Regarding the Spirtualized - Tenacious D conflict .... i'd much rather see Spiritualized but the deciding factor is Beck (my #1 priority in this years lineup). If i saw Spiritualized, i'd have no chance at being anywhere near the stage for Beck, so the Spiritualized set has to be sacrificed
When you say it that way...I may have to miss The D completely because I want to have a spot for Mogwai! Shit, Sasquatch gets me all giddy.
You're correct, and I don't see many of the people that show up for the D to leave before Beck. A lot of people will probably have been in the pit for hours by the time Beck comes on. Monday is the only day that I'm not venturing away from the Sasquatch stage. I'll likely get up close for The Joy Formidable and slowly move my way up as the evening goes on.
I think you guys are underestimating how tired everyone is on Monday night. Getting a good spot for Beck isn't going to be an issue at all between people leaving early cause they have work in the morning and people being more interested in sitting on the hill.
Post by FreshMentos on May 10, 2012 16:29:38 GMT -8
Today I found out last minute that Brian Aubert and Nikki Monninger of Silversun Pickups would be performing a free short acoustic set at a guitar shop in Portland's Pearl district. I hauled ass just in time to make it in before they shut the doors because of the capacity limit.
They opened with Bloody Mary, then went into Busy Bees (I think?), Dots and Dashes, Panic Switch, and finished with Lazy Eye. It was my first time seeing them in any form and I must say that they are phenomenal musicians. Really nice people with a great stage presence. It got me all the more excited to see their main stage set.
That was a conflict for me as well (The Civil Wars vs. Alabama Shakes vs. Portlandia) and I decided tentatively on The Civil Wars because I like their album from last year, but I may end up going to Alabama Shakes instead because I already planned on being at Bigfoot for Kurt Vile after them. Probably the toughest decision of the weekend for me.