Photo by Timothy NorrisStipe and Buck: R.E.M.'s looking pretty good for a band that's getting perilously close to its 30th year together.
Photo by Timothy NorrisFleet Foxes open the Sasquatch Stage on day one. Great sound from this Sub Pop band. They'll be in Los Angeles playing Spaceland and the Echo soon, check 'em out.
Photo by Timothy NorrisA trooper! Not sure which one though.
Photo by Timothy NorrisSee those R.E.M. T-shirts? THIRTY dollars!!
Back in my day, T-shirts were a nickel. And the band would sweat on them for free.
Photo by Timothy NorrisNewton Faulkner has mad guitar skills. On the Wookie Stage.
Photo by Timothy NorrisBeing old is hip and cool. Excellent.
Photo by Timothy NorrisThe Gorge - Looks kind of empty down there neaer the water
Photo by Timothy NorrisThe amazing Chhom Nimol of Dengue Fever on the Sasquatch Stage
Photo by Timothy NorrisGeorgia newcomers Dead Confederate tear up the Wookie Stage.
Photo by Timothy NorrisIf you were in Indio, you'd be roasted by now.
Photo by Timothy NorrisThe stars of the class of 2006: Beirut
Photo by Timothy NorrisThe Whigs, recent guests of Letterman, on the Wookie Stage.
Photo by Timothy NorrisL.A.'s own multi-genre crew Ozomatli on the Sasquatch Stage.
Photo by Timothy NorrisIndie country singer Kathleen Edwards. Her latest, Asking for Flowers, is well worth a listen.
Photo by Timothy NorrisA Toucan (left) and a penguin (right). If that is not a toucan, I apologize profusely.
Photo by Timothy NorrisPeople from Canada (or going to Canada) must be very trusting.
Photo by Timothy NorrisRainn Wilson introduces Fleet Foxes to the Sasquatch Stage for the second time. The National had problems with the bus and changed their set to the Yeti (smallest) Stage at the end of the day. Nice break for the Foxes!
Photo by Timothy NorrisNeko Case performing with The New Pronographers on the Sasquatch Stage.
Photo by Timothy NorrisIt's getting warm out there. Maybe you should take a break for some...
Photo by Timothy Norris...Ice cream from the Ice Cream man!
Photo by Timothy NorrisM.I.A. gets all sparkly. Last year she couldn't make the festival because of visa problems. The kids still love her though.
Photo by Timothy NorrisRescued from the pit.
Photo by Timothy NorrisHoly shit - It's Johnny Marr. Could Sasquatch have gotten the ultimate reunion that Coachella couldn't get??
Photo by Timothy NorrisOh right - It's Modest Mouse! I keep forgetting Marr is really actually in that band...
Isaac Brock anounces that he doesn't really care if the weather goes to shit or not. The band seems a little on edge when they hit the stage.
Photo by Timothy NorrisThe crowd for local boys Modest Mouse seems to go for miles
Photo by Timothy NorrisThe perfect disguise.
Photo by Timothy NorrisKim Deal! The Breeders on the Wookie Stage.
Photo by Timothy NorrisSharp dressed Stipe of R.E.M.
Photo by Timothy NorrisStand!
And so ends day one... Whew!