My first Roo, 2006, I was taking a snooze way on the fringes of the main stage -- I was in that kinda twilight sleep - almost asleep but semi-conscious. It wasn't all that hot - early evening - and I heard the sweetest music mixed with peaceful dreams. It wasn't until the next day that I found out it was Oysterhead. I'm not a huge fan but it was just perfect and the memory is sweet....
The first show that stuck with me was also the first show I saw from start to finish - and that was MGMT on Thursday night '08. We (my friends and I) had wandered around Centeroo earlier in the evening and even caught the tail end of Back Door Slam - but MGMT is the first one that really stands out as memorable. Right as they took the stage, I was starting to feel funny from a bit of chocolate I'd had at camp earlier... the next hour just blew me away.
Post by bluecadet3 on Oct 26, 2008 22:04:57 GMT -5
My first show was Clutch on Thursday night in 07. My friends practically had to drag me to the show, but I'm glad I went. One of the best shows of the weekend and now Clutch is one of my favorite bands. I think they deserve to come back next year.
Post by StreetBum87 on Oct 27, 2008 8:35:39 GMT -5
08 was my first year....i saw some shows on thursday.....but it was friday afternoon watching les claypool tear it up on his bass, with mirv and "The firey long board surf technique..of cehello man, Mr. Samuel Bass."......MAGIC
The first Roo show I technically saw was Death Cab in '06. It sticks with me because it was late in the day on Friday (I think the set was 4 or 5 or something) and I had missed a whole day of music in the first aid tent being crazy dehydrated and having a massive panic attack. Unfortunately, I didn't terribly enjoy the set. I thought it was boring. I like to think of Tom Petty as my first Roo set for that very reason.
Post by bluntobject on Oct 27, 2008 10:47:25 GMT -5
Every year I find a new show takes this title from a show from the Roo before hand. In '05 The Mars Volta completely melted my brain. This year, Zappa Plays Zappa took that torch and ran far far away with it. We'll see what future Roo's hold in store.
08 was my first roo, and while the first two acts i saw on thursday (grupo fantasma and vampire weekend) were incredible, the act that sticks with me is dark star orchestra...i didnt know anything about them prior to their show, and while i only caught the last song (which happened to be ripple) it was just a phenomenal feeling...the closeness i felt with everyone was just overwhelming...i remember there was this old, grungey looking hippy dude that just came up to me during the song, and just yelled "yessir, brother", we hugged, and it was just like the best feeling of my life...i was so happy tears almost came to my eyes, and i knew from that moment on that roo would be a part of my life for years to come
2007: Coachella, Voodoo
2008: Bonnaroo, ACL
2009: Jam Cruise, Bonnaroo, Voodoo
2010: Jam Cruise, Coachella, Sasquatch, Nocturnal, Voodoo
2011: Nocturnal, Fun Fun Fun Fest
2012: Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Fun Fun Fun Fest
Post by summerteeth214 on Nov 10, 2008 16:59:56 GMT -5
Tom Petty '06. That was my first Bonnaroo and the first show that really stuck with me. It was my first time seeing him and I sang along to every song. My dad and his friend randomly wound up right in front of my friends and I, which made it even better
Post by themaninblack on Nov 11, 2008 0:37:27 GMT -5
Well I'm a noobie so '08 was my first and even though it wasn't my favorite show(by a long shot) when MGMT came on I just remembering feeling like we had finally arrived and it was on like donkey kong.
Ween latenight '04! It was my first Roo and honestly, I wasn't familiar with many of the bands that year. So I was kind of on the fence about the whole Bonnaroo experience up to that point. That show sold me completely on how amazing and exciting Bonnaroo could be. . . and I've been back ever since.
I had ever heard of Mute Math,and went to theur show because my freinds wanted to se them and i wanted to make sure I was inthe right place for Clutch.(this was my first roo and i Had no clue what i was doing or where i was going).Me and my love werre having problems a few weeks prior to roo and i was in a bad mental funk and had to be dragged to roo.
As soon as Mute math took the stage,i knew I had found my new summertime ritual.everything just felt surreal.when the fragrant aroma of the corn started wafting throught the crowd,i eased up and realized i was in for the time of my life.
Then Clutch hit the stage,and i ha dmy own corn,set it afire,and everything washed away.i forgot about all my problems and just found myself living in the moment.i smiled for the first time in like 4 weeks.my brand new pimp as nokia phone got DEMOLISHED in the pit and i didint even care.
I LOVE BONNAROO AND I LOVE ALL OF YOU.CANT WAIT FOR 2009!!!
2007 was my first year and of course mute math and clutch were the first shows i saw, but there were two that really grabbed me by the tail and threw me for a loop. First being Ben Harper. I had waited so long to see him and it was such a moving moment. Even though I was separated from my crew by this point, It was by far the most intense show I had the whole weekend. And second, The FLIPS. Who were amazing as always, being there with my best friend at the end of the set with "what a wonderful world" playing while the streamers waved from the light rigs and confetti blowing across the field has to be one of my most memorable life moments as well. Those images will always be vivid in my memories. Thanks Bonnaroo.
i think the show that stuck with me the most from my first roo was phil lesh in 06. i mean yeah radiohead was amazing, but phil lesh i just had a great experience and had my "oh it can be like this" moment. its what kept me coming back the next two years.
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