The second biggest entertainment related malfunction of all-time? I fully intended to spend a couple hours writing paragraphs filled with Janet Jackson song titles and jokes until I realized two points. First, I'm the only Janet Jackson fan who reads this blog, so most wouldn't get it. Second, even though I do this "All For You," "What Have You Done For Me Lately?" See, I told you you wouldn't get it. Now I'm wondering if viewers even remember the Janet Jackson Wardrobe Malfunction? Don't google it at work.
So what happened? Shortly after noon last Saturday, a loyal Sasquatch Blog reader referring to him/herself as "anonymous" posted a link to the Sasquatch main(e) site's schedule page, which incorrectly showed names of bands on the Sasquatch lineup. Apparently, if you changed the numbers at the end of the link, it would reveal more bands. Later that afternoon, the news spread to the rest of the internet, and other interneters claim to have seen the following bands:
The Shins / Girl Talk / Beirut / St Vincent / Blitzen Trapper / Tune-Yards / Lana Del Rey / Apparat / Starfucker / Wolfgang Gartner / Active Child / Said the Whale / Black Whales / Araabmuzik / Star Slinger / Jamey Johnson / Grynch / Com Truise / Dyme Def / SPAC3MAN / Purity Ring / THEESatisfaction / Tycho / Fatal Lucciano / Fly Moon Royalty / Sol / Nobody Beats The Drum / Todd Barry / Rob Delaney / Pete Holmes
Is the list real, you bet. Is it 100% accurate, well, that's a different story. First, we are relying on random internet people to have accurately transcribed what they saw. This means, "Fly Moon Royalty," might actually be "Sky Poon Realty." That's probably a bad example, but you get the point. Second, acts cancel festivals all the time, so there is no guarantee a name or two who were on the lineup last week will still be there Thursday night. However, the collection of lesser known hip-hop acts and comedians, mixed with upper tier acts I am confident will be there (six of the biggest names were on my guess 50 already) makes this list way too credible to be fake. Plus, you know, it came from the official website.
This malfunction has also confirmed a fifth stage. Travis Hay recently wrote an article about it. Read it here.
Regarding my guess 50, I last updated it Thursday, January 26th. I won't update it again, since anyone can make a guess 50 now, and be 80% correct.
And speaking of the Jacksons, anyone anticipating a Michael Jackson, "Beat It," type showdown between SPAC3MAN (the hip-hop artist) and Spaceman (the lead singer of Spiritualized)?
Sasquatch 2014 lineup:
Sasquatch! 2015 Lineup:
Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, Modest Mouse, Lana Del Ray, Ryan Adams, Of Monsters & Men, The Decemberists, Tame Impala, St. Vincent, Flume, Spoon, James Blake, Chromeo, Hot Chip, SBTRKT, Schoolboy Q, The New Pornographers, The War on Drugs, The Glitch Mob, Little Dragon, Gogol Bordello, Father John Misty, Run the Jewels, Jose Gonzalez, Jenny Lewis, Milky Chance, Twenty One Pilots, MØ, Kiezia, Real Estate, Future Islands, Odesza, Royal Blood, Ab-Soul, Shovels & Rope, Glass Animals, Sohn, Jungle, Sharon Van Etten, Action Bronson, Perfume Genius, Dilated Peoples, Cashmere Cat, Sylvan Esso, Temples, Rustie, Milo Greene, Woods, Shakey Graves, Courtney Barnett, Slow Magic, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Benjamin Booker, The Budos Band, The Knocks, King Tuff, Sam Lachow, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Fences, Phox, San Fermin, Black Pistol Fire, Alvvays, Fuzz, Strand of Oaks, Raury, Will Butler, The Districts, Twin Peaks, Ruen Brothers, Kate Tempest, Quilt, Merchandise, Hiss Golden Messenger, Nothing, Bishop Nehru, Ex Hex, Diarrhea Planet, Ought, Lizzo, Natalie Prass, Tala, Rose Windows, Blank Range, Grynch, My Goodness, The Young Evils, The Maldives, Kinski, S (Jenn Ghetto), Porter Ray, Black Whales, Cataldo, Manatee Commune, Smokey Brights, Thunderpussy, Shaprece, Vox Mod, Djao, Ayron Jones & The Way, Murder Vibes, Doug Benson, Leslie Jones, Pete Davidson, Cameron Esposito, Chris Gethard, Nick Thune, Emmett Montgomery, Yogi Paliwal