With all those distracting shirtless dudes, sunshine, alchohol, and constant tinitus from loud bands, it’s easy to get lost at the Sasquatch Music Festival, wander into the wrong campsite, wake up next to a stranger and an empty gorilla suit with your face in a soft pool of sunscreen and Kokanee beer, with a dull ache between your ears…or so I’ve been told.
To make sure that doesn’t happen to you, and your Sasquatch is filled with the very best musical and social experiences, my friend Abbey Simmons of the Seattle Music Blog Sound On The Sound have compiled a handy Sasquatch guide: a few bands you shouldn’t miss and a few tips for Sasquatch success.
1. See Gardens & Villa Sunday on The Yeti Stage (Abbey)
2. Do it wearing a gorilla suit. You’ll be “that guy” at Sasquatch, high fived everywhere, tagged in every photo, and invited back to all the best campsites. (Shawn)
3. See Pickwick Saturday on The Mainstage at noon (Abbey)
4. Matching themed T shirts for your crew are a great way to identify your “safe people”. (Shawn)
5. See Charles Bradley Saturday Mainstage 1:15 (Abbey)
6. Ladies, you know you’ve been looking for an excuse to wear that bridesmaid’s dress again! (Shawn)
7. See Wild Flag Sunday on The Bigfoot Stage (Abbey)
8. While you’re at it, go see Portlandia, too. Saturday at The Banana Shack (Shawn)
9. See Gold Leaves Monday on The Yeti Stage (Abbey)
10. Go see Fresh Espresso Monday on The Maine Stage (Abbey)
Take Abbey’s advice and you’re going to see some memorable Sas shows. Take my advice, and you could be the Sas show. Who knows, maybe you’ll even make it to meme.
Whatever you do at Sas, have so much fun and enjoy. Stay sassy, Seattle.
Vampire Weekend - Diane Young