SIFF 2010

I was lucky enough to be gifted a 2010 SIFF pass which allowed me access to screen as many movies as possible. In the end, I was able to see 12 movies.

George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead
Holy Rollers
Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil
The Freebie
The Penitent Man
Mount St. Elias
Air Doll
Fight Club
Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields
Perfect 10
Get Low

I really feel like this was the best I could of done, but it would be awesome to try again next year and get even more. The best movie I saw was Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. According to SIFF, it was in 7th place for best movie. Also, next year I'd like to try and vote for best director and actor.

Sasquatch 2010

A killer weekend was had! Kyleen and Jim were my camping partners and we definitely made it work. We left Seattle around 5pm. Traffic was bad over the pass, as per usual on Memorial Day weekend. We finally rolled into the Gorge campground at about 8:15 or so. Another hour later, they have finally lead us to our campsite and we begin the battle for space. There are two girls from Vancouver BC next to us and we immediately form an alliance and combine our efforts. We throw up the canopy and tent and set up the camp and feel very proud of our set up.

Saturday, we get up and start the ritual of a couple drinks in the morning while we pour booze into sandwich bags to sneak into the Gorge. That works pretty well, actually. We get into the festival a little after 1 and start the shit show. Brother Ali, Minus the Bear, Andy Haynes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Patton Oswald, The Posies, Broken Social Scene, The National, Vampire Weekend, Z-trip. The big highlights were Vampire Weekend, who put on a very fun show filled with energy and Z-trip which was exactly what I needed to get my dance on.

Sunday, We were all feeling a bit shagged and fagged and fashed, it being a night of no small expenditure. It's a little bit harder to get moving, but seeing Luke Burbank was really important to me. We got there just in time and I only missed a little bit of the beginning of his set. After that, the day only got better. The Long Winters, They Might Be Giants, Mike Birbiglia, Tegan and Sara, LCD Soundsystem, Pavement, Public Enemy, Massive Attack and Booka Shade. LCD Soundsystem blew up the Gorge and was the highlight of the festival for me. Massive Attack has an amazing visual show and sounded great. They Might Be Giants were also a big highlight for me, putting on a very strong set. Sunday night, after leaving the show, it was a big explore the campsite night, as parties were going on all night long. A lot more drinking and chaos follow.

Monday, the slowest start of the day yet. Everyone in the camp is definitely feeling the inertia creep, moving up slowly. But there wasn't anyone we were dying to see early in the day, so we take our time. We inside in time to catch the Drive-By Truckers at 3 and from there, it's mostly a day at the mainstage hanging out, leaving just once to see The Mountain Goats. Passion Pit, She & Him, Band of Horses, MGMT, Ween and wrapping up the night with Boys Noize. John Darnielle is very fun to watch and makes the Mountain Goats the highlight of the day, with the other surprise being how much I loved Ween's live act. It is decided that we are leaving in the cover of night and we get back into Seattle around 4 am.

Sasquatch Lineup by day!

Saturday, May 29th
My Morning Jacket, Vampire Weekend, The National, Broken Social Scene, OK Go, Wale, Minus the Bear, Brother Ali, Shabazz Palaces, Public Enemy, The Hold Steady, Miike Snow, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Portugal. The Man, Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling, Why?, The Lonely Forest, Patrick Watson, Middle East, Nurses, Fool's Gold, Morning Teleportation, Garfunkel & Oates, Z-Trip, Dam-Funk, The Very Best, Deadmau5

Sunday, May 30th
Massive Attack, Pavement, LCD Soundsystem, Tegan & Sara, Kid Cudi, The Long Winters, Midlake, Caribou, Nada Surf, Dirty Projectors, Girls, The XX, City & Colour, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Tallest Man On Earth, Local Natives, Fruit Bats, Vetiver, Freelance Whales, Avi Buffalo, Tune Yards, Jets Overhead, Rob Riggle, Luke Burbank, Simian Mobile Disco, A-Trak, Yacht, Booka Shade

Monday, May 31st
Ween, MGMT, Band of Horses, She & Him, Passion Pit, Drive By Truckers, The Temper Trap, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, The New Pornographers, Camera Obscura, Mountain Goats, Dr. Dog, Quasi, The Low Anthem, Yes Giantess, No Age, Japandroids, Telekinesis, Fresh Espresso, Phantogram, Past Lives, Craig Robinson, Boys Noize, Neon Indian, Hudson Mohawke

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