OK I finally got this year's tickets, 9th year attending. what did I miss, any good inside news on bands that will be there? Really hoping for Built to Spill, Alt-J and at least 1 crazy ass DJ set!!!
I have a very strong feeling (slash hope) that Built to Spill will be there this year. I've got no basis for this, except that they're releasing a new album soon and their February tour has lots of PNW venues but nothing in Seattle.
Maybe Fig will ask them about Sasquatch at the Portland show, since he Martsched with them at Occupy Boise and shit.
That's awesome fantastic news. I don't typically do the rush and wait at Roo unless it's someone I really, really want to see or I'm trying to get into a pit for a What stage show. Really looking forward to a more laid-back atmosphere at Sasquatch (and the scenery).
In terms of the car line to enter the festival, it's a long line but not Coachella long, and from my understanding nothing like waiting for hours upon hours upon hours to enter Bonnaroo.
I waited 7 hours in line to get into Roo '07. Others years I've waited between 4 and 5 hours. Last summer I actually only waited a half hour and I have no idea how that happened.
I went to the Roo last Summer and was confused when people talked about how long the lines were, the longest I waited to get in was maybe an hour. Guess I got lucky. The wristbands look like they will be mailed out this year, so that is a dodged-bullet. It's really hit-or-miss about the line to enter Sasquatch but I've been to 9 Sasquatches and the longest I've ever waited to get into the festival is an hour and a half.
Post by Geoffrey Jellineck on Jan 11, 2013 13:41:07 GMT -5
Organization is crap, true. However, in terms of moving from stage to stage Sasquatch is much easier than Bonnarroo, in my opinion. You don't have to watch the end of the previous set like a vulture and swoop in riot-style as they leave the stage, then wait 40 minutes for the band you want to see to come on. It is possible to arrive during a set and still be able to get a decent (not great, but decent) view of the stage.
Nadine, any word on Roo from Animal Collective's people?
GabbyMcFrabby, I didn't specifically ask about Roo, sorry. I just wanted to keep it brief/inconspicuous. Talked about how I needed to know if I should start planning a trip to London if they weren't going to be at Sasquatch...
Field Day Festival in London is May 25th. A couple Sasquatch wish list artists Animal Collective and Four Tet are on the lineup. I suppose this could cancel them out being that it is so far away, but it could also mean they are doing festival shows around that time.
Eek! This is exciting yet stressful! I love love love seeing Animal Collective, Four Tet, Daphni, Emeralds and Do Make Say Think all on the same festival bill. Like holy shit, that would make my fucking year. But I might cry if it means all of them won't be at Sasquatch. Crossing my fingers for a Monday night set...
EDIT: Their agent says No Animal Collective at Sasquatch.