Bonnaroo 2010: Sunday
High Temp: 95°F Low Temp: 75.9°F
|Team Roo wristbands 2010|
Breakfast. Time to head back in. I went into Centeroo to do some shopping. They have everything: art, clothing, jewelry, hammocks, sandals, massages, henna painting, drums and on and on.
I stopped into a booth that had these clever wood-carved animals. Some have ribbed backs and a small instrument to rub across it to make the sound of that animal. (Frog, alligator) The blow-ones (owl, elephant) brought a few exceptionally excited girls into the tent while I was there. Check out the sales guy's grin.
|Wood caring blowing, Bonnaroo 2010|
|Adult Swim, Bonnaroo 2010|
|Adult Swim, Bonnaroo 2010|
Utilikilts - Not sure I can pull off a kilt but these are badass. Comes with a lifetime guarantee.
|Bonnaroo Chris 2010|
After it ended, I wandered for a bit. Then decided to head back to the What Stage to get a shady seat for John Fogerty. I found the perfect spot under a mist tent. I love CCR and John gave me a whole bunch.
|John Fogerty, Bonnaroo 2010|
|Bonnaroo Advice 2010|
|They Might Be Giants, Bonnaroo 2010|
Then we headed to This Tent to see Dropkick Murphys. They were jamming.
|Dropkick Murphys, Bonnaroo 2010|
|Reminder from 2008|
Walking back from Centeroo, we got distracted.
|Bonnaroo Tea Lady 2010|
|Bonnaroo Waste Site 2010|
Distraction #1) Raylon and I checked out the recycling area that was filled with a vast pile of plastic bottles. It's also where we met Tea Lady who, aside from being blissfully happy, handed out swigs of her bourbon iced tea and then she was gone. Bye-bye tea lady. Namaste.
|Bonnaroo Chris and Raylon go for a ride, 2010|
|Bonnaroo mud 2010|
The next band to see was Phoenix.
|Raylon at Phoenix, Bonnaroo 2010|
|Bonnaroo Sunset 2010|
|Bonnaroo Hang Loose 2010|
|Dave Matthews Band, Bonnaroo 2010|
The last slot at Bonnaroo was filled by the Dave Matthews Band. Another act I've seen a couple of times. As a friend put it, "I love the songs, but the live versions are always the same." I would agree with that. But, once and awhile, Dave still gets the crowd noodle dancing on their tired and sore feet. [Me included]
The opening song included a bunch sky lanterns being launched from within the crowd. It was a beautiful sight. The band sounded great.
|Bonnaroo Chinese lanterns, 2010|
|Waldo and Bonnaroo Chris 2010|
Come to find out, while everyone filed in to see Dave, they began to shut down Centeroo, barring re-entry and redirecting traffic through the main Centeroo gate. Now, it was the only possible exit. I thought it was a little early but what do I know. Plus, I found Waldo. [Finally!]
I would finally wander back to the tent, where Team Roo debriefed and I fell asleep in a camp chair. After a long weekend, I would sleep very soundly.
No music in the distance. No need for earplugs.