I know it's tempting to curl up and pretend that Bumbershoot doesn't exist—the crowds, the heat, the piles of fried rice you inevitably step in—but Bumbershoot is a necessary evil. Especially this year. Today's lineup is littered with acts that are worth your trouble, like thrashcore locals These Arms Are Snakes and the delightfully weirdo experimental solo act Final Fantasy. And assuming your Depends® aren't overflowing by 9:00 p.m., you oldsters can stick around for Stone Temple Pilots. (Seattle Center, www.thestranger.com/bumbershoot. 11 am–11 pm, $40, all ages.)