Bonnaroo has been a catapult for many bands (like Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, etc), and the sticky, pot soaked Sunday evening air in Manchester, TN was buzzing about Cage the Elephant’s afternoon set at Bonnaroo 2009. We chatted with the guys in the press tent while the buzz was still fresh (no pun intended).
Passion Pit @ Bonnaroo 2009 photo by Brian Phillips
Passion Pit “The Reeling”
Hard to believe Bonnaroo started a week ago already. For one guy it ended. Apparently clean up crews found a body on Tuesday…. almost 48 hours after the festival ended. Damn. Didn’t anyone wonder where he went?
“Hey where’s Bill?”
“I think he went to get a burrito or something.”
“When was that?”
“Um, like two days ago during Phish.”
Let’s try to do better at Lollapalooza people. Have a buddy system.
The Lollapalooza performance schedule is out. Let’s lace up the combat boots and stomp right in and see if we can find anything to do the first full weekend of August in Chicago’s Grant Park. Here’s some things I’m looking forward to.
Bonnaroo day three’s all-nighter has made today a little rough, so apologies in advance if the following sounds somewhat incoherent (but you should keep reading regardless). The fourth and final day in Manchester, Tenn., started off cloudy and cool — a welcomed shift in temperature from the hot and burning sun (which is still preferable to any sort of rain/storm/drizzle).
The afternoon saw a double dose of hilarity, first from a chat with Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter, who discussed their upcoming Comedy Central show “Michael and Michael Have Issues,” followed by the best “Captain Planet” rant I’ve ever heard courtesy of the wondeful dudes in Cage the Elephant.