I'm glad to hear this. There is too much good music out there to just have mainly "jam band" style. I see it more with the headliners than with anything. I mean how many times can The Dead and Trey headline? Not that there's anything wrong with that. Just need some new blood, is all. We shall see come Jan., I guess.
How can they push ticket prices up while still keep the attendance at a staggering 90,000? I think that is sorta ridiculous. I would be more than willing to pay a higher ticket price if they put the attendence down back to the first and second year numbers of 70,00-80,000. This better be the best friggin' Roo ever if they are going to up the prices and keep 90,000 people there.
"We want to keep the capacity the same and improve the experience," Mayers said. I don't think that is possible. To improve the experience they need to limit capacity. I had a great experience but I fantasize about how much greater it would be if there were less people there.
Post by Ol' Dirty Brooklyn on Dec 14, 2004 17:28:10 GMT -5
This is what I see going down for Bonnaroo 2005. Some of us have noticed that there is a change in the name this year to Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival. The only festivals that I have really seen titled that have had more of an Alternative/ Indie theme to them. Also, it was said that the promoters want to mix it up a little more for this year, which is understandable.
We have seen the bands that have headlined Bonnaroo in the past and they have been more Jam Band based and I think the prommoters have taken note how the Flaming Lips, Ween, and Primus have preformed the Bonnaroo's of the past 3 years. with that being said, I am thinking we will see someone like the Pixies, Radiohead, The Cure, or R.E.M coming to the forefront and taking a headliner spot. I think the promoters were feeling rather limited by just having "Jam Bands" as headliners and can really expand the festival more and open up to a more diverse crowd if they juggle their line-up more than what it has beenin the past(which is hard to imagine more diverse than it has been). This is my take of what we might see next month. Anyone else think otherwise?
Post by Ol' Dirty Brooklyn on Dec 14, 2004 22:57:26 GMT -5
I do think they will have the same old bluegrassm jam bands, blues and so forth, all i am saying they are looking to bracnh out as far the headliners go. There is only so many times you can use the Dead, WSP, Almond Brothers and so forth as headliners for a huge festival like that. This will be more like a cross breed of Chochella Festival, Bonnaroo style.
The problem with Bonnaroo is that it didn't have enough supply for demand and as far what I saw you were able to bring you bottle in the festival(even though you weren't supposed to) and fill up on water. Besides that, there were plenty of ppl in the community selling food and beverages alot cheaper than when you went inside Centeroo,which i loved coz I saved some dough that way.