Violent Femmes (Nice to meet some of you during this set!)
The worst thing I saw all weekend was anything associated with Super Geek League. What the fuck was that and who thought it was a good idea to give them their own stage? Fucking waste of space and money.
Where were you for the Femmes? We were exactly where I said we would be and it couldn't have been more obvious.
Also I didn't mind the SGL stuff. I wandered by once or twice when I was bored and it was fairly entertaining for the 5 minutes I needed to kill. They never interfered with any of the set I watched at the Bigfoot, but I was usually to the left of the soundstage.
They were on the schedule and as far as I know there was nothing on stage during that time. If they were going to 'skip' them they would have had to push all the sets and seriously fuck up the schedule. Phantogram was still late regardless.
I have never heard of a band being skipped at a music festival before, I don't know where you got that idea from.
Hidden gem: the "cell phone charging stations" that came with the lockers. I only actually plugged my phone in there once all weekend, but those couches were heaven. It was so nice to be able to go grab some food from the locker and relax on an actual chair or couch to eat and recharge for a couple minutes. Even if I hadn't brought a bag in, the use of the couches alone would have been worth the cost of the locker.
You had to have a locker to go there? I kept meaning to go there but never got around to it. I always assumed it was just for anyone, you just had to walk through the lockers to get there.
Just happened to be on the Narwhal when we were at our meeting spot (which is close enough to the stage to hear it clearly) and they were awesome. Didn't even know who they were until I checked my schedule.
I was all over the place. What my weekend looked like:
Crystal Fighters -> De La Soul -> Cage the Elephant -> Chance the Rapper -> Princess -> Foals -> Classixx -> Mogwai -> Outkast -> Die Antwoord
Bright Light Social Hour / Deap Vally -> Hobosexual -> Eric Andre -> Sol -> Violent Femmes -> Deafheaven -> The Grizzled Mighty -> MIA -> The National -> Boys Noize
Tacocat -> Brody Dalle -> chune-Yards -> Hannibal Burress -> Black Joe Lewis -> campground break -> Haim -> Rodriguez -> Parquet Courts -> QOTSA -> Gesaffelstein
I'm sure I probably stood right next to you at some point, but since you're not actually Dave Coulier, I didn't recognize you.
I did all those things. However I have no clue what you look like either. I kinda just assumed it would work out.
You probably saw me in front of the sound booth during Eric Andre blowing up the inflatables (including large alligator) and regretting not smuggling in a pump as well. I thought I was going to pass out on a few occasions.
And did anyone notice that none of the headliners played an encore? That's not usually the case, is it?
I did notice that and thought it usual. I felt like QTOSA had planned on paying an encore, but the crowd wasn't into it. The floor was almost empty by the time they started breaking down the stage. Instead of bringing up the house lights, they kept flashing the stage lights, which is the universal sign for "get wild", but none of the kids in the audience caught on.
I thought right after QOTSA left stage they started playing other music, which is the international sign for "the band is gone, go home" but I could be mistaken.
Also, where the fuck were you all weekend? I had your mix CD to give you. Now I have to ship it like a chump.
Also also, I thought the National sounded great from the floor.
3x also, I hope to fuck they move Sasquatch back to Saturday, Sunday, Monday next year so we don't have to battle the Memorial Day traffic heading back to Seattle. The traffic was insane, by far the worst I've seen in 6 drives.
That was fantastic everyone. Now I need to sleep all the sleeps.