Post by know ID yuh on Oct 23, 2010 12:27:37 GMT -8
We're setting our sights too high. The possibility of Daft Punk or the Chili Peckers are so minute. Last year was the quickest sell out, without huge headliners. It doesn't make financial sense to pay the really expensive bands when you're only trying to sell 25,000 tickets, unless you plan on doubling ticket prices. The ten year anniversary is cool, but it's still just another year. They aren't going to risk losing money to make this year extra extra special.
It's just as likely we get a couple large EDM draws per night on the back stage, with a top tier looking like this:
Saturday: Death Cab For Cutie ----> Interpol Sunday: Decemberists ----> Wilco Monday: Spoon ----> Modest Mouse
The only way they can spend more money is to charge more money. The problem with the Gorge is you can't expand the capacity beyond what the venue can hold. I doubt they're going to shell out much more money (if any more money) on this year's lineup than the previous ones.
Post by Whoopsie Goldberg on Oct 24, 2010 20:43:54 GMT -8
I wouldn't mind paying a little extra..
They sure as hell made a lot of extra money off camping last year too. They were lined up all night waiting to get in. And also, now that they know they won't have a problem selling all three days out, they won't stress about money as much i bet, whereas other years it was always sort of a gamble. I dunno I just feel like last year was kind of like a turning point for sasquatch.
Ok, so some people think that since this is the 10 year anniversary, Mr. Zacks will find a way to whip up some extra cash for some extra special headliners (Daft Punk, Radiohead, etc). Other people, however, think it will kick ass the same way last year's festival kicked ass with a solid undercard and entertaining (but not as huge) headliners.
What are the chances he chooses to revisit Sasquatch 2002, the inaugural Sasquatch? The line-up that year was: Blackalicious, Galactic, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Maktub, Soulive, and String Cheese Incident. All of these acts are still performing. I don't think (not do I want - Ben Harper can sit out a few more Sasquatches) all of them will return this year, but maybe a few? Blackalicious probably has the best chance.
I'm pretty sure Adam Zacks himself hinted in an interview at wanting to do some special things for the anniversary. Though, he also said there would be tons of surprises this past year and I don't really remember any of those...?
Post by Whoopsie Goldberg on Oct 25, 2010 18:10:04 GMT -8
Jesus, cheer up yall. maybe the mainstage looks like a big hunk of shit in the middle of the beautiful gorge, and maybe we get to live in close to inhuman amounts of space, and maybe they don't put very much alcohol in the drinks so you keep buying more, and maybe youll get salmonella from the dirty carny type food vendor people, but who cares. It ain't no thang..
and I think you will all be eating your words when they pull something crazy out of their hats.