Post by methodacting on May 4, 2012 20:12:04 GMT -8
This is the second consecutive year that Sasquatch has announced it sold out and then a few weeks later you could buy on the site again. The fact that they keep faking sell outs should be concerning to fans.
Post by methodacting on May 4, 2012 20:07:38 GMT -8
It's been months and months and I can still go to Live Nation and get a ticket. You may label me a jackass but the facts are the facts. The lineup is weak, the concert is overpriced, and they didn't get the talent for four days as evidenced by the lack of legitimate headliners. I know numerous people who have gone to 5plus sasquatches who refused to even consider purchasing at over 300 dollars with that lineup. The facts don't lie, sasquatch needs retooling or else there won't be one anymore.
Post by methodacting on May 4, 2012 20:05:22 GMT -8
Furthermore, why is Head and the Heart playing a 7pm show? First off, they were there last year playing at like noon. Why again this year? They are playing after M. Ward. He gets 45 mins and those one trick ponies get an hour. It's absurd. Probably not the reason why Sasquatch isn't selling out but it doesn't help with poor scheduling like that.
Post by methodacting on May 4, 2012 19:49:58 GMT -8
I just checked and LiveNation is selling "sold-out" Sasquatch tickets still. Bonnarroo had so much demand on day one that the website completely crashed and they tried again later. Coachella sold out 2 weekends in a snap. Sasquatch is still trying to dump tickets. Pretty Lights isn't a headliner. Not even a subheadliner. Bon Iver is a subheadliner. Beck is good but been here before and is semi-retired. The whole lineup is one of the weakest yet. I go every year but you guys' have to admit that there is something wrong when festival tickets are red hot everywhere but Sasquatch. It's the truth. They better bring it next year!
Post by methodacting on Apr 20, 2012 9:53:09 GMT -8
Who is the reactionary that banned me from the board until the day after Coachella?
I was being a bit unfair about Sasquatch! I worked out the schedule and divided the number of bands I'm planning on seeing and divided it by 315 and the number was more than acceptable. On the other hand, the cost of attending this festival has almost doubled in just a couple years and I personally don't feel that it is twice as good. Sure, we have the extra day, but I saw one band on Friday last year and plan on seeing 3 this year (honeyhoney, of monsters and men, and the physics). I could honestly do without the extra day anyways. And this year we're getting the maine stage (which I supposing is named as such because like the state it is stuck up in the corner and nobody is interested in it) but does feel like that's worth skyrocketing ticket prices? And I understand that camping is now included but it was much better when each vehicle needed one camping pass. It made the cost of camping very low if it is split and it encouraged carpooling which is beneficial for so many reasons. And as far as the lineup is concerned, they did get several acts that I bitched about not being there last year, most notably a late night Roots performance. But I think the ball was dropped on many acts, most notably First Aid Kit, Jeff Mangum, and Chris Baio solo just off the top of my head. I'm also hoping that since this year is 4 day passes only that those without them won't be in the campgrounds. I'm usually all for the more the merrier but there are people who go just to camp and party and I'm willing to bet a lot of the theft that occurs there is caused by many of these of people. Not all obviously, but many.
Post by methodacting on Apr 2, 2012 9:17:31 GMT -8
And let's talk about last year's festival. Was anybody there when Bassnectors audio sounded like it was a 1970 datsun? Was anybody there when The Flaming Lips took an hour and a half and then played a shitty show in the daylight? A FUCKING JOKE!
You mean people like me who were going to this festival when you were still in Junior High School. How about you shut the fuck up? What is this board for, to see how often and "creatively" you guys can agree with one another?
Post by methodacting on Mar 18, 2012 11:11:29 GMT -8
Can anybody explain when Sasquatch became shitty? I've been going since year three or four and the lineups get progressively worse and the crowds have morphed into some strange amalgamation of hipsters, frat douches, and Canadians. I blame the lineups but can't say for sure. But seriously how many shitty bands in skinny jeans do you need to see in one day? Other than M. Ward, this lineup is disgusting. I can't wait for the fake ticket sellout like we saw last year. No way this thing legitimately sells out soon. What happened to you Sasquatch?!? Your ass used to be beautiful!
On a related note, I would like to say thank you to AZ and the rest of the people who decided to finally allow black people to play the festival. It appears that an entire new tent/stage has been created where they will be kept far away from the others. Maybe they'll even get their own drinking fountains. Separate but equal right? Look back at the festival's lineups, dozens of bands every year but usually even the one or two rappers they get are white. RACIST!
Post by methodacting on Feb 9, 2011 21:29:46 GMT -8
This year's lineup is undeniably superior to last year's. Yes, it's underwhelming in obvious areas but it's solid. I just hope we don't have to wait too long to learn the remainder of Friday and the comics. Also, I hope Bassnectar will be playing a late night set, it would criminal if it weren't dark for that set.