I've found lately that I'm totally bored of rap music. The only rap I listen to is the stuff I know by heart, and I don't have the patience to learn anything new by heart. I feel sort of bad and that I'm missing out on a lot of good shit, I just don't like it anymore.
Yo La Tengo are playing an in-store show at the Queen Anne Easy Street Records in Seattle on their final day of business: Jan. 18th. This is my favorite record store in the world and my current favorite band-who-plays-sad-as-well-as-fucking-rocking-chunes, so anyone who's ever wanted to see a burrito weep over some Bjork records and guitar riffs should come on down and join the party.
Get in relatively early ( if possible) and lay down a blanket somewhere sweet on the hill. From my experience, it will be your spot the whole day. You can fuck off to the other stages and come back to a sweet spot when you want it. To the other boarders: Is this a thing? Or like, have I just been extremely lucky all these years with people respecting my blanket?.
I talk about this all the time, but this is our routine at Sasquatch: get in super early (one of us, usually me because fuck me), put a blanket or two down on the terraced part of the hill, and that's the HQ for the day. It's seriously awesome, nobody takes your stuff, you make friends with the people around you (usually pregnant wildhorse campers) and they watch your shit when you leave. We've left our blankets and packs for hours safely.
Then we usually grab all our shit before the headliner and head down to the mainstage, or over to the late night act, and put it in a pile somewhere else. And people come visit us all day. I held hands with some fucked up girl tripping super hard who was a friend of a friend while she told me how much she loves Game of Thrones, and she took a nap on the blanket and then left without a trace. Goldbeard visited us at the blanket multiple times. We bought him chcken strips and water because he was dead and he gave us weed toffies.