From in-again-out-again pop diva Britney Spears to the smooth, tranquil beats of Shabazz Palaces, Seattle Weekly was at July's biggest concerts, snapping shots of key

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SW's Best Concert Photography for July

From in-again-out-again pop diva Britney Spears to the smooth, tranquil beats of Shabazz Palaces, Seattle Weekly was at July's biggest concerts, snapping shots of key moments and snazzy fans. (No extra attention was given to NKOTBSB, but only because the quarter of the staff who would sneak a photo in every other spot had zero hand in this.)

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Photo by Stephen Giang
OK, this one's a freebie.

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Photo by Stephen Giang
It's sort of like what the "It's a Small World" ride at Disneyland SHOULD be like. Also, take a second to appreciate the guy on the far right.

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Photo by Nick Feldman
Depending on who you talk to, the Shabazz Palaces show on June 30 was either the best show in the history of history, or a bit of a yawner. Either way, we can all agree they put on a show.

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Photo by Victoria Holt
Portland band Sassparilla opened the Langhorne Slim show at Tractor Tavern with its fast-paced, punk-root, "blood-jug holler" music.

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Photo by Laura Musselman
A fan eats her shirt before A Perfect Circle takes the stage. Apparently the band's six-year hiatus was too much for some. Take notes, Maynard.

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Photo by Marcella Volpintesta
Though the jury is still out on how much shaving her head hurt her sex appeal, Britney Spears was dolled up and on fire at the Tacoma Dome.

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Photo by Nick Feldman
OC Notes opened the Shabazz Palaces show at Neumos.

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Photo by Laura Musselman
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder played electric guitar and its smaller Hawaiian counterpart at Benaroya Hall.

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Photo by Laura Musselman
A Perfect Circle was back on the road after a six-year hiatus and the band brought old classics and some new material to ShoWare Center in Kent.

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Photo by Stephen Giang
One of the NKOTBSBs must be on his wife's "free pass" list. Either that, or he screwed up really bad.

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