As part of Seattle’s Summer Busking program, Jubilee performs at the Westlake Center every Tuesday (weather permitting) from noon to 2:00 PM. “Weather permitting” is a Seattle byword, but weather was permitting big time today, and I was excited. I love, love, love hearing them sing.
A few minutes before we arrived, Grace called the city employee who sets up the sound equipment to let him know we were almost there. She listened to him for a bit, then said, “Oh.” More listening. “Oh. Okay.” When she hung up she told us someone had accidentally double booked a dance group during Jubilee’s usual slot. They’d still get paid, but they wouldn’t be needed.
I admit I was disappointed. I was looking forward to capturing some great shots of Busking Sparrow, but nothing could be done. Instead we did some shopping, then went for a stroll around Green Lake. Not a bad way to spend a gorgeous Seattle day.
The Busking Sparrow proved elusive, but the Lake Sparrow made up for it. Tonight we drive to Bellingham, and tomorrow we plan to boat to the San Juans. Perhaps the Island Sparrow will make an appearance?
We’ll see what the weather permits.