Seattle’s Sub Pop knows how to throw a party

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1 of 16 Jo Passed bassist Megan-Magdalena, in red, and guitarist Bella Bebe finish a hard rockin’ set with a flourish and a joy-filled embrace on the Harsh Realm stage at Sub Pop Records’ 30th anniversary party at Alki Beach in West Seattle on Saturday. The four-member band, from Vancouver, B.C., opened the massive bash. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
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2 of 16 Music fans pack the area in front of the Flippity-Flop stage during the Sub Pop celebration. Some were prepared for the intermittent rain. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
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3 of 16 The band Moaning opened a series of performances on the Loser stage for Sub Pop’s 30th anniversary party on Alki on Saturday. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
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4 of 16 Alki’s Lady Liberty is in secure hands for Sub Pop’s 30th anniversary party in Saturday. Police closed many streets except to residents. Shuttle buses were available and the usual walk-in, bike-in points were open. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
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5 of 16 Singer-guitarist Joseph Hirabayashi is the frontman for the Vancouver, B.C., rock band Jo Passed, which kicked off Sub Pop’s 30th anniversary party at Alki in West Seattle on Saturday. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
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6 of 16 Many forms of transportation were used by people to attend Sub Pop Records’ party at Alki on Saturday. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
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7 of 16 A local resident checks to see what’s all the commotion across Alki Avenue Southwest. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
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8 of 16 Bassist Megan-Magdalena gets tangled in her guitar’s cord and heads for a tumble to the stage. But she handled it without missing a beat as did the other Jo Passed band members; it almost seemed part of the performance. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
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9 of 16 Umbrellas were needed for the few brief showers at Alki Beach on Saturday. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
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10 of 16 Portable toilets lined Alki for the thousands expected at Sub Pop’s 30th anniversary party in West Seattle. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
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11 of 16 Some music fans came prepared for the intermittent rains on Saturday. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
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12 of 16 Tattoos and Converse All Star sneakers were in evidence at Sub Pop’s beach bash on Saturday. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
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13 of 16 A multipassenger bike passes by the music stages on Alki Avenue Southwest during Sub Pop’s 30th anniversary party Saturday. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
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14 of 16 It’s a long day for some at a concession stand along Alki Avenue Southwest. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
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15 of 16 Music fans listen to the opening act, Jo Passed, at Sub Pop’s 30th anniversary party on Alki in West Seattle on Saturday. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
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16 of 16 Just before performing, bassist Megan-Magdalena with the Vancouver, B.C., band Jo Passed acknowledges someone in the crowd. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)

Seattle’s Sub Pop record label celebrated its 30th anniversary with a free concert at Alki Beach on Saturday.