The Marvelous Sasquatch Music Festival

The Marvelous Sasquatch Music Festival

An outdoor venue that estimated to hold about 30,000 with a backdrop of the Columbia River and Cascade Ranges.
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There is a reason why Sasquatch Music Festival is held, where it is.

150 miles east of Seattle, Washington, there is the Gorge Amphitheatre. An outdoor venue that estimated to hold about 30,000 with a backdrop of the Columbia River and Cascade Ranges. That is where Sasquatch Music Festival is at.

This year, founder Adam Zacks and Live Nation did a wonderful job, accomplishing factors that every festival tries but not always succeeds: line-up, location and atmosphere.Normally, festivals can only get one of the factors, sometimes not at all--Fyre Fest anyone?

Mainstage love

2018’s Sasquatch gave us three days of diverse, variety of artists. The artists at the mainstage all displayed unique performances and were all different in its own way.

Vince Staples is a one-man act and everyone loves it. Witnessing a David Byrne show is mandatory. Bon Iver can do a lot with an Orchestra behind him.

Neko Case is timeless.

Thank you Modest Mouse for giving the fans fireworks in Day 2 because no one else did.

The National’s front man Matt Berninger, literally crowd walked the whole floor of the amphitheater.

Spoon are passionate performers and found new love of female hip-hop artists Lizzo.

Major Props

There is so much love and discovery at this Sasquatch festival, attendance gave all the love to these performers.

To everyone that face the sun and grasp what energy they had to go see Sophie Allison (Soccer Mommy), who performed at the main stage at 1p.m. deserves props. Soccer Mommy is an upcoming artists and everyone should be hearing her.

Anderson Paak closed out at the Bigfoot stage on the final day of Sasquatch, which was a smart move. Paak is an entertainer and has so much talent.

Tv on the Radio, Explosions in the Sky and Slowdive have to be included in someone’s top 5. They are all electrifying and all have particular sound.

Major Props for Pond, the Perth, Aussie band for being a little bit late because they wanted to see Vince Staples, which was confessed by lead singer Nick Allbrook. Also, Allbrook is a terrific showman.

Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner performed “Dreams,” by The Cranberries, honoring the late Dolores O’Riordan. Zauner has been performing this cover while on tour, let’s hope this is ongoing.

Discoveries

When we see festival lineups post up in your social feeds, it is noticeable that the font starts larger and starts to shrink, like a significance to the popularity factor of the artists or band. Well, attendees took their time to visit non-familiar artists and a lot of them were great to see between set times.

Cover Image Credit: Trailer Park Boys Reference Photo by Christopher Kilkenny

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Warcraft 3: Reforged - A legend returns

One of the top 100 games of the century makes a comeback in an epic way.

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17 years ago, the legion invaded the realm of Azeroth, forcing the different races of Humans, Orcs, Night elves, and Undead to make the most unlikely of alliances. There were those who fought for the light while the others wished to banish it. Night and day, the furnaces of Lordaeron burnt bright as the loyal dwarves of Khaz Modan hammer away the swords and shields that would aid the fight ahead.

17 years ago, the young orc warchief Thrall foresaw the fate of his people as meteors of green flames crash upon his lands. He saw the upcoming demise of his clanand ordered a mass evacuation towards a new continent where they shall be safe for generations to come. 17 years ago, the night elves felt a corruption within the Tree of Life, causing them to split into opposing factions: one fought in the name of the Goddess, while the other fought in the name of personal hatred. 17 years ago, a legion of undead came upon the shores of Lordaeron, plaguing the land and defiling the life force of the realm. That was the story of Warcraft, one that spanned continents and races only to join them together for a crucial battle of their history.

Warcraft 3: Reforged - Cinematic Trailer Youtube

Warcraft was a monument to an entire gaming generation, ranked 2nd best game of all time by German games magazine "GameStar." Its fate, however, was ultimately sealed as computing technology became better and overshadowed the old giant. Plus, with the rise of gaming consoles and handheld gaming devices, PC gaming lost its appeal slowly, and games like Starcraft or Warcraft eventually faded into oblivion.

But over on the horizon, Blizzard Entertainment came to the rescue. Following the success of their previous release of Starcraft: Remastered, they decided to come forth with their next great project: remastering Warcraft 3.

Using a new and revamped engine built over the foundations of the old one, they have rebuilt the world we once loved. Adding to that are new, high definition voices and sound effects that they recorded just for this old game. For the blurry characters of old, the team decided to upscale and remodel all present units to give them the 2019 high-def treatment they deserved. For the old user interface (UI), the development team settled on one that resembled the "Starcraft: Remastered" interface, offering more room for players to look at the gorgeous 4K character models. Also, to fit the new continuity from World of Warcraft, Blizzard opted to alter the story by a small margin, showing promising changes to the revived game.

Warcraft 3 – Original vs. Reforged Trailer Graphics Comparison Youtube

However, not everyone was hyped when the game was announced. Many gamers expressed disappointment at Blizzard's move of remastering old games instead of developing new ones. Many, feeling uncomfortable at the company's decision, took to the internet and into forums. Some fans expressed concerns over Blizzard's decision to retcon a game they hold dear Some are unhappy with the graphics not being consistent with characters: unit models look too detailed while buildings look cartoonish.

Despite all this, the general population loved the announcement at Blizzcon. As the game slowly reaches its release date of December 31, 2019, the hype can only go up from here. For those of us who can't hold their excitement, here's a video of the crowd's insane reaction to the announcement:


Warcraft 3 Crowd Reaction Youtube

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