This is it. The last day of Sasquatch! 2012. Maybe we attacked the preceding days too hard, maybe the combination of altitude and dust got to us, maybe it was a (rookie) compounding sunburn, but on day four this reviewer struggled before having to leave much earlier than anticipated. But more on that later, because we did manage to get a little music in…
Sasquatch! is an incredibly social festival and day three saw us watching music as much as it did interacting with the other folk attending. It’s always nice to hear about what brings people to a festival like this; whether they came for a particular band, are a veteran of the festival or they’ve followed friends just for the fun of it (some people even came to enjoy the campground without any intention of entering the festival grounds). Everybody has a story and many of them are just as entertaining as the acts on any stage. Speaking of which…
A new day, a new approach. Through no fault of my own this day was hard to follow owing to overlapping set and a hefty does of indecisiveness. This saw a rapid-fire approach for the first half of the day before settling in entirely at the main stage for the night.
On the cusp of an expansive canyon in the middle of Washington state, the AU review found itself perched cliff-side once more for our second year of coverage from the 2012 Sasquatch! Music Festival.
It was with a decent amount of disbelief that we approached the final day of Sasquatch! 2011. The past three days had gone all too fast; a whirlwind of good people and great music, but with more to go, we weren’t about to rest on our laurels.
Covering an event like Sasquatch! requires a certain approach – given that it’s four days long, pacing for the sake of endurance is incredibly important. So, with two days of dense to-and-fro scheduling behind me, a conscious decision was made to slow down and give myself the time to truly absorb what day three had to offer.
Having worked off a lot of the rock-tinged aggression the night before, a sleep in on day two of Sasquatch! was a well earned treat. With that in mind, the music always comes first, and we appropriately rushed ourselves for a decent spot in the queues before the 11am opening of the gates.