After many years of waiting the Bonnaroo Music Festival was within reach. The line of cars that snaked down the shoulder of the highway was all that stood between me and a weekend of amazing music. At the security checkpoint we were reminded that glass was prohibited while two gentlemen lightly searched our belongings. We were in.
I can vividly remember my neighbor showing me the list of artists playing Bonnaroo back in 2002. Being 14 I was a bit young to make the journey to Manchester, Tennessee. As a wave of jealousy washed over me I vowed to make the pilgrimage. Ten years later it is now my turn to make the trip and experience the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.Bonnaroo has grown into an American institution, giving millions from around the world the opportunity to witness incredible performances from
The Mimi Fishman Foundation auction to benefit Rock the Earth concludes in a few days (Monday, April 23). The auction includes many Festival VIP ticket packages (Gathering of the Vibes, Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Outside Lands, All Good, etc), plus a VERY special Phish print from David Welker!
The second leg of Phish's 2012 summer tour will feature the band's first appearances at numerous venues beginning August 15 at Long Beach Arena in Southern California to stops at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (8/17, 18 & 19), the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO (8/22), St. Louis' Chaifetz Arena (8/28) and Phish's first-ever show in Oklahoma on August 29 at the Zoo Amphitheatre in Oklahoma City.
Writers need inspiration. Second to inspiration, writers need misery; at least the writers I identify with.
There's a lot to be said for just dropping off the grid. I'm not talking 'move to a desert island' kind of grid dropping.. But the temporary, and temporal sort; where one's mind, body and spirit can take a break from the burdens of life. Genuine rejuvenation. It's the reason vacations were invented, I'm sure. But not every vacation truly is one; especially these days.