You do realize it's about a 24 hour drive from LA to Sasquatch?
Forgive me for I am but a lowly pleb and know nothing but, 24 hour drive? It's not that I don't believe you (I do) but Google maps says its a 17-18 hour drive. What do you think accounts for the 6 hour difference? Is that 24 hours driving time or 24 hours with sleep or California traffic? I ask because I am planning on driving from Vegas to the Gorge and am now concerned it may take me longer than I anticipate. I usually beat the Google maps estimated time when on a road trip and it says 15.5 hours for me. I'm planning on leaving Wednesday night with plans to get to the Gorge with daylight left on Thursday. Was hoping to make the trip with about 13 hours driving, should I reconsider my plans?
I live about 2 hours from the Gorge and people I know who have driven from here to Vegas have said it's about a 24 hour drive. I've never made the drive myself, but I would tend to believe people who actually have (i.e. them and Kymess) over Google maps.
Post by Professor Pancakes on Apr 29, 2015 11:16:35 GMT -8
Over the last week or so:
Akron/Family - Sub Verses Faith No More - King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime Todd Terje - It's Album Time Death Grips - The Powers That B Strand of Oaks - Heal Ought - More Than Any Other Day Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly Inferno - Utter Hell Fuzz - Fuzz Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything Fantomas - The Director's Cut Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica Modest Mouse - Strangers to Ourselves Murder Vibes - Murder Vibes The Bright Light Social Hour - Space is Still the Place Tyler, The Creator - Cherry Bomb Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction The Districts - A Flourish and A Spoil The Districts - The Districts Jack White - Lazaretto Run The Jewels - RTJ2 Courtney Barnett - The Double Ep: A Sea of Split Peas Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Sleater-Kinney. - Dig Me Out Liars - Sisterworld Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What Im Not Too $hort - Get In Where You Fit In Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle Cage The Elephant - Thank You Happy Birthday
If you're up front at the main stage from when the gates open, you'll miss great shows from Natalie Prass, S, Sharon Van Etten, Alvvays, Run the Jewels, and many more.
Yeah I know, it's definitely a sacrifice. I've already seen Run The Jewels and I'm hoping to catch Alvvays another time. There's just so many of my favorite bands on the stage that day (Courtney Barnett, Future Islands, Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar) that I'd love to be close for.
As a general rule, hanging out at one stage all day is a bad idea. However, if there ever was a day that it would be acceptable to do so, it would be that Monday. If it wasn't for RTJ and The Districts, I could almost see myself doing the same thing.
In some of the pictures I feel like I might see a barrier or something in the middle of the crowd on the main stage. It looks like it might keep people further away from the stage, reserving the front few rows for a special group of something. Does something like this exist or is it fully possible for someone with a normal wristband to get to the front row?
The barrier exists, but it's just to keep too much pressure from building on people in the front. The barrier is open on both sides so anybody can walk in, but there are rare cases when security stops letting people into the front section because it's too full. If it's a big act and you want to be right up front, it's best to get up there early.
This whole thing confuses me-- do you HAVE to do the cashless thing to purchase from vendors or can I use, you know, actual cash?
I can't find anything specifically saying either way, but this reads to me like a no:
$asaquatch! Bucks are the official festival currency at the 2015 Sasquatch! Music Festival. If you wish to purchase food, drinks, or merchandise, you use $asquatch! Bucks pre-loaded onto your cashless account (which your festival wristband is linked to).
You can also add more funds to your account on-site at Top-up Stations located throughout the event and through our Sasquatch! Music Festival Mobile App. Once your account is topped-up, you’re ready to make purchases on-site by simply tapping your wristband to one of the payment points at the vendor stands.
Post by Professor Pancakes on Apr 19, 2015 19:30:07 GMT -8
I don't think I've seen enough excitement on here about The Districts. A Flourish And A Spoil is one of my favorite albums of this year so far and they are absolutely going to kill it at Sasquatch. This song takes a couple minutes to really get going, but make sure you watch the whole thing; it's worth it.
Maybe Bumbershoot will get the Deftones / Incubus / Death from Above 1979 tour? It wraps up in San Diego on 8/30 (Bumbershoot: 9/5-7). But a week off might not make sense, so I'm probably wrong. What can I say, I miss lineup speculation!
I would say at least one of them would be probable. Deftones or DFA1979 would be mist likely, in my opinion for no good reason. I also miss lineup speculation.