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Welcome to Sasquatch!
This is not me...but we'll pretend for the purposes of this slide show.
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Father John Misty
Ah, Father John. The first act our group was truly excited for...
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Father John Misty
...and then he began with the self-conscious hip-writhing. It did not agree with me.
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Vampire Weekend
Ezra Koenig and his crew de-preppified for a tight and lively show on the Bigfoot stage.
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Seattle's Ben Haggerty (aka Macklemore) returned this year to the Sasquatch stage with a contagious energy and verve. And as you can see, an advanced sense of style.
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
It was all shout-outs, thank-yous, heart-swelling (if preachy) monologues, and serious hip hop dance breakdowns. The crowd ate it up. So did we.
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
How can you resist a recently sober, gay-rights supporting hip hop artist who broke through with a song about scoring major deals at thrift stores?
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Michael Kiwanuka
This guy: Just as charming on stage as he is through the speakers.
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Devendra Banhart
A relatively dapper Devendra was all smiles promoting his just-released album, Mala.
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Nick Offerman
Comedians at Sasquatch always worry me...
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Nick Offerman
...but Nick Offerman was a perfectly refreshing antidote within a day of musical gallivanting. He was dry, he was inappropriate, he was very Ron Swanson. And for the finale, his wife Megan Mullally joined him on stage for a performance of "Bye Bye, Li'l Sebastian." For the win.
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Bloc Party
With a power-strumming, gum-chomping Kele Okereke at the helm, Bloc Party brought the afternoon fire to the main stage.
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The XX
I saw the XX at Sasquatch in 2010. They were...young. This time, they were composed, they were focused, and they were mesmerizing.
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The XX
Laser lights, a fog machine, pulsing beats, and a seriously sensual set made for the performance of the day (and maybe the year). It was unforgettable.
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Sigur Ros
The heroes of Iceland, led by a very focused and warbly Jonsi, followed, with big-screen visuals bending from lightbulbs to children playing.
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Empire of the Sun
If you haven't seen Empire of the Sun live, do it.
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Empire of the Sun
THIS is what a performance looks like.
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Empire of the Sun
And THIS is what a backup dancer looks like.
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Danny Brown
Thankfully, there was no fellatio onstage. But Danny did admit to being extremely drunk...many times.
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Tallest Man on Earth
Just a voice and a guitar, that's all this adorable fella needs.
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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
The lovably cultish clan took the stage and the crowd was wide-eyed and ready to tap into their deep reserves of love, nostalgia, and hope.
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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
They were magnetic, and engaging, and hands waved high above the sea of smiling faces. But when lead man Alex Ebert made the mistake of asking if anyone had a "story" to tell during a musical interlude in "Home," we all cringed in horror as a sequence of shrill voices filled the amphitheatre with variations on "I went to Sasquatch and saw Edward Sharpe and it was amaaaaazing!" We hung our heads in shame. Never trust the crowd. Never.
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Earl Sweatshirt
Earl greeted the crowd with a hearty “What’s up Coachella!” Not everybody enjoyed the humor.
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Grimes
I was very excited to let my limbs loose to this strange creature's set, but the sound was so atrociously bad that it could not be tolerated.
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Mumford & Sons
The show the masses were waiting for!
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Mumford & Sons
Say what you want about Mumford & Sons—they're a heckuva time onstage, they're loose, they can belt out harmonies to fill the Gorge like no other. And, with the help of Edward Sharpe and his gang, they can knock out an epic rendition of Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain."
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