Hey guys, has anyone pointed out that it looks like the Decemberists and Lana Del Ray might play?
I'm glad you guys like this! I've got a couple more secrets I've compiled from exhaustive analysis that I'll spill throughout the night. Let's just say it won't quite be the Summer of '69 at the Gorge this summer.
In the entire history of Sasquatch, there has been only one four-letter main stage act in each of the last three years. There was Haim last year, Cake the year before, and Beck the year before that. It only makes sense that GWAR will be main stage this year. Snacks must really like the color black, because last year's lineup had Black Joe Lewis, the year before had Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, 2012 had Black Whales, and 2011 had Black Mountain. This year I'm gonna get my Fergie on, cause Black Eyed Peas are looking more likely. Speaking of Black, there have only been four black headliners in the history of the festival, OutKast, Ben Harper twice, and Macklemore. Therefore, I would bet an entire chicken strips basket overflowing with mustard that 2Pac won't be a headliner. Maybe a sub.
This post makes me sad and I really think it's way over thinking things. I'm going to choose to live in a world where Snacks doesn't have a maximum quota of female acts he wants. Also, Azaelia Banks as a subheadliner? Uh....you might need to reevaluate your vision of what her popularity is.
Me? I think Azelia Banks would kill it at Sasquatch. But headline? You think she can be a headliner at this Sasquatch? I don't think I need to reevaluate that at all.
As for the rest of my post.....those are just historical facts. It was simply a response to the idea of Lana Del Rey as a possible headliner. To read anything more into it, is pure conjecture. Nothing else.
Uh, no. She wouldn't come anywhere near subheadlining. She might play the main stage around 4 or so but even that's a stretch.
My point is that historical info is fucking useless. Just because Snacks has never booked that many female headliners doesn't say shit about what will happen this year. If it does, I'd be really disappointed in the bookers. If they've got more female headliners worth booking, I hope they'd just book them. To try to rule anyone out because we've hit a quota of female performers is garbage.