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Photoessay: opening day(s) of Sasquatch! at the Gorge, part II

{This is part two of our opening day coverage of this year's Sasquatch! music festival at the Gorge — click here to take a peek at part one!}

Our first full day at Sasquatch! kept rolling strong, with a big-guitar kick-ass set from Sharon van Etten, which shifted flawlessly over to an intimate solo performance from J. Mascis on the Yeti stage. The noise kept coming with the simultaneously loud/pretty sounds of Wye Oak, after which we changed gears to take on the upbeat, alt.indie.powerpop-ish party of Matt & Kim — what a blast! The fading sun brought a powerful, dusky mainstage set from Bright Eyes, and we welcomed the night with an impressive (albeit late) performance from Robyn on the Bigfoot stage.

Closing out the night with a local flourish, hometown faves Death Cab for Cutie took us out well into the dark with a killer mainstage performance that spanned an impressive portion of their current and back catalog. Photos below!

Sharon van Etten:

{Sharon Van Etten / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

J. Mascis:

{J. Mascis / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{J. Mascis / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{J. Mascis / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Wye Oak:

{Wye Oak / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Wye Oak / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Matt and Kim:

{Matt and Kim / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Matt and Kim / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Matt and Kim / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Our friendly press area security guard, Bobby:

{Bobby / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Bright Eyes:

{Bright Eyes / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Bright Eyes / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Bright Eyes fans / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Robyn:

{Robyn / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Robyn / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Death Cab for Cutie:

{Death Cab for Cutie / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Death Cab for Cutie / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

The rest of our opening day shots are in part one of this post here. Check out more photos from our day one road trip, along with days two, three and four in the imaginary flickr pool!

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