This will be my third Sasquatch, but I've always camped off site in the past. Our group is considering Gorge camping, but our party will be arriving at all different times, so we will have several vehicles. However, I'm not really familiar with the pass system. I'm assuming that there is no way to use a camping pass for multiple vehicles? Is there anywhere within a 15-20 minute drive to park cars and shuttle people to the grounds with vehicles that do have passes?
I posted this in another thread, but I thought that I may have more luck on this board. Has anyone seen The Pica Beats live before? I just heard them for the first time and was wondering if they are any good live.
No way DCFC will be added as a headliner. Or added period for that matter. Although I can agree that there is at least the possibility of a headliner added for Monday. I don't know if it has been pointed out, but on sasquatchfestival.com, the TV reads "Featuring Kings of Leon, Jane's Addiction, Nine Inch Nails". It seems strange that they are 'featuring' two headliners and a sub. Maybe the third headliner is still to come?
I say this mostly out of hope that it is true, as I am disappointed with the headliners, Ben Harper in particular.
Overall, I think it's a lot worse than most people were hoping for. I definitely expected KOL to be a sub at least. And Ben Harper is one of the more disappointing repeat headliners that they could have chosen.
I realize that in terms of numbers, Sasquatch isn't able to match the larger festivals. That's why it is important not to have weak headliners. What Sasquatch lacks in numbers, it makes up for with an overall experience, especially the intimacy of the venue and although I don't camp onsite, the advantageous camping situation. The people at Sasquatch also give the festival a big advantage, at least in my opinion. Not to profile anybody, but at Coachella and Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, you don't really know who you will run into, but at Sasquatch, you can always count on meeting a lot of cool people.
So I definitely agree with a lot of your contentions, but I would have to argue that Sasquatch can absolutely compete with the larger festivals; maybe not in terms of commercial success, but to any faithful music fan, Sasquatch is still up there.
IMO, if the headliners are really like these insiders claim, Sasquatch will look embarrassing compared to Coachella and Bonnaroo. If Coachella can pull McCartney and Bonnaroo can get Springsteen, LN and Adam Zacks will look like huge d-bags if they can only pull "2 return headliners, and a reunion that most won’t care about".
That being said, I will still be attending SQ09 regardless of who headlines. I just think that, as a faithful Sasquatch attendee, I will feel pretty let down if the headliners are NIN, Beastie Boys/Ben Harper, and Blur or something like that.
I'm inclined to be doubtful about this recently surfaced insider information though, since Sasquatch is trying to muscle into the festival limelight previously reserved for Coachella and Bonnaroo exclusively. I have a hard time believing that LN and AZ would settle for two headliners that are already subheadlining another festival (NIN and Beastie Boys)