So Nick Cave is probably out. Playing a show in Seattle during Julysquatch. Damn that's disappointing.
The fuck? Unacceptable. I thought that was a sure thing.
He's been scheduled for the Seattle show this whole time and somehow that turned into the evidence that would be playing Sasquatch too since he has a couple days break on the tour and will be in the area (I've always thought he was just taking the holiday weekend off). I know we don't always wanna bring up the Santa Clause but really this seems like one of the times when it would rule someone out entirely to me.
We were totally in each others brains there... we would`ve even posted at the same time if I didn`t spend five minutes trying to Dr. Garbanzoure out why my keyboard won`t do quotation marks anymore (they were gonna go around the word established).
I mean, at the end of the day I'm just bitchin', and I don't mean to take away from the fact there's some great bands on the lineup and that more are to be announced - but yeah, disappointing use of resources. Instead of building a strong lineup top to bottom, one that's keeping in with the tone of previous incarnations of the festival, we're seeing extremely expensive headliners and a meh undercard. Not to mention that one of those headliners is undoubtedly past his prime, and another is a complete shift away from the usual lineup the festival presents. At least in my view.
waaah waah waah, essentially.
/begins fantasizing about Pemberton lineup that just shakes the shit outta squamsquam's
I think you've basically summed up my issue with the lineup as well.
I mean, the undercard isn't horrible and I don't want to make it sound like they're all crappy bands 'cause they're not, it's just underwhelming since I've already seen most of the ones that might interest me and the others are either not my style of radio station or are just the small/local fare typically used to fill things up. But it's the shift in headliners that are clearly just meant to be cash-grab names and the fact that it feels like they've completely abandoned the tone this festival had previously set for itself that really irks me. It's as if they're launching an entirely new fest and just trying to piggy-back on the name and following Squamish had started to cultivate. And also using the idea of this already being an established fest to justify huge price hikes.
I'd almost consider a hotel or staying with some people I sort of know. Or offsite campgrounds.
The first year when they didn't have camping I slept on a friend of a friend's couch and it was only a 30 minute drunken stumble to the venue. Hardly more than the walk at Sasquatch.
I'd be into looking at different camping options, it would certainly make this fest seem more doable for me.
It's even cheaper than onsite camping for me to consider staying at the Fairmont in Whistler and taking the shuttle down each day... not that I'd really want to though. Half the charm of music fests for me is the camping.
Davers, don't forget to add in parking, it doesn't come with camping unless you're doing premium (and at a grand, they best be throwing in parking. Hell, those "concierge services" should be someone getting me drinks and fanning me with palms during the day!).
I really hope Pemberton announces their lineup before presale for Squamish begins. If it's more coherent and similar to my tastes (which if it's like Hangout fest as rumoured, it might be), I might try that one out instead.
Do you guys think Eminem will have a tour date in Vancouver as well? Need to see that mother fucker before hes done with his career.
No. Just like Arcade Fire, I'm sure this fest will serve as his Vancouver date.
As much as I really want to see Arcade Fire in Squamish with the mountain backdrop, I'm not sure if I can justify the cost of this fest, especially once you add in the ridiculous camping costs. I read on the concert addicts Facebook page that about 30 more acts should be added over the next few months (makes it sound like this is only half the lineup with that many adds), so I'll probably still buy a ticket during the presale and make my mind up later if I'm actually going.
Well, headliners are Arcade Fire, Eminem and Bruno Mars. Shocker.
And the undercard isn't really that strong, dwindles out vey quickly for me. I think my only highlights really are Arctic Monkeys and Lykke Li. Oh and We Are the City, didn't see them at the bottom there.
Last Edit: Jan 29, 2014 14:04:21 GMT -5 by kymess_jr