BC BuzZ: Sasquatch Music Festival - The People
BC BuzZ: Sasquatch Music Festival 2012 - The People
Well we have returned from our first experience at The Gorge, BuzZ’ing it up with over 25,000 shiny happy people for the 11th Sasquatch Music Festival! What a great time, words cannot describe it, though they will have to do for now until our BC BuzZ episode is live. It was a fun filled time with great music, sweet panoramic views, food, drink and more. But the one thing that made this festival memorable, was the people. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, its the people that make the party and boy did they ever party. They lined up the road in from the highway, cars back to back to back and so on. Blaring their music, smiling from ear to ear, dancing all the way in their cars in hopes to hit the gorge for a memorable long Memorial Day weekend. Yes the wait was long and yes some people missed out on some great acts that first day, but the wait was worth it…..plus its amazing how many car stereos were screaming Santigold while she performed, just to make them feel like they were there. Once that first night kicked into gear the fest was packed with young, old, black, white, hip, hot, nerdy and more. They came from all around, we saw everywhere from Ontario to BC, from Florida to Hawaii and from Japan to Europe just to dance to Girl Talk or catch an up and coming act never seen before. They dressed like gypsies, the Muppets, cowboys, indians, giant bananas and face paint galore that would streak down their faces once the drum of the bass would kick in and the sweat would pour. They camped in their cars, buses, tents, on the grass, in the sand or pass out chilling at 4am on a lawn chair. It was the people that made this fest run full steam. They were so well behaved (to a point of course…..hell its not like they were all sober) they waited in the line patiently to use the honey buckets (washrooms), grab free beef jerky, get a sip of water, meet their fave band for a signing or shower that dust off their dirty bodies. It was the people that even when that last band, DJ or artist performed they all took back to the campground for a dance up to keep the party going as long as possible (yes we know, some of you don’t want to hear dubstep at 3:30am, too bad, you’re gonna hear it so you might as well dance or shut up). There’s always that moment standing in the press pit, watching a band rock out like never before and be in awe, but what makes it all worth it is seeing it from the performers pov and looking back at the crowd, the fans, the people….singing along to their favourite song and enjoying every single moment. Thanks to all you shiny happy people that made the fest a grand one in The Gorge!
Keep your eye out for our BC BuzZ episode with artist interviews including: Charles Bradley, Said The Whale, Fly Moon Royalty & more.