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Re: Bonnaroo Bitchfest
« Reply #45 on: February 10, 2010, 11:09:59 AM »
DUI for driving a bike, that's insane.  Are they just trying to boost sales for the cab companies?

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Re: Bonnaroo Bitchfest
« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2011, 09:14:27 AM »
I really don't like Bonnaroo.
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Re: Bonnaroo Bitchfest
« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2011, 09:19:02 AM »

Yeah, great music festivals are the worst.

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Re: Bonnaroo Bitchfest
« Reply #48 on: February 15, 2011, 09:27:16 AM »
Festivals are awesome... It's music that fucking blows.

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Re: Bonnaroo Bitchfest
« Reply #49 on: February 15, 2011, 09:36:56 AM »
Just because it's packed full of people doesn't make it a great music festival. When I went in '06, it seemed that the three or four acts I was most excited about all weekend happened to all be playing at or around the same time. The rest of the weekend I was forced to watch Big Nazo or something else I didn't give a rat's ass about (it wasn't actually big nazo, I'm just using that as an example.) That combined with the sheer number of people was very offputting to me. I think I'll stick to smaller festivals (allgood anyone?)
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Re: Bonnaroo Bitchfest
« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2011, 09:40:37 AM »

It seems like your problem was that you only wanted to see 3 or 4 bands at Bonnaroo in '06.

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Re: Bonnaroo Bitchfest
« Reply #51 on: February 15, 2011, 09:46:09 AM »
Just because it's packed full of people doesn't make it a bad music festival. When I went in '07, it seemed that the three or four acts I was most excited about all weekend happened to be playing at the best possible times. The rest of the weekend I was able to catch tons of amazing acts that I might never have seen or even heard of- some of which are now favorites. That, combined with the general ease of movement despite the sheer number of people was very impressive to me. It seems ridiculous though, to compare it to "smaller festivals" especially when those are way bigger than they used to be. (allgood @ wilmer's park, anyone?)

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Re: Bonnaroo Bitchfest
« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2011, 09:49:25 AM »

It seems like your problem was that you only wanted to see 3 or 4 bands at Bonnaroo in '06.

Phil and Friends (with john scofield) was the only act I truly cared about seeing that year. Les Claypool was cool as well, as was Elvis Costello with Allen Toussaint. I honestly couldn't tell you anyone else that was even there that year besides Matisyahu (meh) and Rusted Root (and I really only know they were there because my dad was raving about their set.)

My biggest beef with it will always be the overlapping sets. That makes absolutely no sense to me. At allgood, I can post up on the hill and see every act throughout the whole day. For me, that's more enjoyable that running around looking for the which stage and the what tent and trying to make it on time to catch certain acts.

In all likelihood, I'll go to neither and save my money for phish shows this summer.
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Re: Bonnaroo Bitchfest
« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2011, 09:52:16 AM »

It seems like your problem was that you only wanted to see 3 or 4 bands at Bonnaroo in '06.

Phil and Friends (with john scofield) was the only act I truly cared about seeing that year. Les Claypool was cool as well, as was Elvis Costello with Allen Toussaint. I honestly couldn't tell you anyone else that was even there that year besides Matisyahu (meh) and Rusted Root (and I really only know they were there because my dad was raving about their set.)

My biggest beef with it will always be the overlapping sets. That makes absolutely no sense to me. At allgood, I can post up on the hill and see every act throughout the whole day. For me, that's more enjoyable that running around looking for the which stage and the what tent and trying to make it on time to catch certain acts.

In all likelihood, I'll go to neither and save my money for phish shows this summer.

I agree with matt. It sounds to me like you picked the wrong year to go. I went in 07 because I was psyched about a lot of the lineup. If you only go for a few bands you aren't going to get your money/time's worth .

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Re: Bonnaroo Bitchfest
« Reply #54 on: February 15, 2011, 09:53:25 AM »
Sounds like you failed to pack enough sherm Phil.  Sherm Shortage'd
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Re: Bonnaroo Bitchfest
« Reply #55 on: February 15, 2011, 09:57:24 AM »

It seems like your problem was that you only wanted to see 3 or 4 bands at Bonnaroo in '06.

Phil and Friends (with john scofield) was the only act I truly cared about seeing that year. Les Claypool was cool as well, as was Elvis Costello with Allen Toussaint. I honestly couldn't tell you anyone else that was even there that year besides Matisyahu (meh) and Rusted Root (and I really only know they were there because my dad was raving about their set.)

My biggest beef with it will always be the overlapping sets. That makes absolutely no sense to me. At allgood, I can post up on the hill and see every act throughout the whole day. For me, that's more enjoyable that running around looking for the which stage and the what tent and trying to make it on time to catch certain acts.

In all likelihood, I'll go to neither and save my money for phish shows this summer.

I agree with matt. It sounds to me like you picked the wrong year to go. I went in 07 because I was psyched about a lot of the lineup. If you only go for a few bands you aren't going to get your money/time's worth .

I mostly went because my dad and I were driving across Tenn. visiting colleges anyway. Due to some crafty scheduling, we just happened to be passing by that way on Friday. It seemed like an opportunity not to be passed up. I'm glad I went, and I likely will not go back.

Sounds like you failed to pack enough sherm Phil.  Sherm Shortage'd

No sherm, but a grouchy black man did sell me bunk mushrooms. That was cool.
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Re: Bonnaroo Bitchfest
« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2011, 09:58:59 AM »

It seems like your problem was that you only wanted to see 3 or 4 bands at Bonnaroo in '06.

Phil and Friends (with john scofield) was the only act I truly cared about seeing that year. Les Claypool was cool as well, as was Elvis Costello with Allen Toussaint. I honestly couldn't tell you anyone else that was even there that year besides Matisyahu (meh) and Rusted Root (and I really only know they were there because my dad was raving about their set.)

My biggest beef with it will always be the overlapping sets. That makes absolutely no sense to me. At allgood, I can post up on the hill and see every act throughout the whole day. For me, that's more enjoyable that running around looking for the which stage and the what tent and trying to make it on time to catch certain acts.

In all likelihood, I'll go to neither and save my money for phish shows this summer.

I agree with matt. It sounds to me like you picked the wrong year to go. I went in 07 because I was psyched about a lot of the lineup. If you only go for a few bands you aren't going to get your money/time's worth .

I mostly went because my dad and I were driving across Tenn. visiting colleges anyway. Due to some crafty scheduling, we just happened to be passing by that way on Friday. It seemed like an opportunity not to be passed up. I'm glad I went, and I likely will not go back.

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Re: Bonnaroo Bitchfest
« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2011, 10:30:04 AM »
Bonnaroo isn't my type of fest... I'd go for teh phish if they played there again, though...

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Re: Bonnaroo Bitchfest
« Reply #58 on: February 15, 2011, 10:40:43 AM »
I just re-read this thread...

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Dissing bonnaroo... you'd think I dissed someone's mom.

"Dorothy mantooth is a SAINT!! you hear me?! Dorothy Mantooth is a SAINT!!"
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Re: Bonnaroo Bitchfest
« Reply #59 on: February 15, 2011, 10:43:08 AM »
I just re-read this thread...

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

Dissing bonnaroo... you'd think I dissed someone's mom.

"Dorothy mantooth is a SAINT!! you hear me?! Dorothy Mantooth is a SAINT!!"

I'm gonna take Bonnaroo out for a nice seafood dinner and then NEVER call her again.
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