Post by Hoodw!nked on Jun 14, 2012 21:42:40 GMT -5
i don't like regrets, but i wish i had stayed at Brunch longer, cause i missed meeting up and hanging with a lot of you awesome people...( HOLLS,i'm looking at you) But there was no way I was not gonna be up front for Electric Guest. and wish i had seen at least some of St. Vincent, but i had a perfect spot for Radiohead so it's all good
Post by railroad436 on Jun 14, 2012 22:09:16 GMT -5
I regret not seeing some of the acts on some of the smaller stages. But, there were so many acts on the main tents and stages that it packed my schedule.
I also regret not coming to Bonnaroo sooner. It basically takes a full 'Roo to get down the grounds and how things work and I finally felt on Sunday afternoon that I had it all down and then it was over.
Wish I hadn't been a complete derelict space cadet after Radiohead so I coulda fully enjoyed FlyLo and Umphrey's instead of standing there like a zombie, Although I managed to stay there 'til 5am
Wish I had caught the rest of Trampled by Turtles and Feist but heading back to the campsite seemed like a better idea at the time Wish I had caught part of the Punch Brothers in between Battles and SBTRKT although I maintained a great spot for both. Wish I had caught the roots instead of shotgunning beers Wish I had caught all of War on Drugs instead of heading to the Antlers Wish I had caught all of Bon Iver instead of watching him from the Side Bar
I regret leaving Dawes about 10 minutes early thinking I'll find my friends back at What Stage. Should have taken it all in and found a nice open spot in the What Stage field and got my mind blown by Radiohead.*
Post by ps ppprrrrr on Jun 15, 2012 17:00:40 GMT -5
I regret leaving foster the people pit 3 songs in, I was center rail 5 people back, to get a better spot for radiohead because:
1. I still got a bad spot for Radiohead 2. Radiohead are the best band in the world and I would have still have completely lost my shit all the way from the back 3. My 3 others friends that stayed swear it was one of the best shows they ever saw.
That being said Radiohead was awesome and I shouldn't really be complaining
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1. Missing Flying Lotus and hearing how god it was 2. Also Missing Big Freedia and Umphreys Mcgee on the same night. 3. Missing Das Racist. 4. Missing GZA 5. Being sober and not able to have a good time during Skrillex while I know if I was drunk i would have partyed.
My only real regret is choosing Avett Brothers over Fitz and the Tantrums. I wish I would've known about the Art vs. Science fountain show, but not worried about that. Hopefully seeing Fitz later in the summer.
5/28 - Purity Ring
6/2 - St. Vincent
6/6 - Cake
6/10 - Temples
6/13 - The Toadies
6/15 - Gogol Bordello
6/18 - The War On Drugs
6/26 - Surfer Blood
7/20 - Primus/Dinosaur Jr.
8/9 - Deftones/Death From Above 1979
9/29 - Alt-J
Going back to camp to catch a nap after Battles and not waking until 11:45pm. I missed all of Saturday evening. But staying up all night Friday is really what I regret because that is what caused me to need a nap in the first place.
Kinda mad at myself that I didn't stay out late Friday and missed Blackstar. But after staying at the rail through Avett Brothers, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, and Radiohead... I was exhausted, my legs hurt so bad, I just wanted to lay down.
Oh and I'm really upset I didn't stick around for Sunday to see Gary Clark Jr. When we woke up to rain, everyone in our group decided to pack up.
Not putting my girlfriend to bed before Umphrey's (only got to see an hour). Not leaving camp early enough for White Denim. Leaving Alabama Shakes early/not getting a good spot. I also would have gone to Foster the People instead of getting a good spot for Radiohead.
Not waking up earlier and forcing myself into Centeroo to get a closer spot for Tune-Yards (one of my most anticipated sets of the weekend; though I didn't realize the crowd would be so big and the line into Centeroo so long)
Listening to Bonnaroo's tweets and trying to catch a secret parade leaving at the Ferris Wheel. I ended up leaving Major Lazer early (and not even getting to see The Word) to wait at the Ferris Wheel for nothing.
Also on Friday night, not sticking around for Big Freedia. But maybe I don't regret this too much, as sleep was much needed.
Finally, not getting a decent spot (or even checking out more than 2 songs) of the SBTRKT set. I am currently in love with these guys. But I wanted a good spot for Danzig. Little did I know he would have trouble filling up the tent (there was no real need to get there early).
It's funny though that most of these regrets are completely hindsight. I didn't know Bonnaroo would lie about a parade. Or that the crowds would be so big at Tune-Yards.