Saturday, June 2, 2012

Photos: Sasquatch 2012




Sasquatch 2012 took place last weekend at The Gorge in Washington State.

The festival is ten years old; younger than many of its competitors, and still showing some growing pains.

But Sasquatch has emerged in ten short years as one of the premiere music festivals in North America.



Here's Metric on The Main Stage Saturday night... (they put on a very impressive set)....







...Then James Mercer and The Shins came on stage and sang "A Simple Song"...















Ladies and Gentlemen.... The One... The Only.... JACK WHITE......




































































Walking around the festival on a sunny Sunday afternoon...





In the distance here you see part of the campgrounds where many of the festival-goers slept for 3 or 4 nights...















Of course the main attraction and star of the festival is the venue itself, a "destination venue", The Gorge Amphitheater, George, Washington... with sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge...







Sunday early on the Main Stage were Dale Earhardt Jr. Jr., a great young band from good ol' Detroit...





















































































                                                               Deer Tick being interviewed...














                               Hey Marseilles did an in-store... chatting with fans and signing merch...






                                                                    $12 for a beer?!?!!?!?!




Portland's own, the wonderful Mr. M. Ward.... (and his wonderful band)...

















Sasquatch is about friends...











Portland's pride, Wild Flag...























































































The actor John C. Reilly played a well-received set of bluegrass songs on the Yeti Stage...





Mogwai (sadly) wasn't able to come.... so Deer Tick (who had also played on Sunday) did a cover set...







Meanwhile, Tenacious D, feat actor Jack Black, rocked the Main Stage Monday night...














One of my favorite artists, Jason Pierce of Spiritualized...











                                    Beck on the Main Stage closing out the festival Monday night...

















The Morning After The Night Before.... 


Getting Ready to Leave Tuesday Morning.... 


Many Have Already Cleared Out...



Some B-Roll...










































All photos and text by Michael Donnelly for ThisSmallPlanet/NewMusicToday.
2012 Creative Commons - Please give credit when re-publishing. Thanks!

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