A good pair of ’sidewalk surfers’ is absolutely the way to go. Flops will work, but the canvas shoe style is way better for the Gorge. They’re light, very comfy, well vented (so you dont get swamp foot), dry out quick if they get wet, wont give you blisters, but also wont randomly fall off your foot either. And best of all, you dont have to be seen wearing Crocs!
I'm not saying that I'm worried about people cleaning up the glowsticks after the party. I'm just saying that they're petroleum products that can't be recycled due to their chemical content, which after an evening of fun will spend the next however long it takes for plastic to decompose in a landfill, and the chemicals in the glowstick do act as pollutants.
Anyways, I'm not trying to be preachy, I just wanted to share a little info so people can make their own decisions, and I'll probably pass on the Death Cab.
I haven't had a stable internet connection to use since the lineup came out but I am still as stoked about it as I was the day it came out. Sure there are quite a few bands I fucking love and are going to rage my face off to but the beauty of sasquatch for me is the introduction of new music and having 3 months to dig deep into discography's and find new favorite bands.
I am also with you on it going in one ear and out the other. When you passed me your phone with the lineup on it at the party I was like "ok cool...bassnectar, skrillex and modest mouse" and kind of shrugged the rest off. I think part of that was having fun reading and replying to all the comments on my ustream..and being rather intoxicated. I finally have read it enough times that it has sank it, and as usual it is fucking amazing. I will never expect anything but the best from samsquantch.
It's festival policy to not let you in with a DSLR and if you're found inside with one, they're supposed to confiscate it and/or kick you out for the day. I've seen several people in past years learn this lesson the hard way. Some 20-something girl last year had a security goon grab her camera and refused to give it back after the festival was done for the day. Just warning you.
In my experience security does absolutely nothing about cameras. I have even had a guard at the gate let me in with mine the first time I brought it with me after a little arguing.
I highly doubt its something that is regulated at all, they are more concerned with giving people shit for drinking their own beer.
I will be taking mine again this year...and every year following. Speaking of cameras, I am anxiously waiting this view.
Spent a good chunk of my evening checking out Bassnectar videos. This guy is fucking SICK! This will probably change almost daily, but as of right now I'm anticipating this set more than any other. I'll be packing a shitload of glowsticks for this, my first glow stick war!
I'm curious if anyone on this board saw the Guns N Roses tour back in 2002 when Mix Master Mike opened for them? I only ask because this was where I fell in love with DJs and realized the talent they have. I was a Beastie Boys fan, but my true appreciation for what these guys are capable of didn't come to fruition until I saw this show. He was so fuckin awesome I didn't think GnR would be able to top his performance.
Anyone have an idea of what the light/laser/visual setup will be for Bassnectar?
1:50 - 2:48 in this video was one of my favorite moments during the show on Saturday.