No kidding. Prior to settling down, getting married and having a kid, I went to 3-4 shows a month in Seattle basically seeing anyone that I liked even just a little bit. These days I go to maybe that many shows per year, and Sasquatch has a great way of knocking out a lot of the bands on my list that I would have wanted to see at their own headlining sets.
so ive also heard lately that some of the camping spots are about an hour walk away from the festival...which would kinda be horrible. would you guys say that if i showed up at maaaybee like 5o clock on THURSDAY, i would be safe from making that hour long journey every day? or do alot of people arrive early thursday?
The best campsites go to people who know how to use their shift key.
Thanks for making me spit out my drink, buddy. The only year I was in general way back in 2008, I was camped near the back end of the campground and it was maybe a 25 minute walk each way. Maybe an hour if you're on crutches or something.
Should be the largest Bigfoot crowd in Sasquatch history for Vampire Weekend because they're a band that definitely does not belong there. They're easily bigger than all of the Sasquatch stage sub-headliners.
He won them but already has some, and is performing a very selfless act by giving them away instead of selling his originals for face value. If I'm being honest, I probably wouldn't do the same.
If I wasn't stressing about money right now I'd totally give away tickets that I won, but I haven't been getting a lot of hours at work recently and could really use the cash to pay for my ticket plus the unpaid time off that I'm taking.
Okay well I was feeling kinda unsure about my choice to see Akron/Family after I didn't get into them as much as I anticipated, and that Holy Ghost! song is great. I'm thinking I'll head to see them after Bloc Party now. It'll mean one less stage change for me on Saturday since I was planning on seeing Devendra Banhart on the Bigfoot, which is right after Holy Ghost.
edit: ah shit I had the order wrong and Holy Ghost! starts before Bloc Party. I guess I'll be seeing part of Holy Ghost! then and heading down for Bloc Party.
I selfishly hope that Macklemore saves all the songs that I like for after I make my way over when Vampire Weekend is done. Somebody else had said that Macklemore is probably going to have the most energetic set/crowd of the entire weekend and I fully agree. If I know what he's like at all, he'll be wanting to put on an incredible show for his home state festival and everyone in the crowd will be full of energy on the first night.
To be honest I hadn't even heard of Alt-J until the lineup announcement. I have it in my head that most people going this year will see the Lumineers on the schedule and not even consider Alt-J. They're getting significant radio exposure now and I hope it isn't ridiculously packed for their set.
I was pretty disappointed to hear Alt-J on 107.7 The End when I was going to work the other day. I was hoping they were one of the bands that would fly under the radar for most Sasquatch attendees and they'd see the Lumineers instead. Capital Cities may have a pretty large crowd even for a 1:05 slot.
I've been thinking of picking up a cheap pair since them handing out thousands of pairs of 3d glasses at the festival seems like it'll be a giant clusterfuck, with them likely not having enough and running out.
Good points, it is better than to not have the contest at all. I just hope if some lurker or person that registered just to enter the contest wins, they'll give the passes to some "elder" boardies in need.