It might be because I grew up in Eastern Washington, but music always sounds better east of the Columbia River. That was certainly true of this year’s Sasquatch Festival which knocked it out of the park. Here’s my review from the Seattle Times (and Paul DeBarros’s). Highlights that didn’t make print included:
— Talking with Adam Granduciel of the War on Drugs who told me he played exactly the same set he would have played in a dark club, that’s commitment.
— An incredible set by St. Paul and the Broken Bones that probably is the closest thing to Otis at Monterrey I’ll ever get to see.
— Watching a shirtless Robert Plant chat with Lana Del Rey.
— Being wowed by Jose Gonzalez at sunset.
— And, more than anything else, watching my 15 year old Ashland experience his first Sasquatch, and hearing his review: “Dad, there are more creative, cool people here than anywhere I’ve ever been.” Yes, as typical his review is better, and more succinct, than mine. http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/music/lets-go-to-the-gorge-sasquatch-opens-friday/