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BONNAROO ADDS ARTISTS FOR CAFE STAGES
One of last years most exciting additions to the Bonnaroo experience will be with us again in '06, the Café Stages. These stages recreate the intimacy of seeing your favorite (or soon to be favorite) band in a small club environment.

Over 30 artists from around the country (and Germany!) bring their diverse styles to these two tents. Sounds ranging from Jam to Indie to Bluegrass and everything in-between will add to the already eccentric line up of this year's festival. Be prepared for anything, as rumors of special guests already abound.

Abigail Washburn
American Minor
Artvandalay
Avett Brothers
Bobby Bare Jr.
Bojones
Corn Mo
Eliot Morris
Garage Deluxe
Gran Bel Fisher
Grayson Capps
Gypsy Hands Tribal Belly Dancers
Hot Buttered Rum String Band
HQ Band
Infradig
JD & The Straight Shot
Leslie Woods
Lucero
Mitch Rutman Group
Moonshine Still
Mute Math
Die Nachtigalen
Nug Jug
Phil Pollard & his band of Humans
Samantha Stollenwerek
The Rockwells
Tim Lee Band
Tishamingo
Trevor Hall
Tyler Ramsey
Vorzca
Zac Brown Band


:: ARTIST ADDITIONS - ROUND 5 ::

We are proud to announce the following additions to the Bonnaroo 2006 lineup:

The Codetalkers feat. Col. Bruce Hampton
World Party
Brothers Past
David Ford
Be Your Own Pet

:: PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND ::

We are deeply honored to welcome to this year's festival, direct from the heart of New Orleans, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. For three days and nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) this legendary American institution will recreate our beloved New Orleans with their glorious sounds and styles. Holding court in the Preservation Hall Tent the PHJB will present an array of uniquely New Orleans acts such as Bones, Clint Maedgen, Noise Parade, the New Orleans Bingo! Show, and Liquidrone.

Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Preservation Hall these musicians (many second generation descendents of the original members) carry on the traditions of the birthplace of Jazz.

:: BINDLESTIFF FAMILY CIRKUS ::

Beware!

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus will be presenting their unique hybrid of vaudeville, classic circus, burlesque and sideshow at this years Bonnaroo. All day Sunday they will transform the Preservation Hall Tent into the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus experience led by Sword Swallower Mr. Pennygaff and Whipcracking Ringmistress Philomena Bindlestiff.

The BFC will also be joining the Dresden Dolls for the late night Saturday Cabaret as well as performing atmospherically all day long - not to be missed!


BONNAROO ANNOUNCES MORE ACTS FOR 2006 EVENT
CYPRESS HILL, BLACKALICIOUS, REFUGEE ALLSTARS, DEADBOY & THE ELEPHANTMEN CONFIRMED
LEWIS BLACK & PATTON OSWALT TO HEADLINE COMEDY TENT

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has added another 10 musical acts to its 2006 event, rounding out an already stellar line-up with exceptional artists from a wide range of genres. Festival producers, Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment are also proud to announce the return of Bonnaroo's live comedy tent.

Newly announced acts to this year's fifth anniversary event include the celebrated hip-hop acts Cypress Hill, Blackalicious, The Streets and Lyrics Born. Also added to the bill is internationally acclaimed world group Refugee Allstars and rock duo Deadboy and the Elephantmen. A host of artists were recently announced, and they include: Common, Sonic Youth, Matt Costa, Tortured Soul, a special late-night tent pairing of Umphrey's McGeee and Disco Biscuits, and Oysterhead (the super group comprised of Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool and ex-Police drummer Stewart Copeland). The always-tireless Claypool, besides playing with Oysterhead in its first concert appearance since 2001, will also be performing with his own band.

Due to popular demand, festival producers are bringing back Bonnaroo's comedy tent. Now in its third year, this ever-growing attraction has become a major staple of the festival's entertainment programming and now attracts the top comedians working today. This year, "Yet Another (Comedy) Tent 2006" will feature Lewis Black, whose unique brand of caustic political humor is selling out theaters across the country since becoming a major highlight of "The Daily Show with John Stewart." 2005's comedy tent saw national headlining comics playing to packed houses as word of mouth spread across the festival about the hysteria taking place in this air-conditioned onsite comedy club. The 2006 line up of comedians promises to be better than ever.

Yet Another (Comedy) Tent 2006 line up:
Lewis Black
Patton Oswalt
Jasper Redd
Jon Reep
Demetri Martin
Vic Henley
Tom Papa
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Presents: "Air Conditioned Acid Trip"
Paul Scheer
Aziz Ansari
Jackie Clarke
Rob Huebel
Owen Burke
Chad Carter

The complete line-up of bands is below:
Radiohead
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Phil Lesh & Friends
Beck
Elvis Costello & the Imposters feat. Allen Toussaint
Oysterhead
Bonnie Raitt
Death Cab for Cutie
moe.
Bright Eyes
The Neville Brothers
Les Claypool
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
Buddy Guy
Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
Ben Folds
Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Dr. John
Matisyahu
G. Love & Special Sauce
Cypress Hill
Blackalicious
The Streets
Lyrics Born
My Morning Jacket
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Common
Sonic Youth
Matt Costa
Steel Pulse
Mike Gordon and Ramble Dove
Cat Power
Medeski Martin & Wood
Nickel Creek
Gomez
Atmosphere
Steve Earle
Blues Traveler
Amadou & Mariam
The Refugee All Stars
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Umphrey's McGee
Disco Biscuits
Dresden Dolls
Son Volt
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Jerry Douglas
Soulive
Rusted Root
Devendra Banhart Band
Donavon Frankenreiter
Mike Doughty
Sasha
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
The Magic Numbers
Bill Frisell
Seu Jorge
Bettye LaVette
Dungen
Shooter Jennings
Rebirth Brass Band
Robinella
Andrew Bird
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
Steel Train
Jackie Greene
Devotchka
The Wood Brothers
dios (malos)
Toubab Krewe
The Motet
Marah
I-Nine
Balkan Beat Box
The Cat Empire
Tortured Soul
Deadboy & the Elephantmen

More announcements to the lineup will be made in the coming weeks. Complete festival information is available at Bonnaroo.com, which will be continually updated.

Tickets for the 2006 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival are available at Bonnaroo.com.


ARTIST ADDITIONS :: ROUND 3

Bonnaroo has made their third round of additions. Recent bands added to the 2006 festival include Sonic Youth, Common, Matt Costa, and Tortured Soul.

More announcements to the line-up will be made in the coming weeks. Complete festival information is available at Bonnaroo.com, which will be continually updated.


In addition to the initial stellar line-up (press release below) Bonnaroo has announced the addition of Oysterhead (Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool, Stewart Copeland). This will be the super-trio's first concert appearance since their 2001 tour!

Prior to the addition of Oysterhead Bonnaroo also recently announced jam favorites, Umphrey's McGee and The Disco Biscuits for a "Special Late Night Tent Show." Be sure to keep checking back for more additions.


BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES INITIAL LINEUP FOR FIFTH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

RADIOHEAD AND TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS TO HEADLINE

BECK, ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, PHIL LESH & FRIENDS, MOE., DAMIAN MARLEY, BRIGHT EYES, BELA FLECK AND THE FLECKTONES, AND MY MORNING JACKET AMONG THOSE CONFIRMED


Bonnaroo 2005 by Jeremy Jones
Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the initial lineup for the 2006 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The fifth annual three-day camping and music festival will be held on June 16-18, 2006, on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, with more to be announced in the coming weeks to round out the festival's 80-plus artists and numerous attractions. Since its inception in 2002, Bonnaroo has evolved into an unrivaled, multi-faceted entertainment experience, swiftly earning its status as the country's premier music and arts event.

Bonnaroo's fifth anniversary lineup represents an expansion on the event's traditions. Focusing on diversity of programming and the highest live performance standards, the festival will once again feature sets from established artists, newcomers, and the icons who inspired them.

Bonnaroo is proud to host Radiohead's only American festival appearance of the summer, along with veteran rocker Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and a host of other artists from various corners of the industry, including Beck, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Death Cab for Cutie, moe., Damian Marley, Bright Eyes, My Morning Jacket, Matisyahu, and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

"We are proud of the fact that Bonnaroo is a major event for so many artists and fans," says Superfly's Richard Goodstone. "This year's lineup continues our mission to bring together groundbreaking artists from a range of eras and genres."

As always, organizers are also focused on providing Bonnaroo fans with the best possible festival experience. To that end, they have decided to reduce capacity by 10,000 people in 2006, capping off ticket sales at 80,000—the same size as the 2003 event. This number will make for a more comfortable environment, reinforcing the promoters' commitment to making Bonnaroo the most enjoyable festival of its kind. In addition to its adventurous music programming, Bonnaroo's arts and entertainment options set it apart from traditional rock festivals. The festival's non-music activities have included a 24-hour cinema, a comedy tent, an arcade, an onsite beer festival, a Mardi Gras parade, an Internet café, a digital music lounge, wireless hot spots, a silent disco, masquerade ball, restaurants and much more.

Bonnaroo continues to make a strong impact on the American music scene. The event recently received its fourth consecutive nomination for Pollstar's festival of the year award. According to the New York Times, "Bonnaroo has revolutionized the modern rock festival," and Rolling Stone called it "one of the 50 moments to change the history of rock and roll." The event has been a career catalyst for such popular artists as Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, Los Lonely Boys, Robert Randolph, Ray LaMontagne, Matisyahu, and many others. Once again, Bonnaroo is poised to become the benchmark event of the summer festival season.

2006 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Confirmed Artists:

Radiohead
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Phil Lesh & Friends
Beck
Elvis Costello & the Imposters
Bonnie Raitt
Death Cab for Cutie
moe.
Bright Eyes
The Neville Brothers
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
Buddy Guy
Damian Marley
Ben Folds
Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Dr. John
Matisyahu
G. Love & Special Sauce
My Morning Jacket
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Steel Pulse
Mike Gordon and Ramble Dove
Cat Power
Medeski Martin & Wood
Nickel Creek
Gomez
Atmosphere
Steve Earle
Blues Traveler
Amadou & Mariam
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Dresden Dolls
Son Volt
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Jerry Douglas
Soulive
Rusted Root
Devendra Banhart Band
Donavon Frankenreiter
Mike Doughty
Sasha
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
The Magic Numbers
Bill Frisell
Seu Jorge
Bettye LaVette
Dungen
Shooter Jennings
Rebirth Brass Band
Robinella
Andrew Bird
Steel Train
Jackie Greene
Devotchka
Wood Brothers
dios (malos)
Toubab Krewe
The Motet
Marah
I-Nine
Balkan Beat Box
Cat Empire

Many more acts will be announced shortly.

Tickets for the 2006 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will go on sale Saturday, February 11th at 10:00 AM Eastern Time through www.Bonnaroo.com.

Check out JamBase's 2005 Bonnaroo review.

http://www.bonnaroo.com

[Published on: 5/24/06]

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Justandy starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/31/2006 10:24PM
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I don't care what people say about bonnaroo I luv it. Been to all but one. Spun Cookies. Gimmie some Bisco and it's a sealed deal. BringIt..

willtotte starstarstarstar Tue 1/31/2006 10:25PM
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weak

FrankNicoletti starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/31/2006 11:10PM
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FrankNicoletti

Hoo boy. No Trey/Dead/DMB/Panic in sight. Where are those asbestos gloves I had? This is gonna be a hell of a flamewar.

Seriously, I'm trippin' over the chance to see Radiohead, Elvis Costello, moe., Toubab Krewe etc. over three days. I said I wouldn't go back after last summer, but once again, I have been forced to eat my words.

Marcsmall Tue 1/31/2006 11:15PM
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Marcsmall

Well, except for a few big names at the top, this is a great lineup

fatsean Tue 1/31/2006 11:43PM
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now what haas bonnaroo come to when death cab for cutie is on the line up...wow

Adam Tue 1/31/2006 11:46PM
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I am really happy to see Radiohead, even though I've "known" for months. I just hope they add STS9, Galactic, Umphrey's, The duo, and wasn't disco rumored to have a late night along with MMW having a "breakfast set", we'll have to wait and see. I'm all tingly inside

potman1 Wed 2/1/2006 01:23AM
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Wow!

toeknee420 starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 01:38AM
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toeknee420

It's 4 am eastern. I woke up to take a piss, and boom, they had the line-up up. Nice start Superfly :) They'll throw out a couple more additons soon, but this is a hell of an initial. Blues Travler!!!! I hope Damien Marley is as good as Ziggy & the Wailers back in '03. Prices stayed pretty close to last year. Keep your fingers cross for Cheese, Umphrey's, and Claypool. I'll see you all in Manchester. Going back to bed. Goodnight. It's nice to know alot of people are going to be happy in the morning :)

bigfro Wed 2/1/2006 02:54AM
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bigfro

iLike the diversity, but to have a pop band headline both Friday and Saturday i sweak. Bonnaroo mnakes a name for themselves from Jam Fans and then they put on another Coachella. I admit they snuck in about 20% of the band s are average. No Bisco, No CHeese, No Allmans, No Mule, No Umphrey's, No Tea Leaf, No Trey, No New Monsoon. I just pray someone starts another Bonnaroo sized event for our scene BECAUSE BONNAROO HAS SOLD OUT. They are flooding the scene with people that will damand NO MORE JAM STUFF. PoP HEADS DON"T LIKE JAM MUSIC. THAT"S WHY WE HAVE OUR OWN FESTIVAL. I GUESS EVERYTHING IS FOR SALE.

whoyou starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 03:33AM
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This might be the best line up i've ever seen. Dude I live in frisco but would travel to see this shit, went in 04 it was fantastic but this might be better Radiohead, Phil,MMW, Atmoshpere, Beck, Moe., G-Love. Wow I'm pissing my pants, add the Mars Volta and they'll be filled with shit to, fck yeah for Bonnaroo.

RothburyWithCheese starstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 04:24AM
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RothburyWithCheese

I'm excited about Phil Lesh, Matisyahu, Mike Doughty, Donovan F., Beck, Cat Power, MMW, Devandra, Nickel Creek, Ricky Skaggs, and Robinella but the rest? Kinda lame. Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty and Radiohead? What is this Coachella meets Lilith Fair? Where's String Cheese,where's Jack johnson, where's Keller, where's assembly of Dust, or how about Mason Jennings? I hope they imrpove by the next round. Radiohead??????? Yuck!

krsmall star Wed 2/1/2006 04:25AM
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this lineup is WEAK who are some of these bands this is getting pretty weird deathcab suks wheres mule dico umphreys keller

Cassidy starstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 04:48AM
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Cassidy

not impressed so far

Foominaut starstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 05:10AM
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Foominaut

:( i dont even know what to think

Kadgar star Wed 2/1/2006 05:33AM
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Man, I'm so glad I'm going to Wakarusa!

doobliebop starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 05:46AM
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WoooHoooRoo! RadioHead!

bigfro star Wed 2/1/2006 05:51AM
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bigfro

SUPERFLY HAS SOLD OUT TO POP MUSIC. THERE IS OFFICIALLY NO MORE FESTIVAL FOR JAMBAND FANS. I LIKE JAM MUSIC. I'M A DEAD PHISH HEAD. IT WAS NICE TO HAVE A FESTIVAL THAT FOR ONCE SERVICED THE NEEDS OF AN ECCLECTIC GROUP OF MUSIC LOVERS. YOU SHOULD POST THIS EVEN IF YOU WORK FOR SUPERFLY. THERE IS NO CURSING AND THERE WASN'T CURSING IN ANY OF THE OTHER POSTS WHERE I VOICED MY DISAPOINTMENT.

Luthur starstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 06:06AM
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Wow. They really went towards a non-jam music event. Sure there are are few in there but how many Radiohead, Death Cab, Tom Petty, and Beck fans are going to come from every corner of the country to camp in mud for 4 days? To me, that's pretty unique of the jam world.

Zillatron starstar Wed 2/1/2006 06:08AM
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This looks like the worst lineup yet. Medeski, Martin, and Wood would be nice to see, but come on...

Where have all the jambands gone?

Bahpoo starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 06:13AM
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Oh yes!! This initial line-up puts the super back in SuperFly!!!! I can't believe more acts will be named. Who else will show, maybe Jesus and the Salty Seven. Seriously, this will be the ultimate Bonnaroo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good job SF!

jz Wed 2/1/2006 06:32AM
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jz

looks like the roo trumps coachella by a long shot this year. radiohead vs depeche mode -- which would you choose? once again, bonnaroo features by far the most diverse festival lineup in america. nice job, peeps.

InetPete starstar Wed 2/1/2006 06:35AM
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Congrats Superfly, you have succeeded in making your festival irrelevant. The organizers must've entered a stupor after securing Radiohead, how else could they explain Tom Petty as the other headline act. We all started getting bored of Petty in the 80's, are they for real. Sure they managed to grab a few hot current acts like My Morning Jacket and Death Cab, but how many dying artists are they looking to revitalize. Where's Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Sigur Ros, Brothers Past, Mars Volta, Lyrics Born, The Juan Maclean, Kings of Leon, Yeah Yeah Yeah, TV on the Radio, The Walkman, Animal Collective, The Dears and all the other bands with great fresh albums this year and a growing live shows? Why sit out in a muddy field with no showers or clean facilities for 4 days to watch so many acts try to regain their glory years. Are they this out of touch? They better keep quoting that old NY Times article.

Jason Woodside starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 06:37AM
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Jason Woodside

RADIOHEAD!!!!! holy shit this is amazing...it was gonna take a lot to drag me out there again and they did it

blnkjrd starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 06:39AM
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Line up looks ok. The only thing i am really excited about is radiohead. I mean wheres Dave, Trey, Gov't Mule. I guess i am just more of a jam band kinda guy. Was really hoping to see The Dead. Oh well don't know if i will be making the trip this year.

craikes13 starstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 06:40AM
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craikes13

I'm not too impressed w/ the lineup so far..........

Still going to get my tickets, but I hope there are some more good artists lining up to join. Where is Galactic, North Mississippi, Secret Machines, Mars Volta, etc?

walkermania starstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 06:41AM
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This is a joke! Radiohead????, Where is string cheese or Panic as the headliners? I'm actually disgusted about this. The only reason for going would be for phil lesh and friends. I went to the last two Bonnaroo's and they were the greatest experience of my life. Hopefully String Cheese does that "Big Summer Classic" again. Panic tour? Phish reunioin? Either way this summer is gonna be a little bit more dissapointing for me.

whoknowswhy Wed 2/1/2006 06:57AM
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Ive been screaming that they need to mix up the lineup more and stop rotating bands and now it seems they have. This looks to be the begining of the greatest fest ever if you ask me. Killer initial announcment. Only thing missing really is Buckethead in some form. I cant wait to see what gets added.

21Gooch Wed 2/1/2006 07:02AM
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Granted I love music in general and Superfly does the best job to get great live acts, it's a little disappointing to see the festival grandaddy and pride of the jam community turn into a miriad of indie and mainstraim rock. Either way it will be a great time and some great music, but I'm no longer interested to invest.

Deestheman Wed 2/1/2006 07:04AM
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I'm not thoroughly impressed with the line up, but it's good. I'm excited about the reggae. Damian Marley, Matis, Steel Pulse, Toots. This should be good, can't wait to see who else is added. Of course I'm excited to see moe. on the bill. If they add more hip hop, I'd like to see Q-tip and/or Tribe Called Quest. Or something positive that I don't know about. Something uplifting. BONNAROO!!!!

joshp1731 Wed 2/1/2006 07:11AM
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ummm....tittiest bonnaroo yet?!?

nfenne Wed 2/1/2006 07:13AM
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nfenne

WOW!

jambandfan starstar Wed 2/1/2006 07:13AM
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Buddy Guy is a legend and one of the only people worth seeing on that list. I'm happy to see more reggae than normal, dr. john is spot on, as is moe., soulive, and the nevilles. but all-in-all, i'm quite unimpressed with this year's roo.

loseruser starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 07:15AM
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I'm really digging the diversity. I think bonnaroo is moving in a good direction by not just pigeon-holding itself into a "jam-band" festival. There are a lot of great artists/bands out there that have tight melodys and strong musicianship that don't necessarily noodle into space. This is a great way to expose ourselves to new bands that are still under the radar. I just hope it doesn't turn the jamband community into the elitist hipster community... or worse, "the mainstream."

StonerDude Wed 2/1/2006 07:34AM
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where's widespread panic, or string cheese incident, or the allman brothers, or the dead, or trey anastasio or gov't mule whom have all played there and kicked ass in the past? this line up is weak to say the least.

lcwithy starstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 07:40AM
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A decent start....
I mean, Radiohead, Tom Petty? Good stuff, but as headliners!?!? Bring back the jam!!!! Are the rumors of MTV taking over coming true :-O !? Is this Lollapalloo?? And where's the late night?? STS9!! I love you Bonnaroo, love me back!!!

BurbonSong starstar Wed 2/1/2006 07:41AM
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BurbonSong

ummm i won't be there... line-up doesn't seem as strong as years past

Teabagger star Wed 2/1/2006 07:46AM
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Teabagger

Welcome to bonnaroo, THE indie rock festival.

Nice to see that they haven't forgotten their roots. Ha!

greysonburke Wed 2/1/2006 07:53AM
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well i wont be attending... maybe next year they can get train and aerosmith... yikes

xilz starstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 07:56AM
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xilz

I could go either way when it comes to radiohead, But Mike Gordon,Phil lesh, and more it sounds friggin sweet. If they add a real Claypool show(unlike last years Gabby set) Then they will have all the great bass masters @ ROO. Tom Petty should be sweet; I'll BE THERE!!

Panicfuck star Wed 2/1/2006 07:57AM
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I have gone the past four years, but not this year. They are turning thier back on the jam scene and that is bogus. I saw Beck in Oklahoma City in 98 and all i have to say is good luck to him trying to headline a festival of this size. He simply does not have the act to do so. I would't walk acros the steet to see Radiohead, no matter how good Rollingstone magazine says they are.

SCI123 Wed 2/1/2006 07:57AM
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i dont know about the trip out there. Theres a few good acts but beside that striaght schwag!!

WookieLoveMachine Wed 2/1/2006 08:11AM
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WookieLoveMachine

Well, its a start. Glad to see moe., the Flecktones, MMW, Soulive, and RRFB back after their year off from Roo last year. Really hoping that Petty and Beck are 5 o clock headliners and that one more big one gets added. Say.....Ben Harper. Would love to see Claypool, Mule, Flaming Lips, Wilco, SCI, Bisco, Galactic, and NMA added within the 30 or so additions we can expect.

dyzank starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 08:24AM
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who cares...Waka Waka

johnnyia Wed 2/1/2006 08:28AM
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Where is the Mayor of Bonnaroo? (Warren Haynes) No Panic, SCI, Ratdog, Allman Bros., Allstars, or Les. New and/or eclectic is good, but give us some of the alumni from the past. Throw us a couple of big bones, so we can get excited.

crgeorge Wed 2/1/2006 08:29AM
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I've been to three out of the four Bonnaroos, and I was planning to go to this one. What happened to the jambands. I might as well go to Coachella this year, not much difference.

Mr. Aaron starstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 08:29AM
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Mr. Aaron

No panic this year? NICE!

Jay starstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 08:32AM
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Jay

Bonnaroo is on like Chaka Khan! Good line-up, hoping for a few more, but tis good.

biged starstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 08:48AM
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biged

I love this festival!!!!! It just goes to show that Superfly can bring 80,000 music fans together with no WSP and no TREY. I mean they stooped as low as to offer DMB last year. Way to go SUPERFLY bringing the most diverse line-up yet. MUST HAVE Galatic & STS9 (the parade & late night wouldnt be the same without them)
See you all there

jahrome17 starstar Wed 2/1/2006 09:13AM
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hm...disappointing.

I appreciate the attempt to broaden the scope of the bands at Broo, but most of these bands aren't all that special live. Only about 1/4 of these bands interest me at all...not worth the ticket price.

j-bizzle starstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 09:26AM
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j-bizzle

What is this - Coachella?

officialrx starstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 09:30AM
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Allow me to pop the comment cherry on what will most certainly be a comment slut in the days to come. I know Bonnaroo is the most corporate and premier of the jamfests these days. I know it's not even trying to be a jamfest with all the diversity and such. I realize they're cutting back the crowd this year by 10,000. That being said, I was a little disappointed by the mainstream acts or whatever you wanna call them. I know, I know. It's sacrilege no matter which way you slice it. Half the folks will bitch about the non-jam acts and the other half will tell us that music is music is music that by any other gentrification would sound as sweet. I love most of these artists. Even the ones I don't like are pretty decent. The ones I don't know are probably very good too. Every year I swear that Bonnaroo has sold out and in a way it has. Every year I swear it's too big. Every year I swear I won't go and I haven't except in 2004, but that's for monetary reasons and not musical elitism. At the end of the day SuperFly will have added so many of my favorite acts (almost certainly performing overlapping sets) that I will have no choice but to attend, finances permitting. It is after all the biggest shindig of the summer, on the east coast anyways. So let the sparks fly and let the debate commence.

youngphan starstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 09:37AM
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Solid....... Not strong enough though i realize what radiohead is to so many people and i will not bash but it jjust doesn't do it for me

John Braun star Wed 2/1/2006 09:40AM
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John Braun

this is embarassing. i could put up with dave head lineing becuase trey was there. no panic. no trey. phil isnt headlineing. this festival sucks. support WAKA

harryhood8 starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 09:43AM
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harryhood8

Lineup looks pretty sweet, but bonnaroo is not. PISSES ME OFF. Take that linup and throw it at 10klf now that would blow your mind.

sjmckinn Wed 2/1/2006 09:49AM
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Wow!!! The only one missing is Stampead. Hopefully they'll be added.

okalrightic starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 09:51AM
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absolutely, let the journey begin. Radiohead for my skull!

weezyphish starstar Wed 2/1/2006 10:07AM
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Bonnaroo hasn't been the same since the first one. Bonnaroo 2002 was so exciting and was truely about community and the music. If you were there you know excatly what i'm talking about. Now its just a big party and an excuse to do a lot of drugs. wonder how much they increased the price of tickets this year. Way to go big business, I mean Bonnaroo

evanimal83 starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 10:17AM
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Once again I am impressed by Bonnaroo--I was at the first and the third festival, and while I was mostly a jam sort of guy, I am finding myself very excited by this year's lineup--It looks like one more Bonnaroo for me!! Thanks guys for keeping it fresh year after year.

officialrx starstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 10:20AM
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Silly me! Thinking I had the first comment. I forgot about the inevitable logjam of jamheads that would jam up the jambase coffers. Now that's a lot of JAM. I like my comment the best though. Here's to some more hip hop. Atmosphere is a very good start and maybe he can bring some of his RhymeSayers or Epitaph labelmates. How about a hip hop themed SuperJam anchored by ?uestlove and/or Soulive. A Tribe Called Quest would be nice. So would Aesop Rock and Blackalicious. Glue is a great unknown hip hop group. There's a bunch of live groups ala the Roots out there as well. Those would all be swell. The OFFICIAL RX has been prescribed!!!

guitarmonster Wed 2/1/2006 10:27AM
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Kudos to the Tom Petty addition...and to the Stampead comment...those guys kick ass!!

jz Wed 2/1/2006 10:34AM
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jz

to save you some time, heres the main idea from 75% of these comments:

"aw man, why didnt they bring back all the same bands they had last year?"

the whole point is diversity, people. every band not playing thats being whined about -- trey, wsp, string cheese -- is every band youve seen every summer since you started going to shows. try something different! if youre a real open-minded music lover, i guarantee a majority of these bands will impress you if you let them. id rather camp in the mud to be turned on to some new, epic band than camp in the mud AGAIN for trey.

rexphish3 star Wed 2/1/2006 10:42AM
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rexphish3

this festival has gotten away from what it started out as. where are the bands from OUR SCENE that we love and want to see. who is going to play the late night? please bring in STS9, particle, conspiritor, u-melt, tea leaf, new monsoon, bisco, trucks, umph! where are these bands? you cant tell me that people are gonna be gettin down to death cab. i wonder if ill be able to buy some sweet black t shirts off the indie kids on shakedown? give us back OUR festival!

toeknee420 starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 10:44AM
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toeknee420

Thank you officalrx, you hit the nail on the head. If you dont like it, dont go. If you like any part of it, go. hit me at PhishHeadies@gmail.com I owe you a beer brother. I'll catch up with you at the tiki behind This Tent or the playground by the fountain ;) besides...there's always something shakin on Shakedown St.

cbm0329 starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 10:50AM
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Bonnaroo isn't just about jambands and never has been. Every year they have highly respected people from multiple genres. Yes, they have "sold out" somewhat in the last couple of years and I'm sure that will continue getting worse in the future. But what Bonnaroo is really about is music combined with total freedom. There is not another place in the United States that can offer you the freedom that Bonnaroo does. Honestly, I think half of the fans who attedned last year didn't deserve to be there and didn't recognize why it is so special. But the bottom line is I saw 14 shows in 3 1/2 days last year and every single one of them was outstanding. And throughout it all I did anything I wanted because Bonnaroo means
MUSIC + FREEDOM.

bjhsk8r starstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 10:57AM
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I know there has been a lot of hype up to this point about radiohead, and I bet they put on a good show, but some of the acts are ridiculous... I agree with the fact that this has roots as a jam festival, so why are there three non-jambands headlining? People can say what they want about jam fans needing to get their heads out of their a--es, but the truth is we go to these festivals to get away mainstream music today. I think it is a shame that Phil Lesh & Friends, and even perhaps The Flecktones and MMW are not headlining the festival. I know that these bands could easily put together some killer extended improvisational sets. All I am saying is that it is cool that there is broadening going on, just don't have these people headlining. I know that if I do go to this years 'roo, which I still plan to, I will go not to see Tom Petty, Radiohead, or Beck, but to check out the best bands the jam scene have to offer.

phhil star Wed 2/1/2006 11:15AM
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phhil

i would be happy to see cheese,panic,mule,umph etc. boycot this festival this year(like me), let the pop heads enjoy, i'll be spending my hard earned cash on enjoyable festivals like gathering of vibes, mabee all good, who knows, anything small and intimate. happy trails

playinintheband Wed 2/1/2006 11:16AM
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one word: wakarusa

cuse184 Wed 2/1/2006 11:19AM
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this is my first bonnaroo im going to, and i made that a plan before i saw the line up, but after seeing it, i am very dissapointed, im a fan of jam bands, and all the other bonnaroos looked like a lot of jam bands, and to have none of the headliners be jam bands that just blows my mind.

adamweinberg starstar Wed 2/1/2006 11:27AM
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Tom Petty...is that a joke? I love Radiohead, and they do put on a great show...but not for this festival, they tap into a certain depressing emotional space that seems entirely inappropriate for Bonnaroo. Some really great acts, but the headliners seem like a 'fooled you'

hellrazer Wed 2/1/2006 12:07PM
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I knew it would be weak this year but I'd have never imagined this. Dont get me wrong, I acually like most of these acts, but for my big summer festival destination I want to be able to get down & dirty to some jam.

cellscape Wed 2/1/2006 12:15PM
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Its funny I was speaking to someone back in Dec. about Bonnaroo and how they needed to get some new headliners like RadioHead and Beck and here we have it. I don't mind a lot of Jam music, but over all its a lot the other stuff that's brought me to Bonnaroo for 3 out of the past four years(Sonic Youth, Ween, DJ Krush, Flaming Lips, the Roots etc.) The only problem to me is the same recycled headliners. Clearly there is a lack of bands out there that are big enough to do the job and satisfy everyone. This might be a heavy dose in a different direction, but night after night and year after year of WSP gets a little old, especially when you live in the SE and have so many oppourtunities to see them. They couldn't have made a better choice than Radiohead if you ask me. Wish Animal Collective and Ween were on the list.

i13tony starstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 12:17PM
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i13tony

I'm calling it right now: At some point during this fest, a moe. - Radiohead onstage jam. That would rule!

freekfreely star Wed 2/1/2006 12:35PM
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WTF? Are you serious?
Im going back to the roots this year ,Telluride here we come!

mrcouloir starstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 12:38PM
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mrcouloir

Wow. I'm really surprised at the folks who think this lineup is weak. It would be great to see Mule, WSP, or even SCI, but I think this is by far the most intriguing lineup yet. Radiohead and Beck?!? No way!

yankee Wed 2/1/2006 01:16PM
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Bonnaroo hasn't been the same since the first year. Believe it or not you were aloud to bring your own adult beverages into centeroo. Now they just try to squeeze as much dough as possible out of us. Bonnaroo stopped being different the year that they added Dave Mathews. have fun with the white hat wearing frat boys. See ya at High Sierra

fiddlophone starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 01:19PM
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Bill Frisell! After 2002 the Roo website ask for artist suggestions for the future. My three were Frisell, Radiohead and Tool. Four years later, thank you! I hope that those of you who are disappointed with the "pop" band, Radiohead, as a headliner will understand that though you don't like their music, they take it seriously and have some important things to say. They might not play two chords for 15 minute stretches, but they give a lot of themselves and a lot of the musicians who have been at Bonnaroo have been inspired by them. I've personally heard Warren Haynes, moe., and Trey cover their songs live. I know it's different to see a lineup without Cheese, Umphrey's and Keller but with all of the festivals like 10K Lakes and Wakarusa, I'm glad that it may have forced Bonnaroo to take a more open minded approach to the bands they'd invite. I'm still hoping for Tool one day. Tool believes in openning your mind, thinking for yourself and questioning authority but they play a different style of music than the jam bands. The industry puts them in the hard rock genre and markets them that way and people in turn take them to be only what the industry is selling them as and as an average representative of the genre at that. I wish that people wouldn't bad-mouth bands who's style of playing music is different than that to which they listen and that people wouldn't blame bands for being popular. Sometimes there is good reason. If a band is selling weakness, vice, greed and lust in their lyrics then people should call attention to it and be disappointed when they turn up at a festival about which they care. But if it's their style of music that you don't care for then I don't understand your beef in having them be a part of a diverse music festival. Please go see Bill Frisell at Bonnaroo. He's a jazz guitarist from near Seattle and doesn't come anywhere near the south except about once every three years. I hope everyone finds the festival that rejuvinates their spirit.
Fiddlophone

philhitz Wed 2/1/2006 01:30PM
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as the jam bands go away - so too will the jam band fans!

Pastorius star Wed 2/1/2006 01:32PM
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Death Cab For Cutie can't even play their instruments, the rest of the music festival besides a few bands is just another New Orleans Heritage "not Jazz, really Blues" Festival, some of these artists are washed up and others are just average bands and Donovan Frankenstein or whatever his name is, does not belong on this festival, he is a surfer riding Jack Johnson's coat tails.He also plays out of tune half of his set. Great lineup, just kill the jamscene that much more!!!!

gwilder starstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 01:57PM
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Hey Everybody,
Personally I think the lineup is great, but I am thinking back to last year, and many bands weren't even announced initially...so let's wait for the jam/non-jam discussion. Jeez!

mescking starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 02:02PM
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mescking

The one thing that Bonnaroo has done over its existence is to be open to all forms of music and be fearless in their experimentation. I'm amazed by all the negativity about this lineup. Bonnaroo, the last three at least, were not jam band fests, they've had all types of music. I think the electic nature of the fest has been established in the previous years. It keeps things from getting stale. There's only so many times Widespread Panic can headline before it starts getting old. All the compainers can go someplace else. But Robert Randolph, Phil & Friends, moe., Tom Petty, Cat Power, Ricky Skaggs, Marah, MMJ, and Gomez all in one festival? I'm going.

sandytowne starstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 02:05PM
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i love the jam, but i grew up on rock, as im going to assume most of us did. people sit here and argue/bad mouth not only each other but the good people who take the time to put together a lineup, you may or may not enjoy. that is the beauty of america, you dont have to go if you dont want to, so why ruin it for someone who appreciates the music they have on tap thus far? as much as i love radiohead (their music taps something inside me that only phish was able to, albeit different emotions) i wont be going to this roo myself. when i go to a festival i go to jam out, to dance. their are a couple tight acts on this edition of the roo radiohead, beck, MMJ, MMW, robert randolph, but its not like the other ones i went to. when phish left the scene a huge void was created, and no one has stepped into it. i was hoping for a cheese headline, probably hopeless optimism, but as i said, as much as i like radiohead, im not sure if their music is constructive for this type of festival, or the type of festival it was the first 2 years, when i actually went.

iceyman star Wed 2/1/2006 02:27PM
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Worst bonnaroo line-up ever! What has happend to the best grassroots festival ever. It all started going downhill after the second year. AC productions is heading more mainstream and sellout because that is were the money is. So be it, but the true grassroots fans will not show there faces at this years event. Go WAKARUSA! Go TELLURIDE! Go SUMMER CAMP! Go HIGH SIERRA! anything but the roo. Keep it real.

nuggonaught Wed 2/1/2006 02:35PM
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F Bonnaroo and supergreed; Telluride is gonna be where it's at this year

m00ns starstar Wed 2/1/2006 02:55PM
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m00ns

dont think i'll be going this year JMO but the lineup so far isnt all that i think i can do without the mud and the 2 mile walk to the concert fields this year think i will be attending the grateful fest instead another thing whoever scheduled the time's for bands to play last year should have there ass kicked not impressed at all

toestothenose Wed 2/1/2006 02:57PM
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toestothenose

Jam this, jam that - The eclectic line-up is where it's at. The more the barriers of music are broken down, the more the label "Jamband" will blur. Bonnaroo is about pulling in the best live music being made at that particular point of time.

So far it looks like they have picked some of best live acts.

soxphan Wed 2/1/2006 02:59PM
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this show is worth the trip for Radiohead alone.

green024 Wed 2/1/2006 03:07PM
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I have been to every bonnaroo since the first year, by the way the first year was an unbeatable expierience. I think this lineup has potential, but it isn't what it always has been. This festival represented our community, and basically it seems to be declining in doing that. I appreciate most of the bands up there, but by the lineup i would not consider this a "JAM" festival. I LOVE RADIOHEAD! You can still have diversity and new styles without disrespecting the jamband community and when you headline bands like Tom petty and Radiohead, it sort of signifies that they could not find any better bands to headline, which is bullshit. They easily could have put a number of JAM bands to headline and that would satisfy the entire audiance. I appreciate the festival and with some good additions this line up could be great, but right now I think this is disrepectful to our scene.

SCIcane star Wed 2/1/2006 03:08PM
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Went to 1st 3, & they got progressively worse (tho still great in their own ways). Would never pay to see petty headlining. 1st Bonnaroo was record heat, & was the greatest weekend of music & fun in my life. To cbm0329, i'm not sure where you've been, but there's plenty of fests for u to be "free," along w/ much better music. Back to smaller fests for good, i guess...

krsmall starstar Wed 2/1/2006 03:20PM
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not lookin good this year but if more bands are announced it would be sweet but deathcab over cheese if never even heard of alot of these bands and no sts9 means no trip come on roo

doblejota83 starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 03:32PM
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this is the best lineup ever.

i can only listen to gov't mule, wsp, the new allman bros so much before i am ready to shoot myself.... what a bunch of jerks at superfly for making some other music available

radiohead, beck, elvis costello, stephen malkmus..... these are amazing acts and not to be missed...... widespread could not stand up to any of those 4.

is your goal in life to just like good jamband music or to like good music. it is much more enjoyable to like phish, radiohead, johnny cash, outkast, miles davis and the beatles than to just like phish, moe, widespread panic, gov't mule and string cheese

open your mind, give something else a try, no need to enjoy only one genre

now lets get the additions, i want:
smashing pumpkins, ween, outkast, flaming lips, white stripes, wilco, common, kanye west, david byrne, sparklehorse and sigur ros

bigfro Wed 2/1/2006 04:09PM
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bigfro

GOING TO SEE LIVE MUSIC ALWYS SUCKED EXCEPT FOR THE DEAD AND PHISH. NOW THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF YOUNG BANDS THAT ARE GREAT. I AM NOT CLOSED MINDED FOR NOT WANTING A BUNCH OF DRUNK IDIOTS STARTING FIGHTS AND TELLING ME TO SIT BECAUSE THEY CAN'T SEE. I WANT TALENT AND GOOD MUSIC. THERE ALREADY IS A COACHELLA. COACHELLA HASN'T HAD A JAM BAND EVER. FUCK DIVERSITY. JAM MUSIC DESERVES A FESTIVAL ALSO.

brandonsworth star Wed 2/1/2006 04:24PM
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Those of you who think that the remainder of this lineup will be filled by jambands are kidding yourself. Just wait and see...

And everyone who's got the cooler-than-thou "you hippies need to diversify what you listen to" attitude can just give it a break. I'm sure that plenty (probably the majority) of the people who are really disappointed by this line-up are like myself - I go to see more non-jamband shows every year than jamband shows by far. But I love getting down to some jam stuff and typically get my jamband fix for the year by hitting a big festival. My festival of choice hasn't been Bonnaroo since the first year, and it won't be this year either.

And for those who say, "Radiohead alone makes it worth it" have to have some screws loose. Radiohead will play other shows this summer and you won't have to pay $200, won't have to walk two miles, and won't wake up to 14 hours of searing heat the day of and day after. Why don't you just go see them somewhere else and save yourself time, money and sunburn. Speaking of sunburn, someone send me some photos of some pale-ass hipster kids with some nasty burns when the weekend's over.

strivejive Wed 2/1/2006 05:30PM
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roo?
booo
there are some good artists id like to see, and im goin to
someplace else. for 200 bucks u shouldnt have some kind of diverse thing so you only enjoy 10% of it. fuckin death cab and bright eyes billed above mmw and the flecktones? get that emo bullshit outa here. bonnaroo is flyin itself into the ground/mud.
roo needs some quality control.

danknugget star Wed 2/1/2006 05:41PM
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Have this festival but don't call it Bonnaroo!!! When I think Bonnaroo, I think of 02 and the life changing musical experiences I had. Having this line-up represent the name Bonnaroo is like what Woodstock 99' did to the name Woodstock. Bonnaroo was the original ultimate Jam festival now it is crap. For those of you who are enjoying this just remember how it started and what it stood for. You can step in all you want and tell the phamily to go away but just remember we got there first before you even knew what it was!!!! The majority of the true community will agree. So take it!!!! It was shit after 03' anyways.

bigfro Wed 2/1/2006 06:07PM
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bigfro

God Bless you danknugget. He got it right on the head. You can steal our scene and throw the phish heads out, but you'll still need us to find something cool for you to do next year. After all if the conversation is about JAMM it certainly isn't about you.

rockout42 star Wed 2/1/2006 06:18PM
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I've been to all four Bonnaroos and I can tell you that Wakarusa is where it's going to be at this year...there is absolutely no question about it. I'll never forget that feeling I had when I first heard about Bonnaroo taking place. That first one was so magical and wonderful...this year's festival most certainly will not. How could this have happened? I guess the hipsters can have Bonnaroo although I highly doubt that any of them are going to be prepared for three days of camping in Tennessee in June.

It's going to be Woodstock '99 all over again. Ashley Capps and the boys at Superfly, what the hell are you thinking? Don't forget that the jam community put you where you are at right now. Turn your noses up at us and we will never forgive you.

paleale star Wed 2/1/2006 06:35PM
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I am very disapoineted with this years acts and also feel that superfly productions is gettin away from their roots. This is the line up that should play bonnaroo. Cheese,WSP,Phil and friends,Govt mle,Umphrys,D-Biso,STS9,MMW,Moe,Keller,Trey,Soulive,JFJO,Bela and the flectones,Newdeal,Galatic,The Duo,Vida Blue, Gorden and Kotkee,YMSB,Claypool,Almans, Tea Leaf Green,John Schofidl ,Charlie Hunter,G love ,brthers past,Mars Violta,North Missisippii All Stars,Flaming lips ,Particle,Rober Randolf,Wilco,Ween,MMJ,Strangefolk,Kaki King,John Brons Body, The Slip,Appolla Sunshine,DJ Logic,Oteil and the Peace Makers, Addison Grove Project. Now that is a line up i would ove to see why cant somone create a festival were all these bands play .It would be the festival to end all festivals. Highly unlicly to ever happen but would be great if it was ever put together.

Duckfrey starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 06:38PM
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Duckfrey

Radiohead a headliner? Maybe a late night set, but not a headliner. I don't care how great Rolling Stone Magazine says they are. Petty a headliner? Who wants to pay $200 to see Petty and not to mention one of the worst artists around, BONNIE RAITT. Are you kidding me?

For those of you still waiting for the "jam bands" to sign on, forget it. The only bands (to name a couple) left to sign are bands like Matchbox 20 and Kid Rock. Better hurry up and get your tickets to Wakarusa if you want to see a good "jam" festival.

HippieElegance starstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 07:17PM
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hmmmm....... so im kinda dissappointed in this line up, I saw Tom Petty and the heartbreakers last summer, I would like to see them again tho......I was hoping for some Keller and Some Neil Young..... throw those in and im there, so im undecided on this lineup at the moment.

theivywall Wed 2/1/2006 07:24PM
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theivywall

It seems folks are getting to thrown off by who they DON'T WANT to see that's playing Bonnaroo and not paying enough attention to all the groovy artists there. if you like the indy scene SUperfly has done a nice job of getting you covered : my morning jacket, andrew bird, bright eyes, they even put death cab on the bill (a move they surely anticipated would irk jamband purists). if you dig jazz\jam\bluegrass there's still plenty to see, however, and anybody who can COMPLAIN about seeing Radiohead I honestly don 't believe has given Radiohead's inventive and novel approach to music and quite profound and socially relevant lyrics a solid, open-minded listen. I'm a jamband fan myself and I can't complain at all: Lesh and Friends, Moe, Bela, MMW! there may be a sparse quantity of jam groups, but there's plenty of jazz groups: bill frissel, rebirth brass band, neville brothers, soulive that tear it up and are definately worth your time. also, I'd be greatly surprised if several jam scene staples weren't added in the coming weeks. so rather than make it a war of biases and preferences, TRY to dig on some of the indy groups (MMJ at Broo last year was great and bright eyes is a solid lyricist) and try to appreciate the potential this festival, allbeit commerical, has to unite individuals from all different sorts of musical backgrounds and scenes. mix it around, share passions, open your mind, have a good time. it's not too difficult with the right intent and consciousness. peace.

shakobe starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 07:45PM
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WHAT!?trey,sci,widspread,phil lesh,dmb,les claypool,and the token hip-hop act every fu--ing year, same fu--ing festival,again and again and again and again.i say bravo bonnaroo, be bold, shake shit up, get differnt bands or your fest will become old stale and yes the SAME.LET the nay sayers go some where else, more room for new faces, new friends, new energy, change is good.

JaYz618 Wed 2/1/2006 07:50PM
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Chill Out, There are still some good acts here this year..Radiohead can put on quite a show.. Beck shouldnt be there.. I still need to see some Warren here.. Les Claypool wouldnt be bad... keller...umprheys....there are still announcements to be made...hope for the best.... no dave wouldnt be a bad thing. although they should have tim reynolds do a solo show...real cool stuff

thebum Wed 2/1/2006 09:05PM
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thebum

I'll admit. Every year, on the online survey after the show, I list Blues Traveler and Radiohead as bands I want to see there. In almost any interview, Superfly mentions Radiohead as a dream band. Personally, thought each year had a bit of a theme. We let Gomez come hang out. You know who was at Gomez shows before 2004? Radiohead fans. This could be fun. I don't see us losing our scene to a bunch of depressed college kids. Let's see what the rest of the lineup looks like. Nothing I recognize here is crap. Well, Tom Petty's not Neil Young by any means, but that's why I can't see him playing 8-12.Please. I'll still go. It's my favorite city.

thebum Wed 2/1/2006 09:08PM
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thebum

Remember James Brown? He's the shit, but he did NOT fit in right before the Dead.

bjhsk8r starstarstar Wed 2/1/2006 10:15PM
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I posted before, but after reading I learned a few things and reformed my perspective.
A)I think that before everyone says it has been bad since the first year could be going to the extreme. Not trying to alienate anyone yet, just hear me out. Last Year was my first year attending the fest, and I am no mainstream fratboy kid. In fact, I grew up listening to jazz and blues, not rock. I loved the great diversity and balance '05 had. Where else could I go to see Herbie Hancock, Galactic, Gov't Mule, KDTU, etc. etc. so anyone who says the festival has been bad since then is looking at it very subjectively to say the least.
B) I first posted to say how bonnaroo has been a jam festival since it's inception. I still say that, and despite what it's motto is. it should cater to it's audience. I don't think this is a question of music like a lot of you are making it out to be. I keep seeing oh how can you not like radiohead and how can you not like tom petty or Why isn't sts9 playing or The Flecktones headlining? The problem is that everyone can't like the same music, and I would argue that on Bonnaroo's behalf it is hard to know exactly hoow a couple hundred thousand people are going to react, so they put an initial lineup that includes a diverse range of music.
C)I don't think it matters who is headlining. Some of the best acts I saw last year played in the smaller tents (TLG, Galactic, STS9) and some of the worst shows I saw were on the bigger stages (Once again alienating some-Trey, so I think the headlining thing doesn't matter as much as we have hyped it up to be.
D)Lastly, Bonnaroo always pulls something out of the magic hat to add to the line up. I mean last year some of my favorite acts (The Word, Headhunters '05) didn't come into being at the festival until the 5th or 6th round of additions)

Regrettably, the lineup has indeed grown progressively more mainstream, but as a festival gets its roots it will expand into its own personality, and it seems that it is a little bit of a slap in the face to jam fans, but fortunately we have the will to say, for example, "hey, my 200 bucks isn't getting me what I want anymore,I'm going to take my $200 elsewhere." Music is great in that we decide what we like- no one is shutting down the jam scene here. It's nowhere mear the end of an era as long as the fans are loyal to what they like. That's true of any music.

TreyIsMyHero1 star Wed 2/1/2006 10:45PM
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For all the people out there saying this is a good line-up your all crazy. If you wanted to see more than just the same old jam bands go somewhere else. Bonnaroo has hit an all time low and i dont think there is any comming back. I thought this was a jam festival and if you cant jam out to the headliners whats the point. I like radiohead but not at my summer jam fest. i know i wont be going looks like its Wakarusa this year

krsmall star Thu 2/2/2006 04:06AM
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to doblejota83 if they added kanye west or outkast or any of those bands u put i wood burn superfly productions down to the ground this year suks and the additions will only get worse so have you half emo half indie festival and stay away from the good places like moedown and 10klf and waka

gotte00 starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/2/2006 05:00AM
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people have got to stop bashing the jam community. i remember the days when i could go to a phish pr dead show and sit in the lot and listen to anything from de la soul to the rolling stones to js bach to santanna to pavement and the list could go on and on. i don't consider any of them "jam" bands in the ways the new heads are using to term. jam means to improvise a style(any style) of music. the roots are a hip-hop act, yet they improvise their style and they jam. if you want real jam music, then you should all turn yourselves on to jazz or bluegrass. ricky skaggs and his group are one of the finest jam musicians in years. dungen's songs on their latest album each clock in around six minutes or more, but that sounds like it's not jam enough for this particular audience. personally i get bored seeing the same acts years in and year out. do you think that the disco biscuits, widespread, um et al. only listen to today's jam music? the answer to that is HELL NO!!! where do you think they get some of their influences from? from listening to a variety of music and with this influence they can keep their fans happy by tweeking their great sounds. now everyone should do themselves a favor and check out this year's bonnaroo. dungen, amadou and mariam, seu jorge(scene stealer in life aqautic baby), the magic numbers and so much more. i'll be missing this one as well because i'm living in south korea, home to the worst music ever and no international acts. so stop complaing and enjoy this festival. superfly is doing a great job and becoming a huge player in the international festival scene. they are giving fuji and glastonbary a run for their money. keep up the great work.

PhunkyPhreak Thu 2/2/2006 05:28AM
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They had mtv talking about bonnaroo on the mtv news lastnight. I can't believe its gotten this out of hand. Mtv was talking about it has gone from hippies to a different scene. They enjoy the fact that people are pissed. I'll just attend Harvest fest an hr north of me this year, if they don't get more jam bands.

theheatson Thu 2/2/2006 06:41AM
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Bonna-who cares Bonna-what happened to you Bonna-why would you spend hard earned money on this. Have fun at custyfest 2006. I'm going to music festivals this summer not a custyfest.

theheatson Thu 2/2/2006 06:48AM
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anyone who says this is the best lineup didn't go to the first one

cellscape Thu 2/2/2006 06:49AM
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Some people on this board are really making me loose laugh. I don't think anyone is going to witness fights breaking out between drunkards in front of them due to Radiohead and Beck playing there. But I'm sure there will still be plenty of shady people running around on oxycodone just like I've had the misfortune of seeing since year one. Also, Radiohead doesn't come to the states very often and when there shows usually only come to big cities and they sell out in minutes. This happens to be the their only stop in the US before they go back into the studio.

Hans Thu 2/2/2006 07:12AM
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Hans

Bonnarro renamed Bonnarooapalooza? Discuss. Veteran of all Roo's, and knew already after last year I would not be returning, and thats just reinforced now. Heck, I like Radiohead, but this will not be a festival scene...sorry...and I ain't driving all the way up to Tennessee to go to Lalapalooza 2006. I'd rather save my vacation time to see Panic at red rocks, or anything.

Jason Woodside starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/2/2006 07:22AM
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Jason Woodside

anyone who bashes this lineup is ignorant. there is no festival in the world that has this complete of a lineup, with so many different types of music. there are still jambands, but now there are some indie bands...RADIOHEAD...ummmm the best rock band in the world and the most influencial since the beatles. classic old school shit like buddy guy and dr john. we have bluegrass, reggae, hardcore, indie, rock, jazz, blues, electronic and more. what more do you need? im so sorry everybody who only likes a band that plays a song for 30 minutes because they cant seem to get any direction and purpose in their music. hate to burst your bubble, but songwriting is as important as being able to play your instrument and only bands who do both extremely well are destined for anything. phish was a jamband but they still had their share of pop songs. when hoist came out everybody was like wtf. they even made a music video. sorry there is no particle or bisco. i guess you care more about mindless jams then good music. lets face it any group of semi-talented musicians can go on a stage and mindlessly trade solos, ive done it, particle does it and so does bisco. the jams go nowhere they are just repetitive garbage. this line up is so diverse that it is amazing, and the good thing about bonnaroo is that if you dont want to see something, dont see it. there are at least 2 other bands playing at any given time except for the headliners. another thing, people said that now there is no jamband festival, are you stupid or something? All Good, Wakarusa, gathering of the vibes...there are so many, maybe not with 80,000 people but they are everywhere. so quit complaining, there are still jambands but now there are more of everything else, whats not to love. see you smart people in manchester

Hils Thu 2/2/2006 07:28AM
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This will be my first Bonnaroo - and now I hear rumours that it may be the last, on the current site at least! I'm coming from the UK with a friend. Are there any other people out there coming from the UK or Europe?

coltrane1 star Thu 2/2/2006 07:29AM
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yo this is horrible how many years into this do we have to be to bring the kimock band in...bring the duo back as well, with the slip and jacob fred

PlanetVibes starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/2/2006 08:25AM
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Leave the negativity at the door...I know this sounds dumb, perhaps cliche', if you don't like it, don't go! In addition, stop writing on this site about how bad the state of affairs are. This serves no purpose. Instead, appreciate the fact that Jambase and Superfly are looking out for our sanity. I'm sure that if each person here made a list of three headliners, no one lineup would be the same. The point, we need diversity in the industry to keep things normal. The change being initiated is in the interests of the community, as well as being in the same spirit and vein of the jam band philosophy. BTW, it's not that big a change. For one second imagine that we are free thinkers with open minds...pretty tough huh?! WTF indeed!!

tay522 starstar Thu 2/2/2006 09:00AM
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Bonnaroo has never been about the jam bands, but a wide variety of music. At the same time if your a business man you dont want to lose your main audience either, and by sticking Radiohead(much respect) and Death Cab and Petty you might as well just flicked off last years crowd. I went to see the crowes, panic, p groove, and umphrees, and they or no one like them is up there. If bonnaroo is going for a new audience, I'm going for a new festival. -Peace

kidk Thu 2/2/2006 09:03AM
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Boy I'm glad I don't need the jam scene anymore. I love the music, but the fans don't deserve to be called fans Widespread, String Cheese, those guys are lucky Tom Petty's band is'nt a jam band. or they'd be eatin his shit just like the Grateful Dead or Phish. I'll bet Tom's lead guitarist could teach a lesson or two to any of these jam guitar gods.You people show your age like it or leave it Garcia was the only one that really wanted to do this without pay Think about it, it is about money.where is Widespread from New Jersey .I rets my case.

gearzzzzz starstar Thu 2/2/2006 09:04AM
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Theres some good bands and im gonna go but im pissed about the fact that its gonna be a bunch of frat guys wanting drugs and causing a bunch of headaches

skyler Thu 2/2/2006 09:15AM
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To danknugget and bigfro... THANK YOU. the phamily has successfully been pushed away to make way for the... well...for whatever the hell this thing has become. I sincerely hope that some young frat boy can have a beautiful, centering, musical trancendence at this thing.. but I don't want to be around for it. F'd-up-Trey said it best at '02 roo: "We are the scene". This my friends, aint the scene.

NickSoda starstarstar Thu 2/2/2006 09:20AM
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NickSoda

Where did all the jam go!? Dissapointed with this 'initial line-up', although I'm still planning on attending. Really pullin' for galactic/bisco/trey/mule/wsp/sts9......in short, MORE JAM BANDS! I hope going to roo this year isn't a mistake. hooray for summercamp!

okalrightic starstarstarstar Thu 2/2/2006 09:21AM
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this lineup is great, not the best or the jammiest, but still great. Give me Umphrey's, Ben Harper, David Byrne, and New Deal, and i'll be ready for the time of my life. I second the moe./radiohead collaboration prediction. gotta have it!

biscoinferno06 starstar Thu 2/2/2006 09:28AM
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I can see where superfly is comin with radiohead because it will bring in lots of people, and i understand the whole diversity thing, but i think they've kinda got their cards mixed around. Have they forgotten what Bonnaroo is about? The first year this festival was unbelievable, and year by year it seems like its gotten a little more diverse and a little more mainstream. If you like that, more power to ya, but personally i think they need to get back to what made this festival so great and bring back the hot new talent that is out there right now. Bring in STS9, bisco, tea leaf green, brothers past, panic, UM. I realize there is still more time, but I hope some better bands get added, otherwise I'd find it hard to pay 200 bucks to see these bands. Looks to me like Wakarusa might even be better than bonnaroo, and its about half as much, and theyre selling 55,000 less tickets. Also, any hear a rumor that MTV partly owns this fest?

highplains star Thu 2/2/2006 09:53AM
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highplains

danknugget & bigfro are right on. you cant say that there are not some great bands in the line up but the turn in the indie/college/pop direction is odd to say the least. god bless the midwest. WAKA WAKA baby!

xKaseyJones starstarstar Thu 2/2/2006 09:58AM
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I'm so disappointed. Seriously.
What the hell happened to Bonnaroo? Where's all the jam?! Wheres Phish and Panic? String Cheese? It's been replaced with fucking EMO bullshit like Death Cab for Cutie abd Bright Eyes?! Sure there are some good stuff like Phil Lesh, Costello, Moe., Blues Traveller, and Tom Petty... but seriously, what happened?

People are gonna be pissed, for sure.

The Grand Wazoo Thu 2/2/2006 10:04AM
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The Grand Wazoo

They might as well just get Green Day to headline alnong with Radiohead and Tom Petty f'in sellouts.

Toejamz star Thu 2/2/2006 10:47AM
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Toejamz

This is fucking bullshit... seems like Bonnaroo is getting more commercial every year and with that comes shittiness. Death Cab For Cutie? Bonnie Raitt? Bright Eyes? I thought Bonnaroo started out as a hippie fest? I remember the first year when everyone was just catching on to Umphrey's there... i had never even heard umph's before and now i can't get enough of em! What happened to showing people new bands that still stay close to the original intent? moe. and soulive would be the only reason I would go, but i'm not spending 150 bucks to see them two! fucking ridiculous! I hope that Britney Spears or Fall Out Boy wil be announced to headline! wouldn't that just be wonderful? see all the real heads at wakarusa... bitches (by the way, umphrey's & sts9 better fucking sign up for wakarusa)

J420 Thu 2/2/2006 10:48AM
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I was at the first two Roo's and was thinking about a return this year, before seeing this line up. I think the bottom line (and this seems to be flying right over the heads of those who applaud Death Cab) is that the jam fans made Bonnaroo what it is, one of the biggest baddest festivals in the world, and this lineup is tantamount to a slap in our collective faces. It seems Superfly has a real short memory.

nywine starstar Thu 2/2/2006 11:18AM
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Bill Frisell awesom. Radiohead intersting. Is this the American Glastonberry(sp?) Will Moby be at in Manchester next year?
Oh well. I always hope that the jamband scene will include more improvisation but I am always disapointed that there is less.

doblejota83 starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/2/2006 11:29AM
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alot of people are sounding really ignorant right now. my guess is that you have never heard radiohead, and only heard 1-2 beck songs.... these are 2 of the top artists of the last 10+ years, both having a large total of amazing albums.... give them a try before you knock them, if you are like everyone else that i know you will be blown away

Jason Woodside starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/2/2006 11:49AM
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Jason Woodside

I love how everyone automatically thinks mainstream=bad. Sure there is no Bisco, and there wasn’t any Bisco last year, or the year before, or the year before...so why are you complaining that there is no Bisco, first of all they aren’t even good. Second they have like 3 festivals they headline a year. If you are going to wish for better music at least wish for good music...we need some galactic, the slip, les Claypool, garage-a-trois, buckethead...we sure as hell don’t need mindless jambands who suck. But this line up is still sick, and diverse. This is a chance for you all to expose yourself to new music that you were too narrow-minded to embrace, simply because they don’t play 15 minute songs...don’t be ignorant people.

toddyo Thu 2/2/2006 11:51AM
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What's up with this "Why are they here?" attitude towards the indie rock/emo punk bands and their fans. It's a MUSIC festival. There's plenty of room for everyone at Bonnaroo. If the organizers schedule the acts accordingly there shouldn't be any conflicts of interest. The Jam scene seems to welcome bluegrass, reggae, blues and classic rock with open arms. But everyone has their britches in stitches over the 10-15 indie rock/emo punk bands on the bill before being grateful for the 30-40 reggae, blues, bluegrass and jam bands on the bill.
I wish Galactic, STS9 and Joss Stone were on the bill. But I'm sure they'll be back next year. But I'm not going to trash talk Bonnaroo and Superfly if they're not.
I'm just happy for any musician having an opportunity to expose their songs to an untapped audience. Good publicity or bad publicity. Let the Live Music Scene Grow regardless of genres.

crgeorge Thu 2/2/2006 11:52AM
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I might as well turn on my radio.

Wittaker starstarstarstar Thu 2/2/2006 12:09PM
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I can't believe some people. The reason I go to Festivals, and have attended every year of Bonnaroo, is because I love music. Sure I love Jam but shit Mars Volta was the best thing at Bonnaroo last year and the year before The Flaming Lips blew me away. Cat Power, CYHSY, Bright Eyes, Radiohead! Shit son if their gonna bring the indie they know how to do it. Throw Claypool, Mars Volta, Flaming Lips Im there

theheatson Thu 2/2/2006 12:12PM
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woodsidej1 is full of hot air. Go have fun at custyfest woodsideJ1 with the most influential band of your bedroom decor.

voodoochili12 Thu 2/2/2006 12:20PM
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Death cab for cutie and Bright Eyes suck. I fall asleep listening to that shit. I think I'll go to snoe. down and wakarusa and call it quits. BOYCOTT EMO SHIT

danknugget Thu 2/2/2006 01:12PM
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For those of you that appreciated my thoughts about this whole bonnaroo travisty I would like to add a few additional comments. The bottom line is that we understand!! If you have to ask yourself what we understand than you just don't get it. I figured that we had more than a few years to keep ourselves in a truly special and magical part of society that would go by the way side to outside world. During the Phish hiatus it seemed that festivals like Bonnaroo would keep the vibe alive and it gave us the opportunity to experience new acts which I now love today. But we still didn't have an influx of this population that shouldn't be involved until they "get it". But now they have invaded us. After 03 things have progressively gone down hill. I weep for the future if this (and other festival line up's like Langerado 06') is any indication of things to come.

sambo1 starstar Thu 2/2/2006 01:31PM
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I like how Bonnaroo is trying to open up to differnent types of genres but the festival should still be based around and headlined by jambands. Beck and Radiohead are cool but what the fuck is bright eyes and death cab for cutie doing here. Its looking like austin city limits. Deffinatly not worth going to unless they add some better bands. Would like to see galactic and tea leaf green

yankee Thu 2/2/2006 01:37PM
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I think some people are missing the point. It's not that the line-up is that bad. At least SCI and Bisco are keeping their boring selves out of the mix. The problem with this festival has to do with Superfly/ClearChannel turning it into a custy fest. The only reason that some of these bands are on the bill is so they can get the custies into the show and drop an extra $500 on Hemp Jewelry and halter tops from the licensed vendors. The first Bonnaroo was the most fun I had ever had. Late night Denson, Galactic, and midday J5. The second wasn't half bad either, but you could see the vibe shifting into $6 beers and $5 waters. ClearChannels grubby mits were all over it. Now i don't care whose playing there. i'll never go back, because i don't want my fond memories spoiled by what I know it has turned into. Which is a tired franchise bent on collecting as much loot as it can from those people who missed the beginning.

Genji star Thu 2/2/2006 01:45PM
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I am certainly dissapointed at the announcement of the lineup, but not at all surprised! It is obvious that superfly is intent on replacing a unique grassroots, event with a commercialized money making extravaganza. I don't think that Radiohead, Beck, and Tom Petty are bad bands, in fact I enjoy there music, just theres so much better more energized talent out there to headline that it boggles my mind to see these bands in the slots. There are even much more talented acts already on the bill(Bela Fleck, MMW, Phil Lesh, Robert Randolph, Soulive, Moe.)that would make for much more appropriate to headline what started out as and should have continued to be a jam band festival. Diversity is fine, even great, but it should be relegated to the smaller stages and be scheduled so that there is an act of each genre playing at all times so that people can see the kind of music they want to see when they're paying so much to be there. The headliners sould remain jambandish if the majority of the fans are "hippies". If you want to diversify the headliners, bring in really good non jam bands such as Wilco, Flaming Lips, etc...Where is String Cheese?, how big of a crowd will show without the Cheese? Also, real diversity is not bringing in talentless emo-pop acts(deathcab) that are plastered all over the radio anyway!!! Bringing in ethnic and difficult to access music from across the globe; zydeco, blugrass, french-canadian folk, european polka, african polyrhythmic percussion ensembles, Native American flutists, Indian sitar virtuosos, Latin salsa bands, now that would be diversity!!!! And people can actually dance to that kind of music. Isn't that what an outdoor festival is about, camping and dancing in the mud and heat for four days to vibrant music until you can't even think anymore! Anyway, I wouldn't even think about going this year, I'd be ashamed for any true fan of the genre who would!!!!

Jason Woodside Thu 2/2/2006 01:53PM
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danknugget, you are close minded, there is so much great music going on here and you dont like it because they dont jam enough? jamming is the easiest thing a jamband has to do. i am a musician and if you put me in a room with 2 other people, we can have a jamband with about as much talent as particle, bisco, or one of the many others. do you not have any appreciation for songwriting skills? are you the most ignorant music fan on our planet? just because a band doesnt play the same crap over and over again for 20 min doesnt mean they arent good. i used to be the same way as you, until i realized that there is more good music than just whats on the jam scene...grow up man

hellyeah Thu 2/2/2006 02:54PM
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woodside, i swear if you say twenty minute guitar solos one more time.... so we are all juvenile for(remember you request that we all grow up) appreciating something more than a five minute whiny weepy emo band playing on the hallowed ground of bonnaroo. you also can't help every other line tooting your own horn about your guitar playing virtuosity, ranking yourself with the jamband greats. well i probably also would consider myself an excellent musician if i listened to death cutie for cabs. you also said there is myriad other musical options at any time during bonnaroo, but during headline acts, what should be the more momentous prelude to an all night raging, there is no option. i have drank beer sadly at my tent during dave matthews, but like many others, i won't repeat that.

Chantal Thu 2/2/2006 03:04PM
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Chantal

Lineup might be cool for some...but I wouldnt come all the way from California for it. Enjoyed the first one...all I can say is hip hip for High Sierra!

All Loving Liberal White Guy starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/2/2006 03:32PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

HOW CAN EVERYBODY BE SO PISSED OFF AT THE LINEUP??!! I LIKE JAMBASDS BUT IT'S NOT ALL THAT I LISTEN TO. I THOUGHT THAT JAM FANS AND "HEADS" ALL TOOK PRIDE IN THE DIVERSE AND ECLECTIC NATURE OF MUSIC AND OTHER THINGS. IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE LINEUP, THAN DON'T GO. IT'S THAT SIMPLE. LOOKS LIKE THE HIPPY MAFIA IS MAD UPSET. THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THE LINEUP IS THAT MATISAYU IS ON THE BILL. HE IS SOOO PRETENTIOUS AND OVERATED.

danknugget Thu 2/2/2006 03:54PM
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hey woodside since you feel the need to call me out then let's go. First and foremost you must be the part of the population that just doesn't get it. Secondly I am grown, educated, with a career and have been seeing shows since you were getting picked last at dodgeball. Thirdly, if you read my post with more than just half a brain cell you would realize what I am trying to say. This goes far beyond just music. It has to do with the invasion and vitrual take over of what we, the phamily, held sacred for years by people that at one point in time had no clue that festivals like this even existed. I have plenty of appreciation for musical talent and yes that doesn't mean I have to listen to it. Yes I gew up on Phish and Dead but then explain my mass collection of disks from STS9, New Deal, Lotus and Pnuma to Primus and Buckethead to Matisyahu, Steel Pulse and Burning Spear to Bela Fleck and so on. Ask yourself this question, "With what majority style was Bonnaroo founded on." EXACTLY. Ask yourself another question, "How many posts on this board agree with me and not you" EXACTLY.

skyler Thu 2/2/2006 03:59PM
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gotta add a little here..

kidk: have you ever actually listened to a tom petty guitar solo? I bet YOU could play one with not too much practice. I'm not bashing his music, he writes a great rock'n'roll tune.. just not very complicated or expansive.

To Woodside: please watch who you call "ignorant". This is JAMbase.com... not EMO or INDI.com. Can you blame us for being just a little pissed when radio bands invade something WE started? I don't feel like these people are being ignorant for wanting their boner-zoo (thanks rob) back. We deal with bullshit every damn day so forgive us if we like taking a look around at 80k other kids and smiling, or whistling bathtub gin together (if u don't know, don't ask)... feelin' like home. Its harder and harder to find these days!

one thing remains.. all debate is healthy debate, and what better topic?

skyler Thu 2/2/2006 04:02PM
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danknugget... EXACTLY

bcr118 Thu 2/2/2006 04:07PM
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woodsidej1 - have fun at the fest (it's just not what I would drive 14 hrs for)

danknugget - right on the mark

JimmyJamesx5 Thu 2/2/2006 04:16PM
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JimmyJamesx5

I am glad to see that Dave's DRunk ass won't be at the roo this year that is a main reason to go on anybody's list. No Dave fans, I mean most of them left Saurday when he was done playing anyway, but if don't wanna go then don't go tell other people not to go more fun for the rest of us in Tennessee

candykid starstarstarstar Thu 2/2/2006 04:16PM
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candykid

Hmmm...the last time I checked, Bonnaroo was sort of a jam festival that was started when the guitar player for Widespread died in 2002. Now correct me if im wrong on this, because I dont want to offend anyone but I see absoloutely no Widespread on the bill. WTF, you cant have Bonnaroo without Widespread and get away with it. Furthermore, I see hardly any recognizable names in the jam scene that really got me interested other than Phil and friends. I dont know a whole lot about Jam compared to some people, but I do know a reputable name when I see one and Im not seeing any. You know, it appears that once again a great musical pillar of the musical society is falling once more into a sea of greed and played out idea. If I wanted to see emo and indie bands I would turn on the freakin MTV, oh wait...Bonnaroo was bought out by MTV and Coca Cola! So now we'll all have TRL at Bonnaroo with Bright Eyes and Deathcab, not to mention the Yuppie pricks going just to see fuckin Tom goddamn Petty, yeah thats real original. Its like I said on my website, you wanna talk jam, listen to jam, show me some good jam, im down. You mention Bonnaroo or anybody on this years or last years lineup than dont waste your breath.

I came to Jam how about you? I wanted it to be really good this year but as I predicted it isnt. If your on the east coast save a little more money than you usually would and go to WAKARUSA.


You really wanna go to Bonnaroo, save the time money and effort and turn on MTV.

bcr118 Thu 2/2/2006 04:18PM
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Recent revelations from reading jambase:
1. Keller Williams - no longer part of the jam scene (see the Best Feeling Revisited article if you don't know what I'm talking about)
2. Headliners of the largest jamband festival in the world: Radiohead and Tom Petty

What the hell just happened?!?!

PS: I like both Tom Petty and Radiohead, just not headlining Bonarroo.

Jason Woodside starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/2/2006 04:48PM
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Jason Woodside

Well lets see here what was the majority style Bonnaroo was founded on...well we’ve got rock, electronic, jazz, bluegrass, blues, reggae, classical, hip hop, pop, funk, and more. Lets see 5 years later we’ve got...rock (old school shit and new), indie/emo, funk, jazz, reggae, pop, electronic, Latin, blues, and more. So it seems like what Bonnaroo was founded on is still intact, if not more diverse before. At no point was Bonnaroo classified as a strictly jamband festival, it has always been diverse. I hate to break it to you but there is no genre called jamband, and there never will be.

If you think you’ve been going to shows since I was getting picked last in dodge ball you must be pretty old, what are you? That old ass hippie guy selling acid in order to raise enough money to get to your next festival?

Does it really matter that most people posting agree with you, this is a jamband site, of course they agree. That doesn’t make you right. This phamily you speak of is not getting invaded of anything, there are still hundreds of festivals that only hippies go to, ones I prefer to go to actually. I went to the first 3 Bonnaroos, didn’t go last year because I felt it lost its way, and now I’m going again this year...because I’m choosing not to be that ignorant jamband fan who thinks the only good band is a jamband...most jambands suck, most bands period suck. The bands listed here, with a few exceptions, are all amazing in their own right. That exception mostly being death cab. And lets not forget they will still add like 20 more artists. You may not like harder shit, but some of those guys can flat out play, just like Radiohead. They are, without a doubt, the most influential band since the Beatles.

Your mass collections of disks all fall within the jamband scene. Go out and buy Radiohead's OK Computer, if you don’t already have it, which you should, and listen to it with an open mind. Radiohead puts so much thought into every second of their songs, they all play in different time signatures while syncing up again. They are genius. Jonny greenwood, the lead guitarist, makes his own pedals, plays the synth, and destroys mostly any guitarist on the jam scene. Thom Yorke is a very talented multi instrumentalist with a voice that is an instrument in its own right...these guys are amazing and I could go on all day about how they are far more talented than almost any jamband.

PheelinPhunky starstarstar Thu 2/2/2006 04:55PM
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PheelinPhunky

all im saying it this is gonna be the first bonnaroo i have ever attended this year and it deffently isn't the lineup i was hoping for. dont get me wrong i love tom petty, bela, phil lesh, rusted root, moe., and some of the bands on the list i think just don't belong there. im praying that keller, SCI, Trey, jack johnson, ben harper, and the allman bros. are added or i will be very upset at SUPERFLY. because if they don't keep it in the phamily like they have in the past they will let a lot of people down. END OF STORY

specialist Thu 2/2/2006 06:45PM
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I listen to a little bit of everything and i am psyched about this lineup. But with that said, i hope most of the additions are jam-friendly bands.

oh and people should stop labeling Death Cab and Bright Eyes as "emo." These are certainly not emo bands. Please don't judge a band because of some of the fans that listen to them.

rompums starstar Thu 2/2/2006 06:57PM
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I've always liked going to bonnaroo in the past, but can't justify paying so much to see these bands. Hope the crowd is still good for those of you that go. I'll be at Wanee, Wakarusa and a bunch of the smaller fests this year instead. Nothing against the bands that are going to play, but not my style.

bcr118 Thu 2/2/2006 07:04PM
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And one last thing: for all those that are praising Superfly for their superbly diverse selection - where is the representation of electronica/lounge/dub (whatever the hell it's classified as), such as artists like Thievery Corporation, St. Germain, Aim, Goldfrapp, etc.?

All Loving Liberal White Guy starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/2/2006 07:48PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

WHAT YOU ALL DON'T REALIZE IS THAT BONNAROO IS BETTER OFF THIS WAY BECASUE NOT ONLY IS IT A TRULY ECLECTIC LINEUP BUT ALSO THE FACT THAT THERE WILL BE LESS PEOPLE IN THE ATTANDENCE WHO CONSIST OF SPOON FED FRAT BOYS WHO THINK THAT THEY ARE A "HEAD" JUST BECASUE THEY WEAR A TRUCKER CAP TILTED SIDEWAYS, ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO IMPRESS PEOPLE WITH THEIR EXPENSIVE GLASS PIECES, PLAY HACKEY SACK, HAVE A BOB MARLEY POSTER IN THEIR ROOM, HANG AROUND AT O.A.R. CONCERTS,LIKE JACK JOHSNON BECASUE THEY THINK IT WILL GIVE THEM BETTER LUCK WITH THE LADIES, USE THE WORD "SICK" TO DESCRIBE HOW COOL SOMETHING IS AND THINK MATISYAHU SO SICK BECASUE HE CAN DO A BEATBOX. IF YOU KNOW WHAT I;M TALKING ABOUT CAN I GET AN AMEN????!!!!

nomemory starstar Thu 2/2/2006 08:59PM
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nomemory

I must be the only one in the universe that thinks Radiohead is one of the most overrated bands of our time. Kid A was an excellent album, the other stuff puts me to sleep for the most part.

I was excited when they cut the festival back by 10,000 tickets, thought it was real decent and non-capitalistic of them. Then I realized that they raised the level one ticket prices nearly 50$ from last year, and last years line-up was just barely good enough to make it the best fest of the summer. I might hit up a fest this summer wakarusa, langerado, ten thousand lakes, but not bonnaroo. There are good bands, but I'd just asume go see them individually. All the thoughtless psuedo-hippies for the weekend, polluting trash all over the ground last year, just about made me want to vomit.

scubajoe star Thu 2/2/2006 09:07PM
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scubajoe

Bonnaroo you screwed up. You just pissed off about half of the people you sold tickets to last year. No need to downsize this year because your line already did that. For all you Festival lovers, save your money and go to Langarado, Wakarusa and High Sierra.

scubajoe star Thu 2/2/2006 09:35PM
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scubajoe

Wakarusa is going to be like 100 times better than bonnaroo.. did you guys at superfly forget that us jamband fans made bonnaroo what it is. Get your Wakarusa ticket now because all the people not going to Bonnaroo are going to go to Wakarusa for sure, it is only $99 and it may sell out...

Peace!

styleelongboard starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/3/2006 12:01AM
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Wow! Woookaroo! Are the bands Soap and Water playin? They should be. Quit you're cryin'! Cause Neil Diamond is gonna be the headliner. And Culture Club is gonna jam too! This festival should be moved to Three Mile Island where it belongs! Keep the dirty with the dirty. And "Don't Come Around Here No More".

Black Miles Fri 2/3/2006 02:48AM
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MMW, Radiohead, Dr. John, Bill Frisell, Elvis Costello, Atmosphere, Buddy Guy, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Steel Pulse, Robert Randolph!! There's plenty more that i like in there. Last year i was dissapointed with both headliners too and i still managed to have the time of my life...yeah i love trey, but his show at bonnaroo just wasn't all that great, i still had a good time though..caught Karl Denson's late night right afterwards and it was awsome. And sorry to disagree with everyone who just needs a band to follow, but Widespread really just isnt that great. I know i'm gonna get shit for knocking WP because my names phishhead, but as much as i love phish, i'd be so dissapointed in them if they got back together, so i dont wanna hear any shit about not liking WP because i'm bitter that phish isnt around.

udsh starstarstar Fri 2/3/2006 07:08AM
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hey danknugget, you got any buckethead shows that you wanna trade, i got just about anything else you could want but am slacking on the buckethead. i would be especially interested in shows from this last tour. other then that i am definintly glad that i picked wakarusa over the roo but i am bummed to miss beck. he is the fucking man

Kadgar star Fri 2/3/2006 08:04AM
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You know what? It looks like we need to define the word "jam" again, because a jam certainly isn't a 20 minute guitar solo. A jam happens when an entire band starts to work together to create a piece of music on the spot. It can be an amazing feeling when you experience that at a show because it's happening right there, right now, just for you. It doesn't matter if there are other bands that are better at music theory then them, or have deeper songs. Fans of jambands love to see a band working together to create something on the spot. It can be for 2 minutes or for 20 minutes. Now, there can be guitar solos that, in my opinion, are not really jams, like moe.'s Buster. I HAVE heard them jam Buster out, but for the most part it's just Chuck soloing away.

So, I go to festivals and shows to experience jams. Now, all I'm asking is "Does Radiohead and Tom Petty fall into this group?"

garriswh Fri 2/3/2006 09:03AM
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why is everyone complaining? this is a pretty solid initial lineup if you ask me.

rhumbatumba starstarstar Fri 2/3/2006 09:11AM
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Bill Frisell, Moe, Bela, Rober R, Mike G., MMW, Soulive, R Root, The Motet, Radiohead, Phil, Dr. John

Methinks it will make for a good festival as long as these bands arent playing at the same time. The crowd will be diverse, that will be interesting.

Either way, I'll be interested to see who else they add.

Rinosquad starstarstarstar Fri 2/3/2006 09:54AM
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To all posts:

Man, I just don't care. Go don't go. I agree with some shit that darknug says, but there are still smilefests and Grateful fests and gathering of the vibes for the headiest of phamily members. This whole flex of authority of whats what is mindless.

PS> Jerry Douglas, Phil, and the Nevilles, and Buddy. I'm gonna have to go, b/c I will never see those four in three days as long as I will probably live. Damn clear channel got me by the balls, but I promise I won't pay full price for a ticket, suckers.

craikes13 starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/3/2006 10:01AM
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craikes13

I think Genji has explained it the best, and I tend to agree. There has never been a problem selling out Bonnaroo in the previous 4 incarnations, why would it be a problem this year, especially when they have subtracted 10k tickets from the pool. I mean, this concert is going to sell out regardless, so why change the crowd? People are going to buy tickets to Bonnaroo because it is Bonnaroo, regardless of the bands. After all, "it's not an experience unless you bring someone along". Knowing that, Superfly can bring the exact same lineup year after year and still sell out of tickets.

However, I am someone who has not heard all that much Radiohead, although my Myfi is beeping like crazy now that I added them to my tuneselect. =) All this debate over whether they are good or not is sparking my interest. I go to Bonnaroo to experience what is new, what is cool, and what can't be found w/out actually being there.

I am not the happiest about the current lineup, but down towards the bottom you see bands like BBB, Toubab Krewe, the Motet & Seu Jorge. I am going for these guys, and all I have heard is the snippets on their websites. I am going for bands like STRUT (they had better make it back this year) who played in the BEER tent.
These groups are the ones to DISCOVER and crap your pants about, not Tom Petty or Bonnie Rait. I like all their music, but I don't think this is the best place for them. I don't like Death Cab, and luckily, they aren't going to be playing a solo set (there will be bands on other stages/tents). If you think about it, people like Bonnie & Tom had better know where they are playing, and jam it up themselves and show some true musical talent, which I know they will. Furthermore, they are BOUND to have sit-ins like every other Roo headliner. Like someone said, let's see Radiohead & Moe tear the sky off the party. Let's see Bonnie funk it up w/ MMW or Robert Randolph.

My bottom line is, I am stuck in the middle of the 2 warring factions of Danknug & Woodside. I love both of you guys (don't know you, but...) and I totally understand the one side, and "get" the other.

Jam is Jazz wrapped up in modern instrumentation & technology, and is a whole lot more than just "noodling" or playing the same thing over and over again. Music is science and math doled out in gargantuan portions. Mozart, Bach & other composers of their day were jammin' because they understood music, and understood where you could take it. If a band like Death Cab can do that in their 3 minute song, then so beat. Personally, I think it is impossible, because it takes time to progress through movements in music. 2 chord changes is easy, and doesn't uplift the soul. If Death Cab can take me higher w/ each movement in their 3 minute song, then so be it, but even if they could, wouldn't it be over too fast? That is why I want my jam, because it is music you don't want to stop. I think most fans of these more 'pop' groups want to hear a bunch of songs rather than being present when the rock song we love so much is turned into a reggae song, just to mix it up.

It is an option and as long as I can walk my happy @ss over to another stage where my preference might be playing, we got a deal, and an experience, and I will gladly bring people along.

tjmp Fri 2/3/2006 10:15AM
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"radiohead, beck, elvis costello, stephen malkmus..... these are amazing acts and not to be missed...... widespread could not stand up to any of those 4."

Your brilliance surpassed only by your stupidity... what a tool

laybcknrelax Fri 2/3/2006 10:19AM
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i'm not gonna to lie, i was a little dissapointed too,but it is easy to see the bright side of this line-up, considering the fact that you shouldn't have to look for it, but we can't forget that they are still going to be adding more artist too damn thing, lets just cross our fingers and hope that the bands we all know and love will show up in the later anouncments and make this year's bonnaroo as great as the ones before.....no worries for now

laybcknrelax Fri 2/3/2006 10:35AM
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driving can suck .....if i didn't like a line-up to a festival and lived so far i wouldn't go either, save the gas money...i'll tell you what ,i live an hour twenty minutes down the road...even if it don't turn out...it's bonnaroo....i'm going...and am pretty sure i'll have a killer time.

bisco4201 starstarstarstar Fri 2/3/2006 10:43AM
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will you guys get over this please!!! first (no sugar coating here) this years roo is not that good yes tom petty WAS good radiohead would prob be my only chance to see them. but all in all its not that good. also for all you P.C. people- there are bands called jambands and blah blah blah with a few exceptions if the bands on here their a jamband. byw tom petty could not hold a lick to panic as with elvis costello get a glue folks . see ya at sierra

shonuff starstarstar Fri 2/3/2006 10:43AM
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The bottom line is that one of two things are going to happen
1- Superfly is going to realize that they really messed up, and get some of the real veterans: SCI, Mule, Panic, Denson, Galactic, so on so on.

OR

2- Maybe 30,000 people show up? Because just based on this message board soooo many people are upset.

I went to 04, and 05, and I'll tell you i'd rather go to Wakarusa. Why go to a half-ass festival. Also, all the people that are knocking the jam band scene, relax. If you look at what people are writing they are not attacking alot of these bands(radiohead,cab,bright eyes). People are just saying they should not be headling. Once again, this does not mean that radiohead is bad, they just should not be headling. I dont recall people going into a fuss about beck playing at vegoose? Also, showing emotion in an argument normally means one is losing the argument.

tjmp Fri 2/3/2006 10:47AM
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I think that instead of paying for Bonnaroo(for the fifth time I might add) this year, Im just going to get into my car and drive the 13+ hours with the radio on. That should about cover most of the talent they have there. I'm still in shock over this. What a dissapointment! Can you even dance to half of these bands. I predict alot of kids dressed in black and more drunk frat assholes and annoying sorority idiots. Have fun cleaning up afer Bonnapolooza. I dont think the indy fans are going to bring their green team with them.

Cheer up though, I have already heard speculation of Madonna and Elton John for next year's fantastic crop of headliners. Imagine the Duets there... magical

And FYI... this IS(sadly was) a jam-band festival

All Loving Liberal White Guy starstarstarstar Fri 2/3/2006 11:06AM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

AS DIVIDED AS WE ALL ARE ON THE ISSUE OF THE BONNAROO LINEUP CAN'T ALL OF US WITHIN THE JAMBASE COMMUNITY HOLD HANDS IN HARMONY FOR JUST ONE SMALL MOMENT AND REJOICE IN THE FACT THAT THE KILLERS AREN'T PLAYING?!

STRUT Fri 2/3/2006 11:52AM
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STRUT

thanks for the props Craikes...we (STRUT) are hoping to be back this year too!! new album is done and we got somethin for everybody!!

much love!

JLSsocca4 Fri 2/3/2006 12:29PM
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This year's festival is going to be awful compared to previous years. This is supposed to be a jam band festival and the only good bands I see are moe, bela fleck, and phil lesh. i predict a turnout of emo kids and annoying frat assholes

iDiOt1 Fri 2/3/2006 01:08PM
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Wake up folks. The hippie scene is dead. Its been dead for a long time. Phil Lesh is 80 years old. Tired ass shit. I thought you guys had open minds. If you honestly think WSP is better than Radiohead or Elvis Costello (minus his stupid comments about Ray Charles) you really need to stop smoking weed. I love the stuff, but, I mean... seriously. Writing songs that are a vehicle for endless noodling is not talent folks. Any song that includes the lyrics "Spinning round the wheel of life" automatically qualifies its writer as the biggest cliche dropping, neo-hiipie psychobabble inclined clown of all time.

danknugget Fri 2/3/2006 01:13PM
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HEY UDSH, I got 10/25/05 on cd but even better I got DVD's of Buckethead's Giant Robot from 7-24-04, A 2 disk dvd of buckethead from 10-26-05, Col. Claypools Bucket of Bernie Brains from 5-5-03, which is a 2 camera matrix audio mix and the best shit ever a dual layer Buckethead from 10-21-05 which I had the pleasure of being at. Give me your e-mail and I would be more than happy to set it up. I am more interested in DVD performances because they take so long to download. I also have tons of Umphrey's and moe. DVD's

iDiOt1 Fri 2/3/2006 01:15PM
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Seriously folks. You guys rip on frat boys constantly (not that its not warranted) but have you guys been to college? Frat boys and neo-hippies are the same thing. One is on the right, the other is on the left. Coincidentally, they are both HATED by most people. Do you guys with dreads realize what you represent to the rest of the world??? Its not good, folks, not good at all.

djterenz Fri 2/3/2006 02:31PM
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Your right man...the hippie scene is dead and frat boys/neo-hippies are the same thing. But Bonnaroo was established as a jam band festival and they strayed from that idea. I know that "jam band" isnt a type of music but it is a mindset, an certain attitude that seperates bands like String Cheese, Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, the Allmans and hundreds of other bands from other independent rock bands. And its attitude that any type of music can pick up. The problem is that most of the bands signed dont have that mindset. I like most of the bands on the list but i dont think they fit the mold that Bonnaroo set up years ago and have sticked to till now. Im still going to the festival but their appealing to a whole new crowd. Good thing im both a neo-hippie and a frat boy or id be pretty pissed like most of these other people.

tjcap starstarstarstar Fri 2/3/2006 03:08PM
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shit brothers and sisters lets try something new and rock this shit. Bonnaroooooooooooo
don't come if your unwilling to get out of your bubble or should i say dreads. Peace out.

Minnow Fri 2/3/2006 03:25PM
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This whole situation reminds me of the second year of the 10000 lakes festival (detroit lakes minnesota, 2003). I have never been to Bannaroo and cannot claim to know about its roots. But I do know there is no question that 10klf was created as a Jam festival; however, the initial lineup for the second year had 311 as one of the headliners, and had other non-jam bands such as marron 5 and the roots. Now don't get me wrong I like 311 and enjoyed the show, but it was out of place. Once this initial lineup came out the message board on 10klf.com had this exact discussion; blaming the people who put 10klf together, claims that "the sceene" is being invaded, and others saying they were going to stay home and watch MTV instead. I admit, I was one of them. But do you guys know what happened? The people in charge of the festival took notice of their customers being upset. When the official lineup came out SCI was at the top, and no more non-jambands were added. I believe this will be the case when the rest of the bands are anounced for Bannaroo this year. Even with a few bands that seem out of place, Jam band fans will most likely look at the lineup as a whole and be happy, . Another possitive that came out of the negative is that the following year (last summer) had the best 10klf lineup so far, with Panic doing 2 nights and Trey doing 1.

theheatson Fri 2/3/2006 03:50PM
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If this is the way it is going to be now with Bonnaroo maybe it is time to remove the Bonnaroo logo or link to Bonnaroo from Jam Base. After all its called JAM Base not custy base

CSchneids929 starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/3/2006 04:18PM
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Hey Guys, You gotta chill out Bonnaroo is gonna be insane as usual with great acts. Radiohead is the best band out and changes their sound on every single album they make. Also there is a bunch of "jambands" and more will be added along with alot of electronica trance. for now... just wait... it will get better

michaeltechno Fri 2/3/2006 06:01PM
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I can't believe how many people can come on here and bash Bonnaroo. Heaven forbid that they don't book the same bands year after year. Heaven forbid they expand and bring in a variety of fresh bands.

I understand all the jambands afficionados when they complain about the lack of trey/warren/sci/umph/etc, but they will add a LOT of jambands. Part of their intention with the initial lineup was to give a big F you to Coachella. The additions will be heavily jam oriented, trust in that.

If you are a "jamband" fan, how can you not be excited to see Phil Lesh & Friends,moe.,The Neville Brothers,Bela Fleck & the Flecktones,Damian Marley,Robert Randolph & the Family Band,Dr. John,Matisyahu,G. Love & Special Sauce,Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder,Steel Pulse,Mike Gordon and Ramble Dove,Medeski Martin & Wood,Nickel Creek,Atmosphere,Steve Earle,Blues Traveler,Amadou & Mariam,Soulive,Rusted Root,Bill Frisell,Rebirth Brass Band - YES,Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk,Steel Train,Wood Brothers,Toubab Krewe,The Motet.

That doesn't include legends like petty, buddy guy, elvis costello, all who will put on great shows whether they are your cup of tea or not.

Not to mention, who is playing late night? I don't see many bands on the list that will be playing late nights sets, except possibly randolph and moe.. Don't you all expect to see some crazy late nights announced, I know I do. Oysterhead anyone?

michaeltechno Fri 2/3/2006 06:11PM
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and for all those that wonder where trey is,

he was added last year during the first round of additions

AND HE COULD BE ONE OF PHIL'S FRIENDS...HE HAS BEEN BEFORE...

mattland starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/3/2006 07:38PM
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mattland

I do miss some of the jambands, but this line-up contains many bands I've never seen or heard of; so it will be new stuff. Hell, I'm just glad that there's no Dave and/or Trey. Mars Volta would be a sick addition, and where's Warren?

Kwatto starstarstarstar Fri 2/3/2006 08:51PM
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Kwatto

"Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not wisdom, Wisdom is not truth; Truth is not beauty, Beauty is not love, Love is not music. MUSIC IS THE BEST!" - Frank Zappa "Joe's Garage"

SolarTree Fri 2/3/2006 10:16PM
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SolarTree

I think this is all a waste of time.. Personally, I opted for Wakarusa as opposed to Bonnaroo long before the lineup was announced. That's my choice though.. I just think i'll enjoy the atmosphere at wakarusa better than at bonnaroo... Whichever you all decide, have fun and be safe! It's festy season, ya'll!!!!!! :o)

hellyeah Fri 2/3/2006 10:58PM
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hey you imply that panic creates pointless noodling, and then quote some cheesy SCI lyric and appropriate it to them. you obviously never listen to their lyrics if you think they aim to only "noodle". and i am sure elsvis costello will really whip eighty thousand people into the same frenzy that panic's sunday night set last year or the legendary first bonnaroo for some of our last shows with mikey. can't rant any furthur right now, gotta change my babies diaper. he attended bonnaroo in the womb last year but he is not a big fan of anyone there but seu jorge this year so he doesn't want to go...

sandytowne Fri 2/3/2006 11:56PM
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kadgar,
your definition of "jam" perfectly defines radiohead. they've been playing together since the early 90's and are one of the more tighter groups i have seen in the past few years. thom's haunting voice over johnny's crunchy guitar, added by colin's crazy instrument he created on his own... radiohead can transcend multiple genre's in their music, which the greats do. you may love them or hate them, but give them some respect. i know people are pissed at the lineup but freedom of choice is a great thing. i probably wont be going, thinking all good is where ill find my jam this year in the NE, but dont ruin it for those who havent experienced the magic of bonnaroo. each bonnaroo has been its own unique experience for me, im sure this one would be to.

Justandy starstarstar Sat 2/4/2006 01:12AM
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After Treys "Special" late night show last year I'd rather not see him this year. Not trying to hear it. Shine on somewhere else buddy. Gimmie some bisco

kojyogy starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/4/2006 03:12AM
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Radiohead is the best live band I and you will ever see in our life time. Jammy and super heavy, you will not see a better mix in a band. I know Radiohead jammy, heavy? I use to think that also, but RADIOHEAD IS THE BEST BAND I HAVE EVER SEEN!. I been going to shows since 73 and have see every major act since (The Dead, Zeppelin, Stones, Who etc) and they are by far the best. Trust me see them at Bonnaroo and see for your self.

jacobandbeth Sat 2/4/2006 06:52AM
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why do people on here bitch about bonarroo being a jambands only fesitival? They have never called it a jamband only festival, and seeing the same shit over and over is nice and boring..get a grip. Radiohead puts on an amazing show and petty is an icon. If you say you have never like petty you are probably lying to yourself because you are trying to be "cool" and diss on the classic rock. I say bonarroo needs a sabbath reunion with OZZIE...and sector 9 should headline. hippies suck brah

dirtysouthbaby89 star Sat 2/4/2006 09:17AM
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yeah like most of these people im VERY pissed
where the hell is

WSP
KELLER
SCI
Y.M.S.B.
GD
CAKE
TREY
BIG WU
TEA LEAF GREEN
DAVE
ALLMAN BROTHERS
OAR

this is supposed to be this big jamband festival
not so lame death cab for cutie and fallout boy emo show..

i had fully intended on buying VIP tickets since im finally able to go to bonnaroo and now im not even going..

and some people on here are saying to throw in some new bands well they did .. ALL new bands.. give a few more old bands than just MOE.. ( ive already seen MOE ).. big deal.. and some other people are also saying that it will still be as exciting and energetic or whatever.. yeah it will but the whole point is the music..

BONNAROO HAS SOLD OUT.

the whole point in jam bands is because they dotn sell out.. they dont play just for money.

well.. bonnaroo is now packed full of emo bands and sold itself out.

have fun to those of you who still plan on going.

dirtysouthbaby89 star Sat 2/4/2006 09:21AM
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and for everyone thats sayign jam bands arnt all the music there is.. and we should be more open.. and shit.. BULLSHIT MAN.. thats what this concert is for.. JAM BANDS. thats why it is a JAMfestival.. on a JAMBAND site.. if you dont like jambands then you should go to this because there isnt going to be any jam bands at bonnaroo this year.

Picardi Sat 2/4/2006 10:49AM
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i dont think too many people are wondering/giving 2 shits about where Trey is

huckfather Sat 2/4/2006 10:56AM
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Here is an article on the net that I found that talks a little more about bonnaroo and it's lineup.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060204/en_nm/festivals_dc

rockyfalboa Sat 2/4/2006 11:42AM
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As many other I was scurred at the initial lineup announcement, was shocked to see radiohead and beck up there, i enjoy both of them, excited to see beck but still surprised they are playing Bonnaroo, but seriously just because a band doesnt fit into the rockandroll, bluegrass, funk, etc genre doesnt mean they dont jam, i havent seen radiohead but have read reviews and heard they put on a wonderful show, also to Minnow, The roots is definately a jam band, and of all the legendary bands that i have seen live, the roots put on one of the best of those shows by far, I do believe we should wait it out to see who else they are announcing, of course if Tom petty is playing a four hour set thats enough to make me go to tennessee by itself, and also if you guys dont want to go to bonnaroo, drive over to my neck of the woods for the jerry garcia bday bash in wv!

Wrechords starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/4/2006 11:44AM
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For all who are arguing with each other about jamband this and jam band that. Grow Up. Both sides of this Bonnaroo "dibacle" need to really open yours eyes, shut your mouths, open your ears, and listen.....If you truly love music like sooo many of you state...then you would "appreaciate" music of any kind, I don't mean that u have to love all the bands in the world....but, give em a chance. It's bull shit to see people who say they love music, just start bashing on what other people just because they don't suit their own personal tastes. I will be at Bonnaroo just like the last 5 yrs. and I won't be bitching either.

AustinJams starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/4/2006 12:03PM
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AustinJams

What a bunch of whining babies. "Where's trey, where's WSP, where's SCI" A few people have already said it but i'll say it again. They can't have the same acts play year after year!! And the people yelling for STS9 latenight, again? Sorry you missed last year and '03, but its been done already. Go to JITD or High Sierra. I do agree that many of these bandss don't really "fit" the scene. They seem to be taking a page out the Austin City Limits Fest as far as the type of diversity they are attempting. Most of the Indie on here i'm not really that familiar with, the exception being Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, which who are fucking awesome and i can't believe they are playing Roo. and are really one of the only reason i'm going this year. Well MMW late night will be the best thing there this year by far. After getting rained out in '04 and no where in site in '05. It will be the baddest throw down of the year. Their '03 latenight set is by far the greatest show i've ever seen and i know they can top it.

But as to the Spirit of Bonnaroo and what makes it special. Is that everyone is included. There is something for everyone there no matter who all is on the bill. I agree Tom Petty is a pretty weak Head liner. I've seen him a few times he is a great musician, and i enjoy his songs, but not someone i would think to see headlining Roo. And to all you Radiohead bashers. You have no idea what you are talking about and i'm glad you won't be there. I would much rather see them Headline than another trey Bonnabomb show. 70 volt has another few years to practise before they are worth seeing. And whoever said Trey could be a friend of Phil is totally right, not likely, but could happen. and i'm sure would be a surprise and not something that is announced if it happens.

All in all i think this is solid line up that has some gaps rtight now, but will be filled in the coming weeks. I'm looking forward to:
Phil Lesh & Friends, moe. , The Neville Brothers , Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
Buddy Guy , Damian Marley , Robert Randolph , Dr. John , Matisyahu ,
Mike Gordon and Ramble Dove , Medeski Martin & Wood ,Blues Traveler
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks , Jerry Douglas , Soulive , Bill Frisell ,
Wood Brothers and Toubab Krewe.

This in itself is fantastic, forget all those other bands that dont fit in or you dont like. Let some else enjoy what they like. And, who cares if the headliner is weak one of the nights. There are so many things to do and so many ways to have fun there that it doesn't really matter and isn't worth bitching about. Peace.. JITD here i come, next stop Bonnaroo..

mvp8779 star Sat 2/4/2006 01:11PM
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what a yawner. no way they sell 70k tickets to this, no way. if you think this lineup is good, look at the lineup for '02 or '03. those were good lineups. this is commercialization.

wspkid Sat 2/4/2006 02:13PM
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This has to be the worst lineup that they have ever posted. This is supposed to be a jamband festival. What is the hell were they thinking when the added Radiohead, Bonnie Raitt, Beck, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, and the Neville Brothers to the lineup. Although I wouldn't mind seeing some of these bands, this is not what Bonnaroo is about. Where in the hell does Bonnie F-ing Raitt fall into the jamband scene? This was started as a jamband fest and should remain a jamband fest. Where is Panic, SCI, Gov't Mule, Umphree's, Karl Denson, North Mississippi Allstars, and others? I have driven from Houston every year to attend and at this rate, last year will be my last. Thanks Clear Channel for screwing up our festival.

musicfan9 starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/4/2006 02:46PM
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Sure Bonnaroo kind of sucks on paper this year, but there's enough good stuff there to make it worth while. Sure there's the shitty stuff, but its overshadowing the undeniable groove of acts like the Flecktones, Skaggs/Thunder, Phil Lesh (who from what i've heard has a pretty bitchin' band right now), Jerry Douglas, Dr. John...an unexpected surprise... Buddy Guy, and...well, that might be about it so far. But so what, Bonnaroo usually doesn't get intresting until the Merlefest acts start showing up in the second round anyway...like Doc Watson in '04. Think of the second round announcements last year... ratdog and herbie hancock, who were two of the best shows. What I'm sayin is don't count the Roo out until you see the whole set list. I'm sure that a few more jambands will show up to round things out, and maybe even a couple more surprises...Sam baush or Hot Tuna maybe? As long as I can have a Newcastle in hand and the Death Cab For Cutie fans stay the hell away from me, it could be a pretty fun year. I'm just tryin to stay optimistic people...Manchester is close to me and I need something to get excited about... SO I EXPECT ALL OF YOU GOOD MUSIC FANS TO BE FRONT AND CENTER AT THE FLECKTONES CONCERT WITH ME!!!!!!! Look at it this way, if half of the 80,000 people go to the shitty concerts, it'll make it all the more comfortable for the rest of us who are at the good ones. Hope to see you there!

lou_weed star Sat 2/4/2006 03:23PM
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just saw the line up on mtv.com. i heard rumors pink and nelly are doing to play the late night sets, possibly papa roach. man, i really hope 10klf and wakarusa never pull this crap on us. have fun hanging out with high school kids and prima donnas who are going to be getting drunk and starting fights with people because they got hit by someone in the mosh pit.
by the by, for all the people writing on here saying we should be more opened minded and accept these bands is a load of crap. i was at lollapalooza in chicago last summer and panic headlined it with other acts like dashboard confessional, weezer, etc... the week leading up to the fest there was an article in the paper about lollapalooza and the bands and it totally ripped panic saying it was a desgrace to have them headline and many other people thought that way who were there. so dont come on the message board sticking up for your popular bands and tell us jam band fans to have an open mind. yes those bands are good but the bottom line is that they dont belong at the super bowl of jam festivals. i love radiohead and theyre really good and i actually think they're a good fit but I think they went too far. if people want to see my morning jackets or death cab they can either turn on mtv or go to the warp tour or lollapalooza. they dont need to invade our festivals and leave us with nothing. they really might as well of gotten p diddy. whatever, f it.

kaspian420 starstarstarstar Sat 2/4/2006 03:26PM
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All you indie-rock, hipper-than-thou, hippie-hating, Cartman wannabees are showing your own ignorance by thinking
that jamming is strictly limited to guitar-solo wankery. Look at Jack Johnson or Del McCoury's band. Those boys jam
and it isn't with 40 minute guitar solos either. Also, you can't understand why we might be upset because you don't
have the whole community/phamily part of the scene that the jamband audience is a part of. Except for attending
Bonnaroo, Radiohead fans would probably never have any other interest in going to a farm in Tennessee. I think Tom
Petty embodies the hippie-vibe more than they do. I saw him back in the early 90's and out of all the shows I've
been to, he put on one of the best live concerts. And in '97 when he was doing a run of shows at the Fillmore, he played a really sweet version of Friend of the Devil, so he gets some bonus points for that. Getting him isn't that
much different than getting the Black Crowes, who are one of my favorites. At least they didn't book ZZ Top!
I do think that Bonnaroo shouldn't just stick to the same bands year after year, like WSP, Mule, etc., but I think
it needs to be true to it's roots. And there are alot of bands out there to choose from.
Not to say that Radiohead isn't a good live act. When I saw Portishead they were excellent live, but you couldn't
really do much to their music but stand there. You can't really get your jam on to a band like the Decemberists.
Adding more techno artists I think would possibly be a better choice...like with Josh Wink and Mark Farina, or Richie Hawtin, The Chemical Brothers, or The Crystal Method.
Even Moby..at least you could get down and dance with any of them. That's part of the point with Bonnaroo...it should be all about the groove.
PS: Buddy Guy is the sh*t!

All Loving Liberal White Guy starstarstarstar Sat 2/4/2006 06:12PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

TREY IS GONE!! HALLEUJAH! I LOVED SEEING PHISH WHEN THEY WERE AROUND BUT WHETHER YOU ARE ALL AWARE OF IT OR NOT THE FACT REMAINS IS THAT UNTIL PHISH GET BACK TOGETHER AND TOUR, TREY IS MERELY A HAS BEEN! YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE. YOU JAM "HEADS" AND HIPPIES ALL PRIDE YOURSELVES ON HOWE ECELETIC YOUR TASTES ARE BUT WHEN YOU DON'T GO GET YOUR WAY WITH A BONNAROO LINEUP YOU ALL CRY LIKE A BUNCH OF BABIES WHO HAD THEIR BOTTLES TAKEN FROM THEM. GET OVER IT. AND ONCE MORE, TREY IS A HAS BEEN.

cofor20 starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/4/2006 06:37PM
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cofor20

Neville's, Dr John, Rebirth...
now we need the Meters & Radiators!

who is this RADIOHEAD you speak of?
...I'm interested in finding out.

hope to see y'all there.

cofor20 Sat 2/4/2006 06:56PM
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cofor20

something else to consider.
I live way down south & we don't get many festivals down this way. I've been a JAMBAND fan since before they were called jambands.
point: I know many folks from down this way that goto Bonnaroo every year that don't even know what a jamband is. They just go to party. & there ain't nothing wrong with that, but that is part of what destroyed the Dead scene.
I suggest if you like the line up: GO!
If you dont: DONT!

birdsongjb Sat 2/4/2006 07:18PM
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birdsongjb

You kids should not be dissapointed. THe thing about this festival is to expand your mind, see new things. Don't worry about Trey and Panic, they are not going to miss this year. You will see them. Warren, Less these folks enjoy expiermenting with music. You have the option to go watch something beautiful create or something shitty happen.
Music is about expression don't judge people for bieng who they are. BONNAROO IS A FUN TIME IF YOU ARE SMART AND KNOWLADGABLE IN THE FESTIVAL LIFE! BYRD

psayhey starstarstar Sat 2/4/2006 11:20PM
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psayhey

I've been to all events at the farm in Manchester to date and am going to have to agree with the 'nays' here. I mean, reading the headliners is a who's who of 1998 (or before). Radiohead *is* a kick-ass band and Tom Petty *does* rock, but festive they are not. Blues Traveler?? I'll bet you a dollar they play 'runaround' again.
Remember 2002?! We all showed up and took Tennessee by storm? We showed up 70,000 tour-kids strong by word of mouth; waited sixteen hours in traffic; suffered second degree burns in the sun?!. But for a Keller Incident or a KDTU Friday night, it was worth it.
I can see this years event already. It'll be like a weekend at Deer Creek, buying ten dollar frozen frozen drinks and seven dollar shwag beers in the venue with shady kids in the lot ready to rip off anyone unsuspecting. Hell, with Tom Petty here maybe we can have a 'best mullett' contest.
I'm not going, but I had decided that during last year's step backwards from 2002.
I had a chance to talk with one of the promoters of Magnoliafest when they branched out to do a midwest version of it last fall in Indiana. There was hardly anyone there, but he was optomistic because there were *some* people there and, he explained, "it takes five years to build a festival."
It took five years to kill this one.
See you at Allgood or Telluride,

brettanderson Sun 2/5/2006 12:39AM
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Gomez is the best band there this year. Check them out

harmonic star Sun 2/5/2006 11:52AM
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i would sneak in for the damian marley set, otherwise not worth my dough

JLSsocca4 Sun 2/5/2006 11:53AM
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I was hoping to take my first trip the the bonaroo festival this summer. I attended the big summer classic with SCI, Yonder Mountain String Band, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Keller, Umphrey's Mcgee, and others. It was a one day show but it was amazing. Taking a second look at the headliners for bonaroo, I decided not to go. Don't get me wrong, Bela Fleck, moe, phil lesh, beck, and mike gordon are really good, but I would rather see some Panic and some Dead. Its a good 10 hour Drive from where I live, and it wouldn't be worth it. If some bigger and better bands are added, I would definitely change my mind. With headliners like SCI and Widespread, Bela Fleck, Phil lesh, Beck, and moe would be awesome. These bands are good, but I dont think that they deserve to be headliners.

I agree with Treyismyhero1. Wakarusa is the jamfest of the summer. Unless bonaroo adds some bands like govt mule and widespread panic, im at Wakarusa.

hoodoooperator starstarstarstarstar Sun 2/5/2006 12:57PM
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hoodoooperator

FUCK!!!
There i said it, has anyone else read thru all of these comments? It is freakin hilarious. Who the fuck cares who's at the Roo so far, it can only get better. Did everyone forget just how fun bonnaroo is? Just being there with the people and community is alone worth the ticket price.
The love of music is just a common thread we all share, no matter what we listen to. BONNAROO IS ABOUT DIVERSITY, AND SO ARE ALL OF THE OTHER MAJORS FEST OUT THERE. So to all you negative people, if you don't want to go, DON'T. Just please lose the ignorance, your embarrassing yourselves.

PheelinPhunky starstarstarstar Sun 2/5/2006 01:49PM
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PheelinPhunky

right on musicfan9..... as long as THE DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE FANS STAY AWAY FROM THE PHAMILY EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL GOOD..... keller, and SCI better be added...... but i will be def be jamming out to BELA im looking forward to that show

AustinJams starstarstarstar Sun 2/5/2006 02:10PM
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AustinJams

This is the "Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival." Not the "Bonnaroo Jamband Festival." I would like to know where all you folks got that this is strictly a jamband festival?

Larryfest2006 Sun 2/5/2006 06:31PM
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Larryfest2006

just got my wakarusa ticket!! woah!! WAKA WAKA WAKA!!

londonko starstarstarstarstar Sun 2/5/2006 07:54PM
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it honestly hurts me to hear all of you elitest jamband lovers decry such a fabulous lineup. The last year bonnaroo was outstanding to me, mars volta, secret machines, herbie hancock, dj krush, modest mouse and so many others DIVERSIFIED the atmosphere. And while a few of my friends loved all the jambands and went to THOSE stages, I got to go to the other ones and see some amazing acts. People, open your eyes, music is beautiful on all accounts and doesn't need to fit into one neat genre to be good.

My Acts that I will be seeing so far (hopefully):
-Radiohead, Beck, Death Cab, Moe, Neville Bros, Flecktones, Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, Dr. John, Mike G, MMW (gonna be sweet), Gomez, The Jicks, Soulive, Mike Doughty, Sasha (to all the few of us who saw krush set down the set of a lifetime last year, Sasha can keep it up), Bill F*CKING Frisell and the wood brothers.

And more to come.

hellyeah Sun 2/5/2006 10:41PM
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note to self:
unsubscribe to bonnaroo email updates....

umphrees starstarstar Mon 2/6/2006 06:36AM
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umphrees

This year to alot of people bonnaroo had sold out. I would have to agree with the rest of them. people say you should appreciate all kinds of music of diffrent types and i agree with that but some of these bands just dont belong there and are a waist of a headline. they could of had Umphreys Mcgee, WSP, SCI, The Allmen brothers, Bob Wier and Ratdog, Gov't Mule any of these bands if they didnt want to deal with being called soldout. I'm glad that Trey isnt there this year because last year was just a let down but they still could of found better hedlines then Radiohead, Deathcab for cutie and Bright eyes. this was just a let down. thank god for Wakarusa!!!

stephjams starstarstarstar Mon 2/6/2006 06:36AM
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well after looking at the list i am a little dissappointed that theres no: dave, oar (even though they have gone down the shitter i still want to see them again), harper, sts, or jack...i am finally able to go to bonarroo this year and i would have loved to see all those...but i must say this isnt a bad lineup...all of you complaining about bonarroo selling out i think if you really lestined to some beck you would love his crazy lyrics or even death cab and we all know radiohead is amazing...so just look at the positive we got phil lesh and friends (all you dead heads), g love and special sauce (you stoners), matisyahu, cat power, moe, damian marley, blues traveler...and so many other great jam bands...so suck it up it will be a awesome weekend with some awesome music...i know i am very excited!

Hans star Mon 2/6/2006 06:40AM
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Hans

After listening to "Have a Heart" by Bonnie Rait pumped accross the supermarket's muzak system, I decided to return once more to comment. The lineup has alot of great acts - but they built this festival on the 'jam' (kinda hate that term but oh well) scene. The bands and the fans that made this a success have either been left behind, or will not be returning by choice. Smart business decision? Maybe in the short term. Certainly the last couple "Dave" years already flooded the once kind festival with a different vibe altogether. Oh well. Have fun whoever goes. You can claim you were at "bonnaroo" and sing "Have a Heart" for your grandchildren.

cinnamongirl starstarstarstar Mon 2/6/2006 06:43AM
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I think the lineup is just fine this year, bonnaroo as a festival is just overrated. I went the first two years and it was good, but I wouldn't go again....I'm getting married that weekend anyways. I think they will sell their tickets, just to different people who have been there before. Spread the love! And I realize this site is called JAMbase, therefore there is gonna be a lot of jam band fans, but some of you all need to realize there IS good music outside of the genre. Rusted Root, gomez, My morning Jacket, Petty and Radiohead are going to ROCK tennesee this summer. Want a GREAT festival?? Check out 10000 Lakes festival in July. They know how to put on and incredible festival experience!!
Jam on friends!

thelizardking272 star Mon 2/6/2006 07:01AM
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I just want to make this nice and short. I dont think bonnaroo will ever be the same. yet there are a few good bands (moe,lesh) but i just dont like the direction they are going. Me im an umphreys fan and i happy that they are not playing there this year. And it was just much needed. but anyways that how i feel about the situation.

udsh starstarstar Mon 2/6/2006 07:35AM
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hey dank, mikeudsh@yahoo.com thanks

MikeMosher Mon 2/6/2006 07:42AM
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MikeMosher

I am so sick of hearing everyone bitch about how bonnaroo is "suposed to be a jam band fest" It's not about the "scene" it's about good frigin' music!!! I have gone every year and I'll be there this year... terible line-up I think not this fest brings together music from artists as diverse as Radiohead... Atmosphere... and Phil... I for one couldn't ask 4 more.

kidk starstar Mon 2/6/2006 08:20AM
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Bonnie Raitt was jammin' blues when most of the 'roo crowd was in diapers and jamband was'nt even a term.Just to let you know wspkid when the Neville brothers are playing most people backstage watching them will be the musicians of the other bands on the lineup.If the people you love,love the Neville's maybe you should give them a chance. Don't mean to be rude, Neville's are one of my favorite bands to see,
maybe not a jamband,loads of enjoyment. Close your eyes, if the Neville's can't make you dance I'm sorry. There's a reason the Stones hired the Neville's to play their parties and the Dead had them for so many New Years gigs,and if that's not enough Bill Graham promoted them.

Tribal4Zine starstarstarstar Mon 2/6/2006 09:14AM
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Well said by Musicfan9...of course acts such as death cab for taxers might formulate skeptical thoughts towards this years Roo, but common guys if you go up to Manchester with a good attitude your going to have a damn good time. Don't let people with different opinions in music bring your time down.

Blakemeister Mon 2/6/2006 11:29AM
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I don't know if you guys remember, back in 04 Maroon 5 was on the bill. No one came to their tent so they cancelled the show. Hopefully that will happen to most of the emo bands. Bonnaroo will be tits like always.

jeffjazz starstar Mon 2/6/2006 12:14PM
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i love petty but why not book clapton (cream!) or dylan or...? i don't think the point of roo is to get introduced to new acts - i can do that at home or internet with more comfort and less expense.

i think the point is to make money for the festival.

people who complain are much more vocal than ones who don't, so marketers have to take the complaints with a grain of salt. the only way your voice will be heard is to vote with your $$.

i would personally like to see acts such as pat metheney, the breakfast, mose allison, allman brothers, dicky betts, karl denson, steve kimock, gov't mule, ben harper, deep banana blackout... but i am not going anyway!! it would take a lot more than this lineup to get me to spend a week in the sun without amenities surrounded by thousands of ppl. there are other vacation options out there.

for next year, though, these type acts don't belong
death cab ?!?!?!?!
bright eyes ?!?!?!
radiohead ?!??!?!
life is depressing enough, thanks, we get it but don't need it at a good time festival.

and if you're going to do the legend thing...
tom petty (love him)
bonnie raitt
elvis costello
why not book bands that kill like metallica, the who, the stones, clapton/cream, dylan or aerosmith and go all the way instead of half ass.

btw, i heard hootie has a new album out... next up, scott stapp (formerly of creed) playing a late night acoustic set. LOL boneroo

tommytaa starstarstarstar Mon 2/6/2006 12:22PM
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does anyone know how long it typically takes before they release a second round of artists?

mrbaker Mon 2/6/2006 01:20PM
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yeah i think bonnaroo is getting pretty weak. they're selling out and they've lost their vision of what once resembled a community of music. all these crappy emo bands don't have much to offer to a scene that usually exemplifies a 60's 70's feel. none of these bands have any talent and i feel sorry for the credible acts! i believe 05' was the last good year.

ProudestMonkey starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/6/2006 01:46PM
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Who honestly wants to see the same bands at Bonnaroo, year after year after year? Embrace the new lineup, guys. I would have been extremely dissapointed if I had seen the same frickin' artists from last year in this year's lineup. I'm so pumped about this year's festival. BONNNNNAROOOOOOOO!!!

specialist Mon 2/6/2006 02:55PM
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I have been a Radiohead fan for years, but have been to several Bonnaroos and have seen countless acts that fit into that jam scene. Please everyone stop trying to label Radiohead fans or for that matter Death Cab or Bright Eyes fans. I'd say half of you saying Bonnaroo has gone "emo," hasn't even heard Death Cab or Bright Eyes. And don't even pull out the "hipper than thou" bs. It's not like they got some top 40, metal rap meathead group to play. If they wanted a top 40 act, they should've called OAR, Dave, or Jack Johnson (all of which are on MTV). But hey, that's the beautiful thing about Bonnaroo, a little something for everybody, and if it's not to your liking, hit up Wakarusa or Gathering of the Vibes. (both great fests, imo)

All Loving Liberal White Guy starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/6/2006 03:15PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

all of you "heads" and "phamily" people just show how close minded you are by wining about the lineup. i thought you all prided yourselves on how eclectic and tolerant you were. the dream is over! phish is gone and trey is reduced to noting but some dude trying to milk every last dime with his disgraceful solo albums that can't even hold a candle to any of phish's. and who wants to see dave and oar? go back to the frat houses. hopefully cartman will come to wakarusa this year and make it up to the stage and blast a slayer record. if any of you who are die hard roo fans are complaining about his years lineup, you just revealed you own intolerance. either expand your mind or go to your weak wakarusa lineup and eat some granola.

Rainking04 starstarstar Mon 2/6/2006 03:57PM
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I don't know what to think... it's really cool that radiohead is going to be there but 2 nights headlining? that is way to much. I don't know about you guys but seeing Phil as the headliner would be much better and probably give the whole thing a better feel. As for the emo i don't listen to most of it but I've heard death cab for cutie and it's definitely nothing special, they are way too limited in their playing: this is the way i see most of that music...you guys are right it's good to be ecclectic but you have to respect the foundation of the original bonnaroo...Panic and Cheese and Trey (despite his current lameness) are what made bonnaroo. I'll be happy to go see bands like radiohead at some point during the festival. But when it comes time to show what bonnaroo is all about, it should be the artists that we as past bonnaroo fans and attendees feel close to. I love bonnaroo, but I don't like where its going...

mateotee Mon 2/6/2006 08:18PM
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mateotee

They should change the "roo" to "poo" (p).

gotte00 Tue 2/7/2006 05:16AM
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remember this was just the intial lineup. so for all of you "true" head, just wait and see. with all the bitchin and bellyaching, it seems as if this is a young crowd that only knows jambands and feel pressure to diversify themselves into some truly unbelivable music. how many people on this site are know dungen, seu jorge, Amadou & Mariam, the magic numbers, ricky skaggs and on and on? do people realize that there is other music than just phish, the dead, wsp, etc.? sure enough there will be more acts added as many of these bands are in the planning stages or finalizing many of their 2006 gigs.there are plenty of other options if bonnaroo isn't for you this year. as an observer of this festival since its inception(due to me living overseas i haven't been able to attend) each year is more diverse than the next and that is something that the original hippies, dead heads or whatever you want to call them thrived on. diveristy, a love for music, travel, people and more is what made the deadhead community so strong and it's the same for the phish community and others. times have changed, look at all of the people who are now listening to live techno thanks to sts9, new deal, particle/hydra, et al. i don;t hear too many complaints about that, but if you bring a dj who is playing similar music, it seems as if the end of the world is coming. just enjoy and embrace the diversity in the musical acts, some of these bands will blow you away and others may still be crap, but give it a chance. i applaud superfly and the other promoters for continuing to diversify. remember these artists don't just listen to other jam acts and that is heard in many of the covers they do. so sit back, relax and wait for more additions to the bill.

tjmp Tue 2/7/2006 06:07AM
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To all of you who keep saying that this is NOT a jamband festival... Have you ever been to Bonnaroo??? Since its beginning, this has been a festival DOMINATED by Jam-Bands, check the previous line-ups. I understand that everyone has their own specific taste in music, and that is fine. I dont EXPECT you to like my grooves... Bonnaroo has always done a good job of throwing various acts in there to satisfy everyone, but you cant expect all of the Jam fans to be pleased with a line-up that has clearly shifted directions. Put Radiohead on a late night... I would love to check some of that out with the option of something else if Im not into it... I dont think that Les will put the PRIMUS show (confirmed... SWEET... http://www.primusville.com/frames/ftour.html) on hold for Radiohead an hour and a half like in '04 to finish watching the Dead... We built this scene, We built the vibe, and WE BUILT THIS FESTIVAL... Now we just feel let down... BRING BACK THE JAM!!

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Well, after number 1 and number 2. bonnaroo has lost me forever.. I dont have any interest in mainstream, commercial crap like its turned into. I knew this was the inevitable. Popular culture and popular bands have taken over. Bonnaroo is a mainstream, commercial venture, that has outgrown itself. I am going to stick to the smaller festivals, where I can see the smaller indie bands I love, with out being trampled to death by radioheads, dave mathews fans, and tom petty freaks.. Jesus bonnaroo has gone to the BIG POP bands.. too bad.. bye bye bonnaroo.
Hello Allgood, Smilefest and wakarusa. Hello lotus, steve kimock, the bridge, and burning spear :)

shanky95 starstarstar Tue 2/7/2006 08:14AM
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I'm sorry to all you deadheads, but phil us thru. His voice is beat and the "friends" he tour with are mediocre with a splash of sickness here and there. Maybe he can play with joan osborne and blow again. I think Radiohead is a sick addition to the lineup and should meld well with some of the bands there. I don't feel like bonnaroo is worth going to anymore. TP and the Heartbreakers are beat too. They sound great on CD but they're live shit is marginal. I can also be sure to here about 12 songs in the petty set. I went last year and was very unsatisfied. 2 mile walks to see music, Budwieser and Pepsi billboards everywhere I look, and Bo Bice with Trey? What happened in tennessee? I don't feel like bonnaroo is worth going to anymore.

officialrx starstarstar Tue 2/7/2006 08:59AM
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Jesus H. Christ people! Will this debate never end? Open your minds for Jerry's sake. Obviously these bands you're condemning have a name in music and eventhough it's mainstream, they must be doing something right. Tell me you don't like Petty's "Last Dance With Mary Jane" or Beck's "Loser". Well screw you, you're lying. I know you used to rock out to Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" video. Stop sipping on the Hater-ade. Take a step back and remember why you got into this music in the first place. Then open your mind and stop crying because Bonnaroo, which was already the most mainstream "hippie" festival, has added some bands that don't fall within your narrow-minded spectrum. Well nothing to be said that hasn't been said before. Thanks for keeping the scene alive.

Whiggy starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/7/2006 09:23AM
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This is the best most eclectic lineup at bonnaroo ever. It doesn't seem as though I'm in the majority on this one though. Why is it so many people are afraid of change? Don't get me wrong I love a good jam just as much as the next person, but unless it's one of the headlining sets, who can really say that the 45-60 minute "festival set" is the best way for this music to be heard anyways? It's hardly the best forum for any band that can stretch a song anywhere from 10-20 minutes. I'm looking forward to seeing Radiohead , Elvis Costello & Tom Petty. When I want to see moe. I'll see them when they're touring and playing 2 sets, the way it was meant to be heard. The festival is for diversity and finding new music in my opinion.

cellscape Tue 2/7/2006 09:38AM
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I'm not sure if I agree with what seems to be a general assumption that Radiohead is so commercial and main stream that their audience will be made up primarily of drunken frat boys. Radiohead has never tried to appeal to the masses, they are just such good musicians and song writers not mention innovative and cutting edge that they warrant heavy critical recognition. They did come out with what is considered by many the best album of the nineties before completely switching there sound again. Now WSP, on the other hand I've always known to have a huge college audience, many of whom are in fraternities. Maybe that's just here in the SE, but the one time we had WSP come to my school(ASU), the event was put on by fraternities and Athens, Atlanta, etc. are no exception. So it just seems weird to me that Radiohead is being labled as a popular frat band. Do not mistake Radiohead for coldplay they are not the same.

ongbak Tue 2/7/2006 09:55AM
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bonnaroo has gone the route of modern FM radio, and sold out
i knew the appeal was over when my friend who goes to emo and mtv concerts said she was going to go because it was "the thing to do"
wakarusa and the biscuits, helllooooooooooo

cocheese Tue 2/7/2006 11:11AM
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cocheese

Nickel Creek? What the HELL? I've never really heard of RadioHead but whatever. The "jamband" scene is getting too pig headed for my taste. I think I'll stick with my SOUTHERN ROCK and WANNEE FEST. That what we southerns get for letting all you damn yankees in on our fun, as usual you screw it up and then bitch about it. Please don't drag down our great SOUTHERN ROCK bands like Allman Bros., Panic, Govt. Mule, DMB, NMAS, Derek Trucks, Old Union and so on. Enjoy if you want, but leave the Yankee 'tude at home and embrace the the SOUTHERN COMFORT of TENNESSEE.

hellyeah Tue 2/7/2006 11:16AM
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whiggy, most bands at bonnaroo don't play 45 minute sets so the format does not automatically favor bands that play such sets. the headliners are given three hours+ and in the tents bands are alloted anywhere between one to two hours. and if a festival is all about new music, does tom petty and elvis costello qualify as such?

rowandy Tue 2/7/2006 11:39AM
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RADIOHEAD!!!!!!!


moeron99 Tue 2/7/2006 12:43PM
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For those of you who don't think Bonnaroo has sold out and changed their ways, I suggest to take the time to watch the trailer of the 2002 dvd.

http://www.bonnaroo.com/2002/trailer02/index.htm

"It has nothing to do with commericalization." is my favorite quote.

AustinJams starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/7/2006 12:44PM
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Moe. will have a latenight set for sure. They will have at least two full sets if not an extended encore that turns into a 3rd set, anyone remember The Moe. show?

Other candidates for latenight already on the list are: MMW, Soulive, MMJ, Dumpstaphunk, Atmosphere, and possibly Robert Randolph.

theheatson starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/7/2006 02:06PM
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I have nothing against Radio Head, but their fans who think they are the center of the universe are really getting annoying. How many of you hardcore Radio Head fans went to past Bonnaroo's? If most of you didn't maybe you can understand why the rest of us are pissed about the line up of this thing. Sorry, Radio Head does not do it for me, and neither will Bonnaroo this year. But on the up side there will be plenty of good music this summer starting with summer camp.

specialist Tue 2/7/2006 03:26PM
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i am a hardcore Radiohead fan and have been to Bonnaroo 03 and 05.

ProudestMonkey starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/7/2006 04:45PM
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On behalf of all Southerners, I apologize for tboneaplenty's ignorance.

gregpua Tue 2/7/2006 06:20PM
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tboneaplenty :: 2/7/2006 11:11 AM
Nickel Creek? What the HELL? I've never really heard of RadioHead but whatever. The "jamband" scene is getting too pig headed for my taste. I think I'll stick with my SOUTHERN ROCK and WANNEE FEST. That what we southerns get for letting all you damn yankees in on our fun, as usual you screw it up and then bitch about it. Please don't drag down our great SOUTHERN ROCK bands like Allman Bros., Panic, Govt. Mule, DMB, NMAS, Derek Trucks, Old Union and so on. Enjoy if you want, but leave the Yankee 'tude at home and embrace the the SOUTHERN COMFORT of TENNESSEE.
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I'm not sure if you know the connection between bluegrass(talking about Nickel Creek particularly,right now) and the south.

Haha and DMB southern rock? First off I wouldn't call DMB rock nor rock from the south,Charlottesville VA is not in the south.

panicnthestreet Tue 2/7/2006 07:41PM
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ummm .....im kinda confused. This is bonnarro right? oh well farewell bonnarroo ..... dust in the wind.

karacter0 Tue 2/7/2006 09:03PM
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karacter0

BARF!!!!Radiohead. this year MTV will televise the fest???
next year all the MTV zombies will flood bonnaroo, riot, burn down centeroo, and destroy a good thing.

ultramegagreen starstarstarstar Tue 2/7/2006 09:20PM
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For all you people who think bonnaroo isnt sticking to its roots heres a list of the bands on the INITIAL line up that have played at previous bonnaroo's

Phil Lesh and Friends
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
MMW
Robert Randolf and the Family Band
Nickle Creek
G. Love and Special Sauce
My Morning Jacket
Rebirth Brass Band
moe.
Soulive
Mike Doughty
Matisyahu
Gomez

if thats not enough here are some bands that i think everyone will agree fit the "scene" of Bonnaroo

Dr. John(coined the phrase bonnaroo)
The Neville Brothers
Buddy Guy
Steel Pulse
Beck
Rusted Root
Jackie Greene
Sasha
Dugen
Mike Gordon
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
The Cat Empire
Amadou and Mariam
Damian Marley
The Wood Brothers

For those not mathmatically inclined thats 45% of the list and and that list doesnt include some bands im really looking forward to seeing like Tom Petty, Radiohead, Blues Traveler, Elvis Costello, Bill Frisell, and Jerry Douglas i mean damn this is a good line up. Dont let Death Cab and Bright eyes ruin it for you, trust me I hate them too and as i pass the tent they play at i will boo them i suggest you do the same. Overall this line up is amazing and I'm sure there going to bring some more jam bands with the next anouncement to the line up. Calm Down Bonnaroo is going to be the festival of the summer lik always.

scubajoe star Tue 2/7/2006 09:34PM
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Ok.. I just watched. the 02 trailer.. best quote.. "(bonnaroo has) not raido type bands, bands that have loyal grass root following" http://www.bonnaroo.com/2002/trailer02/index.htm
It just makes me want to cry. What a good damn time and such good friggin bands that Bonnaroo 06 isnt going to be. It is obvious that Bonnaroo has changed its original grass roots, non commercial, non radio attitude that made it so special. What the hell happened! Please Bonnaroo Please make the second addition of bands be more grass root jam band what ever the hell you want to call it music. I read that 05 sales were down from the 04 year and may be a reason for the change in the lineup this year.(corporate bullshit attitude to try to make more money before good reason) the reason 05 sales went down was because of the shit weather and lake mud-bonnaroo at 04. If they had a similar lineup as 03 they would sell more tickets than 06 for sure. 03 was the shit! Please I want to go to bonnaroo but I want the previous bands to be there mixed with new stuff that is jam, grass, funk, whatever you want to call it (not indie) oriented. Bonnaroo should have a vote from previous attendees on the type of music that should be there and they would see where they screwed up.

Wakarusa is doing the right thing by allowing local bands to compete to play there along with already known festival lover bands. Wakarusa is going to be the festival of the year if bonnaroo doesnt get a clue.

stephjams starstarstarstar Wed 2/8/2006 06:27AM
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you know all of you complaining about the lineup ... dont come...i know i am estatic about the whole festival and esp. since Beck isnt even touring the US yet or atleast hasnt released the dates...i am estatic i get to see him at Bonnaroo!

laybcknrelax Wed 2/8/2006 07:01AM
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I have been in and out of this topic for the past few days. At first i was convincing everyone to wait on more anouncments, and i still think and hope the line -up will get better. in and earlier comment i said i was from chattanooga, and yes i do love my southern rock and was wondering why bonnaroo was sort of straying from all that. where is all the blue grass and widespread panic. but now i don't have to wonder anymore. at least when it comes to the Allman Brothers. The Allman Brothers and The Derik Trucks Band Are playing in Chattanooga at Riverbend. It is a festival on the tennessee river in downtown chattanooga that runs for nine days june 9-17. Bonnaroo is the 16-18 so i guess it is one or the other. if the line-up doesn't change it might be an easy decision. Chattanooga really is a awesome place though and if you can get down here for that i highly reconmend it. hell if i stay home come stay with me, all yall take it easy. peace

sigsherman Wed 2/8/2006 08:15AM
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned this post from phil's site

Last Update: February 1, 2006

PHIL LESH & FRIENDS to Close
2006 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Sunday, June 18th

very odd Petty and Radiohead were announced as headliners with no mention of phil closing Bonnaroo.

PheelinPhunky starstarstarstar Wed 2/8/2006 09:33AM
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PheelinPhunky

does anyone know when the other artist are gonna be announced?

Jason Woodside starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/8/2006 10:19AM
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Jason Woodside

im a hardcore radiohead fan and ive been to all bonnaroos except 05

cocheese Wed 2/8/2006 10:57AM
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cocheese

Uh, gregpua last time I checked Virginia is below the Mason/Dixon line and they were on the Confederate side, also Southern Rock great Charlie Daniels himself called DMB the best new Southern Rock band out there. And yes I know Nickel Creek is bluegrass, but I thought only silly little teenage drama queens liked them, give me some Old Crow Medicine Show, ya know something a little more on my level.

ProudestMonkey starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/8/2006 02:57PM
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You're right...they should probably just name the festival after you, tboneaplenty. I'm still confused about your previous comment. You say that the "damn yankees" ruined your fun. Who are the "damn yankees"? Because Radiohead is from Europe, Nickel Creek is from California, and Tom Petty is from Florida. Your comments are not very bright.

gregpua Wed 2/8/2006 02:59PM
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the mandolinistfor Nickel Creek is a 6 time mandolinist of they year. And he got his first when he was 14,not many teens are into mandolin facemeltings

thebum Wed 2/8/2006 03:05PM
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And finally, the truth is unearthed. There have always been names we didn't like, perhaps not as big as this year, but anyway. My only exposure to Death Cab was through etree folks. I downloaded a show and listened to it once. Didn't make any sort of impression on me at all. Bright Eyes is this year's Norah Jones. Dave and JB bring the fratboys. Bonnaroo's full of wasted southerners falling on "Mr. Safety-Man,"

hoodoooperator starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/8/2006 03:16PM
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hoodoooperator

HELLO & GOOD NEWS TO ALL THE NEGATIVE WHINY-EMO BASTARDS!!!
JUST ADDED:
UMPHREY'S MCGEE!
DISCO BISCUITS!

CAN WE STOP USING THE WORD "emo" NOW, BECAUSE DESCRIBING ANY BAND AT THE ROO AS "emo" IS RETARDED.

specialist Wed 2/8/2006 03:30PM
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Yeh, hoodoooperator, you right. Using "emo" would be stupid, but there are no emo bands playing. Now if Fall Out Boy or My Chemical Romance were playing that would be a whole different situation. Quit judging bands by their fanbase. And quit being a music snob, it's not a damn competition, Roo hosts all kinds of music from every genre.

Oh and i would like to politely disagree with whoever made the claim that Bright Eyes was this year's Norah Jones, could you elaborate a little?

With all that said, i am glad they added some Jam acts to the lineup, i haven't given Bisco a chance yet but am interested in them.

Zachtt1986 Wed 2/8/2006 03:36PM
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You people are so stuck in your groove rock, shit, that you can't even appreciate the possibility of expanding your musical horizons. I think it is pathetic that a group of people would boo the fact that the biggest band in the world, Radiohead is going to be playing in a little town in Tennessee, and if you can't appreciate this then you are a closed minded individual, and you should just continue listening to crappy, ripped-off, electronica music like, STS 9.
Tom Petty is also in the Rock in Roll Hall of Fame. How many bands, besides the Dead, has Bonnaroo had that have been inducted into this society of truly blessed musicians.
For a group of people who are supposed to be very open-minded you all are sounding very shallow and judgemental.

canexplain Wed 2/8/2006 03:47PM
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i have to add my two yen to this .... i went to bonnaroo, wakarusa, vegoose, and coachella last year .... i saw my first show in 62 (johnny rivers, peter and gordon and chad and jeremy), saw the beatles twice, the first show ever of Led Zep in the US, US festival, all except one of the lollapalooza's, the first and last woodstocks, and on and on .... guess what, in most ways, each show was unique and great in its own right .... people say how they only like maybe a third of the bands there and the rest suck ... think back and how many bands did you really see at the roo last year? i saw about 6 a day and stayed all day each time .... you cant see half the bands, so just go and see the ones you want to see, and screw the rest if you feel that way .... someone said here, screw the roo and yea burning man and the bridge .... i went to the last 8 bridge shows in the bay area (missed last year, conflict with vegoose), that show does or did have the dead and such, but talk about non jam in most cases ... but still a great show .... so go with it, and see you at wakarusa ... peace ... colorado ron ****

willn starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/8/2006 03:57PM
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I think it has more to do with the fact that people don't want to spend several hundred dollars and multiple vacation days from work to go to a festival that only has a few bands from the genre of music they love the most. It's a lot harder to justify, at least in my case. The addition of these bands makes it a lot easier for me to want to spend the time/money on this event. And while I'm there, yes, I will definitely watch some bands I've never heard of and probably enjoy the hell out ofit

michaeltechno Wed 2/8/2006 04:02PM
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BISCUITS AND UMPH, TOLD YA'LL THEY'D ADD MORE "JAM" BANDS. WHERE THE HATERS AT NOW?

hoodoooperator starstarstar Wed 2/8/2006 04:11PM
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hoodoooperator

I would love to see William Elliott Whitmore added to Roo, if you have not heard him, check him out, the man can sing.

alliecg star Wed 2/8/2006 04:54PM
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YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

tay1222 starstarstarstar Wed 2/8/2006 06:17PM
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Need STS9, Galactic and Particle!! then we'll be lookin good

mateotee Wed 2/8/2006 06:30PM
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mateotee

Hater's-of-all-that-sells-out, unite with me as I maintain my joyful mantra "Poo on the Roo"! All other's just continue with that other timeless classic, "I want my MTV..."

Poly420 starstarstarstar Wed 2/8/2006 07:25PM
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Poly420

I swear Umph and the Biscuits are going to do a co-headlining summer tour this year. someone tell me i'm wrong!!!

dianaview Wed 2/8/2006 07:44PM
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dianaview

long time reader, first time poster...

i'm writing about Bonnaroo for a newspaper in NY called The Journal News. Is anyone here from the Westchester, Rockland or Putnam county area? I'm looking for folks who are going to make the trek. So far, only spoke to 3 people who went in the past and aren't going this year. If so, please give me a ring tomorrow asap at 914-666-6226. much much appreciated!

at the least, i hope you guys will check out my article and post some feedback for me on the blog i'm starting up. It's going to be out this weekend. I'll post a link.

until then, peace and good vibes. can't wait for bonnaroo.

who knows -- if i get enough feedback on my article/blog, maybe the paper will pay to send me! How amazingly cool would that be?? I'll keep my fingers crossed (but i'm not holding my breath!)

- Diana

Justandy Thu 2/9/2006 01:11AM
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BISCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO>>>>>>...........Gonna be nice........

Greenjah starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/9/2006 05:45AM
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Greenjah

It's so nice to read that some people think the lineup sucks, as hopefully that'll keep 'em away...we don't want all that negativity at the 'Roo anyhow. Go to Wakarusa, Coachella, cya!

For those of us that know the dilly, and w/ Bisco and Umph's added plus countelss other artists yet to be named, well, you know---

With such diversity in the lineup, this will be the best one yet, if that's even measureable.

Adam T.s. starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/9/2006 05:52AM
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Adam T.s.

After three years of roo My girl and I decided to do Wakarusa insread this June. Now we're leaving Lawrence and heading to straight Manchester. Anyone wanna caravan? Hurry up June!

laybcknrelax Thu 2/9/2006 06:03AM
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GOOOOOOOSEBUMPS i got goosebumps.......din't see that coming at all .......hell yeah........i might just buy me ticket..... give me more

laybcknrelax Thu 2/9/2006 06:12AM
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a few more and this is lookin like it just might turn out to be a bonnaroo to remember!!

laybcknrelax Thu 2/9/2006 06:19AM
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hey... gregpua...you talkin about Chris Thile if you are i got a video of his back when i first started playin the mandolin...your right ...he rocks the shit out of that thing!!

danknugget Thu 2/9/2006 07:52AM
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UMPHREY'S IS NOT A JAMBAND, CONSULT THE BORT IF YOU DON'T AGREE

iuproadey Thu 2/9/2006 08:07AM
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zachtt1986 your telling others to expand their musical horizons by listening to the music you like while you talk shit on other kinds of music, i think you need to expand your musical horizons. STS9 and radiohead can coexist together they are both great bands.

toeknee420 starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/9/2006 08:13AM
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toeknee420

The sickest throwdown this side of the Mississippi just got out of hand folks. Umphrey's?!?!?!!? HELL YEAH BABY. Blew my mind down at the Big Summer. Anyone else hear that the Biscuits are doing the Late Night? Odds on a Biscuits/Radiohead team up now at 2 to 1. These two adds were so good they couldnt squat on them to long apparently. 4 months and counting.......

PheelinPhunky starstarstarstar Thu 2/9/2006 09:14AM
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PheelinPhunky

IM DIGING SOME Umphrey's McGee and The Disco Biscuits

AustinJams starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/9/2006 09:41AM
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AustinJams

To Zachtt1986: You must have been born in 1986 to make that comment. I dont think i've heard a bigger oxymoronic statement.

"and if you can't appreciate this then you are a closed minded individual, and you should just continue listening to crappy, ripped-off, electronica music like, STS9."

Have you ever seen STS9? Doesn't sound like it, or you would know that they are one of the most innovative, positive and original bands out there. Not to mention they are fucking awesone. Your comment is very curiously negative, for how positive and open minded you claim to be.

Can we stop this negativity please? I really don't think it is helping anything.
I love ALL kinds of music and this line up in incredible. Bonnaroo is about Music. Period, end of discussion.

theheatson Thu 2/9/2006 11:14AM
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Things are getting better. Come on Superfly keep it coming.

GoobLaLa starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/9/2006 12:17PM
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yay this fest is a bout 90% of everything ive ever wished for, i just hope the fact that theres no trey dave or wsp will weed out the mopes and the fact that the super pretensious jamheads are pissed means we wont have to deal with their shit either, only good vibes from here on baby

voodoochili12 star Thu 2/9/2006 12:22PM
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People who are pointing fingers at those of us who want a jam festival saying that we need to broaden our musical horizons don't realize that a jam festival IS a broad musical horizon. We broadened our music tastes back in high school when we STOPPED listening to bands like Radiohead and Death Cab For Cutie. Bright Eyes? Shit that band sucks. I wish moe. would fuck Bonnaroo and just play another 2 nighter at the State Theater in Maine again. Wakarusa and snoe. down will kick the shit out of roo this year. I bet Sigur Ros and other snore inducing bands will appear very soon and cast a nasty shadow over the nice addition of UM and bisco. NOT GOING 06'

bigfro Thu 2/9/2006 02:06PM
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bigfro

Anyone who doesn't think Umphrey's is a JamBand should listen to them JAm on New years at The Aragon. If that's not everything a great psychedelic jam rock fest is. Then Fuck Me.

michaeltechno Thu 2/9/2006 02:23PM
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How can you even compare Bonnaroo and snoe down. That's like comparing the jazz fest in new orleans to the jazz fest in el paso, that is if el paso even has one. you should get my drift.

cbm0329 starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/9/2006 02:33PM
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I'm not family and don't claim to be, but I really appreciate everything that they stand for and what they have done for me. I would hate to see them get pushed away from 'Roo because they are half of why it is so great(the other half being the music). I could see this lineup pushing away a lot. However, if you were there last year you know how week the crowds were and that was with a heavy jam lineup. The kids I met last year claiming family were nothing more than kids jumping on a bandwagon they don't truly appreciate or understand. After I really thought about it I realized that most of this year's bands don't appeal to younger people(high school) with some exceptions so maybe Superfly is trying to push them away but in doing so have alienated their base. Unfortunately, I think the secret that was Bonnaroo got out a few years ago and once you reach this point there probably isn't any going back. Personnally, I'm driving to Waka and then down to Roo and then I will have a perfectly well rounded musical experience. I get the jam at Waka and the diversity at Roo. Like it or not the jam scene is blowing up right now and becoming ever more popular. The end result of this is going to be an infiltration by people who do not honor the ideals nor appreciate the roots of this movement. But those of us who understand will always find our own place with our own scene. I just don't know if that place will ever be in Manchester, TN again. And for those of you that are so pissed at Superfly(maybe rightfully so) don't forget that a few months ago at Vegoose they put together the best line-up I have ever seen in my life. Maybe next year that will be our new place to go.

freekfreely star Thu 2/9/2006 03:15PM
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I am not at all impressed is this Bonnaroo or Coachella. I think Radiohead is going to be a weird headliner for this festival. And what Tom Petty, where is ABBA and the Bee Gees and Bruce Springsteen .
I dont think Ill be going again this year.
Look out for the smaller more jam oriented fests like Summer Camp, Wakarusa, High Siera.

Tan starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/9/2006 03:34PM
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Tan

This is the most dissapointing thread I've ever seen on JamBase.

How can so many people be so closeminded? I waited to post in here, to see if people opened up a bit, but you guys are so damn boring. "NO SCI. Wahhhh. Wahhh."

Are you kidding me?

Maybe it's just that most of you have not heard Radiohead live? I have over 3 gigs of Radiohead in my music collection, third only to Phish and Pink Floyd. WAKE UP and REALIZE that MUSIC is MUSIC. No matter the dreads or whatever else. Imagine if Phish had covered Death Cab for Cutie's latest album during a Halloween show. You guys would be FLIPPING out. When you look at the responses, and overwhelming amount of negativity in this thread due to the fact that a festival did it's job by trying to change it up from the previous year..it's very apparant that you all suck.

Here's a cut from Salmenca 7-8-2002. OMG Radiohead has SHOWS in CIRCULATION!?! Open your minds. And if you can't, please, get the hell away from me.

http://s26.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0ER8Y4C82XLVK1RQZVKQNFQ6YI

A wise person once told me that all of you folks who are bitching and complaining are the reason that jam music will never be taken seriously. I used to not believe him, but it is atonishingly clear. You all, are what is wrong.

zoley Thu 2/9/2006 04:05PM
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I'm amazed at how many people here are labeling the protests as "negativity." First off, I am a fan of just about every band on the list this year, but it is definately not what I was expecting from the roo. For the last few years, the roo has been the biggest gathering of jam bands around. Sure, you can quote the "mission" statement and say that its about music in general and bringing genre's together, but superfly has done a great job of ignoring that mission for the past four years. Bottom line is, the festival has made a complete 180 degree turn from last year, and that should never be a festival's "job." You cant schedule straight jam bands for four years and then expect people to be open minded about shipping over lolapaloosa's lineup. If the musical integrity was truly there, as the radiohead fan below insists, the lineup wouldn't reflect the most profit turning genre of our current day, "indie" rock (strange how that turned out huh?). Oh and Tantheman, I guess since I share your favorite bands, you won't say that I am "whats wrong" and the reason that jam wont ever be taken seriously, but damn I hope your friend is right and it never is. I for one hope jam is never taken seriously by anyone other than the people who will wait in lines for hours, camp in 99 degree weather, and spew out "negativity" when they aren't given the chance to do the first two.

TimmyP123 Thu 2/9/2006 04:17PM
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hey Gooblala...without bands like Panic and Trey(with Phish), festivals like the Roo wouldn't be around. You think Death Cab could get 100,000 fans to drive to the middle of Maine to see them play 4 hours of music a night and not repeat a song?

durginws Thu 2/9/2006 04:29PM
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all the people who think radiohead shouldn't play bonnaroo are retarded. if thats the reason youre not going then go anyways and i bet you have a good time and walk away liking radiohead. tom petty, on the other hand, doesn't add anything. he just clogs up my classic rock station along with fleetwood mac. and now the bonnaroo lineup.

All Loving Liberal White Guy Thu 2/9/2006 05:14PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

i am pretty satisfied with the roo lineup although i do think that they could have added some more reggae other than damian marley. c'mon we all know that this dude isn't that great and all the only reason people give him the time of day is becasue he has the MARLEY name. can i get an amen on that? also, i don't care what anybody says all you jamband heads are sooooo closeminded. i though hippies were tolerant.

Hookahhead11 Thu 2/9/2006 06:37PM
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seriously you people who are all crying about this years line-up need to open your eyes up and relize theres more to music than phish and SCI. stop your wining

Duckfrey starstarstar Thu 2/9/2006 09:41PM
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Duckfrey

Umphrey's and the Disco Biscuits for the late night shows? Sounds like it might be fun. Well, Umphrey's Sucks. I saw them last night in Iowa City and it wasn't worth the $20. Bonnaroo is gonna have to do better than that. Get STS9 and I'll think about it.

thebum Thu 2/9/2006 11:01PM
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thebum

Hey specialist, I keep trying to reunite people on this thread for reasons unkown to me. Damn subliminable something or other. My point on the Bright-eyes/Norah Jones thing. With no reference point other than the norah jones track that was on the sampler they handed out at the gate in 2002 and what I've read on brighteyes, is that the singer-songwriter aspect of bonnaroo has always helped round it out. Not necessarily the stage I'm grooving at, but still part of what makes the place so cool. Hopefully, unlike my last post, this will show up complete.

TreyIsMyHero1 Fri 2/10/2006 01:27AM
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First of all the people saying all the "hippies" are closedminded dont understand its not that everyone doesnt like the bands playing or wont give them a chance its just that there not roo bands. Which may sound closeminded but you are dealing with people that go to roo every year and over the past years got used to whats usually there and now its just no where close. There has always been diversity at there to from jam bands to bluegrass southern rock electronic and so on. So this isnt a first year of diveristy. Just the fact that they are talking to mtv about televising it or taking it over next year is enough for me not to go. This year Summer Camp then Waka or 10k

Kadgar Fri 2/10/2006 06:11AM
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ciffy, you just made a close-minded statement about damian marley and then called everyone else closed-minded. zoley, I think you hit the nail on the head with that comment.

lol over 300 comments!

laybcknrelax starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/10/2006 07:07AM
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if you have seen FESTIVAL ESPRESS then you will remember the part when all those kids were outside the gates protesting about the tickets, and jerry garcia had to get on the mic and try to shut them up- no one hardly even listened. Grateful dead ended up having to fix the situation with a free show in the end. the point is, is all those kids were wanting there festival to be like woodstock,...... for the people. AND IT WASN"T GOING TO HAPPEN. It wasn't going to be repeated. When i watched that all i could think was, "damn how ungrateful can these people be, there are great bands playing, and instead of having a good time there bitchin..

Now i wasn't exactly happy at first with the line-up, but i saw the best in it, and waited patiently for more annoucments. Good things come to those who wait....right?... we should be grateful that the festival is happening and grateful for the musicians who come out to show us a great time. SO lets all get along, be grateful,look at the bright side and prepare ourselves for another great Festival Season. All yall take it easy!! peace.

kcfindley starstarstarstar Fri 2/10/2006 12:31PM
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kcfindley

It's BONNAROO!! If you don't want to go, don't! It's a mini-vacation no matter what. Some of you are worse than the GODDAMNFINKLESTEINSHITKID! UMPHREY'S.....LATE NIGHT! Well worth the $$$. Tom Petty kicks ass too! Suck It, Nay-Sayers!

dedhed6111 starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/10/2006 01:52PM
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dedhed6111

Truly a sad thread. Last time I shat on trey there wasn't this much response. I'll be there rockin, and those of you who don't want to come, please don't. More music for me. And I honestly cannot believe for the life of me how people can compare Tom Petty to ABBA. For Shame. DB & Umph thing sounds pretty damn interesting too

petty4prez Fri 2/10/2006 02:29PM
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I've just heard from a friend who seems to be right about these things that Oysterhead is about to be confirmed for Bonnaroo. Looks like some people's hopes are coming true. They haven't played live since 2001.

jellyphish starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/10/2006 03:44PM
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i know that almost everyone who comes on this website would get DOWN! when Radiohead plays "National Anthem" live at boner--ooo!. this song is VERY bugged out, if you never heard it CHECK IT OUT!! "idioteque" also a great one

jellyphish Fri 2/10/2006 04:14PM
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good call petty4prez, OYSTERHEAD!!!, great, now everyone can talk shit on trey AND bonnaroo in the same thread!!! Open your eyes people, this festie WILL be INSANE!

Hug starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/10/2006 04:14PM
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Hug

Seriously just want to laugh at everybody that said Bonnaroo had sold out...Oysterhead...McGee/Bisco Late night (they're playing TOGETHER in case you didn't read close enough)...Please, everyone, say your sorry to Bonnaroo, it's your friend and it still loves you...

simpsons Fri 2/10/2006 04:36PM
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I couldn't be happier to see the lineup this year. Andrew Bird is one of the greatest up and coming artists out there right now. If you guys don't know that yet check out his album "weathersystems" it will change your life i promise.
Peace

PheelinPhunky starstarstar Fri 2/10/2006 04:41PM
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PheelinPhunky

im digging the additions OYSTERHEAD come on people they havent played since 2001 it will be amazing..... plus Biscuit/mcgree WILL BE AMAZING AT NIGHT TOGETHER....

hoodoooperator starstarstarstar Fri 2/10/2006 08:16PM
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hoodoooperator

oh sweet goodness, this is getting better and better, all we need now is some Mule, some Galactic, and some Mars Volta and we gots us the best festival of the year hands down...........as if it wasnt already...BONNNNNAAAROOOOOO!!!

JKno420 starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/10/2006 08:35PM
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What did I tell everyone, Bonnaroo will produce an amazing bunch of artists to rip up there stages this year. I knew it Umph and Disco.... Moe. .. Oysterhead.. Robert Randolph..Phil..Medeski...and im sure there will be some other crazy add ons maybe a particle return and Im feelin some Galactic, and even some bands like STS9 or Pnuma Trio or even Signal Path.it is going to be this summers crazy ass festival!!!!!!!!! Everyone jumped the gun to early." Oh bonnaroo line up sucks. What the fuck is Radiohead doing there" Well you know what its is going to be good for Bonnaroo finally they are adding more diversity. It is going to be the SHIT!!! Everyone get ready to grove in June!!!

Adam T.s. starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/11/2006 06:49AM
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Adam T.s.

I was on the fence on weather or not to buy a ticket until now. Biscumph late night and Oysterhead! Holy shit I'm there Bonnaroo round 4 here I come.

specialist Sat 2/11/2006 07:07AM
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