I've been to all but Bonnaroo 2002 and went to almost all of these sets (skipped KOL for a ham sandwich and RHCP for a nap). I'd have Neil Young top 3, LCD way closer to the top, Jay Z high up on the list, and move Kanye down a bunch.
Neil Young was so long ago that it's rarely mentioned. (I probably docked it a few points based on the only other time I've seen him headline a festival. He played for an hour.)
Jay Z was #4 so he doesn't qualify for the exercise.
I tried to keep Kanye in the middle because people seemed to either love or hate it. I thought it was okay but I was in the pit so it's nothing that I'd fight about one way or another.
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I'm looking forward to this thread tomorrow. Something doesn't smell right.
The top 3 alone sounds big for any fest in this oversaturated fest market - especially given some of the turds we've seen other comparable fests turn out so far in January. To say nothing of the fanciful undercard hopes. And especially ESPECIALLY for a fest that sold 40k last year.
No social media screw ups with leaks. Just a business like early morning release with no fanfare. Very C3.
Maybe they are really just going to Make Bonnaroo Great Again. But if this is just building up to another big stinkbomb - oh baby. Can't wait.
I think I did well on this one. C3. All hush hush. Big expectations. Stink bomb. Yes.