Spokane has a shitty music market. Agreed totally.
There are a couple situations where the clause didn't take effect. Caribou and the xx both played in Seattle a month before and still played last year. So who knows. But it generally is a good rule to start with.
Yeah, I saw Caribou in Seattle the Thursday before Sasquatch, so I'm just going to guess that the Santa Clause is kinda tailored differently to different level bands. Using one method for every band would be rather silly on Sasquatch's part. (Feel free to prove me wrong, if you can, this clause stuff always interests me.)
Post by Horned Gramma on Dec 16, 2010 11:20:42 GMT -5
It seems logical and fair that bottom tier bands should be able to perform as many shows in the region as they would otherwise, especially if they aren't local. And I'm pretty sure that in general Sasquatch! and LiveNation aren't too concerned about Caribou stealing a substantial amount of ticket sales.
I don't think that it's that only the large bands have the Santa Clause, it's that you can ask for an exception and they will usually offer it to you. I don't remember the article but I linked to one awhile ago about the lollapalooza clause and they basically said that they almost always offer it if asked but that few people ask.
My city's weekly alternative newspaper ran an article about the embargo sasquatch puts on its bands preceding the festival a couple years ago. I wish I could remember more about it but i certainly don't think it extends to Canada.
Since you deleted a follow up to this post that I was going to quote, it is interesting that Spokane might be included in the Santa Clause. But in the grand scheme of things, and I mean this as politely as possible, who gives a crap about Spokane?
HaHa I deleted that because I figured that nobody cares about spokane. I mean this as politely as possible, Fuck You.