I have brought up Bonnaroo before, and most of you were like WTF? Bonnaroo is a musical festival held in TN and to says its big, is an understatement. Last Year in April, my X and I decided we would make the trip in June. At first I was a little weary but going VIP changed my mind quickly. Me being the researcher I am, took the next couple of months to research everything I could about the festival. The weather, the food, you name it I researched it. 

This festival is absolutely massive, 80K people massive. Its a 4 day festival on a huge farm and everyone camps out for the duration. Inside the farm there are two camp areas one called general admission and one called VIP. I was in VIP! Over 4 days they bring in a ton of amazing musicians, comedians, etc. They literally turn this farm into a mini city that resembles a circus/carnival/festival. 

I was so excited when I went last year because in one setting I was going to see BB King, Willie Nelson, Pear Jam, Metallica, OAR, Chris Rock and the list goes on. The festival didn't disappoint. Seeing BB King was one of the coolest shows I have ever seen and Pearl Jam rocked it. Yes, I just said rocked it. Inside the "city" there was so much to do. Film tents, comedy tents and more music than you could imagine. 

I had one of the best times ever. I met a great group of friends and had a bit of an awakening. Not in a tree hugging, psychedelic, trippy awakening. But more like a kumbaya awakening, lol. To see that many people in one setting, all happy to be there and all experience the same thing but in different ways. Well, it had to of been how Woodstock felt on a smaller scale.

Last night I stayed up and couldn't wait for the 09' lineup to be announced. I wondered how could they possibly top 08'.

this is how.

Bruce Springsteen, Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Snoop Dog, WILO, Merle Haggard, MGMT, Al Green and the list goes on and on. 

So yes I am now trying to figure out how to make this possible again.

Side Note: I had the most amazing beer when I was there "Sweetwater Blue" and I can't wait to get me some more. It has a blueberry flavor, love it, love it, love it.


Jormengrund said...

Seeing the artist list, I'm kind of glad I won't be going.

None of those bands really appealed that much to me, well, aside from NIN, but I can't stand the thought of going someplace just to listen to ONE band out of many.

Hope you're able to make it, though. Sounds like you really want to see a few of those groups. Well, and that beer, which sounds NASTY to me as well, since I can't stand beer either.

I'm really starting to sound like some grumpy old man, aren't I?


Orion said...

Trent Reznor, and, and!... AND!!?!?!?! DJ Mike!!?!?!?!

I don't think i like you anymore.
i hope the faeries from fairy-land come and hi-jack all of your socks.

RPM said...

Never been to Bonnaroo, but I have been to Bob Wills Days in Turkey, Texas! Ah-HA!

Linda said...

I'd love to go to a big music festival. I have seen Beastie Boys. Very cool. I've seen Pearl Jam multiple times (hey I live near Seattle). But I'm not allowed to see them anymore. I get sick everytime I see them. So weird!
My hubby would love to see NIN. He loves Trent.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you forgot Delbert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love you.

Ken said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. I have been to all day things like that but never an over night of 4 day one. I hope you can make it happen and take tween with you.

Jules said...

Beastie Boys, Trent, AND Al Green.....My sister keeps asking me to go......Man, it sounds like a blast!

::kacy:: said...

BONNAROO!!!! it's a big deal where i live :) :)
which would be memphis, tn <3
such a cool experience.