the new phone book is here, the new phone book is here!

Bonnaroo has announced its lineup for '09. Read it and get your wallets ready, vroom vroom. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday and a smart festival is totin' the note for you... Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band*Phish (2 Shows)*Beastie Boys*Nine Inch Nails*DavidByrne*Wilco*Al Green*Snoop Dogg*Elvis Costello(Solo)*Erykah Badu*Paul Oakenfold*BenHarper and Relentless7*The Mars Volta*TV on the Radio*Yeah Yeah Yeahs*Gov't Mule*Andrew Bird*Band of Horses*Merle Haggard*MGMT*moe.*The Decemberists*Girl Talk*Bon Iver*Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabate*Rodrigo y Gabriela*Galactic*The Del McCoury Band*ofMontreal*AllenToussaint*Coheed and Cambria*Booker T & the DBTs*David Grisman Quintet*Lucinda Williams*AnimalCollective*Gomez*Neko Case*Down*Jenny Lewis*Santogold*Robert Earl Keen*Citizen Cope*Femi Kuti and the Positive Force*The Ting Tings*Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3*Grace Potter and the Nocturnals*Kaki King*Grizzly Bear*King Sunny Adé*Okkervil River*St. Vincent*Zac Brown Band*Raphael Saadiq*Ted Leo and the Pharmacists*Crystal Castles*Tift Merritt*Brett Dennen*Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue*Toubab Krewe*People Under the Stairs*Alejandro Escovedo*Vieux Farka Touré*Elvis Perkins In Dearland*Cherryholmes*Yeasayer*Todd Snider*Chairlift*Portugal. The Man.*The SteelDrivers*Midnite*The Knux*The Low Anthem*Delta Spirit*A.A. Bondy*The Lovell Sisters*Alberta Cross*. This is an elevated lineup, plenty to get you shakin yo' money maker and I personally am thrilled that MGMT will return. You shall find mony at the Snoop Dogg stage or checking out Rodrigo y Gabriela and Alberta Cross. Thank god for myspace where all things seem possible. This brings up some decisions for mony who will be attending without her compadres Jean, Anne, and John (although we have reports that the Connecticut youth have been hatching their collective plan to make a return sans parental unit). The Savannah contingent has been undecided about what to do about going V.I.P. but they are sure to be there as well. My issues predictably are not musical, but logistical: Pros for V.I.P.--I will miss the nice bathrooms and showers and the ultra-quiet tent camping. And of course the amazing proximity to the main stage and ease of movement into the festival. Cons for V.I.P.--I didn't need to pay the festival to feed me, plus the four hundred dollars I will save could get a darned nice tent and sun shade and plenty of pizza and lemonades and disposable hand wipes. What it boils down to is if I can get hooked up for coveted access to the R.V. camping. All I need is 16 square feet in the backyard of an R.V. Easier said than done. Even with earplugs, camping here is preferable to being with the unwashed masses in the back 40 acres (400 acres is more like it). I had better begin negotiations with E.T. Maven of Hospitality. Thanks to Auntie Katie for photos from Bonnaroo 2008.


ET said...

Camp KT/ET will ALWAYS have room for another Bonaroomie. Inside on the sofa, on in your own tent, whatever you want, Besides, I don't "The green zone" is supplying the food this year, read the VIP ticket section, let us know. Mi Casa e Su Casa.

Mony said...

how about my firstborn male child for sixteen square feet--did KT tell you SKD is coming?

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