Yo cbats! It was good getting down with you for a bit at the show last night! Things got pretty blurry at the end for me...I fucking fell asleep waiting for a bus in the U District on my way home and somebody kicked me and woke me up haha.
Haha, my night went about the same. Things definitely got blurry after the show ended...
At this point, it's pretty much an accepted fact that there will be at least one hip-hop headliner. My question is this: what if it's Eminem? What happens then?
No it's not at all, what are you talking about? The two hip hop headliners we've had that I can remember are Macklemore and Beastie Boys...both of which get a ton of playtime on alternative stations. There literally are no others that fit that bill.
Haha I don't think HiM is the band you were thinking of Mikey...
As far as Coachella goes, I only brought it up because we end up missing out on a lot of the acts that play there because of timing. That's not me complaining that Coachella has a better lineup, I'm just saying that a lot of acts that would be great at Sasquatch don't come because they were just on the West Coast less than a month before.
That seems like a genuine post so I'll actually respond:
1. Sasquatch was 3 days up until only a couple years ago so it isn't that massive of a change to go back to that. Personally, I think 4 days is a bit too much as I don't really think this is that big of a deal.
2. The talent pool will be totally different because you'll be drawing from different acts. As much as we like to think that people plan tours around Sasquatch, it's kind of the opposite. The bands that tour in late May will not be the same bands that tour in July. If anything, this gives us more of a chance to get some crossover from Coachella because acts won't be coming back less than a month after they were just here.
3. The ticket price will lower in price although probably not proportional to the amount of days. The people planning this aren't stupid, they know that they have to sell twice as many tickets. Even though Sasquatch has sold out easily the last couple years this is a massive jump. Just because it worked so smoothly for Coachella (and I'm not even sure I agree with that, tickets for the second weekend end up stupidly cheap on the secondary market) doesn't mean that the organizers here are going to be able to gouge people completely. I'd expect tickets to be about 50 bucks cheaper this year than they were last year.
4. Bigger/Better headliners? Has anyone here said that they think this will lead to bigger headliners? If anything we're going to end up with smaller headliners because we won't have that abbreviated Friday to pad the budget. People on here predict pretty much everyone as a possibility to headline. There's kind of a game we play where people predict bands that Sasquatch cannot afford to book as headliners and then I call them out on it and everyone hates me. It's pretty fun. As far as better headliners, I think people are holding out hope that the additional days will allow the organizers to be a bit more adventurous with their bookings and get someone like Portishead, a band that won't appeal to everyone but would be a pretty massive get.
5. Why do you need to get your tickets crazy early? I mean, you totally can if you're paranoid but as long as you're on top of it when the tickets go on sale after the lineup announcement you should be fine. There are twice as many tickets this year, it will take longer to sell out. They may still go fast but I'd be shocked if you couldn't pull a pair the day they go on sale.
3.) Pitchfork has been too busy drowning in its own backlash (since 2006) to provide any relevant music commentary.
There are innumerable valid criticisms of Pitchfork but denying their relevancy is just silly. Pea was joking on the last page about Deafheaven but the sentiment in general is completely serious, bands get booked for festivals solely because they got support on Pitchfork.