Post by Alberto Balsalm on Jun 1, 2011 23:04:07 GMT -5
I think Daft Punk is a possibility for next year (Obviously people say this every year, but from the sounds of it they'll have a tour going by this time next year).
I think Foo Fighters are reasonably likely as a headliner. A "Watch the Throne" set from Jay-Z & Kanye is really the only other headline-caliber rap act they can book and also is the only way to get Kanye back on the farm.
And wow, you're like a walking, talking infomercial to turn people away from Pearl Jam and Ohio State, aren't you? Before you started posting here I quite liked Pearl Jam and was indifferent towards OSU, now I find myself wishing that Eddie Vedder falls down a mine shaft or that Columbus is infested with locusts
Which Late Nights: Trey Anastasio Band The Chemical Brothers
Which Closers: Dispatch Death Cab for Cutie Drake
My random Bonnaroo 2012 thoughts and rambles:
If Daft Punk is true, then remove Chemical Brothers and have Daft Punk LN What. Friday I think we'll see either the Foo Fighters, Muse or Rage and Saturday we'll see Prince, Waters, or Coldplay. Chili Peppers could play either of those nights, but I think the above is the most likely. Also, I think Wilco/Shins/Death Cab is likely for a Which closer, maybe 2. I think Dispatch will be there, now that they're back together and Bonnaroo is the perfect fit for them (college-aged crowd, jam/indie base) and it'd be a rather rare "get". I put Drake down because I think it's the biggest rap name we're likely to see. After Kanye/Beasties/JayZ/Eminem&Wayne, I think we'll see a step down from a big rap name to just a Which closer. Unless Dre or OutKast play, which is unlikely (although I guess Dre could be possible depending on when Detox finally comes out). As there is always a LN Jam (Friendly) Band, I think Trey is most likely - 2011: SCI, 2010: Flips, 2009: Phish, 2008: Phil, 2007: SCI & Flips. Unless they do away with the jam headliner and put Furthur LN (or get someone else for that spot, but I feel it's too soon for Phish or Dave and Neil/MMJ were there this year, so...).