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Sasquatch 2009 – Day 1 in pics

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…

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

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

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