May 29, 2012 - 10:00 PM
After hours of getting homework done early, days of preparing and listening to new bands, and a year of dreaming---it was finally time for Sasquatch. I have now spent the past three Memorial Weekends up at the Gorge in Washington seeing one of the biggest music concerts in the NW.
Sasquatch should be experienced by anyone who appreciates alternative rock music. This year I was most excited to see Bon Iver, Beck, Head and the Heart, and Metric. I went with my roommates and my coworker, Spencer. Once again, this year didn't disappoint. Our weekend was filled with a beautiful atmosphere, wonderful friends, and outstanding music. We were planning to leave early Friday, but last minute decided to head up Thursday. Although the preparation was stressful, it was definitely worth it.
This year Sasquatch was flooded by so many fellow Ducks. Almost everywhere I turned I could see someone wearing an Oregon sweater or making an "O" sign with their hands. It was like you could take the Ducks out of Oregon, but you can't take the Oregon pride out of the Ducks.
Although my weekend was one I'll never forget, I am happy to be back in Eugene. Being in a tent for 5 nights without a shower really reminds you to appreciate the things you take for granted. I am now frantically trying to catch up on the school and work that I missed. To keep me pushing through this week I plan to constantly remind myself that summer is quickly approaching. It will be very bittersweet to end this year. I'm excited for a break from school, but I'm also sad to be closer to ending my time in college. It's insane that there's only a couple weeks left of my third year in college. I am really sad to see some of my close friends graduate and the idea of being closer to the real world is slightly terrifying. Right now I'm just trying to take deep breaths and appreciate the amazing weekend I just experienced. I think this is a good indicator of the amazing summer I am about to have.