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Editor’s note: Rocktober is here

By Keegan Prosser on September 28, 2012 – No Comment

Dear reader,

If you couldn’t tell from the photo above, I am a huge fan of the month of October (for several reasons).

A person of the fair-skinned variety, I live for fall in the Pacific Northwest. The weather is changing – and so are the color of the leaves.

It’s time to pull out those sweaters, put on a silly costume and ask (friendly) strangers for candy.

It’s time to sit through 18 innings of the Mariners game, just to watch them lose.

It’s time to head to the football field on a Friday night and root for your best friend.

It’s perfection.

For this month’s issue, we explored a number of things that make autumn in the Northwest such a great thing to experience: playing with different shades of make-up, homebrewing your own hard cider – stopping by the local coffee shop for a tasty pumpkin treat.

We also took a moment to see what creative people in our community are up to. Have you heard of Caspar Babypants? He’s the kid-friendly alter ego created by Chris Ballew – lead singer of the Presidents of the United States of America. Or Joe Washburn? He’s the talented chap that tickles the ivories at Daniel’s Broiler in Bellevue. Or ‘Men In Dance’ – the bi-annual dance concert shattering the stereotypes about male dancers .

We’re also celebrating Rocktober – 31 days of awesome music in the Northwest. Intrigued? Check out our Nightlife guide.

So wrap up in your favorite scarf, sip that spicy latte – and enjoy the goods.

– Keegan Prosser