I live in portland... i hear things :)
I live in portland... i hear things :)
I hope to make my way up north this summer and would loooove to attend sasquatch. Coachella is not happening for me this year unfortunately
Trust me. the best part of the Sasquatch lineup this year are the bands already announced. Except one other who ive seen too many times. Sorry. I posted a thread about radiohead not playing already
consequence of sound ( http://consequenceofsound.com/summer-festival-outlook/ ) has 65 Days of Static, The Heavenly States, Fleet Foxes, and of course, The Cure listed as confirmed. Gang of Four is listed there as rumoured but it seems most thing they will be there. According to a topic in another section of the boards, Death Cab for Cutie will be making yet another appearance at Sasquatch this year. Of course why would they not? They're a northwest band.
What's not confirmed but seems to be the going consensus is that R.E.M. is the Saturday headliner.
One thing that's bothered me about Sasquatch is that there's nowhere (that I know of) to discuss the festival other than other festival's message boards or artists' boards. You can't even make comments at their myspace.
I'm going to Sasquatch this year. I'll be broke but there's no way the line up can be anything but better so it'll be cool
ok, couple Q's
does sasquatch offer camping?
when in the lineup announced?
The camping is part of the fun at Sasquatch. you're camping on basically a giant grass field and you're allowed to have your car on the field right by your tent. Bring as much booze as you want on the camp grounds.
At the venue you're allowed to bring in your own bottled water and you can walk around with the cans of beer they sell anywhere around the venue. There's no roped off beer garden, the whole place is the beer garden :)
Lineup is usually announced mid-February. Around the 19th or 20th.
i wholeheartidly (sp) agree about the camping, thats why i ask, if sasquatch didnt offer it, i wouldnt consider it
what is this "shower" you speaketh of?
Ew. I really dont want Death Cab at Sasquatch... at all.
I already have to deal with them at Coachella. Don't make me put up with them again.
They are playign Sasquatch!! MUAHAHAHA!! Before The Cure!!!
I would be so pissed. Thank god thats not possible. Considering Gang of Four will be playing before the Cure. I may end up only attending day 2 of this...
Death Cab are not horrible live...give it a chance.
my birthday present to myself is a sasquatch ticket....weeeee
Oh yeah one other thing to know about Sasquatch is the crazy swings in weather. The end of May is like some weird transition time for the weather there so one minute you'll be dying of heat in sun and by nightfall you'll be freezing your ass off. Add in a freak hail or wind storm and things can get weird. I always bring a pair of jeans and a hoodie into the venue in anticipation of the temperature change.
I was forced to miss Ben Harper and The Flaming Lips 2 years ago because I was so cold after the hail storm. Last year the wind storm blew a couple tents into my brand new car and scratched my paint. It also destroyed a gazebo shelter we had bought specifically for Sasquatch camping.
Man this is the worst... suspense is killing me and there is barely any solid info out there.
So far confirmed:
65 Days of Static
and maybe Gang of Four (but probably not)
And from this board, it is looking like
Anyone got any others?
Modest Mouse eh?? yawn.
Still hoping for REM.
Take Modest Mouse - not really a huge fan, but I like stuff here and there. Tried to see them last fall but it sold out in like 20 minutes or something and I missed the boat (har).
Sasquatch is always enough, and you can't beat the setting. That said, my friends and I are sick of the Road Warrior-like Camping experience (the first night last year was particularly bad, akin to every post-apocalyptic nightmare scenario - "I got a good idea - I am going to yell 'wooooooooooooooooooo' for the entire night until I pass out'). This year, we pooled our money and are renting the biggest RV on the lot to go down in style (private showering + noise dampening = bliss)
If you are going to Sasquatch, pony up for the "Premiere" camping, as you get a bus ride to the grounds and let in 15 minutes before the huddled masses (so then you can claim the primo rock-ledge spots), exclusive "showers" (ha!) and a big-breakfast thing. Also, your shit is being guarded by security guards.
Oh to be in a place where I could be so flippant in my "yawns." :D