Someone should start a "bitching about the lineup" thread that I can ignore forever. Reasonable disappointment is acceptable, but only if you can come around and realize that there are a lot of great names on this lineup, and that you'll have a fucking blast no matter what.
You guys, GBV, DFA79 and Archers of Loaf are three of the most exciting reunions of the year, easily.
HG, I know you're really pissed off about the lineup, so I'm trying to show some compassion by not gloating here. And I know you want to leap on me for using the word "gloating" when you clearly don't think Modest Mouse is worthy, but look at it from my perspective: My favorite band is headlining a day at Sasquatch. How much you think they suck doesn't matter; I'm pretty elated about that.
That said, however -- turns out most of my friends feel the way you all do, so I may have a hard time assembling a group to go this year. May wind up being just me and my sister.
Eh, I'll get over it. It's going to be a great fuckin' Squatch as usual; at the moment I'm feeling pretty foolish for once again getting so swept up in the rumors and speculation. Aside from this being one of the friedliest sounding posts you've ever made, I see your point and I'm actually pretty excited for you.
Seeing that the Lips will be doing Soft Bulletin is probaby the most excited I've ever been during the lineup announcement. I'm not a fan, but I love watching Death Cab perform. I've never seen Wilco; I'm pretty thrilled about that. And goddammit, I love Modest Mouse's music a LOT, at least up to a point, and even if their set is only 50% songs that I care about that 50% will be made up of some of the greatest songs of the last twenty years.
Most of all I fucking hate people who sit around bitch bitch bitching about the lineup, so I'm gonna cut that out. This is our party and it's as awesome as we make it; cool for Isaac that he's invited this year, I'm going to smoke mad joints and watch the hell out of Modest Mouse.
A few pages late but nice post, you smug fuck. Nice to see that you do have a heart.
As far as Modest Mouse goes, theyre my all time favorite so I am definitely stoked for them. Looking at the set-lists they played in the months closing out 2010 is getting me even more excited to see them because they seem to be getting better at mixing in some of their good (albeit the more popular ones) older stuff with the better of the new stuff. Seeing Cowboy Dan, Interstate 8, etc on some of their most recent setlists is :awesome:.