For those of us out here at the Gorge, Memorial Weekend has started. Camping grounds are packed full of tents and cars are blowing their speakers on pump up tunes. Waiting in massive lines exchanging tickets for wristbands, we got to meet new friends and share our love for the bands we are excited to see. Inching closer and closer to opening time, the anticipation builds and excitement fills the air. It’s no secret that Sasquatch! is a massive communal experience, but every year, the same joy of sharing those ecstatic feelings is fresh and exhilarating.
Now, the doors to Sasquatch! Music Festival have opened. People are piling in and high-tailing it to various stages. Allen Stone, Scribes and Yellow Ostrich are among the first bands to play, followed by Of Monsters and Men, Poliça, Santigold, STRFKR, Mark Lanegan Band, Metal Chocolates, Explosions in the Sky and others. And that’s just today! With a mild temperature and a slight breeze, today is turning out to be a perfect introduction to the rest of the fun we’ll have this weekend.
Stay tuned to the KEXP blog for updates, photos and reviews from this year’s festival.