This is a shot I took at Sasquatch of Passion Pit. I saw them on Jimmy Fallon last night and was disappointed they were much better for him than for the Squatch crowd.
Conditions were perfect for a great show. The members of Bon Iver were standing about ten feet from me also watching, there was a huge (incredibly excited) crowd, they were the newcomers….. the band everyone was excited for.
I guess that wasn’t enough. They were mediocre…. quiet… and the set wasn’t filled with enough energy. I think this is a band that will get better with time but it’s too bad they didn’t blow everyone away.
Inevitable tears were making my vision completely blurred and
I needed to be there for that moment.
Hearing Skinny Love through crackly headphones stirs up a lot of emotion… to hear that live just took it to another place.
Justin has a way of making you go through what he went through. Not just lyrically but the way he means every word he sings. It doesn’t come across as a song he’s played over and over again. It always seems like “Emma” is in the audience.
In t-20 I will squeeze into a van (with a decent size dream-catcher) and caravan with 4 other lucky vehicles to head east for Sasquatch. I intend to document the hell out of this festival so be prepared for a slew of photographs and video upon my return.
Justin Vernon, this will be the first time I see a show of yours. Please bellow that falsetto like I know you can.