To finalize our week de la Bonnaroo, we give you our final breakdown of the festival written by the third member of our 2012 Roo-Crew and very good friend Riley Johnson. This was Riley’s second year at Bonnaroo and is a great addition to the group, even if I did get him sick halfway through the weekend. So here you have it, our final installment and our most expansive breakdown yet, summarizing everything we saw. Enjoy:
I was a Bonnaroo “newb” last year. Food poisoning, sun poisoning, and extreme chaffing attacked me like a rampage from Attila the Hun. However, I experienced so much musical bliss that it could not deter me from my second go around this year. Better prepared and eager from an amazing schedule, I came to Roo as gleeful as Ralphie hastily unwrapping his Red Ryder BB gun. Instead of giving you my favorite show (obviously that goes to the most beautiful woman on the planet Santi White) or my hippie breakdown (man I love hula hoops and tie dye), here is my one sentence take on every act I saw over the 4-day tidal wave known as Bonnaroo:
Best all boy duo I have heard since Milli Vanilli.
I’ve never heard a group so awkwardly sound so good.
Bonnie Bear surely showed why they deserved last year’s Grammy for Best New Artist – 5 years after they started.
In closing, thank you Bonnaroo 2012. The consistency and diversity of your line-up did not disappoint and I look forward to our 3rd date in 2013.