So, last year was a blast (although, I kind of think the lineup was better last year) but I am not disappointed by any means. And (!) since I am completely against Coachella even though it's much more geographically desirable - and only so because it's an hour and half away, not by any means the scenery or actual venue because The Gorge is absolutely beautiful - I guess, situation permitting, I'll be in for quite a treat!
*Italicized for Italic - what is for Bold - bolded? boldicized? eh....
So, I just went through and highlighted in bold (hehe) the actual bands I know and would trek to WA for and there really is not that many - but, I feel like I have a little faith in Sasquatch and probably after doing my own investigating into some of the obscure (to me) bands - I will probably find that there's many more. If you're on the fence - let me just say, IT'S SO WORTH IT.
Saturday, May 29th
My Morning Jacket / Vampire Weekend / The National / Deadmau5 / Broken Social Scene / OK Go / Wale / Public Enemy / The Hold Steady / Miike Snow / Z-Trip / Brother Ali / Minus The Bear / WHY? / The Very Best / Portugal. The Man / Mumford & Sons / The Lonely Forest / Nurses / The Middle East / Patrick Watson / Morning Teleportation / Laura Marling / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / Fool's Gold / Garfunkel & Oates / Dam-Funk / Shabazz Palaces
Sunday, May 30th
Massive Attack / Pavement / LCD Soundsystem / Tegan and Sara / Kid Cudi / Nada Surf / Dirty Projectors / The xx / The Long Winters / Simian Mobile Disco / Midlake / Girls / Vetiver / The Tallest Man On Earth / YACHT / Booka Shade / Caribou / Avi Buffalo / City and Colour / Cymbals Eat Guitars / A-Trak / Fruit Bats / tUnE-yArDs / Local Natives / Freelance Whales / Jets Overhead / Rob Riggle / Luke Burbank
Monday, May 31st
Ween / MGMT / Band of Horses / She & Him / Passion Pit / The New Pornographers / Drive-By Truckers / Boys Noize / Camera Obscura / The Temper Trap / Dr. Dog / Neon Indian / No Age / The Mountain Goats / Phantogram / Quasi / Japandroids / Mayer Hawthorne & The County / The Low Anthem / Fresh Espresso / Hudson Mohawke / Telekinesis / Past Lives / Yes Giantess / Craig Robinson