well needless to say im not going. but i think dave will return. and thats a good thing. he knows how to put on a headliner show. no tom petty, police, tool greatest hits played directly off the album type of shiz. dave, trey, warren, robert, herbie.... they should bring that shiz back. but cold play or red hot chili peppers seem more likely. and im so very sick of sh!tshow reunions like the police getting mentioned for roo. id rather have bustle in the hedge row latenight then have a crap ass zeppelin reunion. or brain damaged eggmen over floyd for that matter. same with the talking heads. id rather just see adrian belew play a 3 hour making flippy floppy with umph. but if i was forced to try to accurately pick roos headliners i would go with friday night red hot chili peppers, saturday night jay z, out kast, or some such thing. (maybe that lil wayne slot) and dave on sunday. feels about right for a new roo. maybe coldplay. maybe oasis or u2 or some such garbage. korn and nin seem about right for latenights. and maybe the allmans/phil on sunday if they think they can convince any hippies to still come.
and although dave is a step up from jack johnson i still cant comprehend how the dead gets compared to this stuff..... the dead is a one of a kind thing. but if you were going to compare the scene it sure as hell dosent compare to dave and jack johnson. try phish, wsp, mule, etc...
daves touring dosent even compare to the dead. they dont play nearly as much. they mostly have a new campus to play to every show. only a couple of dedicated people on tour, not a whole community. half the people there are only there because of a chick they went with and dont care about much but getting drunk and/or laid. and they bust out pretty much the same show night after night because everyone wants to hear the hits when they over pay so much for a ticket. about the only connection to the dead and dave is that dave plays commercialized festivals that were spawned from what the dead and others were doing decades ago. on that level snoop and kanye must be like the dead too. oh well... im gonna listen to some dead, dream about the ledges, and get back to reality.... this rooality just gives me a headache.
Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.
~ Thomas Merton ~
^^With that and The Faces doing the same thing it's going to be a big year for me.
I would love to see The Kinks there.
Faces and Kinks would be amazing. Both bands have stated they are both going back into the studio before they tour so some new music may be an incentive to play for a young, and VERY WEALTHY crowd like Bonnaroo. (whether hippies or hipsters want to admit it, they carry some serious buck in their names.)
I hear alot about RATM, is this possible? I thought they broke up? I would love to goto that show, they are so energetic I'd go nuts, I would want it like sort of late, but not too late.
RATM are sorta back together. They played Lolla last year along with a few other shows. They just get together whenever they want while still pursuing their individual careers. I think now that the election is over we will be seeing less of them.