Saturday, June 11, 2005

Bonnaroo Saturday Morning

Jeff makes camp and so now there are three. It starts to rain just a little, which is fine, but more significant rain is in the forecast. We see Alison Krauss & Union Station for starters. Then Jurassic 5. Then the Allman Brothers. I mention to Jeff that my teen-age rock band, The Golden Mushroom, was covering songs like “why does love got to be so sad” and “in memory of Elisabeth reed” over thirty years ago! Covering these songs. Thirty years ago. Yikes.

After the Allmans, onto a bit of Herbie Hancock with the funky compressed bass, then over to see Mike Gordon with the Benevento / Russo Duo (really a trio). In what was a Bonnaroo moment, they covered “Foam” and the audience totally got into it. The crowd sang along…

But the foam keeps getting thicker
And it just keeps getting harder if some of them had heard it before. Then Dave Matthews Band on the main stage. I was really impressed with his performance (with Trey sitting in) last year; this year was kind of ho-hum. Good lights, however. And to cap off the day, The Mars Volta. Seriously twisted stuff, but in a good way.

So here it is Saturday morning, spitting rain, gray skies, and two more days of music ahead!

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