okay the more i look at this lineup the sicker it looks. there is gonna be some awesome afternoons/latenights that much is for sure. but when i look at these headliners i am a. thinking that something is missing and b. completely baffled as to who is playing what night unopposed on the What stage. i mean seriously. my mind is racing is racing.... Dave Friday night like people were saying? Dave Sunday seems more likely. Stevie Wonder has got to be Saturday night. so what is happening Friday? is it JayZ? KOL? Weezer? are we missing someone? and where is Tenacious D? i understand a lot of people aren't excited for the D but coming from a HUGE Jack Black fan, as much as you can hate their music, those guys put on an incredible show that i gotta say is worthy of a What stage headlining slot (maybe shared). this lineup baffles and confuses me and as awesome and excited as i am for the FLips, Tenacious D, Damien Marley & Nas, Franti, Fogerty, Claypool, Black Keys, Jeff Beck, MMW, Deadmau5, and Blues Traveler, there are many bands that make me scared and nervous for not only the reputation of Bonnaroo but the timeslots and scheduled stages. i can only hope that while some of these artists that i despise (yes, i thought it would never happen but this year there are many artists i absolutely cannot stand) may be playing, there will be someone bad ass that i will enjoy playing that i can catch. otherwise i will be in the lot playing beer pong with the bros or shaking down shakedown street with the wooks. and while this hardly seems like a bad time, i can only sit and ponder of the previous years of Roo that i attended that included many missed opportunities and too many things to do at once that made me exhausted yet exasperated and thrilled to enjoy such a rollercoaster of music. i am scared i admit that this year will not be like that, but i am also happy that this year may include some relaxed adventures of exploration and chill time in between my musical escapades. that is my ramble/opinion on this years lineup. i am pleased yet dissatisfied, thrilled yet underwhelmed, and i am still looking forward to another year of what i trust in the name of Bonnaroo shall be an adventure in art, music, spirit, and soul. cheers! and to all that attend, i challenge you to what i am challenging myself, take this opportunity to check some music you would probably never ever go see on your own and keep an open mind.
Kudos for that... I always try to check out at least a handful of bands that I normally would never consider. When I get bored, I like to just wander from stage to stage until I find something that sounds good. I had no idea who MGMT was until 2008. Now I'm glad I gave them a chance.