There are plenty of dirty motels in Squamish. I haven't looked into the festival deeply enough to know what services they're offering. If I go I'll just camp on a friend's lawn, but I know that isn't an option for everyone.
I went last year, though the lineup wasnt half this good. Headliners were matt good, bad religion, Devo and the Decemberists. Still a pretty damn good time and cheap if you live in Vancouver. It wasnt nearly as crowded as I expected, I was able to get near the front for every headliner. But, again, the lineup this year is substantially better.
I did what winston did and camped on a "friends" lawn. These were people my brother met at a party once, and he called them and asked if a few of us could camp on their lawn. Not only did they let us but we drank at their house beforehand and hung out with them all day. Some people are amazingly nice.
Anyway, there's public campgrounds all over the place and cheap hotels in town. Not quite the same as sasquatch, but for $109 its still worth it.
man, Sled Island is looking sweet this year. I hope we get some runoff in Edmonton.
In other news, Live@Squamish is happening again this year on August 20/21 and includes:
Weezer, Metric, John Butler Trio, Girl Talk, Major Lazer, Shad, The Zolas, Dubtribe Sound System, and much more!
$109 for a weekend pass on the earlybird until April 7th at 10pm. Regular Price $179.
I bet this means John Butler Trio will be on the Dave Matthews Band Festival on September Long Weekend at The Gorge....
Yeah that last batch of bands announced for Sled has some awesome shit. From what I understand the Friday night mainstage is going to be ALL METAL!!! C'mon, Sleep, Bison B.C., High oin Fire and The Sword. Based on that the Saturday mainstage will more than likely be pretty stacked with The Dandy's, Of Montreal, The Raveonettes, Kurt Vile and so on. Can't wait.
I wouldn't be surprised if you are picturing me peeling a carrot with a staple gun.
Just got ma LOLLA TICKETS! I couldn't even get the early bird pass, so I just bucked up and paid the 215. And I also have tickets for 5 of the 6 days of Rock in Rio, all except for the metallica day.
welcome back Whoopsie! don't sweat it... nobody was able to get the early bird pass. i'm still not sure i'm gonna go to Lolla this year. i think i'll just wait until the lineup announcement before i make my decision. Eminem, Muse and Foo Fighters don't inspire me to commit.