Fourth of July. Seattle's space needle emerges from the mist for a few weeks. Up in the Cascades, snow-clad peaks still breathe a winter air. Looking behind, the Puget Sound where in the distance a ferry cruises past the Olympics Range. Students swallow their daily coffee, get ready for the Fremont Parade, some of them even brew their own beer. In the Emerald City, there will always be room for the weird, but with a calculated touch of good taste.