Wednesday, June 18, 2008

bonnaroo hoo!

well, we survived what i have now come to find out is the largest outdoor music festval in the continental u.s. bonnaroo. and while i've had lots of conversations about it the past few days, i've posted nothing. that's because i really don't think i have that much more to say than you can find on the community blogs, posts, etc. on the official site. nevermind what you can probably find on YouTube.

and i've learned at events like that (i.e., concerts), it does me no good to take a camera. A) because there's no way i'm taking my good DSLR (even if i could, which i couldn't at bonnaroo) and 2) i go to concerts cuz i like listening to the music and seeing the band(s). and if i'm taking pictures i can't very well enjoy it now can i? so i'll leave all that posting goodness to the people that are better suited for it than me. and leave finding that goodness to those who know how to use google.

what i will say is it was an excellent event. well worth the money. no, i did not see Kanye West cuz i am old and covet sleep at 430am, or any hour. yes, i did see Pearl Jam but only stayed for a few songs because....i'm old and see my previous comment about sleep. and yes, they were amazing for what time we did stay and watch. Eddie Veder's duet with Jack Johnson during the prior show was great! no i did not see Metallica cuz they are old! my main reason for going was Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and i was kindly rewarded for my devotion. by far one of the best stage performances i've ever seen. i am afraid and aroused by this woman at the same time! and could not NOT love Vampire Weekend. my bags are packed. i'm just waiting for Ezram to call. best group i didn't anticipate to see......!!!. i felt like i was in a rave out in the middle of a pasture. a-freakin-mazing! there can't possibly be any glow sticks left in the u.s. after this group's performance. thanks Charles! disappointment? yeah, unfortunately, Cat Power and Rilo Kiley. but not their fault. the stage they performed on (This Stage) had a horrble sound system. the stage for !!! (That Stage) and Sharon Jones (Which Stage) sounded much better. and i knew Ben Folds was great on the MP3 player, but man he kicks ass in person!

would i do this again??????? nope! i've seen all the inappropriate male and female tool sheds and saggy boobs i need to see for the rest of my life thank you. i'm scarred and no amount of therapy or alcohol will erase what i saw this weekend. but it doesn't mean i shouldn't try!

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