Thanks Bonnaroo for doing this on MySpace. 1996 called and wants it's HTML back.
Even stupider is that the splash page on their website which tells you to go to their myspace doesn't even link to freaking myspace.
well if you think about it, the spirit of Bonnaroo really is inconvenience. Inconvenient crowds, weather, venue, traffic, and camping. might as well make accessing the lineup a pain in the ass as well.
about the only convenient part is the ease with which one can buy a knot from a gang member.
man I sure was pissed off at Bonnaroo a few years ago for some reason.
Went this past weekend for the first time since 2004 and had an incredible time. I knew it would be fun but I had way more fun then I thought I would.
Phish was a great way to end the weekend. I thought set two was solid 3.0, but it appears most around here disagree. I got a spot on on the rail right in the pit. I don't think Mike's bass will ever feel that awesome again.
Other standout sets included St. Vincent (possible best set of the whole weekend, that girl is insane), Skrillex LN Which (again I got in the pit for this one. crazy energy), Flying Lotus LN (I GO HARD IN THE MUTHAFUCKIN PAINT), SBTRKT, The Word LN, of course Radiohead, even if the Houston show I went to earlier this year was better, and many many more acts.
I stayed in a hotel in Murfreesboro. Getting sleep definitely helped my energy level tremendously.
Anyway I thought it necessary to return here and say I was wrong. Bonnaroo is an extremely well run festival. They had tons of water stations and lots of tents setup just for shade purposes. The lines weren't too long, and all the volunteers I had contact with were friendly and professional. I was worried the crowd would be a bit bro'd out, but I have to say I only encountered a handful of assholes the whole weekend, everyone else I had extremely positive experiences with.
I'll be back next year regardless of the lineup.