Post by Horned Gramma on Jan 10, 2013 16:20:18 GMT -8
Speaking of Blind Melon, I am 100% convinced that Fleet Foxes will be remembered the same way fifteen years from now: as an embarrassing example of everything that was wrong with the music of the 00's. Precious, pandering bullshit.
And when Rainn Wilson was introducing the National in '08, he stood there and did a sarcastic reading of the lyrics to 'Squalor Victoria' which was one of the most idiotic, condescending things I have ever seen someone do onstage. He was seriously up there talking shit about the band for over ten minutes. It was unbearable.
But yeah, the National set that followed is by far one of the most memorable Sasquatch sets I've ever seen. I've seen them a couple times since then and it really hasn't done much for me because that set in '08 was on fucking fire.
And to echo the sentiments of others, that National set was really incredible. That stage was even smaller than it is now and they filled it up and blew us all away. They put on a good show normally, but since I have seen that and a few other performances I don't really feel the need to see them anymore. So it makes it easy to have to choose in a festival setting.
And, incidentally, Rainn Wilson hung around all the rest of the time and was on other stages going on and on and on and on and on and on about whatever. This is the reason I couldn't watch the office anymore (well the main one).
OK I finally got this year's tickets, 9th year attending. what did I miss, any good inside news on bands that will be there? Really hoping for Built to Spill, Alt-J and at least 1 crazy ass DJ set!!!
I have a very strong feeling (slash hope) that Built to Spill will be there this year. I've got no basis for this, except that they're releasing a new album soon and their February tour has lots of PNW venues but nothing in Seattle.
Maybe Fig will ask them about Sasquatch at the Portland show, since he Martsched with them at Occupy Boise and shit.