Preeeeetty fuckin' crazy. I offer my sincere condolences to those affected by the tragedy... really though, that's a lot of planning, excitement and money down the drain. Sales must have been incredibly low for them to to nuke it all to dust.
So are we taking the addition of a Fourth Day to Maysquatch Sasquatch is a given? The high price for three days seemed somewhat reasonable with two weekends, but now it's just a very expensive festival - not that any of them are particularly cheap...
If it does indeed happen, do you think they'd try to piece it together with refugees from the July shipwreck or start from scratch? Mix of both?
I really doubt Pemberton will be cancelled. Ignoring the fact they already sold a bunch of presale tickets, there was a news story the other week about them hiring horse-owning locals for security (which is...yeah.) It's just crazy to me they'd be unable to fill a couple days - I mean, aren't the Tragically Hip perpetually on hand to fill out any Canadian festivals?
The stronger likelihood in my eyes is just a rather underwhelming lineup. Which would be hilarious, if both B.C. festivals shit the bed, but also sad. Squam does look pretty awful broken into three days...ahhhhh what might've been.
edit: Jeffed me to it!
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I'm more concerned about a possible conflict between Panda Bear and Deafheaven. After consulting with last year's schedule, it seems pretty damn likely, especially if Cut Copy are indeed a late night set.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed last year, as did Killer Mike, Danny Brown, El-P, Shad, P.O.S., Earl Sweatshirt, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Azealia Banks
...except those last three didn't perform. C'mon, Snacks.
Chance is fantastic live, btw. Very high energy, the backing band is sweet, and several songs, like Everything's Good, are a bit more up-tempo and fun. Bouncing around to Acid Rap in the midday sun at the Gorge will be...awesome. Also, Chance>>Mogwai>>Die Antwoord...shit's gonna get freaky at the Bigfoot.
So's long as we're talking about who will and won't be at these shindigs, what do people think of the chances of Queens bringing out a guest? Lanegan? Dare I say it, - Grohl? Not especially likely, I guess, but damn would it be great.
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