Post by The Horned Grandmother on Jun 4, 2013 11:54:24 GMT -5
It's worth mentioning that we spent three days in Seattle in the Nadine/Burrito/Dr. Garbanzo household after the festival, and then Burrito and his little brother spent half a week at our place in Portland after that. They were here until late afternoon yesterday. What with Akron/Family before the fest and Weensday and then Mice Parade after, Sasquatch lasted about two weeks this year.
I never did end up meeting rustuuuuuu. Or Accelerated Cheese. The hell, dudes?
We were camped out down by the F6 group of honey buckets right on the end, we got there at around 6pm on Thursday, security had us pull in and then just stopped loading people in so we had endless room...Up the way from us was an RV/Van with a flag that looked like the tree flag that someone posted in the week or two leading up to the fest, but we were always too busy leaving for shows, cooking food, or sleeping to ever make the 50 yard trek up the hill to see if it was boarders...
We spent most of our time at the Bigfoot stage and were on the retaining wall or in the front on the right side for almost every set we saw. You may have seen us but not known it was us, I was with the bubble suit astronaut on Saturday, and on Sunday he was dressed as wolverine...I didn't have any spiffy costumes, just my funny hats.
I saw a bunch of boarders from a distance during holy ghost but we had dedicated ourselves to the wrong side of the crowd and missed out on a potential meeting.
Next year I will make more of an effort to be social and meet up with you guys.
Yeah, I met most of the folks at John Talabot. I have no excuses as to why I didn't come find your campsite though! I knew where Nick's was, and yours was apparently between his and mine, which means it was close. I always have the best of intentions when it comes to exploring the campgrounds during the day, but in the moment I can never convince myself to stand up and walk around when I know that's what I'll be doing all day at the venue. I take all the sitting time I can get!
Were you at John Talabot, HG? I think that's where everyone met rustuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
Nah. I don't even really know what a John Talabot is. I hear it was a rad set.
I didn't really know what a John Talabot was either (apparently, John Talabot is two people. I'm still a little confused about that), but it ended up being one of my favorite sets of the whole weekend.
OH, and a BIG shout out to CALMYOTITS, who let me and Megatron crash in her hotel room on the Wednesday night driving into Sasquatch! Sorry we didn't get to catch up during the fest, but either way, you're awesome, lady!
"I've been single for awhile and I have to say, it's going very well. Like... it's working out. I think I'm the one." Emily Heller.
I finally feel 100% human again (though that may not last long as I have a concert with KY tonight) so I'll do a quick re-cap.
We made it about 3 hours after that bridge collapsed. I turned on my phone when we got in line and had 6 texts asking if we were ok. Then we waited in probably the longest line ever and rolled in around midnight. Set up our shit, proceeded to get drunk. Met up with a bunch of you fools at the pivot point, hung out for a while and somehow ended up back at camp. The sun was going to come up, so we grabbed a couple cameras and went to the hay bales to watch it rise. It was all pretty and stuff. Got back, found that my girlfriend's bag and my bag were missing from the tent.
When we set up our tent, I threw my large backpack with all my clothes in there to weigh it down. I put all the important stuff like passport, house keys, cameras, cell phones, wallets in the locked car. However I forgot I had left a fair chunk of money in my backpack. We left site around 4am and got back around 5:30am, so we were robbed between then. Pissed off, we went to sleep.
When we woke up our neighbours, who were in a pop up tent trailer with a door that doesn't lock found out that someone had gone in there while they were sleeping, and taken a couple purses. Things in there included passports, various ID's, makeup, and worst of all, a defective wristband that needed to be replaced (pin broke) in the morning.
Luckily the thieves were only looking for money, so they found everything scattered underneath their car (wristband included!). My girlfriend and I found all our clothes scattered 2 rows over, but no backpacks and of course no money. The money and backpacks could be replaced, so it wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been.
So, to prevent this from happening to you: Sleep either in or on your pants/shorts/purse that contains important things or lock them in your car. Keep your car keys on you at all times. In past years we have left car keys hidden in tents, but given how bold these thieves were, I wouldn't feel safe doing that. Also, scatter all of you clothes around your tent as soon as you get there. Yeah it makes a mess, but I'm thinking a fully packed bag just looked too easy to steal. Had there not been money in it, they still would have stolen it anyway and just not gotten anything.
So, we got most of our shit back (though it was soaked) and that lifted our spirits. Met a bunch of you again at Japandroids (who were way too quiet, fuck you bigfoot stage) and Megatron, Nater and Shax all forced money on me, which ended up getting spent on happy times. Many thanks to you guys and whoever else may have chipped in to that fund. It warmed the cockles of my cold, dead heart. I owe you all many hugs at Squamish or wherever.
Our meeting place was behind some stands. One of the guys would send his kid to sell his junk, which was pretty effective since he was around 5 and adorable. He was playing a game with us where he would stab us with one of those glowy wands and we would all pretend to die. When he was stabbing me he said "It's ok you can touch me too!". In my state of mind this sounded so wrong and I started looking around for the 'to catch a predator' guy. No one could stop laughing for about 5 minutes.
We found a full size cutout of Obama. Some guy tried to murder him. Apparently political statements are not a good idea at Sasquatch. He now resides in my living room.
So many games of kings cup and beer darts, and somehow we still had beers leftover. I blame HG for giving me at least 5 over the weekend. (thanks man! I will find a way to give you something, some day).
There was other stuff, but this is already way too long. I'm just trying to kill the last 23 minutes of work.
Where in the fuck was I when y'all were meeting rustu?
In b4 you say "not at John Talabot" because I was at John Talabot.
I have no idea! I was running back from the bathrooms shortly after the first song had started and someone caught me out of the crowd. I was introduced to a bunch of folks that I knew from here, I stayed and danced for a while, then I had to head back to my group. Where were you?!