I also posted this in the "who gave the best hug" thread, but it was too perfect not put it here... I was standing with four friends after David Byrne and St. Vincent, nearly everyone had made their way to that What field, on a musical high and we were discussing how amazing it when it hit us that we were about to follow that up with the legendary Mr. Petty. I was sooooo happy and at that just that moment two girls walked past me and they said they were giving free hugs, I stopped what I was saying and ran over to the girls, who turned out to be rather attractive, and said that I had to get one, I had only hugged a few people all roo because we had bumped into each other during shows and hugged to say sorry, but these girls gave me seriously the best hugs I've ever received. I got one from each of them and then all three of us had a group hug. The fact that it happened right byrne, one of my favorite shows all weekend and I was on my way to Petty and got such great hugs being caught up in the joy of the moment, it made me happier than I thought possible. I then walked to proceeded to walk over to Petty with my friends. The thing is that I used to live in Gainesville faced some serious problems so i had to leave college and come back home, so Roo was a reunion for me and a bunch of my closest friends who i hadnt seen in a LONG time. I then walked through the bottle neck over to What from Which, as I walked it hit me that this amazing weekend was coming to an end, which was worse for me than most people because not only was i leaving roo, but i was soon going to be leaving my best friends as well. So as we walked and watched the amazing spectacle that was Tom Petty, i made sure that i had personal time with each of my friends, expressing my love for each of them and my desires to be back with as soon as possible. The whole while, dancing and singing our hearts out. Until, at the very end, we all danced together to "American girl." Everything came together just right. So I guess this isn't really a "moment" I had many perfect moments throughout the story, listening to david byrne, hugging those two girls, speaking with each of my friends, then it all coming together as we danced to the final song, down to walking out of centeroo, through the arch, hand-in-hand, side-by-side, knowing that we'd be doing this once again in about and year.
Post by canexplain on Jun 28, 2013 12:56:40 GMT -5
I cried a bit during the early Beatles tunes. It's been a long trip with the boys and we lost two of them way too young. Paul brought me home again to when we were both young and the world was waiting for us. Little did they know . When we got back to camp Susie and I were so amazed and as we sat down I said "Hey it rained here." I didn't even realize it rained I was so happy....cr****
I had a mile-wide smile during the entire Bjork show.
The perfect moment for me, though, would have to be watching Paul from the pit with my dad. We must have hugged each other at least five times during that set.
I love that! I felt the same way. I was ambivalent about Bjork and feeling wiped that afternoon, but heard her playing as I walked into the VIP tent. I sat down on a beanbag in front of the screen and I was mesmerized. I literally could not look away and could not stop smiling either. her mellow energy, humility and joy were infectious. I wish I had been there in front of the stage but I'm glad I saw it at all.
as for Paul, it was almost an out-of-body experience. being surrounded by what felt like the whole world singing along, with my daughter next to me soaking it up, that was amazing. definitely something we will both always look back on as a truly magical moment in time, and so much better for being shared.
Post by broseidon68 on Jul 14, 2013 18:00:32 GMT -5
I will forever remember seeing Jack live. The feeling I had there in the pit was what I feel true bliss is. I've never felt happier than I did surrounded by all of those people. You could feel love in the air that night.
Also another moment that meant alot to me was sitting in front of one of the tents waiting for Empire of the Sun to start while Billy Idol was playing and I was exhausted. As I sat on the ground being nearly trampled by people every 10 seconds this extremely sweet woman suggested I scoot back to avoid being run over, and at that moment I felt like that was the nicest thing anyone had ever done for me. When I got up to leave I thanked her and I will always remember her.
This was my first Bonnaroo so there were so many amazing moments.
Arriving Wednesday and impatiently waiting until Thursday afternoon to kick things off with Twenty One Pilots. I remember all the white balloons rushing in from behind us and just knowing it was on for the rest of the week.
Walk The Moon's speech before I Can Lift a Car.
Passion Pit singing Sleepyhead and realizing that after listening to all of these songs for so long I was finally seeing them live.
Paul McCartney in general!
The xx playing Crystallized and their silhouettes fading in as the howl went off in the beginning of the song.
The Sun coming up during Pretty Lights' set.
Frank Turner completely blowing my mind and talking about the true meaning of rock and roll at the end of Photosynthesis.
Jack Johnson putting together a 2 hour show, learning a Mumford and Sons song, and performing a song about the whole experience in one day.
Crowd surfing to Empire of the Sun.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros bringing a guy on stage who just recovered from Leukemia and then parading to a smaller stage for an extra set.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers rocking the guitar like no other.
What a week. As soon as it ended, the countdown to next year began! Can not wait!
9/14/13-Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party-The Airborne Toxic Event,American Authors,Unlikely Candidates
9/20/13-The Neighbourhood,Imagine Dragons
10/8/13-The Colourist,The Naked and Famous
10/12/13-Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr,Atlas Genius
1/25/14-Radio 104.5 Winter Jam-Twenty One Pilots,Switchfoot,New Politics,MS MR
5/2/14-Penn State Movin' On Music Festival
This was a nice moment for me as well. I forgot all the stakes for my tent and ez-up, so I was holding onto a bit of anger about that, and when he talked about just "letting everything go" I had to smile, and it was a nice to carry those words into the rest of my night/weekend.