Post by Geoffrey Jellineck on Jan 24, 2013 12:06:09 GMT -8
If The Flaming Lips are back this year, they best be comin' with some crazy surprises. Given Wayne's recent demise and engorgement with himself, I wouldn't be surprised if he threw a little hissy and did not return to Sasquatch after CakeGate 2011. My deepest and sincerest hope is that Wayne's split with his wife might actually provide some fresh, inspirational song writing. That's been the problem for the last several years, no real inspiration. Wayne spends way too much time begging the crowd to love him and inspire him these days, it's hard to stomach. That being said, the last Lips show I saw was in September '11 and there was some cool stuff happening with iphone apps/distortions/general Drozd Wizardry. There was one moment where this crazy crackling sound echoed around the entire arena in a circle and everyone kinda stopped and looked around for a second, confused and intrigued. I can't really describe it but it was intentional, very weird and super interesting. I'm hoping for more of that, more of the WEIRD, less of the WAYNE. Also, it is time for me to get on stage with the Lips, I can't fully be done with them until I make it on stage and I know Goldbeard is the perfect partner in crime for that sort of business. So, would I be pleased to see them on the lineup? Yes. But only if they've got some WEIRD SURPRISES up their sleeves.
I still think The Postal Service will headline Sunday or Monday night
How does a band headline with one album though? It would be the shortest headlining set in Sasquatch history unless Gibbard played some Death Cab songs too, or they dug deep and brought out some unreleased tracks.
Burrito asked me earlier if I had ever seen The Postal Service live and I thought about it for a second (I'd seen Death Cab a bunch in the early 00's and in the later years they often covered "Such Great Heights") but ultimately decided that I hadn't ever seen them. Anyway, as time has passed my brain was all, waaait a minute- you HAVE seen The Postal Service! AT SASQUATCH, no less. I can hardly remember the show, which isn't a good sign but can also be attributed to my drug-addled brain/it was almost a decade ago. However, I'm pretty sure they were they were 3rd on the line-up, played just before The Roots, who were sub-headlining. I wasn't interested in the headliner that year and have since forgotten who it was. I do remember The Postal Service playing some cover songs, so if they were to headline this year, maybe they would fill the time with sa bunch of covers/remixes? Also, I wonder if Jenny Lewis will play with them for the reunion shows? She was there with them at Sasquatch '04.
Sasquatch is not set up in a way that you have to run to get a good spot for a headliner. The main stage is huge and there is tons of room. Even down in the pit if you are along the back there is room.
Nobody said that they only watch the headliners but of course we care who they are. Additionally, Kanye and Prince have never been there but you would be a fool to miss them.
It seems like you see a band more for your own reputation than because you want to see them.
I love everything about this post but Kanye was actually at Sasquatch in 05 and it was amazing.
Lots of talk about how amazing 2010's lineup was today (it was) but I think 05 was still the gold standard lineup. It was only one day and yet at least five of the bands that played that day could headline today.
Post by Geoffrey Jellineck on Jan 23, 2013 14:36:13 GMT -8
Also, HG/Stormy. If you can get through the work/school obstacle, you should ride back to Seattle with me or Burrito or Fig that weekend. The Bolt Bus can have you back in Portland by 11:15am on Tuesday for ONE DOLLAR.