In case you haven’t guessed by now, I’ll be headed down I-90 to the ol’ Sasquatch Fest this weekend. It’s a no-brainer. All those amazing bands in one spot? That breathtaking backdrop? The fresh, desert air? I looove the S’quatch! It’s a highlight of my year every year. You know, in spite of the two-hour shower lines. And even when the weather gets all apocalyptic and whatnot, like the time hail and lightning chased Neko Case off the main stage a few years back. (Note to self: Think like Bear Gryls when you pack tonight.)
Anyway, the point is that you should check back often this weekend. The plan is to post photos, updates and maybe an interview clip or two a couple of times a day depending on who’s hanging out near the press trailer.
Kings of Leon, Jane’s Addiction and Ben Harper’s new band, the Restless 7, will headline the main stage this year, on Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day, respectively. (See the full lineup here.) But I’ll focus on several of the acts playing Sasquatch’s three stages and the comedy tent earlier each day, too. You better believe I’ll have something to say about Nine Inch Nails’ possibly last tour stop in Washington. (Trent Reznor announced plans to quit touring indefinitely, in case you missed it. Read Paste’s report on that here.) And hopefully I’ll get a chance to snap a few pics of our local boy Vince Mira, who tells me he’s added some new originals to his set, along with his Johnny Cash and Dylan covers.
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The view at Sasquatch 2008.