Sadly I didn't meet any of you. I kept looking for HG, Stormy, Weenie and Pea, because I figured I'd be able to recognize them from pictures posted here over the years, but apparently we just didn't cross paths.
I also completely spaced on the meetup during Violent Femmes. Complete failure.
Yeah I appreciate what they were trying to do with SGL but them playing at the same time as some of the Bigfoot sets really pissed me off and the red Satanic minotaur guy growling at me while I was staring off into space saucer-eyed was just about the last thing that I ever needed to have happen to me at the time.
My thought was that they got skipped b/c the festival and/or Phantogram didnt want to push back their hyped (and godawful) evening set. regardless, it was a huge disappointment and a terrible way to start the weekend.
How was Phantogram "god awful." Please be specific so I know if you're trying to be cool, or actually have insight.
I was on the hill at first, but had to move up because I couldn't hear anything except for the booming vocals. Still couldn't hear much as I got closer.
And did anyone notice that none of the headliners played an encore? That's not usually the case, is it?
I got set lists from both The National and QOSTA and the both skipped songs that were supposed to be played. Not to mention that Queens left the stage 20 minutes early and still left a song or two off, one of which was Faireweather Friends dammit. But my God, they were amazing!
I haven't seen Fairweather Friends live in the four times I've seen them since the new album was released. The internet will probably prove me wrong, but it might be a song they don't play live.
I keep telling myself that Thurston and Kim are going to make up and Sonic Youth will headline Sasquatch one of these years. It's a hopeless fantasy, but it's mine. I saw them at the Gorge back in 95 and it was fucking incredible. They really are a band that has to be experienced live to truly appreciate.
The last time I almost fell asleep at a show was Sonic Youth about seven years ago.
...and then I remembered that I have to do that thing where I only listen to one non-Sasquatch band for the entire week leading up to Sasquatch. This year I chose SONIC YOUTH, so be ready for lots of them in this thread.
Sonic Youth - Goo Sonic Youth - Dirty Sonic Youth - Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star Sonic Youth - Washing Machine Ciccone Youth - The Whitey Album
Stop trying to pretend to like Sonic Youth AND Ween.
As for Tame Impala -- I tried like hell to watch that show, but they seriously went on like, what, like an hour late at least? Fuck that, I walked back to camp with Floor Tim and that was the right decision. It should have been totally possible to watch almost all of both sets. I WILL say that, objectively speaking, the EVENT STATUS of seeing Sigur Ros on the Gorge main stage under a full moon on an early summer evening makes it pretty difficult to rationalize the decision to have been doing anything else at the time.