Fifty years ago today – Oct. 12. 1962 – the Columbus Day storm ripped through the Puget Sound region, providing for a dramatic farewell for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, which was scheduled to close a week later.
You can relive the highlights of the Fair (but hopefully not the storm) this Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. at a performance of “The Future Remembered,” staged by Book-It Theatre.
The event is being held at Burien Little Theatre, and is co-sponsored by BLT and the Highline Historical Society, with support from 4Culture and the Boulevard Park Guild.
The theatre is located at 146th and 4th SW in Burien.
Admission is free for Highline Historical Society members who show their membership card, for all others a $5 donation is requested.
The hour-long performance is suitable for all ages.
For more information, visit the Highline Historical Society website at

“Please step to the read of the sphere,” is what the Bubbleator Operator would say as people loaded in. Pictured above are members of local band Trip Like Animals loading their gear into the very same sphere for the first-ever recording session, to be released in December! Photo by Scott Schaefer.

Speaking of the 1962 World’s Fair, over the summer BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer teamed up with Audio Engineer/Producer Norm Bowler, local band Trip Like Animals as well as the current owner of the Bubbleator, Gene Achziger, to produce “The Bubbleator Sessions, Vol. 1,” which was recorded inside the original plexiglass sphere!
Look for this one-of-kind EP (which we believe to be the first-ever to be recorded in this historic landmark) to be released sometime in the next two months.
We’ll be updating the blog soon with more info as the release date approaches, so stay tuned.
To learn more about this project, visit:


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