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    Photos: Macklemore's 'top secret' Capitol Hill rooftop performance

    Thousands of onlookers turned out Wednesday night for the Capitol Hill filming of a Macklemore video. Dick's Drive-in never saw such a crowd.

    Rumors began flying Wednesday around Capitol Hill when news that Broadway would be closed for several hours that night surfaced. Could it be that Seattle's favorite hip-hop artist, the one so tied to his city, was planning to film his next video atop the roof of Dick's Burgers? (Sadly) Chief Sealth himself couldn't have organized a more buzzed-about appearance. 

    And so it was. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took the "stage" around midnight ...

    to the tune of about 2,000 screaming fans. 

    Twitter cleverly dubbed it #macklemob.

    Photos: Crosscut reader Adriana Zamora 


    Berit Anderson is Managing Editor at Crosscut, where she follows tech, culture, environment, media and politics. Previously community manager of the Tribune Company’s Seattle blogging network, her work has also appeared in YES! Magazine and on the Huffington Post, Geekwire, Q13Fox.com and KBCS 91.3 radio. She served as Communications Director at Strategic News Service, a weekly newsletter that predicts global trends in tech and economics, and Future in Review, an annual tech conference which gathers C-level executives to solve global problems. You can find her on Twitter @Berit_Anderson or reach her at berit.anderson@crosscut.com.

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    Posted Thu, Jul 25, 11:20 a.m. Inappropriate

    Closing Broadway? Given it was still basically rush hour. Not so great. If the city was willing to close the street for a midnight show, they should have waited until 11 PM.

    Posted Thu, Jul 25, 12:24 p.m. Inappropriate



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