Macklemore, Mix A Lot, Ben Gibbard show their support for the Seahawks

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Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces, Ben Gibbard, Macklemore, Jason Finn of PUSA, Sir Mix A Lot and Scott Mercado of Candlebox sporting their 12s at the Space Needle. Image from the Space Needle's twitter feed.

From left: Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces, Jason Finn of PUSA, Ben Gibbard, Macklemore, Nick Harmer of Death Cab for Cutie, Sir Mix A Lot and Scott Mercado of Candlebox sporting their 12s at the Space Needle.

 

Seattle musicians love their local sports teams so it should be no surprise that several notable local musicians gathered at the Space Needle to raise the 12th man flag to support their home team prior to their NFC wildcard matchup against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn declared today Blue Friday and the raising of the flag is the Space Needle’s way of marking the event.

Macklemore, Ben Gibbard, Sir Mix A Lot, Tendai Maraire (of Shabazz Palaces), Nick Harmer (of Death Cab for Cutie), Jason Finn (from the Presidents of the USA) and Candlebox drummer Scott Mercado were a part of the group of musicians that dropped by the Needle. See them all sporting their 12th Man jerseys above and check out pictures of Macklemore and Ben Gibbard raising the flag below.

Macklemore helping rais the 12th man flag atop the Space Needle.

Macklemore helping rais the 12th man flag atop the Space Needle.

Ben Gibbard atop the Space Needle

Ben Gibbard atop the Space Needle

Photos via the Space Needle’s Twitter account

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 13 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and former editor of the defunct music site Ear Candy.