I think you went to a different Sasquatch than I did. The one I was at saw 75% of the crowd on the hill leave immediately after LCD Soundsystem was done, and then sat and watched Malkmus throw a gigantic hissy fit because nobody stuck around to watch him play.
If you recall, Pavement was announced as a headliner for Sasquatch 2010 in November of 2009. Ticket sales were so dismal based on that information that they were relegated to sub-headliners -- which, I speculate, is why we got the MIGHTY FUCKING WEEN. As a replacement.
Post by Horned Gramma on Nov 9, 2012 12:21:04 GMT -8
Reading comprehension it is, then.
If you really lurked this board, you would certainly know that simply saying 'disregard my post count' doesn't exempt you from noob hazing. All in good fun, you asexual unibrowed pottery class student you.
Haha sounds like you guys had a great time at the Deacon show though. Any chance he could be rampantly speculated about? I don't know how often he tours. The only time I saw him was at Bumbershoot and I had no idea who he was when we saw him. Fun times though and that seems like an act right up Sasquatch's alley
I honestly don't think he is right for a large festival. Part of the whole thing is this group being led by him and feeling the power of the collective and whatnot. You can't really get that level of intimacy at a large festival. When you are supposed to point to the person who us nit participating in the beginning, there are going to be a couple thousand up on the hill.
I saw him in a tent at bonnaroo and it was amazing. I agree he wouldn't work on the main stage, but throw him in the nanner shack and people would be going nuts.
And Sasquatch is almost always half-empty by the time the last headliner plays.
2009-20011 (and probably before that, but I wasn't there) I agree, but did this happen last year? I'm thinking having 2 of the biggest names on the poster play the final 2 mainstage spots kept most people around, but I really have no frame of reference since I was on the floor from the end of Silversun Pickups to the end of Beck. Anyone on the hill know if it was as empty as previous years at the end of the fest?
And just to throw my support behind the new guy I think MBV could fit the Ben Harper/Ween/Wilco headliner spot in the sense lots people don't care about them and will therefor leave early, but the ones who do care about them get to see a full set at one of the best venues in the world.