This will be my last post on the sasquatch forum since it is now complete, but I feel I need to defend Pavement to the folks who seem to just not understand the lost essence of early nineties indie rock.
Pavement is an INDIE rock show. The reason they messed up on a song was because the bass guitar was experiencing errors. That IS the essence of indie rock: cheap instruments, a playful deconstruction of grunge rock music, goofy, slacker attitudes towards rock music and the crowd in general (e.g. Malkmus), and so on. The movement was designed to deconstruct, give satire to, and so forth, everything that is supposedly "rock" or "alternative" (has anyone even ever heard Modest Mouses' early music? or Guided By Voices?). This is what the so-called "indie" bands at Sasquatch this year (e.g. Vampire Weekend, which was the worst and most boring show of the entire weekend) were missing. There is nothing subversive about Vampire Weekend or MGMT. They are not Indie Rock. Pavement is subversive. Quasi was subversive this year at the fest (for the lucky few who were able to see them). Ween is subversive.
Understand the roots of indie rock before deriding Pavement's show.
Well, if you still need a ride, my friend and I are leaving from Lincoln, Nebraska if that helps you out at all (I don't know if your car can make it here or not - I suppose it is quite a bit closer than Washington). If so, it certainly never hurts to have more people to split gas costs for a long trip!