Post by steveternal on Feb 13, 2007 8:58:33 GMT -5
^^^It's been discussed in other threads, but my personal feeling is that they're calling it a 4-day fest, while continuing to do the same thing as in past years, so as to capitalize on all the work/expenses that they've previously done for free. That, and to outshine Coachella's expansion to 3 days.
at first I was pretty UNthrilled, I am seeing tool in March (knew I shouldve held off on those tix) and I usually go to Bonnaroo for band Ive yet to see. But after close looking at the the lineup there are some sweet acts on the list!
Police, Panic, Lips, Wilco, Ziggy, Manu Chau (who is HUGE in SA), Ween!, Gillian, Hot Tuna, Ralph Stanley, Railroad Earth!, Galactic, Sasha & Digiweed! (HUGE in SA too), STS9, Tortise, Mavis Staples (prolly will do HIAHW with Panic), and Brazillian Girls.
They have some pretty serious talent already, and just wait for the additions! With additions this could get crazy...
Post by BrokenLight on Feb 13, 2007 9:05:20 GMT -5
wasn't bonnaroo always 4 days? the past two years it was, only night shows on thursday, is there something i'm not getting here, or is it everyone else, thursday is the first day to give the campers time to set up, and they get rewarded by like 10 or so bands that night, i'd like to see a bigger name headline thursday night, or whatever, i don't care, the lineup leaked, thats all i care about now...
I saw them maybe 7 or 8 years ago, I want to say it was at one of the old Lollapalooza shows, and they were awesome but look at the past headliners of the festival and tell me with a straight face that Tool is in the same league as The Dead, Tom Petty, DMB, Widespread, Neil Young and Trey. The only one you might have a case with is Trey who, when he headlined was just coming off the breakup of Phish and appealed to all the jamband crowd hoping to see a Phish show. Tell me this can Tool sell out stadiums consistently like just about all of those other bands have a points in there career?
First off, I think Tool BLOW AWAY Petty, DMB, The Dead, and Trey. Petty is good and all, but you could throw on a greatest hits album and get the idea of his show. I like Petty, but there was nothing all that exciting about that show.
DMB was a weak headliner. They tour EVERYWHERE. EVERYONE has seen them multiple times (that has any inclination to do so). I would be much more excited about a Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds show on a sidestage than I would be about DMB. That would be a complete disappointment.
The Dead (I'll take heat for this) are just not all that attractive to me since Jerry passed. I feel hollow when watching them play.
Trey is in, like, 100 different bands and you can see him every summer, multiple times if you really want to. Plus, he is just a guitar player. His singing is below average, so depending on who he is playing with, it might be interesting... it might not.
Tool is completely unique. If you want the same old same old, Bonnaroo isn't the best festival for you. I loved how they brought an entirely new sect of people into the loop last year with Radiohead. This year, it is Tool... and I will bet you right now that posters will be RAVING about their show for months after 'Roo in '07. They put on a GREAT live show and they don't tour all that much. You have to make an effort to see them live (unlike the others you mentioned).
Tool is the best thing about this year's Bonnaroo and I have a feeling those that are arguing against them will agree with me after they see them live.
Post by BrokenLight on Feb 13, 2007 9:09:05 GMT -5
tennessee, tennessee, there ain't no place i'd rather be, baby won't you carry meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee........back to tennessee.........
I've seen Tool 9 times ... they do not disappoint.
Also, for the naysayers, Tool has headlined more festivals on more continents than WSP or anyone else on the bill. That includes Big Day Out, Coachella, Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, Reading, Download, and many more.
Are they right for Bonnaroo? Only time will tell. As a 15-year Tool fan, however, I'm super-excited to see this. It'll be my 11th time (give or take) seeing them, my first time with The Police, and a great experience.
Here's hoping that Tool gets into the "jam band" mentality of the weekend and collaborates with others throughout the weekend.
Post by BrokenLight on Feb 13, 2007 9:14:50 GMT -5
tool will be good, unless you absolutely hate that type of music, i don't care for it much, but i did at one time in my life, it will be interesting, so many people will be so f cked up anyways, i can hear that bass riff in schism right now, i just hope the whole what stage area doesn't turn into a mosh pit and gets violent, that could be bad
What happens if my tee shot lands on a bird's back and he carries it out of bounds but then is attacked by a larger bird who grabs the ball and drops it in the hole? Is that still a hole in one? 'Cause that's how I'm gonna play it.
I hate to play the skeptic, but a lineup featuring The Black Keys, The White Stripes AND Wolfmother seems like a stretch. Hope I'm wrong, but that just seems miscalculated given those acts sound fairly similar.