Age Ain't No Reason Not to Know Culture: A Capitol Hill Block Party 2022 Photo Recap

Capitol Hill Block Party
07/29/2022
Jasmine Albertson
photo by Travis Trautt

When Capitol Hill Block Party announced its return after three years back in February, the lineup raised more than a few eyebrows. Complaints from those over a certain age about the lineup being foreign to them and targeted to Gen Z spawned heated rants and discussions (as well as a pretty hilarious Needling article) regarding ideal lineups and staying on top of culture but also who festivals should target in the first place. Because let’s be honest, the only people who typically want to spend three days fighting through a crowd of people in the blazing sun just to see a band they love, tend to be the youth.

And the youth certainly came out. Waves of bodies fought for front row spots at the Main Stage for Charli XCX, Flo Milli, and Danny Brown and danced with complete abandon to Jai Wolf, 100 Gecs, and, of course, Diplo. Elsewhere, the smaller stages held beautiful moments for upcoming touring artists and local bands to connect with their current fans as well as make new ones.

There’s no doubt that Sudan Archives walked away with a whole crew of new loyalists after playing the fuck out of the violin to an inch of her life at the Vera Stage or that an entire crowd didn’t simultaneously swoon for the cowboy hat-clad local band Sea Lemon over at Barboza. It's especially certain that Enumclaw fans not only freaked during their incredible Saturday set but all over again when Toro Y Moi rocked their merch on stage for his set later that night. And those moments are the ones that I think even those who happen to not be Gen Z can appreciate.

We sent one of our incredible photographers Travis Trautt to capture some of the best moments from Capitol Hill Block Party 2022 and he did not disappoint! Check out a few of our favorites below.

Friday

MICHELLE by Travis Trautt

 

Beach Bunny by Travis Trautt

 

Beach Bunny by Travis Trautt

 

Beach Bunny by Travis Trautt

 

THEM by Travis Trautt

 

Tokimonsta by Travis Trautt

 

Tokimonsta by Travis Trautt

 

MEMBA by Travis Trautt

 

Flo Milli by Travis Trautt

 

Flo Milli by Travis Trautt

 

Archie by Travis Trautt

 

Saturday

Sudan Archives by Travis Trautt

 

photo by Travis Trautt

 

Toro Y Moi by Travis Trautt

 

Danny Brown by Travis Trautt

 

Danny Brown by Travis Trautt

 

Evan Giia by Travis Trautt

 

Evan Giia by Travis Trautt

 

Cannons by Travis Trautt

 

Cannons by Travis Trautt

 

The Black Tones by Travis Trautt

 

The Black Tones by Travis Trautt

 

The Black Tones by Travis Trautt

 

The Black Tones by Travis Trautt

 

Sunday

100 Gecs by Travis Trautt

 

100 Gecs by Travis Trautt

 

Crowd for 100 gecs by Travis Trautt

 

DUCKWRTH by Travis Trautt

 

DUCKWRTH BY TRAVIS TRAUTT

 

DUCKWRTH BY TRAVIS TRAUTT

 

Remi Wolf by Travis Trautt

 

Remi Wolf by Travis Trautt

 

Ian Sweet by Travis Trautt

 

Ian Sweet by Travis Trautt

 

Josie on the Rocks by Travis Trautt

 

Josie on the Rocks by Travis Trautt

 

Maiah Manser by Travis Trautt

 

Maiah Manser by Travis Trautt

 

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