you Bumber-goers will relate to a few of these, too. All of these songs are by the great artists on the lineup. Enjoy!

The “Wow Today Is Going to Be a Great Day” Getting Ready Phase

  • April: “GLOWED UP” – Anderson .Paak
  • Craig: “Drunk By Noon” – Andrew Bird
  • Grif: “First Breath After Coma” – Explosions In The Sky
  • Priscilla: “The Time Has Come” – Pretty Lights
  • Julia: “Sun’s Coming Up” – Tame Impala
  • Melvin: “So Good Yeah” – Reggie Watts

Trying to Find the Perfect ’Fit for Each Day

  • April: “Glitter & Gold” – Barns Courtney
  • Craig: “Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Grif: “Ponytail” – Chastity Belt
  • Priscilla: “Mrs. Potato Head” – Melanie Martinez
  • Julia: “Pay Attention to Me” – So Pitted
  • Mevin: “Keep on Lying” – Tame Impala

A Song You Would Dedicate to the Boys in Bucket Hats and Aloha Shirts

  • April: “Pity and Fear” – Death Cab For Cutie
  • Craig: “You Are a Tourist” – Death Cab For Cutie
  • Grif: “I’m Ready To Get F**ked Up” – Grave and The Pink Slips
  • Priscilla: “The Ideal Husband” – Father John Misty
  • Julia: “‘Cause I’m a Man” – Tame Impala
  • Melvin: “Summer Skin” – Death Cab for Cutie

A Song You Would Dedicate to Your Favorite Artist on the Lineup

  • April: “I Will Posses Your Heart” – Death Cab For Cutie (I’m sorry, I just had to!)
  • Craig: I’d sing “I Wish I Was” by Maren Morris to her, but facing the wall because I wouldn’t be able to look at her facial expressions as I butcher her perfect song.
  • Grif: “Cool Slut” – Chastity Belt (One time I met the drummer Gretchen and told her I had a crush on her, so it’s not like I can get any creepier)
  • Priscilla: “Baby, It’s You” – JoJo, then she would realize that I’m the missing piece to her performance and want me to travel the world with her. Working on my resignation letter because I’m gonna go tour with JoJo now. Byeee.
  • Julia: “I Went to the Store One Day” – Father John Misty. This song makes me melt.
  • Melvin: “Notice Me” – Deep Sea Diver

When an Artist Is Running Late to Their Set

  • April: “Eventually” – Tame Impala
  • Craig: “Too Little Too Late” – JoJo
  • Grif: “On The Run” – Laser Pink Floyd
  • Priscilla: “I’m Waiting” – TOKiMONSTA
  • Julia: “Smoke Break” – Flatbush Zombies
  • Melvin: “Always Waiting” – Deep Sea Diver

“Oh, 50 Other People Also Chose to Use This Bathroom, Too…”

  • April: “Go Find Your Own” – Pony Time
  • Craig: “Leave (Get Out)” – JoJo
  • Grif: “Drain You” – Laser Nirvana
  • Priscilla: “Hold Your Head Up” – Maiah Manser
  • Julia: “Trouble” – Thunderpussy
  • Melvin: “Zombies” – Radiation City

You’re the Only One in Line to Use This Bathroom, Though!

  • April: “Mine” – Third Eye Blind
  • Craig: “My Church” – Maren Morris
  • Grif: “Territorial Pissings” – Laser Nirvana
  • Priscilla: “Paradise Awaits” – Zhu
  • Julia: “Go Find Your Own” – Pony Time
  • Melvin: “Tee Pees 1-12” – Father John Misty

I’m Just Gonna Cut This Line Because I Need to Pee So, So Badly

  • April: “Lose Control” – Dude York
  • Craig: “F**k Apologies” – JoJo ft. Wiz Khalifa
  • Grif: “Lie, Cheat, Steal” – Run the Jewels
  • Priscilla: “Bust ‘em Down” – Hippie Sabotage
  • Julia: “RUN” – Tyler, the Creator
  • Melvin: “Desire Be Desire Go” – Tame Impala

Trying To Decide Between Two Simultaneous Sets

  • April: “Misty’s Nightmare 1 & 2” – Father John Misty
  • Craig: “Anybody Seen My Mind?” – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Grif: “Final Thought” – Kamasi Washington
  • Priscilla: “Separate” – Radiation City
  • Julia: “Save My Soul” – JoJo
  • Melvin: “Chop Down That Tree” – So Pitted

When You See That One Person You Matched With On Tinder

  • April: “Joke” – Chastity Belt
  • Craig: “Ghost” – Halsey
  • Grif: “Love Buzz” – Laser Nirvana
  • Priscilla: “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” – Death Cab For Cutie
  • Julia: “Awkward Conversations” – The Front Bottoms
  • Melvin: “Welcome to the Disco” – Thunderpussy

Everyone in This Crowd Is Annoying

  • April: “Hex On You” – Pony Time
  • Craig: “Drunk Girls Don’t Cry” – Maren Morris
  • Grif: “New Americana” – Halsey (Tumblr: the crowd)
  • Priscilla: “Rude Boy” – Zeds Dead
  • Julia: “Get Me Out of Here” – Third Eye Blind
  • Melvin: “Swear to God The Devil Made Me Do It” – The Front Bottoms

When the Heat and Body Sweat Is Just Too Much

  • April: “Faceless Death” – Iska Dhaaf
  • Craig: “Hot in the City” – Billy Idol
  • Grif: “A Bloody Spiral Of Unyielding Fury” – Chastity Belt
  • Priscilla: “Slow Cook” – Fly Moon Royalty
  • Julia: “Rescue Me” – St. Lucia
  • Melvin: “I Don’t Belong Here” – StaG

Your Legs and Knees and Body Hurt and Even Breathing Air Sounds Tiring

  • April: “Get Me Out Of Here” – Third Eye Blind
  • Craig: “White Flag” – Lemolo
  • Grif: “Cadaver” – Chastity Belt
  • Priscilla: “Laugh Till I Cry” – The Front Bottoms
  • Julia: “Sea Legs” – Run the Jewels
  • Melvin:“Well, You Can Do It Without Me” – Father John Misty (I’m too old)

Gotta Get Some Food (For the 50th Time in an Hour)

  • April: “feed me” – So Pitted
  • Craig: “Chili Town” – Hinds
  • Priscilla: “Let’s Eat (ft. Xperience)” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Julia: “Foo” – Radiation City
  • Grif: “Big Cheese” – Laser Nirvana
  • Melvin: “Fat Calmed Kiddos” – Hinds

Serenading Your Street Meat (Or Meal of Choice)

  • April: “No Other Lover” – The Flavr Blue
  • Craig: “Trap Queen” – Fetty Wap
  • Grif: “About A Girl” – Laser Nirvana
  • Priscilla: “Luh You” – Anderson Paak
  • Julia: “Real Love Baby” – Father John Misty
  • Melvin: “Love/Paranoia” – Tame Impala

Losing Your Friends in the Crowd

  • April: “Lonely and Cold” – Low Cut High Tops
  • Craig: “Me, Myself & I” – G-Eazy
  • Grif: “The Only Moment We Were Alone” – Explosions In The Sky
  • Priscilla: “It’s Natural to be Afraid” – Explosions In The Sky
  • Julia: “Alone” – Marshmello
  • Melvin: “Lone Star” – The Front Bottoms

When You Find That One Passed Out Person and it’s Not Even Nighttime

  • April: “Everybody Knows” – Iska Dhaaf
  • Craig: “World’s Greatest Loser” – Margo Price
  • Grif: “Seattle Party” – Chastity Belt
  • Priscilla: “That Loneliness” – Jagwar Ma
  • Julia: “Time to Go Home” – Chastity Belt
  • Melvin: “The Face That Launched 1000 Shxts” – Death Cab for Cuite

When You Just Witnessed the Best Set Ever

  • April: “Epiphany, If Only” – Manatee Commune
  • Craig: “Blinded” – Third Eye Blind
  • Grif: “The Great Gig In The Sky” – Laser Pink Floyd
  • Priscilla: “Hypnotic” – Zella Day
  • Julia: “Ascension” – Flatbush Zombies
  • Melvin: “Lose Control” – Dude York

*Spends Summer Savings On Merch*

  • April: “New Person, Same Old Mistakes” – Tame Impala
  • Craig: “I’m Broke” – Black Joe Lewis
  • Grif: “Any Colour You’d Like” – Laser Pink Floyd
  • Priscilla: “A Perfect End” – Atlas Genius
  • Julia: “The Less I Know the Better” – Tame Impala
  • Melvin: “What’ve We Done?” – The Motet

The Post-Bumbershoot Blues

  • April: “Crybaby” – Melanie Martinez
  • Craig: “Worst Time of the Year” – Shaprece (ft. House of Breaking Glass)
  • Grif: “What Do You Go Home To?” – Explosions In The Sky
  • Priscilla: “Sad Boy” – G-Eazy
  • Julia: “Bittersweet” – The Flavr Blue
  • Melvin: “Hurtin’ (On the Bottle)” – Margo Price

*Starts Countdown to 2017 Bumbershoot Festival*

  • April: “Years Of War” – Porter Robinson
  • Craig: “A Future in the Future” – Reggie Watts
  • Grif: “Let Me Back In” – Explosions In The Sky
  • Priscilla: “Hibernate” – Stranger You Know
  • Julia: “Eventually” – Tame Impala
  • Melvin: “Future” – Radiation City


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