Fiona Apple (Headliner - plz) Vampire Weekend (Headliner) Postal Service (Headliner) Skrillex (Headliner - ughhhh) Atoms For Peace Violent Femmes Local Natives Yeah Yeah Yeahs The Thermals Kendrick Lamar Japandroids Macklemore Hot Chip Cloud Nothings Dillon Francis The XX Jamie XX TNGHT Major Lazer Dirty Projectors Franz Ferdinand
Not too bad in the early afternoon, but if you want to be in the frontmost 'pit' area I'd recommend at least coming in during the act prior to the one you really want to see. More people exit after each act than you'd expect (although I imagine there won't be an exodus between Tenacious D and Beck, for example). To be front row center is probably an all day commitment though.
Has anyone suggested the late night act to be added could be magnetic man? The 3 of them are touring the US in march and april under their own names (Skream, Benga, and Artwork - even in seattle in early march). They have a crazy light show...not much collaboration with the mau5trap crew other than some shows and being friends though.
The crowd was shit during Skrillex, at least inside the tent. The mass of people surrounding the outside was fun enough though. I have a million things to say about him, but at least in between the last time I saw him and Sasquatch he learned how to mix. When I saw him in January he couldn't even beatmatch, and he plays live with ableton, which does that for you.
My favorite part of sasquatch is always just spotting artists cruising around the venue. Conor Oberst watched the Secret Sisters right next to me for a good 15 minutes. We stood right next to the non-mustachioed frontman from Local Natives during Twin Shadow, danced with Twin Shadow during Sharon Jones, and Wayne Coyne came in and watched Reggie Watts with us when I was in the front row. I'm so easily star struck it's disgusting
Yeah...their set ended up just being a huge downer. It peaked at the start as far as energy goes and that all fizzled out by the end. I love the Soft Bulletin, but as a show it wasn't so great. It felt weird seeing all the confetti and shit shoot out at the end of feeling yourself disintegrate lol
Heard that at a show last week sometime some people were throwing around glowsticks and once they started landing close to the stage he stopped the music and threatened to stop playing...just a word to the wise lol
So I've been thinking about this since last year but haven't really shared till now...
There were a few parties in the campground last year that were poopin pretty loud. I think it would be really easy to throw together a decent PA system for the weekend and bring some gear and have actual DJs playing the campground at night instead of some lame ipod on shuffle. Who knows, maybe a DJ playing the festival could be convinced to swing by as a surprise as well...
I'm down to do this (I am a local seattle DJ), but I can't foot the bill alone. If anyone out there has a large enough sound system that they'd be willing to bring hit me up, or if there are any other DJs interested in spinning let me know!
Last, and probably most important...you guys don't think the organizers would have a problem with this do you? with how loud everything was last year I don't think they're opposed to the campers partying