February 13th, 2004

mr. robin

Bonnaroo announced the initial artist line-up today

Well goddammit, "Dave Matthews & Friends" are playing Bonnaroo this year. That's . . . ugh. I mean, I personally happen to like Dave Matthews, but man, do we think this will change the vibe of the crowd? Or am I being elitist?

Also, tickets go on sale a week from tomorrow! What a short period of time in which to make a decision!

Primus is on the list, though, thank goodness. And David Byrne, that's neat. But is there any hip-hop on that list? I didn't see any, though it's very possible that there is, and I'm just not familiar with the group. And no Jack Johnson (o gypsy girl, my gypsy girl) and no Ben Harper and no Roots and no Spree and where are the DJ's? I want my Kid Koala!

But I'm complaining, there are a lot of people on there I'm interested in seeing. Like MM&W (I couldn't stay awake for their whole set last year, they played at midnight) and the String Cheese Incident and I think I like Wilco, and Galactic and the North Mississippi Allstars but no Robert Randolph and the Family Band?

This is only the initial lineup, of course, but I don't imagine they'll add more artists before tickets go on sale. And there are a lot of people on there I haven't heard of, or haven't heard, so it's possible the line-up is a lot better-looking (to me) than I realize. I don't know, what do you say, Jeff? I pretty much just trust him in most things Musical.

Yesterday someone posted on the bonnaroo community that Clear Channel had acquired Superfly, but that is apparently a lie.