Posted in music | pictures on May 31, 2009

photos by Chris Graham

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

"Sasquatch was hot. H-O-T. Not Paris Hilton "hot," but temperature hot. For a mossed-over clutch of Northwesterners who have been shrouded under rain and clouds for the past eight months, the brutal sun at the Gorge this weekend was a shocking jolt into summer. Sure, it was generally nice to be out in the sun, but any shade cover at the 'Squatch was few and far between, and there was almost no chance of relief. A small row of spindly trees dotted the upper walkway, and overheated concertgoers crammed themselves underneath them. When the sun dipped behind a cloud during Animal Collective's generally unimpressive set, the crowd cheered louder than they had for any band. Clothing sweated clean through, energy was conserved, and water was at a premium. It was a weekend of dizzy sunburning and frizzled brain." [Portland Mercury]
The 2009 Sasquatch Festival ran from May 23-25 (Memorial Day Weekend) in Gorge, Washington. More pictures from Day One, below...

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Gaslight Anthem

Gaslight Anthem

Gaslight Anthem

Gaslight Anthem

Gaslight Anthem

Gaslight Anthem

Gaslight Anthem

Gaslight Anthem

AA Bondy

AA Bondy

AA Bondy

AA Bondy

Blind Pilot

Blind Pilot

Blind Pilot

Blind Pilot

Doves (more here)

Doves

Doves

Doves

Passion Pit

Passion Pit

Passion Pit

Passion Pit

Passion Pit

Passion Pit

Passion Pit

Passion Pit

Passion Pit

Passion Pit

Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele

Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele

Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele

Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele

M Ward (more here)

M Ward

King Khan and the Shrines

King Khan and the Shrines

King Khan and the Shrines

King Khan and the Shrines

King Khan and the Shrines

King Khan and the Shrines

King Khan and the Shrines

King Khan and the Shrines

King Khan and the Shrines

King Khan and the Shrines

King Khan and the Shrines

King Khan and the Shrines

King Khan and the Shrines

Devotchka

Devotchka

Devotchka

Devotchka

Devotchka

Devotchka

Devotchka

Devotchka

Devotchka

Shearwater

Shearwater

Shearwater

Shearwater

Shearwater

Shearwater

Shearwater

Todd Barry

Todd Barry

Animal Collective

Animal Collective

Animal Collective

Animal Collective

Animal Collective

Animal Collective

Animal Collective

Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon

Tim & Eric

Tim and Eric

Tim and Eric

Ra Ra Riot (more here)

Ra Ra Riot

Mos Def (more here)

Mos Def

Mos Def

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

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DAY TWO pics HERE. Full Sasquatch coverage can be found HERE.

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Comments (5)

glad it was hot, those pasty hipsters need some vitamin d.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2009 11:57 PM

soooo fun

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 12:07 AM

I really wish Passion Pit would just go away... Too bad that boat did not capsize

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 9:27 AM

Every time I hear Passion Pit on Sirius, I shut them off. The song they always play sounds like they recorded someone kicking a dog, and then they looped it.

Posted by Kurt C. | June 1, 2009 2:13 PM

Vitamin D is right. The yeah Yeah strike pose and Fender Jaguar day stance.

At least Calexico played.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2009 5:05 AM

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