I recently just bought a ticket to my 4th Bonnaroo this year and am getting so excited. There is nothing better than camping for a few days, listening to great music, and meeting the most interesting walks of life out there.
Note: No I'm not one of those dirty hippies, but I do love the smell of patchouli in the morning.
I'll share some of my favorite 'Roo moments...
2004: Seeing Bob Dylan perform as the sun was setting. This was before the crowd got too big so we were able to park our blanket 20 ft in front of the stage and just take it all in.
2008: Depending on where your camp is, it can be a long walk to the music area. I was by myself late at night after I put my 'Roo-mate to bed. This old Deadhead driving the taxi golf carts comes up to me and says that he will give me a ride to the stages because it is not safe for a young girl to be walking by herself in the melee. So I hopped in and he dropped me off right at the front. I offered him money, drinks, party favors but he said that my safety was payment enough. He even gave me his number in case I needed a ride back to my camp later. So sweet! The walk back to camp was hilarious as everyone was bitching about Kanye!
Oh yeah, also seeing Jack Johnson get on stage with Pearl Jam and rock the eff out! OMG that was a magical moment indeed!
2009: Seeing Erykah Badu sing "Lodi Dodi" with Snoop! Those were two of the best shows I saw that year.
-Of course seeing my Beastie Boys was something I'll always remember. They are easily my favorite group so it was a long time coming.
This year my must see shows will be Radiohead, RHCP, The Beach Boys, Alice Cooper, Skillrex, The Roots, and of course my local faves SOJA!!! This will be my 2nd Bonnaroo that Phish is playing, so I will bite the bullet and head down there to check them out too.