Most of what I saw was musically-related, although I wish I could have seen more of the comedians there (Fred Armisen, for one!). Now I'm not usually one to get star-struck...But with Bumbershoot artists walking around and blending in with crowds, I couldn't help it. But here's the thing: I didn't even know some of these bands/artists or if I did, I didn't know what they looked like so it was...preemptive star-struckedness? I'd get excited to see someone with a Bumbershoot artist sticker on them just in case they might end up to be really cool later.
Silly, I know.
In any case, I managed to squeeze in these shows during my time there:
Lights from Space
Tacocat (bubbly garage band girl trio that sang songs from everything about Peeps - "the very best gift to give the one you love" - to Pap Smears - "annual violation [I don't even know you!!]")
Don't Talk to the Cops! (I give them points for enthusiasm)
Missy Higgins (fantastic)
Gotye (one of my favorites there. A combo of music, percussion, and quirky animations)
City and Colour (very sweet performance by a sweet guy)
The Helio Sequence
Damien Jurado (sweet guy, but I was blown over more by the venue in the Promenade)
Love Bomb Go-Go