Cymbals blew me away the first time I saw them. I fully support that band.
Yeah I saw them a couple of weeks ago and they were fantastic. I talked to them afterwards about how I had to miss them at Sasquatch and I was told, "Good, because that show sucked." So those whose only experience with them was at Sasquatch might have a tainted perspective.
Were they referring to the crowd sucking or their performance sucking? I think they played right after Mumford and Sons so a whole shitload of people left that stage before they came on. I think they knew it too because they didn't look very happy to be playing.
Post by Horned Gramma on Nov 12, 2010 17:39:28 GMT -5
And Nine Inch Nails. And R.E.M. And the Lips' U.F.O., which doesn't go ANYWHERE. Some of the biggest acts in the world have played Sasquatch. We could probably even land The Eagles or Roger Waters or whatever if we wanted to, but mass appeal generally seems to be low on the list of priorities for the people who book Sasquatch. Mostly they aim for the Fucking Awesome factor.
things in there: My Morning Jacket (75+), Ween (75-100), Flaming Lips (60-75)
I booked bands for 4 years while in college, it's really not that hard to get a ballpark of what someone is going to cost based on what venues they play.
I know I paid about 50 bucks to see Radiohead at the sold out White River Amphitheater show. White River holds 20k so that's 1 million right there but lots of tickets were more than 50 so im sure that the total was higher than that.
sasquatch sells like 22k tickets at 75 dollars a peace. Leaving a total operational budget of 1.65 million dollars. Realistically they're not gonna spend more than 65% on bands (that seems awfully high as is) so I would guess that they spend less than 1 million on all of the bands for one day.
On the other hand, lots of people say we can't afford daft punk which I don't quite believe. When I saw them in 2007 they played WaMu theater which has a maximum capacity of 7000. I think tickets were about 40 bucks which means that the gross was about 280,000. Still fairly high but it's not as out of reach as 1 million is.
Oh and on the cure: getting the Cure was no doubt a Coup for Sasquatch but I remember that it only happened because their other show fell through (basketball playoffs i think?) and they only agreed to play Sasquatch after getting some promises from the bookers. That said, last time they toured through on their own they played at White River but it was during a festival that they created (curiosa) that had some big names (Muse, Mogwai, the rapture, etc) so their grosses would be significantly lower than Radioheads
summary: Radiohead is not playing unless there are like 3 other acts that day