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 Associate Editor at Crosscut. You can find her on Twitter @Berit_Anderson or reach her at

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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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