The Space Needle flies a flag for Macklemore

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The Heist flag flying atop the Space Needle. Photo by @KarenWild

The Heist flag flying atop the Space Needle. Photo by @KarenWild


If you noticed something slightly different about the Seattle skyline today you aren’t alone.

Earlier this morning multiple astute readers contacted me via Twitter to point out that something very interesting was flying high above the Space Needle. The top of the Needle briefly sported a black and white flag that resembled the American flag with “The Heist” written in place of Old Glory’s stars. The Heist is of course Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ smash album (which recently went gold) and the flying of the flag lasted for a little more than an hour, which leads me to believe it was likely being used for a music video. So look for The Heist flag flying high in a YouTube clip soon. I’m guessing it’ll be the video for “Can’t Hold Us.”

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Oh, and this isn’t the first time Macklemore has flown a flag atop the Space Needle. Remember this? Check out another photo of the flag here and watch Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ performance on Conan O’Brien’s show from last night below.

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 14 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, and others and was the founder and editor of defunct music site Ear Candy.