12 Bonnaroo 2007 Moments to Remember
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June 16th, 2007 – by: CurtWhita
12.) Waiting in traffic to get in on Thursday night, rocking out to LCD Soundsystem in a sea of hippies. The drive from the hotel we had stayed at to the festival site was a little complicated and, for some reason, I was convinced we were going to get arrested as we passed the police blocade and entered the festival grounds.
11.) Munching on beef jerky on the ferris wheel ride on Thursday night.
10.) Making our way through a crowd of 80,000 chanting people after The Police finished their set on Saturday. There were moments where I had no idea where we were or what we were trying to do there.
9.) Honestly believing that I would never see my car or our camp site again while watching The Roots on Friday. Thank God, I was wrong...
8.) Funnel cakes for breakfast on Sunday morning! After a long night, what better way to greet the day than with fried batter. Amanda dropped her fork in the mud, dusted it off and used it anyway. That'a girl!
7.) Naked people. Painted naked people at The Roots. Non-painted naked people playing/dancing in the mushroom fountain.
6.) Amanda legitimately wanting to get into the mushroom fountain on Saturday night. Sadly, I was in no state to embark on such a journey. The regret still haunts me.
5.) Regina Spektor (off stage) jamming to Franz Ferdinand's set on Saturday. It's very cool to see artists and contemporaries get legitimately excited about one another's work.
4.) Rodrigo & Gabriela leading a sing along of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here." Oh, it was nice.
3.) Stumbling across a showing of La Dolce Vita at the Bonnaroo Cinema at 4am on Saturday morning. We over-exerted ourselves a bit on Friday and, after sleeping it off, got to enjoy a different side of 'Roo after the masses decided to call it a day.
2.) Being invited into the VIP section of the audience for The Police's set (keep in mind, we were not VIP ticket holders). We were mere feet away from Sting and the boys and had approximately 80,000 standing right behind us. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
1.) Being someone's embodiment of peace, love, and happiness. Amanda and I decided to take a little break on Friday afternoon. As we napped under a tree, a passerby commented, "That's beautiful." And it was.
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