The small town of George, Washington is home to the Gorge Amphitheatre -- the gorgeous outdoor venue that overlooks gorgeous rolling hills and a river. The Gorge was also home to around 20,000 music fans as they camped out for four days during the 10th anniversary of the Sasquatch music festival.
The headliners included Foo Fighters, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Bright Eyes, Flogging Molly, Skrillex, Matt & Kim and tons more, most of whom were happy to perform at such a gorgeous venue. Many buzz-worthy bands attracted tons of fans to their stages like Foster the People, The Head and the Heart, GIVERS and Noah and the Whale.
(Matt & Kim)
The bands were not the only people stoked about being there as the crowd itself at Sasquatch was one of the highlights of the four days. Since the festival takes place in the middle of nowhere, the fans that did make the trip really wanted to be there. Mosh pits, crowd surfing and massive dance parties were everywhere to be found among the painted and dirty crowds. Even after the shows ended, dub-step parties could be found all over the freezing cold camp ground which allowed for little sleep for those who wanted it.
From Wayne Coyne throwing cake into the crowd, to Conor Oberst kissing a fan, overall, the festival is worth all of the time and money necessary to get to it. I have yet to find one that tops it but, until next year, I will certainly try.