Seattleites love their amateur porn like Ohio Republicans love their racism, and all previously announced screenings for HUMP! 4 sold out a week in advance. HOWEVER! Before the start of each screening, any unoccupied seats will be released, with rush tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. (The line for rush tickets is just outside On the Boards, with hopeful HUMP!-goers typically lining up about 30 minutes before each show.)
$$$ FESTIVAL PRIZES $$$
Grand prizes for HUMP! 4 include $2,000 for best hardcore film, $2,000 for best erotica/humor film, $500 for best actor, and $500 for best actress. Winners will be announced on Wed Oct 29 on Slog, The Stranger's magnificent Weblog (www.thestranger.com/slog), and in The Stranger on Thurs Oct 30. Also: Prize giveaways from Babeland at each and every screening!
HUMP! is about giving regular folks the chance to be porn stars for a weekend—not for the rest of their lives in cyberspace. To preserve this goal, HUMP! bans the use of any and all recording devices, and employs burly thugs to sporadically scan the house for weasels getting sneaky with cell-phone cameras and what-have-you. Violators will have their devices smashed before being marched out of the venue in front of a crowd of booers.
Opening- and Closing-Night Galas
There are no official opening- and closing-night galas for HUMP! 4, but there's no shortage of bars in the vicinity of On the Boards. HUMP!-lovers can enjoy boozy postshow commiseration/jubilation at The Sitting Room, Mecca Cafe, Peso's, Ozzie's, Floyd's Place, Jabu's Pub, and The Great Nabob, among others. Also of note: the On the Boards house bar, conveniently located in the lobby, stocked with beer, wine, and the popular house specialty, shots of Jack Daniels.
Metro buses are available from all points in Seattle and the surrounding areas. For information about the bus lines that will take you to HUMP! 4 at On the Boards, call the Metro information line at 553-3000 or visit transit.metrokc.gov.