Have presale tickets ever really sold out before? I remember in one of the last few years someone said they couldn't get tickets a few days before Dec 31, but it never sold out before December.
It'll be interesting to see what happens with Squamish/Pemberton. The Sasquatch lineup(s) will come out first, so if they aren't amazing I could see a lot of people holding out for the other lineups. Once everyone Dr. Garbanzoures out that Squamish got Arcade Fire I wouldn't be surprised if some people bail on Sasquatch (Julysquatch in particular) for Squamish.
I just checked and Pemberton earlybird tickets are sold out. Advanced are now $279 + $89 camping. That's more than Sasquatch. Is there really that much leftover demand? Do people realize that it is being put on by totally different people this time?
Then again maybe earlybird tickets were limited to a few thousand and they really didn't sell that many.
You guys are insane if you think tickets will be around $350 again. Presale was $300 last year. If presale is over $250 I'll be pissed. Coachella is $350 for the same amount of days. As much as I love Sasquatch, it is not Coachella. Not even close.
They would need to put together two amazing lineups to think that they could get away with charging Coachella prices.
I can definately see them doing something like $350 for 1 festival / $600-650 for both festivals (regular sale). Maybe a bit cheaper if you are purchasing pre-sale (before the line-ups come out)
Only here to sayy toldya so, but not that happy about it cause it means we all lose.
We were somewhat in between. I didn't expect there to be such a discount for buying both weekends, but it is a pretty good strategy. They seem to be trying to make it so that people are forced to buy both weekends, but I don't know how well that is going to work out.
That being said, I'm still pretty surprised by the prices they are charging, and unless they pull a massive headliner like they did last year, I don't expect either to sell out that fast, if at all.
I got super lucky. A buddy was on the northern tip of the Island for work and the liquor store had 5. He tried to buy all 5 but they wouldn't let him. He had to beg them to let him buy two. He then tried going back the next day but they were wise to him.
I hope they do a wider release next year, they were impossible to find around Vancouver.
Does this make them more or less likely for Coachella?
This will likely sell out before the Coachella lineup comes out, so being on the Coachella lineup wouldn't affect these shows. Coachella will also sell out regardless of one of the bigger names having just played LA.
I generally don't do well in heat. Coachella had great weather last year and I still had to miss a few hours of Saturday hiding in the shade slamming water. From what I understand Bonnaroo can be sometimes ok and sometimes hot as Africa. I could not handle the belt sander.
If I was to do it, I would need an air conditioned RV to have a chance of enjoying myself.
If that's the case then buying both weekends only saves $50. Doesn't seem as worth it to gamble on both now.
And if this is "Presale discount prices", what are regular prices going to be like? Last year they went up something like $25 after the lineup, so are we looking at $350 for Maysquatch? That's Coachella prices. I love Sasquatch, but it isn't even in the same league as Coachella.
I bought that album partially because I liked that song and partially because they were playing Sasquatch. Then I saw their Sasquatch set and thought they sucked. That might have had something to do with it. Also, I was fairly drunk when I wrote that and it was the first thing that fit the profile while scrolling through ichunes. I bet somewhere past 'C' there is something that works better.
Song that made me buy my first album: One of the singles from Enema of the State - Blink 182.
Song that made you buy an album and wonder, "Why did I buy that album?": Hang Me Up to Dry - Cold War Kids.
You are 5 minutes from passing out and you find yourself with a set of headphones: I don't understand this one. How is this different from the final question? I don't pass out (unintentionally) so, Girl Talk or something.
Current song that you are embarrassed to like. Because, you know, we all have those people in our lives that make us listen to the radio: Hello - Martin Solveig & Dragonette. I'm not really embarrassed though, I think it's a great song. Also the video is fantastic.
If that's not current enough then, Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. (aside, I looked up the top 40 to pick one, and Macklemore has THREE songs on there!)
Song you wish you would never hear again: Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas, though when I hear it somewhere in a bar or whatever, I sing this version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCGmjmazE5c) in my head and it makes the murderous urges a little easier to deal with.
Song I always come back to: Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd.
Song you liked until you found out all the douchebags liked it: Most singles by Vampire Weekend.
I need to go to sleep: I don't listen to music to help with sleep, but probably some EITS or something.