Can we say.... Party!

Trip Start Jun 06, 2009
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Trip End Dec 01, 2009


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Bonnaroo

Flag of United States  , Tennessee
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Words can not fully capture the spectacle that is BONNAROO.  If you love music.... lots and lots of music, then maybe this is for you.  If you can handle car camping and winding your way through 80,000 people, then maybe this is for you.  If you like to party for days at a time.... maybe you'd like it.

 At this point, I'm what is affectionately known as a Bonnaveteran.  This was my 6th year going and 2nd year working.  I never know how the week will play out and this year was no exception.  It started in Marietta of all places, where I picked up a fellow pre-fest volunteer who needed a ride up to Manchester (where the festival is located).  Brain and I got along great immediately and I ended up camping with his awesome friends all week.  Our camp quickly became a social center and we had dozens of people stopping by all the time to visit or take a break from the party.  By a stroke of luck, I was assigned to the Art Department for all my shifts!  By the second day of work, I managed to talk my way into creating my own piece of art for Phish's backstage area.  

  By Tuesday night, my wonderful friend Corinne came in to work as well and ended up helping me with the art piece.  She's a fantastic artist and together, we completed the piece just in time to hang it.  I made some good connections with the art people and I know they appreciated our work and professionalism.  

On to the party:  
  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
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  • Phish (2 shows)
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  • Beastie Boys
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  • Nine Inch Nails
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  • David Byrne
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  • Wilco
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  • Al Green
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  • Snoop Dogg
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  • Elvis Costello Solo
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  • Erykah Badu
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  • Paul Oakenfold
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  • Ben Harper and Relentless7
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  • Jimmy Fallon with Wayne Federman
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  • The Mars Volta
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  • TV on the Radio
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
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  • MGMT
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  • moe.
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  • Public Enemy
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  • Andrew Bird
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  • Band of Horses
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    just to name a few.   

    Along with the Art of Such and Such, enormous fountains, a ferris-wheel, tons of food and shops....  a great time was had by all.  We made some great friends and to top it off, the weather was perfect.  

    If you have ever wanted to go to the biggest party in the counrty, and you're of age, Bonnaroo is a must do.  

    I'm back in Roswell, GA right now finishing some things but I head out this afternoon to Mammoth Caves and then onto Chicago.  If I remember anything else of importance about Bonnaroo, I'll update this posting.  Till then, I'm hitting the road.
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    bgowins
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    Did you make it to Mammoth caves? That's one of my favorite places to visit, so awe inspiring.

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