Sasquatch 2012: A Review in Photos
As is the case every year over the Memorial Day holiday, nearly 30,000 people spent last weekend out at the Gorge for the 2012 Sasquatch! Music Festival. National and local bands alike graced the five stages this year, with a decent smattering of Seattle hip-hop acts at the new "Maine Stage". As always, stunning views of the Columbia River gorge were a welcome compliment to the music over the weekend and the usual costumes were out in full force - everything from animals, to borderline-offensive "Native American" headwear, to hardly enough clothing to constitute a costume at all. Whatever the clothing choice or musical preference, there was something for everyone and no doubt that everyone was having fun.
The Physics (below) kick off the festival on the "Maine" Stage Friday evening.
Macklemore (below) borrowed some of Girl Talk's huge audience for his impromptu performance between Mainstage acts.
These bearnoculars were among the more innocent fashion trends of the weekend.
Like they always do, local boys Pickwick rocked hard and showed the mid-day crowd what it means to play good music.
Grynch and THEESatisfaction represented Seattle hip-hop from two different stages on Saturday.
The view beyond the Mainstage never gets old.
Annie Clark of St. Vincent had some communication issues with the sound guy on day two, but once things were dialed in, all was well on the Bigfoot Stage.
Seattle's own Reignwolf rocked a rogue show of his own Saturday night atop the Easy Street van, near the Easy Street Records booth, drawing hundreds of onlookers from the mainstage area. By the end of his set Sunday, he'd attracted even more attention with his wicked guitar shredding and stage antics.
Contrary to popular belief, Sasquatch is not much of an outdoors guy. He seems to prefer a Winnebago to a tent when camping at music festivals.
Spaceman was one of the three Seattle artists who performed on the Maine Stage Sunday.
Wild Flag on the Bigfoot stage Monday.
Regardless of their noon time slot on Monday, Gold Leaves put on an energetic show for the fans who woke up "early".
Don't Talk To The Cops brought their A-game and a few break dancers, too.
P Smoov is always a crowd favorite when Fresh Espresso take the stage.
Shabbazz Palaces on Monday with their own brand of abstract hip-hop.
Bananas were one of the more popular costumes at Sasquatch this year. Here, a bunch of them hang out, high-fiving.
Fly Moon Royalty brought the Fly Girls out with them for some added entertainment.
The Walkemen were the perfect soundtrack for Sunday's sunset.
Spotlights shine across a starry sky on the hill above the ampitheater.