Previously stated I would spend at least an hour in the Banana Shack listening/dancing to whomever. Upon further listening I have decided that I am going to the entire Tycho set. Hoping there are no major conflicts.
top 10 must see 2012 1. St Vincent - anyone watch that Coachella webcast? holy crap. skipping as much of the Shins/Jack White as necessary to see all of her amazingness. 2. Joy Formidable - never seen them before, love the album 3. the D - let's float down the strawberry river! (btw, I fully expect John C. Reilly to make an appearance as sasquatch) 4. Spiritualized - the conflict between my #hashtagsareforidiots #3 and #hashtagsareforidiots #4 kills me every time I think about it. seriously disappointed they are not on the mainstage. 5. Bon Iver - I get chills when I think about Skinny Love echoing around the gorge 6. the Roots - put on a hell of a show, and I'm psyched there's something other than crappy music with flashy lights in the late-night set. 7. chune-Yards - love her music, refuse to participate in annoying capitalization 8. Girl Talk - huge party every time 9. Beirut - should be a lovely sunset 10. Beck - a bit of a wild card. I've seen him a bunch, and every time has been different (and always great), so although he's not on top of my list, it could end up being the best set of the weekend. honorable mention: War on Drugs, Grouplove
top 10 I hadn't listened to before lineup dropped, and now look forward to seeing 1. Here We Go Magic 2. Yellow Ostrich 3. Gardens & Villa 4. Of Monsters & Men 5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra 6. Walk the Moon 7. Hey Rosetta! 8. Kurt Vile 9. Active Child 10. Reptar (though I probably won't actually end up getting there early for this one) note: this was gonna be a top 5, but it just kept going… nice work by AZ this year (like every year).
top 5 I wish I could see but will probably have to skip entirely 1. SBTRKT 2. James Murphy DJ 3. Beat Connection 4. Mogwai 5. Portlandia
top 5 bad decisions made by sasquatch this year (because I love complaining) 1. Spiritualized not being on the mainstage 2. Silversun Pickups playing after Feist (she was billed higher, but is playing earlier) 3. Silversun Pickups being there at all 4. having Shabazz Palaces perform in daylight (again) 5. the overall weakness of the mainstage this year, especially compared with all the amazing bands on the second stage.