Upon reflection of my second Sasquatch experience, I can now say that this is officially my all-time favorite music festival. Despite facing an astounding amount of cigarette smoke (sadly watching the butts subsequently rival the amount of grass at the stunning Gorge Amphitheatre), crappy food, insane lines, pee-related incidents, and the embarrassment of seeing Canadian flags consistently waved by the craziest and drunkest of my fellow countrymen, the crowd that gathers there is second to none. It is a testament to the quality of their overall character that the vibe for such a huge festival remains so happy, mellow, and stoked on music. Plus, from where I'm sitting, the lineup just seems to get better every year. There really is nothing else quite like this little piece of heaven.
The Hold Steady