Post by johncagebubblegum on May 7, 2009 19:34:42 GMT -5
not bad, overall. biggest conflict for me by far is beastie boys v. david byrne. that one is going to suck hard. public enemy v. crystal castles is also gonna be tough.
although they have made daytime friday mostly easy for me. camp out at which stage!
biggest disappointment is animal collective not getting a late night slot. seriously wtf. there are so many artists that currently have a late night slot that i wish animal collective would replace, like ben harper (no offense ben harper fans; just think he's more of a day/dusk act). same with galactic, although that one isn't as big a deal as galactic is a yearly roo artist.
friday late-night generally seems like a hella-awesome dance party, though. can't wait! looks like they have yet to release the arcade disco/silent disco schedule.
^Just for the record if anyone deserves late night it is Galactic.
i'm def down with galactic, but they're a bonnaroo staple. so i guess i can understand mixing it up and giving them a daytime slot this year. no doubt they'll be back next year with a late night slot. but it'll probably be a few years before animal collective comes back, if and when they do.
White Denim - 8/13-14 Power of the Riff - 9/1-2 Bruce Springsteen - 9/19 & 9/21 Gonjasufi - 9/24 Jay Z - 10/4 Animal Collective - 10/5 Swans - 10/10 GWAR - 10/16 New Order - 10/18 Squarepusher - 11/1 Bassnectar - 11/18 Neil Young & Crazy Horse - 11/27 Bonnaroo 2013 - ???
If you haven't seen Yeah Yeah Yeahs, they are incredible live. I'd never heard of them before I saw them at a festival a few years back. Blew my mind. Even if you're not in love with their music, the energy she brings to the stage is unforgettable.
worst conflicts for me are Wilco/Grisman and Okkervil River/Andrew Bird. also kinda sucks I gotta leave both Byrne and Neko Case early to get decent spots for Phish, but such is the nature of the beast I suppose.
Friday looks to be one of the best lineups the fest has ever offered: animal collective > end of grace potter > grizzly bear > lucinda williams > byrne (leave early) > phish > oakenfold/girl talk/pretty lights
Saturday I'll probably hang in the Other Tent most of the day for bluegrass madness: steeldrivers > cherryholmes > tony rice > del > grisman/Wilco (will work out some way to see some of both) > Bruuuuce > wander...see what NIN is all about, check out a bit of moe.
latenight Sat. leaves a bit to be desired, but I'll check out everything, see what's up
Sunday is kinda weak early in the day, but at that point I need a nice breather anyway - '07 it was hot and dusty and generally a lazy day, hung out in Somethin' Else for a while before checking in at Wilco. this year it looks like: relax, maybe check out some randoms > okkervil river > neko case > phish
all in all, looks to be - as usual - the best fest ever!
i guess i will attempt to do this again this year. i was just reading through some of it. funny to read after the fact. some people were dead on with the stuff they predicted or said they had inside info about. others couldn't have been more wrong.
2/17/09 - Eagles of Death Metal 6/11/09 - BONNAROO!!! 6/17/09 - Hank III 6/27/09 - Ghostland Observatory 7/25/09 - Incubus 9/13/09 - X Fest 9/29/09 - Passion Pit 3/30/10 - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 3/22/10 - The Big Pink 6/10/10 - BONNAROO!!!
-When I Hear My Name -Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground -Blue Orchid -Passive Manipulation -Red Rain -Death Letter -My Doorbell -Hotel Yorba -Same Boy You've Always Known -Lovesick -Little Ghost -We're Going to Be Friends -The Hardest Button to Button -Black Math -The Nurse -I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
Encore: -Ball and Biscuit -Seven Nation Army -Screwdriver