Sometimes a vacation is just a few hours away. We recently took a road trip to the Gorge in Quincy, Washington for the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival. We found it amazing to find such an event close to home that we could fit into our busy schedule. The Gorge was the most unbelievable backdrop for us to relax on the hill, and catch some of our latest favourite bands.
great bands to catch
We were so excited to catch some of our latest, favourite bands at this fest. If you get lucky you may catch them touring this summer.
- Matt & Kim - One word: AMAZING! This was our first time catching this two piece band, and we fell in love! The energy was awesome and they had they crowd beyond entertained! Download: Daylight
- Robyn - We have been running to her songs all spring and we were super-stoked to see her live! Of course she did not disappoint! Download : Dancing On My Own
- Fitz and the Tantrums - You can’t help move around when listening to this band. Download : MoneyGrabber
don’t worry…there’s more!
That’s not it for the summer music festivals. Be sure to catch some more great music at these future festivals this summer.
- Lollapalooza. Chicago, IL August 5-7
- Bumbershoot. Seattle, WA September 3-5
- Wanderlust, Bondville, VT, June 23-26
- Wanderlust, Tahoe, CA, July 28-31
(Wanderlust is a series of yoga-cum-music festivals. We'll be there bending and rocking out. We'll also be offering goal coaching sessions in Vermont)
what to bring
Being prepared for a three-day music festival that includes camping AND travelling light doesn't come off without a little planning. Here are our suggestions to keep the experience happy and easy.
- Layer up! The Gorge was warm during the day and quite cold in the evenings. Be sure to pack layers! We luckily packed a few of our lululemon favourites for the task! (Who knew wunder unders and vinyasa scarves could get any better right?)
- Remember to pack your water bottle. Being in the sun all day can make you thirsty. Most festivals have refill stations for your reusable water bottles. It’s a great way to stay hydrated and skip those pricey bottles of water at concessions.
- Grab an air mattress! Some of us aren’t the most experienced campers. An air mattress can turn a tent into a home!
- Don't forget ear Plugs. Sleeping in a parking lots of festival goers…ear plugs are a must!
We try to keep our ears to the ground for up-coming events. If you're pumped about a festival this summer, let us know about it. Maybe we'll see you there.