Sunday, June 14, 2009

Blogaroo from Bonnaroo '09: Saturday

Posted By on Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 11:50 AM

OK, so, here's the situation... The Internet service here is complete crap. I'm working on another night of four hours of sleep and my frustration level is quickly growing.

I'll give a brief rundown of Saturday, but will update with a full report on Monday of the weekend's events, with photos.

I hope you understand, but if I don't - my computer will be thrown through a window or off the top of the nearest high-rise.

The day got started with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Allstars, who kicked off their set with "Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw."

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Blogaroo from Bonnaroo ’09: Saturday preview

Posted By on Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 12:22 PM

It’s set to be another long day here at Bonnaroo, and, hopefully, it will be another without rain.

The day will kick off at noon with Ilo & The Coral Reefer Allstars on Which Stage with Jimmy Buffett joining them.

Mid-afternoon sets are highlighted by Rodrigo y Gabriela, Bon Iver and Raphael Saadiq, followed by Of Montreal and Jenny Lewis.

The evening features Wilco, The Mars Volta and The Decemberists and the headliner is Bruce Springsteen, who is scheduled for a three-and-a-half-hour set.

The night will close with a late-night set by Nine Inch Nails, while moe. and Ben Harper and the Relentless 7 and MGMT all complete the tent lineup.

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Blogaroo from Bonnaroo ’09 - Friday

Posted By on Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 12:09 PM

(Once again, Internet service in the farmlands of Tennessee is horrible... Some photos uploaded, more to come. Please check back.)

What started out as an overcast day gave way to the sun in a beautiful rain-free Friday at Bonnaroo.

My day began with Tift Merritt – who is shorter than I imagined, but just as sweet as could be. Gomez rocked the Which Stage to kick of the weekend of large stage peformances.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Blogaroo from Bonnaroo ’09: Friday preview

Posted By on Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 1:40 PM

The sun was out this morning, before quickly becoming overcast. I can only hope that the floodgates don’t open again.

After an early-morning press orientation meeting, the music will get started at This Tent with Tift Merritt. Toubab Krewe is set to open things at The Other Tent.

While Animal Collective is on Which Stage, St. Vincent will be in That Tent and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will be rocking This Tent.

Galactic will be jazzing up the main stage, known as What Stage. Later in the day, Yeah Yeah Yeahs will rock Which Stage while Santigold is in That Tent.

Also this evening, Al Green, TV on the Radio, Lucinda Williams and Ani DiFranco.

The first headliner of the festival is Beastie Boys who will hit What Stage at 8:30, followed by Phish at 11.

David Byrne will play on the Which Stage and is rumored to be joined by a handful of performers.

The late night will be featuring Phoenix at 11:30, Femi Kuti at 12 and Public Enemy at 12:30.

The biggest anticipation for me is checking out Girl Talk in That Tent at 2:15 a.m.

Should be a long, hopefully dry, day.

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Blogaroo from Bonnaroo ’09: Thursday

Posted By on Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 11:21 AM


What was referred to as “Dirtaroo” two years ago has quickly become “Mudaroo” this year. The eighth annual Bonnaroo got underway Thursday under a flurry of wet weather. Shortly after getting my tent set up, the flood gates opened for roughly an hour and a half. Just when you thought it was over and the sun had come out, another passing storm would quickly drench the farmlands.

Mud is everywhere. No matter how much you try to escape it, it isn’t long before you can feel it squishing between your toes again….

However much Bonnaroo is quickly resembling Woodstock, there are no naked people running around and it’s more about the music than the mud.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Blogaroo from Bonnaroo ’09: The intro

Posted By on Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 10:00 AM

It's bound to be a long day today, the first day of Bonnaroo 2009.

I should be at my campsite around 1, which means I'll be putting up my tent in the mid-day heat. Scattered thunderstorms in the forecast, which isn't going to be too much fun.

Today's schedule includes Alberta Cross, Janelle Monae, White Rabbits, Delta Spirit, Portugal the Man, The Knux, The Low Anthem, Chairlift, Zac Brown Band and Midnite. I also have a brief interview scheduled with Erin McCarley after her set this evening.

Check back on Friday for a review of today and a preview of a jam-packed Friday schedule that includes the first show of Phish, Public Enemy, Grace Potter, St. Vincent, TV on the Radio, Girl Talk, Beastie Boys and a whole lot more!

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