May 29, 2011 at 12:16pm
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So enough about the Canadians at Sasquatch. There were some serious, non-Canuck-related decisions to make by the time day two of the Gorge Amphitheatre's four-day kickoff festival came to a close, like how to catch three must-see acts - Robyn, Sleigh Bells and Death Cab for Cutie - that were going on right around the same time on Saturday night.
Robyn - a.k.a. the blondest person on planet earth - didn't make the task any easier by hitting the Bigfoot Stage half an hour late. It was a bit nipply by the time she went on at 9:30, so maybe had to send a roadie to fetch that shaggy yeti fur sweater she sported as she got started with "Bad Gal," a cut she recorded with Douster and Savage Skulls.
"I'm the lonely at the top. I wish someone could clone me ‘cause I'm hot and you're not," the spritely Swedish pop star sang over the opening vocal track, impressively pausing to bust a move on dangerously high platforms shoes.
Her early set also included "Cobra Style," from the self-titled album that broke her in the U.S. in 2005 and "The Girl and the Robot," the killer, cyber-disco track she recorded with Royksopp (you know, the "something here to remind me," Geico caveman guys) a couple of years back. Sadly, I missed "Konichiwa, Bitches," my favorite Robyn track, as I bounced to catch Sleigh Bells, the band I was most looking forward to catching at this year's festival.
Off duty rules.
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