"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1833

"live deep and suck out all the marrow of life"
- Henry David Thoreau, 1845

"Some guys, they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up,
And go racin' in the streets."
- Bruce Springsteen, 1977

"...to the heart, there's no time for you to waste.
You won't find your precious answers now
by staying in one place."
- Frank Turner, 2009

"The best things in life aren't things.
They're living and breathing."
- Michael Franti , 2011

"I owned every second that this world could give,
I saw so many places, the things that I did"
- Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, 2014

All written content and photos by Rob Fulfer unless otherwise indicated.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Bonnaroo -Day TOO

(from the Centeroo Wifi Tent) Another day in hippie-ville and we are alive and doing well. After waiting in line in scorching heat for "free" tickets to the comedy tent, we were able to catch the 2 PM show of Jeneane Garafolo and Mike Birbigula. Jeneane was not as funny as we thought she would be and admitted that she was not a stand-up comedian, but she set the stage well for "Birbigs" - a guy who is definitely a stand-up comedian and good at his craft. Ask us sometime about the difference between "cracker" and "cracka." We caught the last two songs of The Swell Season who earlier this year won The Oscar for "Best Song" for "Falling Slowly." We wished we had come earlier to the show because they were great and we hope to see them again...at the Ryman would be great [what about that, they will be at the Ryman in September...and so will we!!]. After that it was off to the "Which" stage to catch the opening songs of "The Red-Headed Stranger" Willie Nelson. Willie looked good for his age and cranked out the tunes non-stop. A short walk later we arrived at the huge "What" main-stage and caught all of Chris Rock's show. That dude was too funny. Was this the biggest live comedy show ever? We are searching to find out [80,000 people according to USA Today, but no mention of calling Guiness]. Ashlee called it quits after that as the rain came down and Rob stuck around and did his "uncle" duties by accompanying our nephew Matt to the Metallica show. Incredible show. Incredible energy and these dudes are old!!! The amount of weirdos has actually been much less than anticipated with our strangest encounter being some kook in the comedy tent line telling us that she working at a coffee tent around the corner and we should go get some because it was really good. Of course, when we looked at her like she was nuts since it was easily 95 degrees out, she missed the point completely and said..."Oh, they have hot cocoa, as well." Have another pill, chickie.

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