When I first moved to Seattle last year from New York City I boycotted the public transit system. I found it so infuriating that I’d sooner ride my broke-down death trap of a bicycle that I bought for 20 bucks out of some guys garage, then deal with Seattle’s buses.
After a while, I learned to deal with it and enjoyed the idea of an actual schedule that was, for the most part, adhered to. As I spent more time here, I heard no end of opinions about the light rail that some people didn’t believe was ever really going to happen and others thought would solve all the cities problems.
I hadn’t known about the light rail before moving here, but I had known of the band, Polka Dot Dot Dot who will be performing at the launch of the light rail, this Saturday and Sunday the 18th and 19th at the International District station. Until I found this out, I was not going to partake in the fanfare of the light rail grand opening. But I can’t resist Polka Dot Dot Dot’s sincerely sweet harmonies which, unlike the light rail, I have faith in creating a change– maybe not a mobile change, but certainly one for the morale.
So if cramming into the light rail for the free opening weekend seems unappealing, just get in a short trip down to the international district to hang out for Polka Dot Dot Dot’s show.