Yeah, this will be my sixth bonnaroo and I've never talked to anyone that wasn't camping. I think it's a pretty essential part of the experience. Also, I can't imagine how much of a pain in the ass it is to trudge out and in every morning to/after a long drive (I think all the hotels in a 30 mile radius sell out like 9 months in advance...)
So people go on at like 3 am and shit right?
I've hit sunrise twice at Bonnaroo. In 2007, Sasha & Digweed played from 1:30-6:00ish, and in 2008 Kanye West started his set around 4:30 am.
Wait there's a beach at Roo?
I don't think we are going to totally even unpack from Coachella to get ready to head East for some fests. Life is great. Coachella to Roo meetup we still should set up ... cr****
Have Another Hit Of Colorado Sunshine
Acts playing late night sets:
Empire Of The Sun
Rock N’ Soul Dance Party Superjam ft. Jim James with John Oates, Zigaboo Modeliste, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Bilial, and very special guest Larry Graham
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Bustle In Your Hedgerow
Schedule later this week.
This is literally the coolest spot at Bonnaroo. We’re not kidding. There’s air conditioning. You’ll come for the air conditioning but you’ll stay to have your mind blown as the Bonnaroo Cinema kicks out the visual jams with another eclectic mix of cinema and live performances.
The Polyphonic Spree perform the songs of The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Michael Winslow – Man of 10,000 Sound Effects
Reno 911! Bonnaroo Drug Safety Seminar with Lieutenant Jim Dangle and Deputy Travis Junior
An Evening with Pootie Tang – Introduction by Lance Crouther in character as “Pootie Tang”
SYNCHRONIZE LIVE: The Road Warrior – Re-scored by DJ Thomas Golubić (music supervisor for AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” and “The Walking Dead”)
The Way, Way Back – Q&A with Jim Rash and Nat Faxon
Hell Baby – Q&A with Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant
Crystal Fairy (new comedy starring Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffmann)
An Afternoon with animator Don Hertzfeldt – It’s Such A Beautiful Day and strange surprises
“How to Make a Fun Music Video” – Q&A, Videos, and Live Commentary with Matt & Kim
Sleepwalk with Me – Q&A with Mike Birbiglia
[adult swim] presents: Eric Andre – Q&A and selections from “The Eric Andre Show”
Chris Gethard Presents: Reasons I’m Both Proud and Ashamed to Be On Public Access
SNEAK PEEK: AMC’s “Low Winter Sun” – Q&A with actors Mark Strong and Lennie James
Mistaken For Strangers (The National documentary) – Introduction by Matt Berninger from The National
Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along
Totally ‘80s Sing-Along
Footloose Dance-Along Party
Good Ol’ Freda
My Breakfast with Blassie
David Lynch’s Meditation, Creativity, Peace
Green Screens Presented by Rock The Earth:
Musicwood: The Documentary
[adult swim] presents: things you’ve never seen
IFC Original Programming
And much more!
That list got me pumped. Really looking forward to the schedule now :-)
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Man, what an incredible line-up. They did the damn thing this year. Really wish I could go - I turn 30 on that Sunday.
Sunday is cool down mode for me too. Tom Petty closing it down will be great. He played there in 2006 (only year I went to Roo).
I remember paying $3 for a shower at a local's house nearby. The shower was a board-enclosed area with a garden hose slung over the top of the boards. Unlimited time, cool water; it was so refreshing and peaceful. I really want to make it back there.. GF is holding me back just a bit.
Man, incredible schedule.
I have been to Bonnaroo before, and this year was my first Coachella. I gotta admit, the 50 minute sets bummed me out a decent amount. I love how Bonnaroo has the freedom to schedule late night and ability to give acts like the XX, Grizzly Bear and Beach House 75-90 minutes instead of 50, while headliners play full 2:00-2:30 sets.
I wish this would partly change at Coachella, but can't see it happening.
Then again, if you don't like pop-folk, the Bonnaroo unconflicting scheduling means there's almost no music for you for a good 3 hours on Saturday night.
Definite positives and negatives with each type of scheduling.
Since Coachella 2011 my friends and I have come to know the Sunday of a fest wknd as "Balls out Sunday".
"Oh this uncertainty is taking me over"
yeah, again they make the schedule impossible to see partial sets. At least Animal collective is on late finally.