Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bonnaroo Update: Part 2

Back again with a run-down of days three and four at Bonnaroo Music Fest in Manchester, Tennessee. Check out yesterday's post for a recap of days one and two (and some bad ass pictures of Tori Amos and Jack Black, if I do say so myself).

On Saturday morning, my friend Shara, her boyfriend Tyler, my boyfriend Paul, and I were already pretty worn out. Camping in weather with a heat index of over 100 degrees takes a lot out of a person. But we trudged on and managed to pose in this yellow submarine in the press tent. Left to right: Shara, Tyler, Paul, and me (yes, I know my legs are hanging out of the sub ... oops!):

Also while in the press tent, Shara ran into Buzz Osborne from The Melvins:

After lounging in the shade at the media tent, we headed to see Weezer. I took some shots in the photo pit for the first few songs. Rivers Cuomo is by far the best musician I've ever shot. He's so expressive!

Other than Tori's show on Friday, Weezer played the best set of the weekend. I hate it when bands play all their new stuff and neglect the old hits. But Weezer stuck with all the crowd pleasers — the Sweater Song, Buddy Holly, Say It Ain't So, and Surf Wax America. They even played a mash-up cover of MGMT's Kids and Lady Gaga's Poker Face.

After Weezer's set, I was starving. I managed to find a pizza stand serving vegan pizza!!! Here's my wood-fired flatbread with Daiya mozzarella, kale, carrots, and yellow beets:

Later, we caught the Flaming Lips but I'd already put away my camera. I'm not the biggest Lips fan, but the effects were awesome. Wayne Coyne rolled out in a giant hamster ball into the audience. And they played She Don't Use Jelly ... that made me happy.

On Sunday, Paul and I caught Against Me:

And the Dropkick Murphys:

Both shows were super-fun and punk rock. Unfortunately, I didn't make it to the Rise Against show afterward. If I have one regret for the whole weekend, it's missing Rise Against.

I did, however, buy these cute earrings from some hippie chick selling spacers and other jewelry:


Tiffany said...

Great photos. :) Glad to hear you had a good time, even with the hot weather.

Sarah (GF vegan) said...

What a festival! I LOVE Tori Amos and Jack Black. You're right, great photos :)

Jackie (Peaces of Earth) said...

So so jealous! Thanks for helping us live vicariously through you. :)

chocolatecoveredkatie.com said...

Oh great, now I have "Yellow Submarine" stuck in my head!
Well, at least it's a good song :).

You really do have one of the most exciting lives!

Eric said...

Glad you all had a good time. Looks liek a lot of wildness and makes me want to go camping, but not when its 100 out :D

Millie said...

such fun...great food too.


Jessica @ Lima's Vegan Kitchen said...

I am SO jealous! I love Weezer and I think I'd do just about anything to here them play 'Say it ain't so' live. I live in Montreal and they are going to be up here in July...during 1 of the 2 weekends I wont be in the city since I moved here! grrrrr!

(But Yumm for the pizza!)

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Those earrings are really cool. If you have the designer's name or website, please post it.

Anonymous said...

Bonnaroo sounds like it was awesome. I don't know if I could do the whole "sleep in a tent and use public showers" thing though.

Rikki Cupcake said...

i love the photos! it sounds like you had a most amazing time.

Michelle said...

I am sooo jealous. Next year I am there. :o) Glad you had fun and survived the heat. BTW...that pizza looks yummy!

Erin said...

I have those exact same zebra sunglasses! Word.

JEZ RENA said...

KING BUZZO! I'm jealous!

Leinana Two Moons said...

I was at Bonnaroo too, and I'm totally jealous because I didn't find the vegan pizza! I posted about my experience at http://vegangoodthings.blogspot.com/2010/06/vegaroo-finding-vegan-food-at-bonnaroo.html

Raylon said...

Thanks for the write up!

I made my first trek in 2010 and saw over 25 bands, and I don't have to tell you, it was awesome. I didn't mind the camping experience.

I am pretty jealous you found daiya at Bonnaroo, I need more details on where! I brought most of the food I ate but I did find the occasional vegan option, my favorite being this Rastafarian food vendor with a mock meat jerk wrap near the What Stage.