Monday, June 19, 2006


Bonnaroo 2006 was an absolutely fantastic experience--great live music combined with a wonderfully mellow vibe and all the hippies a person can handle. Here are some interesting statistics from the trip:

-States traversed to get to Manchester, TN: 4
-Hours slept in Nashville on the way: 3.5
-Times car with license plate "M Grant" passed us: 4
-Weird weather phenomena resembling a tornado on a clear day: 1 sighting
-Mornings Aaron made tasty scrambled eggs with salsa: 3
-People that I spotted being carried out of the 'Roo on stretchers: 2
-Bands seen: 10 (Ben Folds, G Love and Special Sauce, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Cat Power, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, My Morning Jacket, Rusted Root, Damian Marley, Beck, Radiohead).
-Bands heard in the distance while listening to other bands: 2 (Umphrey's McGee and Cypress Hill).
-Rings purchased: 2
-Tea kettle "showers" taken: 1

Can't wait till next year. I even started a list of things I learned this year to help me prepare for next year's festival.

-You don't have to be skinny to wear a bikini.
-Don't pack an air mattress that's far too big for the tent you pack.
-Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen.
-Don't pack beer--it's too fricking hot to drink it.
-Enjoy the time you have there, because it passes entirely too quickly.