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After many miles and many hours on the road, we arrived. We were in the outer most circle of the campsites, basically after entering the site we parked and set up. This dramatically altered our game plan for Bonnaroo but didn’t drastically alter our level of anticipation. THURSDAY! Coming off of BOMB Fest in Hartford, Connecticut, I wasn’t particularly pumped for the Thursday line up, which happened to be very similar. I caught some of the Freelance Whales and both [...]
Freelance Whales have come a long way since 2008. From being virtually unknown to becoming one of 2011′s most buzzworthy bands, the band has kept their humbleness through it all. I was able to have a short chat with Chuck Criss before the second set at Bonnaroo on Friday afternoon.
Clearly, I am not cut out for this lifestyle. Woke up on Saturday feeling terrible awful. I spent most of the afternoon getting the camp site ready for our departure. When I finally decided to venture back to the festival it was nearly 6:00 pm and Wiz Khalifa was about to start. The Wiz played on What Stage to a rather large and sprawling crowd. From the side view it looked as if the audience was tightly packed in, but [...]
The sun woke us up this morning. It became burning hot inside our tent at about 7:00am. Outside, many campers were already milling around planning the long day ahead of them. At 11:30am we attended a short media orientation session and then split up. Eleanor went to see Sharon Van Etten play at the Which stage. She said once the singer/songwriter got warmed up the show was fairly indicative of Van Etten’s sultry style. Meanwhile, I prepared to do an [...]
Matthew and the Atlas Interview It’s noon on a Friday, and Matthew Hegarty has taken time to do a phone interview with me while on the road to a semi-known music festival in Manchester, TN, at which his folk quintet will be playing a set the following night. Although the gargantuan combine of which has become Bonnaroo is not something new to Hegarty, who lives in the UK where 150,000+ music addicts frolic to Glastonbury each year, he is still [...]
Today we woke up and headed straight to the conveniently located Starbucks right next to the Holiday Inn. After a quick caffeine jolt, we checked in at the Coffee County Conference Center and went on our merry way to the campgrounds. The line was much more manageable than the previous night and we breezed through security, answering the question “Do you have anything illegal?” with a firm “No.” We were able to stake a plot in the Bonnaroo-named “Luke Skywalker” [...]
Yesterday, my friend Eleanor and I took my little shark blue Volkswagen Golf for a bit of a drive from Austin, TX to Manchester, TN. We drove through Waco quite easily, got in a small traffic jam in Dallas, and traveled Arkansas fairly smoothly. From Memphis to Nashville was just fine. Nashville to Knoxville started to get a little crazy as all the traffic was compacted down to one very slow moving lane. Cars and trucks got to know each [...]