We made it to another Bonnaroo last weekend. I’d bet I’m still recovering! A coworker asked me what artists I saw and I had a hard time remembering them all. This is not due to any extreme alcohol consumption, more because of the sheer number of acts we saw in such a short time. I’ve spent the last two days trying to explain to people that it’s not what most think it is and that everyone, EVERYONE, should go at least once.
We weren’t able to go until Saturday early afternoon and that was a bummer but it was for a very special reason (one that I’ll share later when I have better pictures). As soon as we walked up, Jenny Lewis was playing and we both love her so we stopped in and started to get the feeling that, “Wow, we’re really here!”. No sooner had we looked at each other grinning and high fiving at the thought of finally making to the ‘Roo, did she say, “I’d like to welcome my friend Elvis Costello to the stage”. Golly geez, what a welcome. Thanks Jenny and Elvis.
The highlight would definitely be The Boss. DT is a HUGE fan so we already knew it was going to be something special. Despite my usual reluctance to front row, we decided this was our chance to work our way to the front since many young folks were leaving. They didn’t leave for long! Bruce Springsteen showed everyone why he is one of the most famous and beloved rock and roll entertainers. He rocked the crowd for over 3 hours. DT’s comment was “For me to smile any bigger, I’d have to eat my ears!”
Not at all a complete list, but we saw/heard:
Jenny Lewis, Elvis Costello, Wilco, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Nine Inch Nails, AA Bondy, Mike Farris, Todd Snider, Erykah Badu, Robert Earl Keen, Merle Haggard, Snoop Dogg, Neko, Case, and Phish.
Oh! And Triumph the Insult Comic Dog!