Beirut looked like a very stripped down stage setup from the coachella webcast. I wasn't too impressed.
When we saw them at Sasquatch all it was was the band standing in a row together. It was beautiful and wonderful and they sounded stellar. I am really excited to see them again.
They were a complete unknown to me in 2008 and ended up being one of my best memories of that weekend. I've deliberately not listened to any of the other bands in Beirut's timeslot because I'm refusing to miss them. Right after their set it'll be a sprint up to the tent for James Murphy.
Any advice on the Beirut vs. Zola Jesus conflicts for those that have seen them live?
I just saw Beirut and I'm going with Beirut. Probably will catch the first 20 minutes of Zola and then make a dash for the pit. One of few dashes I will be making; I don't like to dash.
I'm no dasher either but I'll probably be sprinting alongside you here. I've been into ZJ longer than I've known about Beirut but the belt sander's live show is so widely acclaimed (videos reinforce this) I feel compelled to catch more of their set.
Also, I'm not so sure Zola's sound will benefit from the meagre audio setup of the Yeti.
I find it pretty surprising that Beck is on at 10pm on Monday, I'm pretty sure that's later than past Monday night headliner slots. There's a good chance he'll play until midnight. Pretty much requires everyone to take Tuesday off if they want to see his whole set, but personally I take three days off after Sasquatch to recover, so it doesn't affect me at all.