…but Bonnaroo was amazing.
Waking up three days straight with nothing but concerts to look forward to. Albeit, waking up because the tent was too hot to sleep in was not comfortable, but it prevented oversleeping!
Someone commented that they should have started Thursday with headliners to kick off the festival, but I think it was great to have only up-and-coming artists the first day because it got me in the mindset of listening to the music and not the hype.
Some memorable performances:
- Water Knot - This was the first performance we saw, and they are pretty amazing. Go check them out.
- Moon Taxi - I caught them on their second performance at Bonnaroo, and it was my first time seeing them. They’re super fun and hopefully I’ll see them again around Clemson.
- Two Door Cinema Club - I recognized a couple of their songs. I don’t remember too much about them except they were fun.
- Feist - Her appearance begets her personality. It was amazing to see her perform her characteristic vocals.
- Blind Pilot - I caught two of their performances over the weekend and I am officially a fan now. I hadn’t given them a good listen before, but they are exactly my brand of contemporary folk.
- SBTRKT - I like the live vocals more than recorded ones I think. This was a fun dance-y concert.
- Mogwai - We were so close for this concert. An hour of music pounding through your body. So awesome.
- The Antlers - I described them as EITS with lyrics. They have great musicality and the vocals are amazing too.
- Ben Folds Five (Three?) - Ben Folds reminds me a lot of Andrew McMahon. And I have a thing for piano.
- The Civil Wars - This performance was the most unlike any other at Bonnaroo, and the audience was the most passionate of any that I saw. And Joy is pregnant! I really really like their voices and how they’re both so amazing and unique on their own, but together they become even more amazing.
- Phish - These guys put on a great show. And the glowsticks! And the rain! =D
I knew I liked concerts before Bonnaroo, but I think I’m in love with them now. Makes me sad to think about Outside Lands, because I feel like I would love that ten times more than I loved Bonnaroo (sleeping in a bed and eating good food is a perk). I’m also wondering if there are music festivals out there with more of my favorite artists. But I liked a lot of the music at Bonnaroo and I have no regrets. It was amazing. ^_^