I tend to agree with macdemarcosteeth abut the overall attitude on this board, particularly toward new members. It seems if you aren't part of the circle of friends then you will have a bad time. I remember trying to participate in a discussion and was railroaded into submission. This board seems like it wants to represent the essence of sasquatch but I find it to be the opposite. I would hate camping next to such a judgmental and condescending group (not all of you, I know). A large part of sasquatch for me is meeting open minded people and making lifetime friendships.
I know I'll probably get flamed or nailed to the cross over this but come on guys. What's the point of having an open registration on this forum if you're just planning on attacking every new member? Unless that's part of your entertainment?
I'm pretty much a "new member" in that I only have a few posts, even if they were over a span of years, however I don't get offended by this board at all. I've had opinions that the majority didn't like, and I've had others that went over well. It's the internet, you gotta let people say and think what they want without letting it get under your skin. I really like coming here before the lineup drops to get a hint of what to expect.
I've been having troubles understanding the appeal of Hot Chip... just not my style of music I guess. But the new song they released today, Huarache Lights, has got me thinking I should give them a second chance. Really like it.
They're definitely more of a singles band than an album band.
That new song is really cool, not sure about the video though.
I like their albums, but I really like that kind of music so I agree that their singles is where they shine. So many solid hits over the years, should be a dance party. I saw them a couple of years ago and it was one of the best shows I've seen since living in Vegas.
I know everyone has different tastes, but I'm not sure what the beef is with this year's lineup. Robert Plant and Kendrick Lamar are to notch headliners in my book and I still believe "& More" is going to be a game changer. The only thing I see missing this year is that one "I can't believe we got..." electronic artist, like Gessaffelstien or Kraftwerk/Fuck Buttons (RIP Julysquatch hashtag Never Forget) from last year. To compare, the last couple years there have been about 10 or so acts that I was legitimately excited about when the lineup came out followed by a bunch more I discovered between then and the festival. This year, looking down the list, I already count 18 that I'm very excited about and I haven't even started researching the ones I haven't heard yet. I realize it is more expensive overall with camping not being included any more, but I am still excitebike as I've ever been for Sasquatch.
This is the perfect explanation for why I like the lineup
Yeah, on the most expensive and least impressive lineup in the history of the festival.
Don't get me wrong, if I had the extra cash and time I'd be there. But money's tight, and this ain't worth it. Hot Chip is literally the only actual "must-see" for me that I haven't seen before.
Most expensive, yes. That's not disputable. But least impressive? I have a hard time agreeing with that. With the exception of a few acts, I don't think 2011 or 2013 were anything super special besides a few acts, and, as I said, last year there were parts of days with literally nothing interesting.
Nothing will ever beat 2010 though. That lineup was too good. We were spoiled.
Post by DesertDucky on Feb 5, 2015 16:03:00 GMT -8
Ya it's true, a lot of these artists have played the festival before, and maybe a real "WOW" headliner is missing besides Robert Plant (though I'm still waiting on the &more), I feel like the dislike/apathy towards the lineup is unwarranted. The under-card and day part of the fest will probably be the best that Sasquatch has had been years, maybe ever. Last year, there were parts days where I was wandering and couldn't find anything good. This year, aside from Friday, I don't see how that would even be possible. Plus, last time Modest Mouse headlined, they were amazing. I think this year's lineup is really solid. I mean, HOT CHIP IS FINALLY PLAYING SASQUATCH
Scrolling through my emails this morning, I received a total of 4 presale notices: LiveNation, Do206, 107.7 The End, and Red Bull Sound Select. The password I posted above is gir the LiveNation on, but if anyone has problems getting through let me know; I have other options.
Password worked great! Thank you so much. Looks like I'm making it to Sasquatch for my 7th time!
Why not Tame Impala? Every time I've seen them, they'be been amazing, and have gotten better with each show as time has passed. I saw them last month when they did their brief US tour, and the show was incredible with awesome visuals. I think it would actually make sense for them to play Squatch given the move to the Yeti stage a couple years back, which probably made a lot of people miss out on their (awesome) set. It would be similar to when the National had issues and were moved to the Yeti stage in 2008, and they came back and played the main stage in 2010.
Post by DesertDucky on Nov 23, 2014 21:23:23 GMT -8
I saw REM there in 2008. I was only a senior in high school and not super familiar with their stuff, but I thought it was pretty good for what it was. Minus the rain and cold temps. But, Michael Stipe took his shoes off and kept performing on a soaked stage. It was pretty memorable.