Approximately 25,000 people attend the Sasquatch Music Festival, an event that has been held annually at Washington’s outdoor venue, The Gorge, for the last decade.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, I accompanied Jake and other rad members from Portland’s Roundhouse Agency in an entourage to the festival grounds, where we set up a tent for Sasquatch’s first ever official yearbook photobooth. Over the course of four days, we photographed, edited, and uploaded images, live and onsite, of some the craziest looking humans I’ve seen in awhile.
It was grueling, hard work – but a totally awesome project I was proud to be a part of.
Here’s how it worked: folks filled out an online form in which they stated their hometown, their name, favorite band, and then listed their nickname. Their photo was taken against one of three provided backdrops using props. Jake and I had direct access to the photographer’s images, which we then edited and posted online at the Sasquatch yearbook site.
We photographed about a tenth of the Sasquatch populations – over 2,400 – a slice of which included some the wildest specimens in furry costumes, the stoned, the tripping, the drunk. At times when I dared to leave the safe haven of our tent, thrusting myself into teeming rivers of humans, I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of people in attendance.
Typical Sasquatchian trends:
And here is the creme de la creme of the photos Jake and I edited for the Sasquatch 2012 Yearbook. If you so please, entertain yourself for awhile and check out the rest of the wild here.
(Creative nickname, dude.)
(Not drunk. Maybe. Maybe a lot drunk.)
(No Photoshop tricks! I’d almost believe he was actually Spiderman, if he hadn’t called himself “Mastadon”.)
(God came down. He has a lot on His plate.)
(Unprovoked nudity. I made Jake edit this one.)
And finally, the one dude that truly represents the mind, body, and spirit of Sasquatch:
YOU GUYS. There’s so much more, it was hard to narrow it down to these fine specimens.
Big ups to my dude Jake for the great design he lended to the backdrops, editing process, and interior of our little tent – ain’t he talented?
And special thanks to the Roundhouse crew & the good folks from Red Bull. That was fun.