Maybe I'll throw myself to the dogs, but my back's not to the wall Maybe I'll lay some bricks for the man, but the days just aren't that long So if I settle back and chill will I see far enough to feel the angel's dream? I thought it was the Story of the World!
I was at that show! It was an enjoyable show. I'm glad I started early! But my answer on this one would have to be Mute Math. Just awesome. Right then I just knew bonnaroo was the place for me forever and ever! I think I might've known when I entered the gates?
seeing radiohead in '06. i'd never actually listened to them before and i was on the right side about halfway between the stage and the sound booth thingy. i was getting really dehydrated from being out there so long but when they played Karma Police the music hit and i felt No Pain... ahh, what a moment!
Mine would be the Wood Brothers on Thursday in '06. It was my first roo and my friends and I thought we were at the stage that Matt Costa was playing at but It ended up being the Wood Brothers. We stayed through the whole thing and loved it.
And The Little Ones from last years may be a close second. I was just walking around with one of my friends and we both heard it, looked over at each other, and walked toward the stage. So good.
Post by tramsnevets on Feb 23, 2008 9:57:42 GMT -5
My first roo was last year. The show that really blew me away was the roots. The show had so much energy the tuba player was running through the crowd it was amazing. uestlove is unbelievable. And the set had the most interesting version of masters of war I have ever heard. I would love to hear pj do that this year. I've seen them a number of times w/o hearing that song.
John: We don't even understand our own music Spider: It doesn't, does it matter whether we understand it? At least it'll give us . . . strength John: I know but maybe we could get into it more if we understood it
Post by monkeystuff504 on Feb 23, 2008 13:56:41 GMT -5
The Cat Empire in 06 was awesome. It was my first Roo, and the first thing i saw when i walked into Centeroo. I had never heard of them before and i was just blown away. Radiohead was also incredibly memorable, 06 was pretty awesome all around.
We got to Roo '07 a bit late, arriving at like 9:00 or so on Thursday night. We set up our tent, cracked a few beers, enjoyed some corn, and headed on in to Centeroo.
We finally got someone to give us a program guide (they were complaining that they were short or something, but we finally got a staff member to give us one.) Immediately I saw that Rodrigo Y Gabriela were about to start playing. I pointed this out to the other people in my group, and suggested we head over there. I had heard some of their stuff after I saw that they were playing Bonnaroo (you know, doing that homework), and I loved them.
They brought the house DOWN. Even though I wasn't up in the crowd near the front, the corn was really starting to kick in and I was just absolutely loving the vibe sitting in the back and rockin out to their sick guitar work. What a great start to Bonnaroo.
Post by strumntheguitar on Feb 24, 2008 16:00:50 GMT -5
I'd say the show that made the biggest impression on me was actually Langhorne Slim. It was the very first show I saw at Roo... and it was literally perfect. The show was rockin, the crowd was amazing. There were crazy girls breakin it down on stilts.
It really defined Bonnaroo for me. Everyone just drove who knows how many hours to get here and it's already blistering hot and I hadn't slept in 2 days, yet I was loving every second of it and the last place I wanted to be was in a tent sleeping, and I could tell that's what everyone else in the crowd was thinking too.
Post by Good-Chicken on Feb 25, 2008 15:21:38 GMT -5
The Cat Empire in '06!! that was the greatest way to start off my very first roo. i had seen them live once before and we were early for the show, so we sat up front in our little corn circle. they came on with all the energy they usually bring. then a few songs in i turn around and i remember thinking. "when did all these other people get here?" lots of dancing. i love it!