Bonnaroo was amazing! I am definitely going to go again next year. Despite the hot sun and 95 degree weather everyday, it was such a blast. Every band we saw was great. I think my favorite was Beck because his shows are always so unique in some way. There were puppets of Beck and his band behind him and they did the same thing that they did,which was hilarious and really cool. Then at one point he came out wearing a bear suit and jumping around singing and then played the drums. They did the whole dinner table thing too which I was really happy to see again. He never ceases to amaze me,and this performance made me love him even more.
Radiohead was amazing too, of course. The only thing that sucked was that we were pretty close up, but there were about 80,000 people crammed together in extreme heat, and plus me,Katie,and Tessa are midgits so we couldn't see a thing. We moved back at one point and that was a lot more comfortable. I wish they didnt play so many slow, mellow songs in a row though such as How to Dissappear Completely and Never be Found, Exit Music, etc. I love those songs, but when you are so sleep deprived and have tons of people tripping on God knows what it probably wasn't a good idea. They did play a lot of other good songs though such as 2+2=5, The Bends, Myxomatosis, Ideoteque, Kid A,etc.
I also really enjoyed Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. They have such a great sound and the singer has such a unique voice. Dungen (a swedish band) was really good too.
Mike Skinner from the Streets came out with Ben Folds and sang Bitches Aint Shit which was hilarious. The Streets were amazing too! Mike Skinner is my new hero. We didn't get to see all of it though because we had to leave so Tessa could be back for work the next morning. I was happy to see them play Lets Push Things Forward and Dont Mug Yourself though.
I wanted to see Les Claypool and Medeski, Martin, and Wood play but they played while Beck was playing. MMW had the exact same play time. I was going to check out Les Claypool for about a half hour after Beck, but we stayed where we were sitting for Radiohead. I got to see him play with Oysterhead though so it's ok. I missed the Super Jam because I ended up passing out after Radiohead, and the super jam was at like 2am. I was pissed because Trey and Mike from Phish played and I think Les Claypool too. Ugh.Oh well, you cant see everything.
My Morning Jacket...wow! They were great. They played for a pretty long time so I watched them for awhile then went to check out Umphrey's McGee with Tessa (Katie was passed out in her own little world at this point....ha) then we went back to MMJ. They played the Who's A Quick One While He's Away which I was so ecstatic about because I absolutely love that song, then they played Loving Cup! I was impressed.
Our neighbors were really nice. Two of them were older in like their mid 30's or something, and they let us sit in their canopy tent because we didnt have one, and wow were we thankful for that! It pretty much saved our lives. Then on the other side were 3 guys from MA who were around my age. They were hilarious and we hung out with them sometimes and they sat under the tent with us. I loved how complete strangers could just randomly meet and become friends at festivals. It made me really miss Phish, but there were a lot of Phish heads there of course so I got to reminisce.
Coming home sucked because we got stuck in traffic for about an hour and a half in Kentucky and we have no idea why. There wasn't any sight of an accident or construction or anything, so unless there was something big going on in Kentucky for some reason (which I highly doubt) we were just sitting there for no reason. Oh well, at least we had some Huey Lewis playin. Ha.
Well I think that is it. I have heaps of pictures and I will post some of them on here soon, but if you want to see all of them go to my webshots page....http://community.webshots.com/user/srericha