blubird is a band comprised of two 13-year old girls. they met at the rock and roll camp for girls in 2005. They have played a couple local shows, recorded their own ep, have t-shirts, the whole deal..and they are actually pretty good. They do a great song about global warming (and call george bush an idiot :) and did a cover of Karma Police by Radiohead at this show. very cool.
The fest included a small group of vendors and info tables, including Women Build. We had a pretty good day, sold some t-shirts, signed some people up for the ole e-newsletter. Our workshop - "Power Tool Possibilities" was pretty sparsely attended. They scheduled us at 6:15 and by that point, the crowd had dwindled. But we still had a good time.
There was also a display from the Clothesline project - which always makes me think back to the college days. I think it started right around the time I was in undergrad and still quite a powerful display.I ran across another event on campus while I was out running around trying to find change for the cashbox and t-shirt sales. PSU is hosting the Iraq Body Count Exhibit for the next two weeks and I pretty much stumbled across it on the way back from 7-11. Luckily I had my camera with me. It was a gorgeous sunny day in Portland and the stark display of flags was really powerful. here's a link to the project: http://iraqbodycountexhibit
Each white flag represents at least 5 Iraqis and each red flag represents 1 American killed in Iraq since the 2003 invasion.