I'm expecting to feel satisfied but not overwhelmed with the lineup. That's my aim; it's safe. I've been cultivating that expectation for a while meow but last night I got this feeling that there's gonna be one headliner that's just batshit crazy awesome, like a Radiohead or something, but I think I'll just attribute that to pre-announcement jitters.
You must be referring to Bjork. Nothing else matters.
You're probably going to hate me for this but I've never listened to Bjork, except maybe in passing. Not for any reason, just never made the effort. If she turns out to be a headliner I'm gonna have some serious investigation to do.
And I'm only gonna say this once because I'm risking alcoholic vehemence, but I've been boycotting Pabst since they lowered the percentage here in Canada. Most pointless alteration to a delicious drink since New Coke.
The only reason I'd prefer a Loud Friday as opposed to an Electronic one is that the 25th is my birthday and there's a higher likelihood of bands that I enjoy playing the former than the belt sander. I'm still choked I missed seeing Explosions in the Sky as a birthday show in 2009.
Canucks against Detroit tonight but that should end by nine thirty, and I'll have my laptop anyways.
I'm expecting to feel satisfied but not overwhelmed with the lineup. That's my aim; it's safe. I've been cultivating that expectation for a while now but last night I got this feeling that there's gonna be one headliner that's just batshit crazy awesome, like a Radiohead or something, but I think I'll just attribute that to pre-announcement jitters.
Man I wish I had some brews, though. Drunk foruming is rad. Maybe I'll hafta crack open the Honey JD's...
Deerhunter was too tantalizing, and that set blew my goddamn mind. Third favorite performance from last year.
SOFA KING good! I was surprised to not be able to find any discussion of this show on this board. THE best performance I've seen at The Gorge since Bjork in 2007, and it wasn't even in the gorge. Incredible. And the weather was too perfect...I really can't put my love for that set into words.
Tell me about it! I remember reading the pamphlet thing beforehand and there was a quote from like Karen O or someone describing Deerhunter's live show as "a divine experience", and i was like "ummyeah" but that's really what it was. Watching them as evening faded and night came on was bliss. The lights were perfect, too. Just...gah. Great.
Favorite show was Modest Mouse, just because, well, yeah. That was a perfect experience. And second was DFA because that was one of the funnest pits I've been a part of.
Oh, the Gorge's sunsets are among the most gorgeous things I've ever seen, dont get me wrong. I just mean that the FLAMING FUCKING LIPS usually have a very very enticing live presence and effects, which I didn't really get last year. And yeah, the fact that they substituted Gash and Sleeping on the Roof for talk about spiderbites was a disappointment.
Especially since, apparently, it wasn't a spiderbite at all but rather an infection from Stephen shooting into veins on his hand...lol.
ps. awesome filter
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Mumford and Sons are meh. I like a couple songs but on the whole they just bore me as a band. Im not entirely opposed to seeing them live, though.
A Flaming Lips live show can be an amazing time. I saw them at the Malkin Bowl in Vancouver in 2010, while they were touring Embryonic, and it was a fucking enjoyable freakout. Wayne does like to talk but it's better when you're at their own show and that's really all your focused on...you just enjoy them as a band and as people and know they're still gonna play a bunch of songs regardless of chatter.
I think deciding to do the Soft Bulletin last year was a bad choice. A much more eclectic set would have been better, catering to more of the crowd and allowing them to pick and choose good songs for the environment and performance length. It's a fucking fantastic album but doesnt translate well to a festival. I saw them at Pemberton when they played a set like that and they killed it...but yeah, when you're tripping at the Gorge and you find that the sunset is more interesting than the Flaming Lips, something is wrong.
Best electronic act for me last year was Bassnectar, regardless of the amusing sound troubles. Great song choices, fun crowd (lol @ glowpocalypse) and just an all around good time. I was tired as shit, burning out from too little E, and hauling a backpack but that was still a high point for me. DJ Anjali and Glitch Mob tied for second. Major Lazer probably wouldve been a good contender but Deerhunter was too tantalizing, and that set blew my goddamn mind. Third favorite performance from last year.
ALSO: Fuck the cake, that shit was a total buzzkill. Also also, a big middle finger to the guy who said he sparked a J with Heems...I didn't have any "star sightings" all weekend, aside from getting my LP signed by Twin Shadow. Closest I got was my buddy spotting Isaac Brock doing double dutches with some other musicians by the trailers near the mainstage (which he later mentioned during one of his intermittent mumblings during MM's set, haha)
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I regret missing Yeasayer playing 'Tightrope', but that's about the only track they're playing anymore that I'd care to hear. I'd rather sit and listen to Wayne bullshit for twenty minutes than have to hear them play most of the shit that was on Odd Blood, so that's what I did.
I actually like Odd Blood, but that was before i had heard any of their other stuff so I had nothing to compare it to. Definitely a grower of an album though...I can see why you find it so distasteful.
WHY? would be fucking amazing, incidentally. Definitely rocked the Yeti in 10 despite it being the Yeti stage...Yoni's dance moves are beautiful. I was hella choked missing their Seattle show because of the broken arm business, so Squatch would be a great way to make it up...but if they arent there, I hope the following tour at least makes a pit stop in Vancouver. I can't remember the last time they were here.
yeah you guys are hard to keep up with. here's just some random responses to things:
Mogawai? Gooood. Pretty Lights? Goooood.
I'm not particularly stoked on the idea of an EDM headliner unless it's Daft Punk. But as Lump Lump and others mentioned, there's usually (always) a fine alternative to the headliner on some other stage, and I'm perfectly comfortable with the idea of skipping out on DeadMau5 to go see Explosions in the Sky rip it up on Bigfoot....
I Break Horses just released tour dates with Sasquatch listed. So there's our horse band for the year.
Ho'damn. I was hoping for a Band Of them...
As far as not all the leaked bands being on the lineup, that's certainly a possibility, or it could just be the Squatch crew just throwing a bit more doubt towards the general populace before the lineup drops. I think it's safe to say that Shins are still a-go, and probably the same for Girl Talk...here's hoping (insert mediocrity related pun here) Del Rey is a red herring.
I mean, she's pretty hot and stuff, but I don't come to Sasquatch to masturbate. And as long as we're on the subject of bodily functions, it warms my heart and turns my stomach to see the phrase "honey bucket" again. Fuck those things can get nasty.
I'm still wondering about that...if they actually do have a new stage why on Earth would they opt for the punny "Maine Stage" title? Wouldn't that just cause a lot of unneccessary confusion with the Sasquatch main stage and some other "Maine" stage elsewhere...?
I mean it's not a hugely complicated concept to wrap your mind around but it's just odd.
If it turns out to be a hip hop centric stage thatd be great, though. I'd love to see some Azealia Banks, Death Grips, Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire, Danny Brown, or Doomtree.. but really, the best thing they could do would be getting in on the Company Flow reunion. Or at least grabbing Aesop Rock.