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Man in Manchester | Bonnaroo Day 1

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Yesterday, I flew into lovely Nashville, Tennessee to go to my first ever Bonnaroo. I had no idea on what to expect when I got to festival grounds.  My journey was almost trouble-free except for my little detour on some back roads in  the middle of Tennessee. I finally arrived on the festival grounds in the media compound a little after 6:30pm.  I am very fortunate to be staying in the radio tour bus, which was air conditioned and stock full of some 'tasty beverages (if you know what I mean).  Then there were the showers.  That is all I can say.

Report From Bonnaroo #1

That evening, I went to check out Band of Skulls, and The Walkmen. Both shows were amazing.  Then I wanted to check out the Sleigh Bells. Unfortunately, there was a sea of people so far back from the stage, that I couldn't even hear them perform. Lucky for me, I got a chance to meet the singer for the Sleigh Bells. All I can say is, that I have a new musical crush. 

Today, I'm going to get my bearings straight and go see some music including Matt & Kim, Atmosphere, Givers, Big Boi, and Ratatat, who are performing at 2:30am.  I hope I';; have enough energy for that.   However, I did meet Tiffany from the amazing band Givers out of Louisiana. If you like Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, you will dig Givers.  Check out my story on them I wrote a few months back.