Capitol Hill Block Party: A Very VIP Weekend Experience
Written By: Neil Roseman and Rose Tatlow, (Henry Roseman '22)
We were thrilled to win the 2019 SAAS in the City raffle Very VIP Weekend Experience for Four at Capitol Hill Block Party package on March 23, 2019. Our delayed gratification was fully embraced July 19 - 21 just down the street from Seattle Academy.
The VIP weekend experience was great! Seattle Academy staff and our Capitol Hill Block Party contact were really helpful. We picked up our passes with no trouble and were ready for the VIP experience.
The Block Party has grown a lot since we first attended -- and now hosts big national acts including Phantogram and rising artist Lizzo. But, the best thing about true Block Party continues to be the focus it gives to local, independent artists. This year, even with Lizzo on the MainStage, local talent was on brilliant display. Highlights for me included The Black Tones, Wimps, and Tres Leches. Not local, but an artist to make sure you all check out, is Vagabon. Her set on the Vera stage was electric.
The VIP lounges were a nice way to escape the crowds. From the very swanky Cloud Room you could enjoy a specialty cocktail, then watch the street from their balcony.
A very special mention must be made for the hospitality shown by Via Tribunali. David Weeks and his staff were amazing. The package included a generous gift certificate for the restaurant and a dedicated table in the front window. This is a prime area for watching the main stage, and people watching as well. We spent a lot of time at Via Tribunali! Great food, drinks, and views of the action.
All-in-all, a great weekend. We still have more to enjoy from the package, and can’t wait for the possibility of winning another SAAS in the City raffle package experience next year on Saturday, February 29, 2020!