Post by thecrazedmadman on Mar 3, 2014 14:31:40 GMT -8
Hey guys, I've been to Sasquatch a bunch of times, but I have never gone just for a regular seated show before.....so I had a question, since I missed the whole "buy all the tickets" rush when the concert was announced....it seems like most of the good seats are gone, and I dont really want to spend $275 for a pit ticket, so can someone tell me a little more about the General Admission ticket? I assume its a first come first serve kind of thing, but where exactly does it start? At the squatch I remember seeing box seats at the bottom of the hill and everyone just put blankets down above it (before the fence area), is that what they mean by "lawn"/GA area? (and all the other paid seats would be in the normal "pit" flat area? Or are the seats put in on the hill and the GA area is above that? (on the crest of the hill)
Also, I saw there was camping too, was that mostly so people could party before and after the show? Or is it more of a way for people to rest up before the show because of the long drive?
Post by thecrazedmadman on Feb 25, 2013 15:42:27 GMT -8
Went through the entire lineup (built a playlist with the top 10 songs of each artist I could find grooveshark.com/#!/playlist/Sasquatch+Playlist+2013/82696650, going through it took me about 2 weeks), here are some of my favourite discoveries:
Brothers from Another
Also, just saw that Bear Mountain was added....they're pretty awesome as well:
Post by thecrazedmadman on Feb 5, 2013 18:13:54 GMT -8
1. Vampire Weekend 2. Arctic Monkeys 3. Grimes 4. Tame Impala 5. Andrew Bird 6. Twin Shadow 7. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis 8. Cake Sigur Ros (Was mostly going off nostalgia with Cake, not as good as I remember) 9. Telekenisis 10. Youth Lagoon
Post by thecrazedmadman on Apr 23, 2012 17:01:50 GMT -8
Man, that took a while....went through the entire schedule and checked out all the bands I havent really listened to yet (attached schedule below)
Green - 1st choice Yellow - 2nd choice/maybe Red - 3rd choice
The tough decisions for me is The Shins/St Vincent (was a big shins fan a while back, newest album was just ok though)
Have no idea what Im going to do on early Saturday: Blitzen Trapper, Electric Guest, Craft Spells all have some good songs (and some not so good ones), that and they're playing when some good comedians are on too (Pete Holmes and Rob Delaney)
And lastly.....The Joy Formidable or fun.?
Overall I think Im going to be staying on the main stage for the most part (was bouncing around a lot more last year)
Post by thecrazedmadman on May 23, 2011 23:33:24 GMT -8
Ok, so my lame weather topics got deleted (very deserving...not making many friends around here, lol). But if they get deleted without any indication of why, I thought I just did something wrong and will post another topic (is there no way to PM people on here?).
Cant believe I didnt see this topic before posting that....so 100% my bad there.
Back on topic, thanks Viking for posting the weather....though what does the "20%" mean? Is that humidity or percent chance of rain?
Totally going to get called a dumbass again since it was probably explained somewhere else in this topic.
Friday looks good, everything else is just raiiiiin, not saying this is 100%, just thought I'd let you guys know. (Seattle is the closest city to The Gorge right?). Any preparation you guys do for rainy weather? Besides ponchos, tarps and dancing?
Post by thecrazedmadman on May 16, 2011 10:26:03 GMT -8
Hey guys, I'm super excited about seeing J Mascis live....but does anyone know what kind of set he's going to be doing? The reason why I ask is because people somehow knew that the Flaming Lips set would be mostly from The Soft Bulletin album, maybe theres some inside info floating around about J Mascis. I've been listening to a lot of his stuff and theres a lot of different styles of music, it could be Dinosaur Jr, J Mascis + the Fog, J Mascis from his current albums....or this:
Any other discussion about how awesome J Mascis is on this topic is welcome, anyone seen him live before?
Post by thecrazedmadman on May 5, 2011 23:41:38 GMT -8
Awesome, just saw this...filled out my schedule, not as many conflicts as I first thought, I only have a few I'm unsure of (any advice on which to see would be great):
Sharon Von Etten vs. J Mascis: Love J Mascis when he shreds/acoustic like in this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUgoU3J-nHo, his CDs are hit and miss though....anyone know what kind of set hes going to do? Sharon Von Etten has some really catchy songs (One Day/Dont Do it) and a wonderful voice...but again, the albums I've heard is hit and miss
Cold War Kids vs City and Colour: I saw Cold War Kids live....they were good, didnt blow me away or anything. There was some hate going on about City and Colour, I like several of their songs...but is there a reason why some board members dislike them?
Modest Mouse vs Ratatat: Really like both of these bands (just found out about Ratatat recently), would it be worth it to stay through the whole of Modest Mouse's set?
I agree, this seems like a retarded way of trying to find out what an artist is about. It screams of ADD, instant-gratification, attention-span of a twitter update to me. Does not compute for me. I hold great value in listening to an album complete from start to end, and believe more depth and reward is found there.
And the idea of deleting the lesser liked tracks from an album-- that just seems like such a fuck you to an artist! I mean, I love making mixes and will spend months trying to find the perfect placement of tracks; I can only imagine how much effort and thought goes into deciding a tracklist for a band.
If theres one thing that I've gotten out of this debate (besides the fact that I still dont like The Flaming Lips) is that deleting tracks from an album is probably not the best idea in terms of listening to music. Its like skipping to all the action scenes in a movie, sure its the best part....but they mean so much more when you watch the whole thing. Thinking back, I believe it started when I was younger when I found a song I liked....but the rest of the album sucked (aka. a one hit wonder), Still wanted to listen to that song, but not sit through the crap of the rest of the album....and then just deleted the crap, guess I went a little overboard when I started to listen to actual good artists.
One last question though, when you go to a concert.....the artist plays (usually) their best/favorite tracks from all their albums....how different is it with the system I had? (not saying they're the same, just similar)
All the time I hear people in their early twenties saying, "Oh, I only started listening to good music a couple years ago DERP!", and what they are referring to is that they started reading about bands on the internet isntead of just listening to the radio, and internet conversation is always going to lead you to a handful of what I guess we're still calling "indie bands", even though they are all on major labels and are among the most successful acts in the world: The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire, etc. You've moved up one rung of the ladder, good for you, but don't fucking celebrate just yet. Mainstream media has co-opted "indie music" and what you find without really having to look is not much more than you would have found by just sticking with the radio. This process has pushed the real innovators even further into the margins, and even with music being so easily accessible because of the internet you still have to go looking for the good stuff. I'm not saying it is all going to appeal to you, but if you've lived twenty years and you're just barely hearing Modest Mouse (I'm using them as a generic example, please use your imagination here) for the first time, aren't you curious about what else might be hiding out there??
Probably not. Probably not, because music doesn't cost you a fucking cent. You've probably never paid for music once in your life. You've never dug around in a record store and committed twenty of the dollars you amassed by mowing lawns in the summer to an album that may or may not appeal to you at all. But if you buy that record and bring it home, you're going to listen to it because that is where your twenty dollars went. Maybe you'll listen to it six or seven times, because its the only new album you'll get that month (FUCKING SHOCKING, RIGHT ASSHOLE?) and maybe you're a little pissed that you wasted your money. Maybe that disc winds up being the only disc in your car and you spend a whole road trip with it, and when you get home it is your favorite album for the rest of your life.
These are dead practices, and I'm sure they sound ridiculous to the couple of kids I am addressing (whose usernames I do not remember, nor care to), but I use them as an example to make a point: You aren't making a commitment to the music. You won't make a commitment to an album, and so that album won't make a commitment to you. Choosing one night stands and banging randoms to developing a relationship which causes you to understand yourself and other people better.
It means nothing to me that you can't enjoy so much of what being a lover of music has to offer. Maybe I pity you a little bit, but I know the benefits that are there to be had and you'll never know shit about them if you don't go find them for yourself.
I remember the days of buying music (really miss it actually, you are right about it giving a lot more meaning to it, but thats a discussion for another time), still got my pitiful stack of 100+ CDs (not 1,000's of mint condition vinyls you must own) sitting by my desk.
Now lets take your example of "saving up money for weeks to buy 1 album that will last you all summer"....wouldnt you want that album to be the best possible one you could get? Or at least one that you'll enjoy? I remember This happened to me about 9-10 years ago, saved up money doing a paper route, and heard a pretty cool song on the radio, it was Pedal to the Metal by Kazzer (yea, Canadian band)....so I went out and spent my money on his album, Go For Broke. It sucked.....hard, felt ripped off....listened to it a few times and then never touched it again. Sure I now have a full opinion on Kazzer...but am I really that enlightened by it? What if I had chosen Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon that summer? But since I made such an uninformed decision....I didnt listen to music at all that summer.
Maybe I will never experience the enjoyment in finally "getting" an album after 5+ listens, to me its just a big gamble of time. You prefer to listen to music that way, I do not....why is that so hard to grasp?
FYI, I am VERY curious on what else is out there.....thats why I'm always on the hunt for music I havent heard before, I just give my time and energy to bands that entice me....I feel like a broken record here.
Also, I'm curious Horned Gramma...how old are you? And how long have you been listening to music? (I have never met someone so passionate about music before, I am genuinely curious now)