Last night's Sasquatch! Launch Party at the Neptune featured the eclectic lineup of Cody ChesnuTT (you have to read Larry's piece on ChesnuTT here), Built to Spill, and a special surprise* (*not actually a surprise) appearance by Macklemore.
The lineup was announced, and people talked about it in very good and very bad ways, all over the internet. I LOVE camping and I LOVE people watching, and I LIKE music (JK music, you know you're my #1), so Sasquatch is super fun for me. Plus people on drugs! And free Pop Chips! Even if only three women will be there to play, total, that just means more Pop Chips in the lady-tent, am I right? (Side note: please book more ladies everywhere, all the time, tho.)
Now then, here are some wonderful photos from last night, taken by Molly Bauer.
I loved Cody ChesnuTT's dance moves (lots of butt wiggling) and outfit (WWII-style helmet, red sweater). His bass player was also super entertaining. Actually, they all were.
Before the show, some friends told us the surprise guest was definitely Macklemore, because, "it was all over Craigslist."
I haven't seen Macklemore & Ryan Lewis since they became Seattle's favorite sons, so it was nice to catch them in a smallish setting—not a ton of people were let in, but those who were seemed downright ecstatic to be there. Mack played those three songs ("Thrift Shop", "Same Love", and the one about the ceiling), confetti cannons went off, and the dance moves were spot-on. Mack looks like he's been doing pilates. I am calling him "Mack" now like he is my son.
Built to Spill
Built to Spill covered Smiths "How Soon is Now" and "Don't Fear the Reaper" along with "some Captain Beefheart song" (I admit, I was not there when this happened, because there was a fro yo hut down the street, and you know how it is).
More photos! In no particular order! Happening right now!
There was something extra charming about those ill-fitting pants...