I started in 2004 and I've gone every year since, except 2008. Next year will be nine for me. It seems like the last few years I've ran into a lot of first timers, which is just fine, but it's always great to run into someone who has been a handful (or two) of times.
Jul 7: Steely Dan / Steve Winwood (Mansfield MA) Jul 16: Hall & Oates / Sharon Jones (Mansfield MA) Jul 17: Paul McCartney (Boston) Jul 22-24: Newport Folk Aug 19: Ghostland Observatory (Philly) Aug 20: Prophets of Rage (Camden NJ) Sept 24: Copenhagen Beer Celebration (Boston) Oct 20: Die Antwoord (Boston)
Geez, way to make the rest of feel like jerks. "After I donate my kidney to a friend in need, I'll still make the effort to go Bonnaroo and see all my friends even though I'm not crazy about the lineup this year."
Bonnaroo 11-16 ~ Coachella 15, 17 ~ Newport Folk Festival 14-16 ~ Shaky Knees 14-16 ~ DesertTrip 16 ~ Moogfest/MOEMS 13-14 ~ Music Midtown 12-13 ~ CounterPoint 14 ~
02/08 Tool 02/11 Jeff Mangum 02/17 of Montreal 02/29 Blind Pilot 03/31 The Naked & The Famous 05/14 M83 and I Break Horses 05/19 Flaming Lips, Young the Giant, Dawes and AWOLNATION 06/07 Bonnaroo 2012!!! 06/13 Roger Waters 07/28 Toadies
1/13 - The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail 2/11 - Godspeed You! Black Emperor 3/10 - Lake Street Dive 3/12 - Daughter 4/5 - The Joy Formidable 4/15 - Spamalot 4/23 - Lissie 4/23 - First Ave. All Night Prince Dance Party 4/24 - Jen Kirkman 5/21 - Savages 6/3 - Blind Melon, Tonic 6/7 - The Cure 6/12 - Local H 7/5 - Violent Femmes 7/6 - Guster 7/30 - Miike Snow, Robert Delong, Jr Jr
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I'm going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome.