Monday, April 18, 2011

Let's all BONNAROO and Have a Good Time!

As June approaches and more bands are set to take the stage of the tenth anniversary Bonnaroo Music Festival, I find myself contemplating whether or not I should attend. Last year was my first experience with a major music that involves three nights of camping and ridiculously miserable weather. It was AMAZING. I never thought of myself as an outdoorsy/music/hippie kind of gal who would enjoy something like this, but I did. My eyes were opened to so many different things and I saw some AMAZING shows: Stevie Wonder, Flaming Lips, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, Jay-Z, Tenacious D, Medeski Martin and Wood John Fogerty and soo many more! The performances put on at live music events are hard to top, and Bonnaroo is no exception.

While the line-up was not everything I wanted it to be, I am starting to realize that the performers who will be on the farm in Manchester, Tennessee will be giving me the once in a lifetime chance to see them. One performer I cannot stop thinking about is Dr. John. Dr. John actually "coined" the word Bonnaroo during his album Desitively Bonnaroo. His N'awlinz style jazz is incredible. The word, Bonnaroo, is a Cajun word for "good stuff," or "let's all have a good time!" I am thinking I want to go and "HAVE A GOOD TIME!"

Along with Dr. John, some of the other performers I'm interested in seeing include: Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young, Lil Wayne, Loretta Lynn, Gregg Allman, Girl Talk, The Strokes, Old Crow Medicine Show, Grace Potter and many, many more.

Bonnaroo 2010
Other than the performances, being outside with ZERO amenities for four days is cleansing. It's nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and be a part of something that brings soo many people together to share experiences that will be recalled for years to come.

If Bonnaroo isn't your thing, at least head over to Ben and Jerrys and try the Bonnaroo Buzz ice cream. It is TO DIE FOR!

What do you think of this years line-up? Will you be attending? Have you been in the past? Share your BONNAROO stories with me! I want to hear all about it!

Until next time, may your day be filled with magnolias, bourbon and Bonnaroo! 


  1. Hey girl, I wasn't really that crazy about the lineup this year either! I really thought they could have done MUCH better to celebrate the 10 year anniversary! But, I'm still planning on goin as of now.. like you said, still a good time! :)

    * Mardi

  2. I've never been to Bonnaroo, but tons of my friends have and love it!

  3. i. will. go. some. day.

    and it will be epic. ahhh so awesome!