Bonnaroo Day 1 Notes

-Due to traffic I missed the opening act in That Tent, The Postelles, a Strokes influenced rock band from New York that I wanted to jump to.  Download their single “White Night” on Myspace for free.  If upon listening to it you don’t get the sudden urge to sing the chorus and jump around then go get checked out by a doctor because you’re probably lacking a central nervous system.

Herd charges hippies in traffic

-I also missed the Atlanta based indie rock band Manchster Orchestra’s performance.  I was looking forward to catching this act ever since I fell in love with its eerie track “Wolves At Night” off the 2006 album I’m Like A Virgin Losing A Child.  The band’s follow up was the 2009 release Mean Everything  to Nothing that included the hit single “Shake It Out.”  Manchester Orchestra’s music is real, it’s truthful, and a joy to experience.

-Wale was half an hour late to This Tent, Snoop Dog was an hour late last year, and Kanye showed up at his 2:45 a.m. gig in 2008 at 4:15.  These rappers seem to have no respect for the Bonnaroo audience.  Something needs to be done.  Jay-Z takes to the main stage on Saturday night.  Maybe rap royalty can set an example.

-Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim has their own mini-carnival here complete with an oversized Meatwad tent.  Is this place heaven?  No, but it’s pretty damn close.

Staring contest: Mike vs. Meatwad

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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