This is what Tiny Mixed Tape writer Dave Harris had to say about Sasquatch! 2012… For the most part, I agree with him. Weekend destination festivals are pricey affairs.
How the fuck can all these kids afford to go to Sasquatch? Tickets for this year’s fest, which was held over the Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28), cost $315 apiece. Factor in a few tanks of gasoline at $4.20/gallon (the Gorge Amphitheater is 150 miles from Seattle, 256 from Portland, and many more from elsewhere), booze, and drugs, and you’re already pushing $500. Then include a $9 Aramark basket of chicken and curly fries per meal and $13 cans of PBR. Spread it over four days. That equals a shitload of money! Yet, Sasquatch 2012 was lousy with young people. Consider it the Pacific Northwest’s Burning Man, Jr. It doesn’t help an aging hipster’s self-esteem when a girl tells you, “You’re not old until you’re 25.”