Contributed by dread locked rasta
on July 29th, 2002
As the traffic came closer and closer soon enough we had entered BONNAROO. Now for you who don't know, its ok, but BONNAROO was the only festival to ever come close to what WOODSTOCK originally was. Not the '94 and '99 tragedy to music, and the disgrace to the name WOODSTOCK. WOOSTOCK '99 was the biggest catastrophe. The promoters had to be mentally ill if they had no idea that these bands would cause problems. Isn't WOODSTOCK about LOVE? If you have a band playing a song called "BREAK STUFF", your crowd isn't going to have that peaceful vibe "IMAGINE" would give you. But BONNAROO saved WOODSTOCK 99, it showed that 70,000 people can come together and have a great time with close to no problems. There was one sad moment at BONNAROO, a young lady had over dosed on morphine. But people make there own decisions about what they do.....and she made the wrong one. As for me, I stuck to things that wouldn't kill me, such as pot, mushrooms, acid...etc... The people were by far the nicest people I have ever met....some people in my group had brought an RV, so we would chill on that tripping and just talk to random people who wanted to see the view of the camp grounds which seemed to never end!!! I would get the 'acid walks' and just go for hours watching people do what they do. The best bands I saw were...... MOE, they had an awesome set from midnight to 5 am!!! It was an amazing show, but it got really crowded and I was tripping so I got nervous some times........ Widespread Panic, the bass player is dieing of cancer right now and his final shows are being played (we love you WSP!!).... Les Claypool and the Flying Frog Brigade, he played "shine on your crazy diamond">to "smoke on the water" > back to "shine on", LES IS GOD!! (no more needs to be said)..... String Cheese Incident, this mix of bluegrass and jam is insane....one of the best shows!!!....... Ben Harper, I have wanted to see this guy since I heard he played a festival with Marilyn Manson, that just shows he has diversity!! Ben's show kicked ass, me and my brother burned one down during the song "burn on down"!!............ Jack Johnson, this guy is beyond mellow. a great show, but a little to hot outside..... last and not least TREY of PHISH.....he by far had the best show all weekend, TREY is the best......many people were waiting for PHISH to show up, but sadly they didn't.....PHISH YOU NEED TO COME BACK!!! WE NEED YOUR MUSIC AND YOUR VIBES!!!! Well I know I saw more than those seven bands but I can't remember who I saw so...peace and love......check out BONNAROO 2003!!