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BonnALroo 2011
June 26, 2011, 10:30 pm
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Planes, Trains & Automobiles – Part I

June 10 at 5:19am

  • Tent = check
  • Sleeping Bag = check
  • CamelPak = check
  • Hipster Bandana (red) = check
  • Freeze dried NASA strawberries = check

As ready as I’m gonna be….

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June 10 at 9:39 am

Just landed in Nashville, TN. First artist sighting at the airport gate. Henry Rollins.  Older and huskier than I imagined.

Beautiful day. On my way. #Bonnaroo

Trusty Korean Steed…1 hour drive to Manchester, TN

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June 10 at 11:33 am

MI CASITA

EL BARRIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

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June 10 at 12:33 pm

CENTEROO

Bob Wiley: “…baby step onto the elevator… baby step into the elevator… I’m *in* the elevator.” [doors close]

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June 10 at 9:14pm

First act of the day was The Sword. Pretty good heavy metal.   

Flo + The Machine just killed! Amazing voice. Sunset Session.

Uploading video more of a challenge than expected…update hopefully to follow.

     

Heat was unbearable from 2-4p…#heatstroke…no lie.

Lesson learned = Early beer + nips of whiskey + little water + lack of sleep + heat

Fool me once.

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June 10 at 9:30pm

Waiting for Primoooss…”Bob Cock yea”. #Tennessee.

Night time skydivers dropping glitter as they parachute above the stage during PRIMUS’ set…Insane!!  Couldn’t get pics.  Thought I was literally separating from reality.  Was thinking: is this The Aliens or The Rapture?  Wasn’t “drunk” by any means, just could NOT tell what the sh*t was going on.  

People looking up…shimmering scraps of aluminum showering through floods of colored spotlights. Parachutists head to toe in all black (safety hazard?) with bright canary yellow chutes floating in the sky confusing your eye/brain…#loco

     

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June 11 at 1:53pm

Wifi is sporadic…

Primus set the bar stupid high for musicianship last night. Les Claypool is untouchable!  Larry LaLonde got solo time but “Herb” didn’t?! #whadasha

Lil Wayne = dissappointment…#highexpectations…lack of stage presence and catalog not as deep as I thought.

~LATE “NIGHT” Update (No pics available…free thinking closes at midnight) :

Pretty Lights (trot don’t walk to get new album) and Ratatat sounded good. Best late night set?…wait for it….The Schpongletron Experience.  I know.  I’m embarressed even saying the name but sound is #Massive.

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June 11 at 2:45pm

1st act where time was a non issue…A.) Start of a new day B.) The group was amazing…This IS music…Forro in the Dark.  Repeat.  Forro in the Dark.  Best set from band u havn’t heard of yet. #brazilianbeats

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June 11 at 7:45pm

Sun coming down. Waiting for The Black Keys…#creamofthecrop

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June 11 at 8:11pm

As a wise Nicobra once told me:

“The Cream Always Rises…”

The Black Keys

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June 12 at 1:50am

Speechless = The Black Keys…..Eminem TOPPED it! #trustory…He brought the energy.  Commanded stage.  Articulated every syllable.  Demonstrated skill/talent AND played it cool as freon.  Skylar Grey on vocals and Mr. Denaun Porter as The Hype Man.

Eminem

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June 12 at 2:11pm

Captain’s log: Last day of Roo. First act of the day Neon Trees. Never heard of em. #virginears…Front man is great. So good so far.

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June 12 at 2:55pm

G. Love (acoustic set).  Feels like 100 degrees. Or not much less…G.L sounded so good.  Artist of a high order.

Amazed that both spirit and flesh still jonsing for more beats at this point.

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June 12 at 5:15pm

Cold War Kids…fave band that Bonnaroo put me on to…#rillygoodstuff

Working on a Bonnaroo Mixtape.  You’ll be able to download at the bottom of this post…but in case I’m talkin sh*t….please download “We Used to Vacation” and “Hang Me Up to Dry”.

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June 12 at 7:00pm

The Strokes during The Sunset…3 for 3 in sun salutation sessions…#lastbandonlastday….

Set was as good as hoped. Cool never goes outta style.

Newriginal New York Band…Casablancas for Senator.

The Strokes

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June 13 at 4:20pm

Amazing weekend x 2! If there’s a heaven for a gangsta…Bonnaroo is a full length mink coat…#onceinalifetime

~Now for the bad news:

Miami Heat lost The NBA Championship?  Maybe I am “drunk”.

Woke up in rental car at 3a to catch 6a flight that was oversold. So was the next. And the next. And the next. And the next. I think even one after that.  Eventually? Had to purchase 1 way plane ticket. And it wasn’t even home. Closest I can get is Philly. Looking fwd to a 2-hr Chinatown to Chinatown bus ride after I land at 10p. Been here for 12 hours. No lie. #thingscantalwaysgourway…still well worth it.

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June 13 at 7:09pm

Phase 1 of 3 complete…sunset in Raleigh/Durham, NC…next stop = Philly.

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June 13 at 11:17pm

Chinatown (Philly) to Chinatown (NYC) bus. Could it have been worse? Always.

#homestretch

Shout to Walter Kevin “Philly” Krop…wouldn’t of made it home tonight without you!  #athousandthankyous 

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June 14 at 1:23am

Running time since I left The Farm: 22hrs 54mins.

“Elizabeth, I’m coming to join you….”

#BQE

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June 14 at 1:51am

Home. Sweet! Home.  Work in 6 hrs…”Back to life….back to reality…”

Fin…#Bonnaroo

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This was awesome! From start to end I felt like I was there with you! Thanks for sharing and for the music tips. Keep em coming 😉

Comment by 1dirtyjoeysnowy

Clearly I made a mistake by not joining you… if anything I’m dying to get parachute glitter bombed!

well done Alex…

Comment by stacy crowe




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