Post by mrswanny2u on Feb 16, 2010 15:56:19 GMT -5
I feel ok about the lineup but not super thrilled. Wanted to see LCD Soundsystem for some time and Massive Attack and Public Enemy sound fun. It is definitely light on the "big draw" headliner band and in this regard Sasquatch doesn't compare to Coachella. Then again, Coachella costs about $100 more, so you are paying the bigger bucks to see bigger headliners. And this Sasquatch lineup definitely stands up compared to Bonaroo, which also costs $100 more. So I would give this lineup a B grade. Interesting to see though if these bands can produce ticket sales in a US recession.
I'm just posting this warning for people who haven't already bought Premier camping tickets. DON'T DO IT!! PREMIER CAMPING WAS A MASSIVE RIPOFF IN 2009!!
You pay $170 (almost double the $99 for general camping at the Gorge and the $90 you can pay for far superior camping at Wildhorse). For this we got pooper to pooper camping directly next to the general camping, filthy toilettes and showers, virtually no noise difference from general camping and a shuttle bus that was supposed to get us in early but arrived 2 hours late on the first day. It was a shameful ripoff.
Last Edit: Feb 7, 2010 13:57:04 GMT -5 by mrswanny2u
Just a warning from someone who paid the big bucks to stay at the "Premier" Campground in 2009...DO NOT PAY EXTRA TO STAY IN PREMIER CAMPING!!!! It was a massive rip-off and while the festival itself was excellent, the organizers should be ashamed of themselves for screwing festival goers out of their money for this sham of a "premier" campsite.
There was absolutely nothing "premier" about this campground. It was right next to the much cheaper general campground. In fact, if it weren't for a wire mesh fence and a 6-7 foot wide dirt road dividing the two sites, you couldn't have told the difference between the two camping sites. pooper to pooper camping, filthy toilettes and showers, absolutely no noise difference from the general site right next door and oh yeah, the shuttle bus that was supposed to let you in early didn't arrive until almost 2 hours after the festival gates opened on the first day!!
If you don't care about noise and want to party for 3 days then just get general admission camping. If you want a slightly quieter experience with clean toilettes and showers then book at the Wildhorse Campground. Everyone I met at the festival who stayed at Wildhorse said it was far superior and at $90 its about half the price of "Premier" camping.
Last Edit: Feb 6, 2010 23:05:05 GMT -5 by mrswanny2u
Ha, ha you are right Jacaran. And I was there too. Yikes! I missed both bands while checking out other stages. I really only got into both bands after hearing their latest albums (Merriweather Post Pavilion and Veckatimest) later in the summer. Saw Grizzly Bear a couple of months ago in Vancouver Canada and would love to see them again at Sasquatch.
Last Edit: Jan 15, 2010 3:26:30 GMT -5 by mrswanny2u
Sufjan Stevans Flaming Lips Yo La Tango Tom Waits Bat For Lashes PJ Harvey LCD Soundsystem Pixies Sonic Youth Sigur Ros Portishead Magnetic Fields Radiohead Beastie Boys Gary Numan and The Tubeway Army (why the f-ck not? I'm fourty f-cking eight and I wanny relive my youth kay?!) Leonard Cohen The Pains of Being Pure At Heart Cymbols Eat Guitars Black Mountain MGMT Dirty Projectors
Silly Wishlist: Rage Against The Machine reunion Dog Faced Hermans reunion (this is a wishlist)
Played in 2009 But Deserves a Rematch!: Beach House (new album makes this duo much bigger and better) Animal Collective Grizzly Bear
Not white guys: MIA Janelle Monae Grace Jones Missie Elliot (headlining with MIA as sub-headliner would make for a nice funky dance all-night break from the whitebread bros on the mainstage...something for the gals, eh)
Last Edit: Jan 15, 2010 3:21:48 GMT -5 by mrswanny2u
Sigur Ros absolutely!! They played a really small theater here in Vancouver last winter and the show sold out in hours. This band is so under-rated and from what I've heard they put on an amazing show. ...also love the Pixies. Saw them 3 years ago and my ears were ringing for a week.