With five full days until I leave this rainy Canadian city behind me for round 4 at the gorge, here's my top ten:
10. The Decemberists 9. Tame Impala 8. Milky chancey chance the chiggity champ of champion chancellors 7. Jose Gonzalez 6. The Glitch Mob 5. Flume 4. Madeon 3. Shakey Graves 2. Father John Misty 1. ODESZA
Honourable mentions: Gogol Bordello, Diarrhea Planet, Sleater-Kinney, and Chromeo (because who doesn't want to have a ridiculous dance party with their best friends to Chromeo?)
Post by CalmYoTits on May 15, 2015 21:38:47 GMT -8
In three years of Sasquatch I've had exactly two showers, baby wipes will be your friend. I haven't really found a great time for shorter line ups, in 2013 I think I went early afternoon and it wasn't terrible.
Yes shoes. Yes naked. There's a row of showers in a trailer but individual stalls. No time limit but ladies let's be reasonable. I think it's $3
Super confused about Ellie Goulding as a headliner! I'd be pretty stoked on Alexisonfire but, like most people living in Calgary, I've seen them probably three times already. If my life goes according to plan (ha!) I'll be moved to Vancouver by Xfest this year, but even if I'm still kicking around you won't see me spending $200 to see Tenacious D and the Rural Alberta Advantage
We did this last year at a music festival in BC, because the year prior my friend's tent was looted. Trust me, the hassle of trying to find a little key in the dark or remember a combination far outweighs the benefits. Within a day my sister and I had lost both keys and the lock.
My method that (knock on wood) has been pretty successful has been just to take everything out of my bag and spread it around the tent. If it's not an easy grab-and-go it seems to deter thieves. And yah, valuables locked in your car's glove compartment
Post by CalmYoTits on Apr 28, 2015 21:35:44 GMT -8
Moses Lake, got it! We usually stop in Spokane for food and beer (except our first year when we decided to live off PB&J's and dry Cheerios, and nearly died), but I always get lost somehow in Spokane. Thank you fellow cow towner!
Post by CalmYoTits on Apr 21, 2015 18:32:05 GMT -8
We did this in 2012, packed our tent Monday afternoon and drove back to Seattle after Nero's set. We didn't think about moving to the day parking lot so we drove out of the campground at 2pm which I...don't super recommend. Other than trying to stay awake you should have no problems!
Last Edit: Apr 21, 2015 18:33:42 GMT -8 by CalmYoTits
Purchased a locker rental and I think I'm going to be very happy with that decision. Thanks everyone for the info!
I don't want to be too needy with my questions, but does anyone have advice about meeting up with friends before entering the campground? This is my fourth Sasquatch so I know that's the only way to camp with people you didn't drive with, but the issue is we're driving from Calgary and my other friends are coming from Vancouver, so opposite directions on the I-90. Anyone know of a good muster point?
Anyone who used the lockers last year: worth it or no? Fifty bucks is a lot to me, but having blanket at night without carrying it around all day would be the tits.
Best money I ever spent. Having everything I needed handy without having to carry a pack was great, but the "cellphone charging area" was a fucking oasis. I never used the chargers all weekend, but having a couch to sit and chill on for a minute while grabbing a snack from the locker was just what I needed to keep my old body going all weekend.
Wait wait wait...couches?? I usually have my phone off all weekend because roaming so the cellphone charging didn't mean much to me, but actual couches?
To chime in on the Justin Long thing...I chased him down for a picture, and proceeded to get three photos with him where he looks very unhappy, and I look fucking thrilled despite the puke in my hair, half-smudged makeup (from sleeping on some grass) and stranger's sweater I was wearing at the time. I then told him that he's on "My List" (which he has been since like 2008), and he invited me into VIP which I DECLINED and will regret forever.
Other highlights: Having the guys in the medical tent snap a picture of my firework-blasted face, because he wanted to get pictures of all the hilarious Sasquatch injuries Meeting 'nater and Megatron in Cranbrook - thanks for not robbing us! Almost getting roped into a threesome with my best friend and our camp neighbour The Postal Service - nostalgia! Edward Nutsack's story time, Mumford, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Sigur Ros, The xx, Baths, Grimes, Alt-J
Post by CalmYoTits on May 22, 2013 13:12:37 GMT -8
I've been "working" for the past 5.5 hours, except I've been productive for about 0 whole minutes. Counting down the minutes until the road trip starts. Luckily I do get paid, though I get paid peanuts. Like, less than minimum wage. Yay internships.
Post by CalmYoTits on May 22, 2013 13:09:48 GMT -8
People are cool. After the mad scramble to stake out as much space for your camp as possible, offer your neighbours a beer - everyone is buzzing on a Sasquatch high and thus supremely friendly. Within 5 minutes of setting up our camp last year, we made friends that we hung out with all weekend. I'm sure exclusionist d-bags exist, but throw a rock in the campground and you'll hit like 18 friendly people...even despite being beaned by a flying rock.
Edit: I do not recommend throwing rocks in the campground. Please don't. No chicken's feet either, as was the trend last year. Just don't.
Last Edit: May 22, 2013 13:14:21 GMT -8 by CalmYoTits
I learned how to drive manual when I was 16! Manual drivers, unite!
Same! I mean, I wouldn't brag about my manual driving skills back then, and the number of times I stalled on major roadways is astounding (even for a 16 year old girl). But it comes with practice. Never going back.