Sasquatch 2013: Day three belongs to Capital Cities
by Nathan Caddell on May 27, 2013 at 12:15 pm
By day three of the
Sasquatch Music Festival, there had been some truly amazing performances.
Well-known bands had ripped the stages apart, singing their biggest
hits and dominating the crowds with relative ease.
And there were lots of high hopes for day three.
Danny Brown, the Tallest Man on Earth, Dropkick Murphys, Mumford and
Sons, Grimes, and Primus 3D gave everything they had and put on some
truly stellar shows.
However, day three belonged to mainstage opener Capital Cities.
Right from the beginning, the five-piece electro-rock band brought its
game, wearing matching white bowler jackets with their names emblazoned
on the breast pockets and busting out synchronized dance moves, which
encapsulated the crowd and stared a gigantic dance party.
As the Los Angeles group moved further into its set, things really took
off, offering up crowd-pleasing tunes one after another, throwing together
some serious moves for a cover of “Staying Alive”, and sending
the stage into ecstasy with the band's feel-good “I Sold My Bed
But Not My Stereo”.
Halfway through the band’s big hit, “Safe and Sound”—with
lights flashing everywhere and the crowd going crazy—a security
guard cracked a smile. To understand the rarity of this, you’d
have to be here but it’s safe to say that things were jubilant.
At this point, Capital Cities had done more than enough to cement this
as a truly great performance, but they weren’t done.
After covering Madonna’s “Holiday” to the delight
of the female-heavy throng, the band gave its thanks, put on an electronic
version of “Safe and Sound”, and jumped into the crowd.
Capital Cities is releasing its first album, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery,
on June 4. Get it.