I'd like to see The Roots get the same deal as Gogol Bordello got. A late night set and their own stage that Questlove can curate and pick bands to play during the day and stuff.
I've been asking for this for fucking years. Let them pick arists for the day (kind of how they do for the Roots picnic), then give them a 4-hour late night jam session where they can do whatever the hell they want. They've put on ridiculous star-studded jam sessions before (the Grammy jams, their run at Radio City a couple years ago), let them do it at Bonnaroo.
?uestlove has already been part of the greatest 'roo Superjam ever. He can't do another. It would pale by comparison.
I know I already posted what I thought the top 25 acts might look like next year but I get bored at work so here is next year's initial lineup. I switched up from my previous post. This is just what I could see it being and Im gonna be wishful with some of the acts. I like a lot of these acts but not all of them. So this is not completely a wish list.
Paul McCartney * Phish * Foo Fighters * Daft Punk * Wilco * Jack White and Friends Fleet Foxes * The Roots * Modest Mouse * Bob Weir and Ratdog * The Shins * Adele Bon Iver * Superjam 2012 feat. Trey Anastasio, ?uestlove, and Robin Sylvestor Animal Collective * Yeah Yeah Yeahs * Bright Eyes * N.E.R.D. * Crystal Castles * Drake The Kills * Gov't Mule * Umphrey's McGee * Cut Copy * Ghostface Killah * Blake Shelton Ghostland Observatory * Local Natives * Derek Trucks Band * Yeasayer * Delta Spirit * Mastodon Two Door Cinema Club * Gladys Knight * Black Lips * Keller Williams * MSTRKRFT Young The Giant * Surfer Blood * Odd Future * Jenny and Johnny * Zoey Deschanel Gomez * Yuck * M83 * The Glitch Mob * Phantogram * Mac Miller * The Head and The Heart The Vaccines * Beach House * Band of Skulls * Trampled By Turtles * Jimmy Herring Band * Titus Andronicus Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. * Cults * The Secret Sisters * Noah and The Whale * Das Racist Tennis * DJ Logic * State Radio * The Wood Brothers * Dead Confederate * Alexander Rusted Root * Tea Leaf Green * Gold Panda * The Heavy Pets * Archers of Loaf * Steve Malkmus
I have a feeling we'll see Vampire Weekend on the Farm next year
I hope not. I liked their first album, then saw their show on Thursday in 08 and I found it awful. I now can't even listen to them it was so bad. And it was between 2 of the greatest Thursday acts I've seen, Battles and MGMT. On that note, I hope Battles returns this year. They've got a new album out and will be at Moogfest.