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SASQUATCH! 2011

Northwest’s monster music festival celebrates a decade of rocking at The Gorge Amphitheatre with four fun-filled days over Memorial Day weekend. Photos by Chuck Allen & Stacey Grigg/ QVPR (More photos at www.qvpr.com)

Above: A concertgoer wearing a glowstick stickman suit dances to Death Cab for Cutie on Saturday night.

Top: Happy Birthday Sasquatch! The hairy apeman is presented with a birthday cake made by the Ace of Cakes TV show crew during opening night of the festival on Friday. Right: Victoria Legrand, of The Beach House, sings on the main stage on Sunday.

Above: The surf was up for members of the crowd during Against Me!’s Bigfoot-stage set on Friday afternoon.

Above: Against Me!’s lead punk rocker Tom Gabel wails out a tune on Friday. Above right: The Flaming Lips lead singer uses a giant hamster ball to crowd surf at the start of their Sunday performance. Right: The festival experience was enjoyed by young and old. Above right: Pink Gorilla finds a dance partner. Right: Bill Stevenson, bassist for Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears hooks ‘em with his funky grooves on Sunday.

Above: Flogging Molly’s lead Dave King and wife, Bridget Regan, brought Celtic Punk Rock to the Sasquatch! main stage on Sunday. Right: A group of concertgoers take a spill from their makeshift toboggan as they slide down the rain-dampened grass on Monday evening during a lull in the performances.


June 1, 2012 QVPR