Post by avocadolady on Feb 17, 2009 16:10:11 GMT -8
Nope, probably not going this year. Too many bands overlapping with Bonnaroo and SXSW; I can't justify making a trip out there just to see them all again.
Have fun, y'all! If I were going, I wouldn't miss:
Jane's Addiction Erykah Badu Fleet Foxes TV on the Radio Bon Iver The Avett Brothers Calexico Grizzly Bear Mugison Blitzen Trapper Monotonix King Khan and the Shrines AA Bondy Black Moth Super Rainbow The Dodos Viva Voce Horse Feathers Zach Galifiankis
they're just college kids having fun. They don't take themselves seriously at all. And what is kinda not-really funny about it is, since girl talk uses samples of stuff, rather than them doing the same thing, is they play actual instruments instead. Sure, its a pretty hokey concept, but they aren't looking to be big famous musicians, or really do anything worthy of being a masterpiece or anything. They're just having fun and doing something that could possibly earn them some extra beer money.
I would have to agree. I was contemplating buying VIP tixs for this year (if the line up convinces me) and was looking at what all you get for the cash.....and I'm thinking: not much. But I wanted to see what others, who have had the VIP package in the past thought.
What are your opinions? Is it worth the dough?
There are a few things to consider. I understand that Coachella has done away with VIP food and are now making it an additional purchase. Not sure if Sasquatch is doing the same. But in 2007 the VIP food was hot and actually food with a difference between lunch and dinner. Whereas in 2008, it was lunch meat and vitamin water all day long. In 2009 maybe it'll be pretzels.
The VIP seating area is cool, it's directly center to the stage (next to the soundboard) and last year The Upright Citizen's Brigade guys sat there making a wee bit of starfucking possible. Lots of space to dance as needed. That was probably my favorite bit about VIP. I could go down to the masses when I wanted and if I needed to lounge, go back up to VIP.
You also get vouchers for gear, though the 2007 manbag was cooler than the 2008 backpack.
Premiere Camping is included obviously, not sure what the cost would be separately.
Is it really worth it? Probably not. But there's a certain coolness to it, especially if you're bringing a girl. In fact, except in 2 instances (ome of which the guys won VIP tickets from a Boston radio station), all the VIPers I met were couples.
Yeah...the VIP kind of fails to impress. I don't see any need for VIP at Sasquatch, unless they decide to offer edible food. I've never had trouble getting close to the stage, and the view from the rock face is just fine if I don't feel like being close.
Last year I met Brian Posehn, Carl Newman, and Zach Condon just walking around with my lowly GA ticket. And the year before I pooped into Craig Finn in the PBR line. That's one thing that's really nice about Sasquatch; it's so low-key that the artists are often roaming free amongst the common folk.