1. Primus 2. Lumineers 3. Macklemore 4. Imagine Dragons (had extremely low expectations and they blew them out of the water, great live band) 5. Dropkick Murphys 6. Elvis Costello 7. Red Fang 8. Divine Fits 9. Cake 10. Arctic Monkeys
Missed acts: Sigur Ros (decided to see Tame Impala instead), Mumford and Sons, Alt-J (GF and I were pretty well split versus Lumineers, decided to go with the belt sander), Vampire Weekend (decided not to run all the way over there before Macklemore)
Disappointments: Built to Spill- Doug's vocal performance was really listless in my opinion, like he wasn't even trying to hit the right notes. Instrumentation was fine though. Tame Impala- Two big issues here, one was the nearly 2 hour wait till their set started, and the second was that the stage was too crowded and we couldn't really see anything
Overall an AMAZING weekend, by far the best festival I've been to
I honestly think that Primus set was the best set I've ever seen at Sasquatch. It's a shame part of their set conflicted with Mumford. Everyone needed to experience how amazing it was.
I only watched about 20 or 30 minutes of Mumford so I could get a good spot for Primus. Stood right in front of the sound booth with my arm on the center rail and my jaw on the floor. The visuals were awesome, but I honestly would have liked to see the band lit up more. The 3D was cool, but I could watch Les Claypool's fingers dance on a bass guitar all night long.
1. Sigur Ros/Primus 3D. SR probably would've taken the cake if I wasn't distracted by my buddy and his horrendous drunken mushroom trip for much of the show. Epic (to finally use that word in its proper context), beautiful, and well put-together. And Primus just fucking brought it. The musical relationship of Lalonde and Claypool is just astounding to witness. Plus that 3d was the tits.
2. Grimes. I was in a perfect position soundwise - incredibly impressive performance. Lights, the dancers, and the woman herself. What a charismatic demon.
3. Danny Brown. Just great. High energy, got the crowd wilding out, and hilariously drunk. Good setlist too.
4. Red Fang. Great way to open the fest. Righteous rif***e.
5. Dirty Projectors. Put on a fantastic show despite the rain. Sound was excellent, they all played exceptionally well. Dave's the man.
Honourable Mentions: Torche, Holy Ghost!, Father John Misty, El-p
Mumford & Sons (I have my reasons) Sigur Ros Grimes Dropkick Murphys Steve Aoki/Disclosure (One big drunk blur of insanity with lahey and Bill. I think most of you got to meet Bill at some point) Father John Misty The Presets (One of the best electronic sets I've seen in my entire life. All of you Presets haters have no idea what you missed) Chvrches John Talabot (Boarder party!) Elliott Brood
I will say, Primus was one of the most badass things EVER, but my mindset was absolutely not in the right place to handle it.
Primus (agreed that it was one of the best sets I've seen in five Sasquatches) Tame Impala Capital Cities Disclosure John Talabot Postal Service Holy Ghost! Alt-J Earl Sweatshirt
Had me a great damn time. But I do have to pile on here: that fucking Bigfoot stage. Empire of the Sun was mostly ruined for me, Grimes was partially ruined, Death Grips, Alt-J and Vampire Weekend didn't sound so great. And I'm sure there were others. So, between that and missing Sigur Ros because I was waiting for Tame Impala for an hour and a half, I was a bit salty. But even so - I had a blast. How could you not?