Haha, Bumbershoot's lineup this year does seem to be a bit out in left field and catered more towards the indie crowd than in years passed. I think Sasquatch's success in the past few years might have something to do with that for sure because Bumbershoot usually pulls in bigger headliners than what they billed for this year.
Seattle is like a 2nd home to me and Bumbershoot is always a blast regardless of the lineup; exactly in the same sense as Sasquatch.
Bumbershoot is a dying festival desperate to try anything to survive. Shame, because I've always wanted to go but this year's lineup is somehow worse than last years. I guess I'll probably never make it.
I was in the same boat as you guys until this year. I'd never seen a comedian at Sasquatch, but this year I watched Tig Notaro and Reggie Watts. It was such an awesome break from sun and loud music and everything. I wouldn't miss a band I really wanted to see for a comedian, but during those gaps when nothing looks good, it was nice.