Wednesday, February 6, 2008

B is for Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo's line up looks pretty promising this year. I may actually have to go. The last time I went was the first year they had it and I was one of the only women there that
1) shaved their legs
2) did not have dreads
3) did not have some sort of hippy free-flowing skirt on.

However, it is a lot more mainstream now so I'm sure my khaki shorts will fit in better than they did before.

The Headliners Are:
Pearl Jam
Metallica (I LOOOOOVEEE Metallica)
Jack Johnson (Love almost as much as Metallica)
Kanye West (Not a HUGE fan but wouldn't mind seeing him)



Other Great Acts:

Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) & Alison Krauss
Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead) & Friends (saw them in '02, great)
Ben Folds
O.A.R.
The Allman Brothers
B.B. King (what?!)
Umphrey's McGee
Iron & Wine (think The Last Kiss / Garden State)

I haven't even gotten to the bottom half of the list.

Okay, last time I went, it was ridiculously hot. This year I will be better prepared. Here is how to prepare for Bonnaroo:

  1. Grow leg and armpit hair out starting 1 to 2 weeks ahead of time.
  2. Purchase some hippy clothing or used clothing from a thrift store. Also dig out birkenstock sandals from bottom of closet.
  3. Practice dancing like a wet noodle, no jerky movements.
  4. If you are really wanting to look like a true 'roo goer, start growing dreads now. This is done by not washing your hair. That's all I know.
  5. Learn "street" names for drugs so that when propositioned by crazy-looking hippy girl, you won't look like a deer in headlights, oh wait, maybe that just happened to me...

What to do when there:

  1. Dance like a wet noodle.
  2. Do NOT do ANY sort of bathing at the water troughs. (I give you permission to wash your hands).
  3. Get to the headlines early to get a good spot.
  4. Just Say No.
  5. Have a couple of drinks prior to concerts so that you can dance like a wet noodle and not feel stupid.

So, who's with me?

1 comment:

John from Grand Haven, MI said...

that's quite a line-up! don't forget to wear sandals so your feet are completely nasty at all times.