So, is there anyone with any kind of advice, or someone to help me with my Coachella vs. Sasquatch! debate so I can make my mind up?
Sasquatch: Fewer people, better setting, not the fucking desert, not crawling with shitty celebrities and TMZ material, NOT THE GOD DAMN DESERT, most beautiful venue you'll see outside of Red Rocks, me
Don't let them fool you. The Gorge is technically in a desert. Temps have been in the upper 90's, maybe even 100, during the festival in the past. That being said, it is still a far cry from southern California and I MUCH prefer what we have going on in eastern Washington. I've never been to Coachella so I can't do a proper comparison, but enough friends have told me about it that I definitely feel Sasquatch >> Coachella.
Last year tickets went on sale super early in November, way before the lineup was announced. That's when I, and I assume a lot of other die hards on this message board, bought tickets. They then went off sale again until after the lineup was announced in late February. The price was the same in November as it was in February, but a week before the festival it jumped up by $10 a day. I hope they do the same pre-sale again next month!
Last Edit: Oct 16, 2010 10:16:23 GMT -8 by wolfhat
Sasquatch is as much a "gorge" experience as it is the festival experience for me. I have to make at least one pilgrimage out there each year so I really don't care how much I like or dislike the lineup. Everyone who bitched about this year's lineup missed out of one of the most exciting weekends ever. The performances topped '09 by a longshot (IIIIIIIIMMMMMMOOOOOOO)
Be wary of car rental. I learned the hard way there's a shitload of hidden fees this past year.
With Fox Rent-a-Car you pay an extra $10 per day if you're under 25 (which can definitely add up). Also, I don't know if you're picking the car up and dropping it off in the same place, but if you're dropping it a different place from where you pick it up, it can range from $20-$500. Also, insurance runs about $15 a day. (I didn't get it last year, and damned if I've never been so nervous driving in my life.)
You probably already know these things, but just in case.