|Our Camp Bonnaroo came complete this year with a flag pole and this ultra-cool tye-dye flag that our friend, Wayne created for the occasion. Well done, sir! - photo courtesy of Wayne Hutton.|
Friday, June 14: Day 2 of The Roo was packed full of music and fun.
|The food is always great, always interesting and always affordable at Bonnaroo.|
|Besides tons of numbers with a full band, there was a big section of the show with just Paul and his guitar. Amazing stuff.|
|The crowds swelled out in the sun as the day moved on but we were content in the shade of That Tent waiting on our last (and most anticipated) performer of the day.|
Sunday, June 16: We packed up our campground this morning and went and took in a little bit of bluegrass and a visit to the Broo'ers Festival Tent to try some great beers (see Rob's beer blog for more info on that). After some threatening weather in the early afternoon and the first really hot temps of the weekend, we reluctantly opted to head back early instead of staying late into the night to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers close out the festival. Bonnaroo usually closes out with some jam band that we could care less about (Phish, Widespread Panic, etc.) and it makes for an easy decision to leave early, but Cousin Tom is a different matter and we regretted not catching his show, but back home and exhausted at 9 PM, it seemed like the right idea since they would just be taking the stage. Another time, Tom, another time. (Editors note: thanks in hindsight to Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors for covering two great TP&TH songs in their set at least to give us at least a hint of what we missed.)
|That Tent became "The Bluegrass Situation" on Sunday with bluegrass performers scheduled all day including the immensely-talented, Black Prairie, and off-shoot of The Decemberists of which three members play in this band.|