I wouldn't really count my opinion of SBTRKT though; I was just coming out of my afternoon blackout and I'm not sure I was even at the tent more than 10 minutes. I'll definitely be seeing him (her? them? it?) again if he's ever in town.
The Sasquatch stage sound quality can vary a hell of a lot depending on where you are. In my experience if you're sitting on the hill at a higher elevation than the speakers on the light poles, it's going to sound like utter shit most likely. Any point below that sounds pretty good, although the extreme left and right sides are an exception. We were sitting in an area that's across from the VIP bar at the bottom of the hill and The Joy Formidable sounded fantastic.
Wtf?? Everyone I was with was floored by the Joy Formidable's set. Y'all must have been way too peeled back during those sets. They were fantastic.
We were sober! (Well, at least I was. Not sure about Ro). The guitar and bass sounded so muffled and the drum was quiet as hell. And on the jumbotron, it seriously looked lip synced. It was weird.
Oh and the bass from Maine Stage didn't help either.
There's your problem. Overall I thought the sound from higher up in the hill was pretty bad this year. Also, the jumbotron always looks a little off from the hill because science (the speed of light > the speed of sound).
I loved how Beirut kept cracking up because they were so blown away by the view.
And yeah, that Cloud Cult set was perfect. I was right up front for it, and the instant their set ended I was pinned against the barrier by the hundreds of teenage girls trying to get up close for fun. So yeah I stayed for that because why the fuck not.
This year was by far better than last year. Sasquatch seals the deal as the best festival experience once again. So many people went so hard Thursday, and Friday was the craziest with STRFKR into Girl Talk into Pretty Lights. Saturday had a surprise cancelation, more STRFKR, 4 Dance Tent shows in a row, all crazy and high energy and sweat-rainy, and A night with the greatest guitarist in music today. Reignwolf, Active Child, and Trampled by Turtles proved to be very intimate and personal. And I was blown away by Beirut and Bon Iver on the hill. Feed Fucking Me. Fun. had the largest douche tool for a lead singer but he was surprisingly pitch perfect live. Ended the festival at the Silversun Pickups set to Lazy Eye. Great Year. But the Third time is the charm. See you guys next year!
P.S who saw or knew people in my camp shown above? ^