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Welcome to Seattle's "No Grunge" Zone | Vancouver Sun


Emerald City's neighborhoods offer angst-free hedonism

I've always hated grunge music.  So why would I torture myself by visiting Seattle?

Washington State's largest city was the epicentre of the musical earthquake (Nirvana, Pearl Jam) that trashed my beloved hair bands (Def Leppard, Whitesnake).  In 1994, five albums by Seattle groups topped the Billboard charts.  Ugh!

But hey, 20 years later, maybe it's time for me to forgive and forget.

With great trepidation, I headed to Seattle recently to explore the attractions, dining, and shopping in some newly trendy neighbourhoods.

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