Post by quartermass on Nov 10, 2009 12:30:19 GMT -5
Yeah man, This is pretty sketchy.
$170 early bird is on par with their last specials... and I think it has been clear from the start that Premiere Camping is the way to go, and that shit already sells out first anyways. So....
a) You buy Tickets because Pavement on its own is worth it (it certainly is for me) b) You buy Tickets because Sasquatch always, more or less, rules. (Though I skipped last year because I didn't get excited about one headliner).
Post by quartermass on Feb 17, 2009 11:26:39 GMT -5
This lineup, overall, is pretty bad for me. My own band is heading on a cross-Canada tour for three weeks right before the Sasquatch, and the deal I made with my girlfriend (who is also in my band) was that if Sasquatch had an undeniable lineup then we would sacrifice the extra few days and go, otherwise we would have to skip this year because we are likely going to be broke as fuck from touring in a van for a month.
That said, here are the top five things I'm bummed to be missing. Surprisingly, most of it is going to be Comedy Tent related:
1) Tim and Eric live 2) Zach Galifianakis 3) Todd Barry 3) Dutchess and the Duke (seriously folks, their record from last year is A+) 4) King Khan and the Shrines 5) Monotonix
and the top five "bummers" for me: 1) NIN 2)Janes Addiction 3)Airborne Toxic 4)Ben Harper 5)Girl Talk
I think people are right about going to discover the undercard - lots of stuff I haven't heard and wont be able to check out. I'm sad to miss: The beautiful gorge amphitheatre, road trippin' w/ peeps, getting afternoon drunk, being cynical about the music.
Post by quartermass on Feb 15, 2009 18:22:23 GMT -5
Seriously though: is anyone dying to see Jane's Addiction or NIN? Toxic Airborne Event, aside from a dreadful name, aren't very inspiring. TV On The Radio might be ok, I kind of like that Gaslight Anthem record... nothing too inspiring though from this shortlist. Hopefully a stronger undercard?
Lets keep this thread for official confirmations only please from here on out. If you want to discuss the philosophy of Internet civility, I'm happy to discuss that further, but pm me please. If you don't know the difference between "I don't like ____" vs. "You like _____? You are an idiot", then I can't help you.
The suggestion to start a "Speculations thread" is a good one that I will be starting right now. This includes the "I have on good authority" stuff. Everything that is not an official confirmation with a link to verify will be removed/moved or whatnot.
.... Actually, the existing 2009 lineup thread is basically that anyways. Post the rumours there. Confirmations here. Dustin's Sasquatch blog is great way to also keep track of "good rumours / confirmed"
Basically, everything is ok, save for the personal attacks on people's music taste. Its one thing to say "this seems like bullshit" - in the rumour stage, I don't know if one poster's "I heard from so and so that these bands are playing, but I can't back it up" is bullshit any more than you do. Until the lineup is set, it is all speculation.
My cryptic/exhausted post last night was related to the personal mud slinging back and forth in this thread (and others) after I had just posted something the day before for people to try and be more civil.
If you want to take this public Interstateeight, no, you don't have it correctly. I asked you to ease up because you were being outwardly hostile/rude to people, and I had numerous complaints about it. Specifically, your posts along the lines of "ha, you like THAT band? That band is so shitty and you are an idiot for liking said band" were rubbing a bunch of people (including me) the wrong way, and so I asked you to ease up on people. Taste is subjective; music taste doubly so. You don't get to be superior to people who like, in your opinion, terrible music. I think lots of music is terrible, but that is my business.