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Bonnaroo: Mud, Music, Mayhem

Comments Off 12 June 2009

It’s Brad Holtz, from the rural fields of the 8th Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN.  We arrived late last night, just in time to catch a rousing, energetic set from Cambridge, MA newcomers Passion Pit .  Other sets of interest included Bonnaroo first-timers Erin McCarley and White  Rabbits


Check out the White Rabits “The Plot” music video 


Here’s Passion Pit doing “Sleepy Head”

The sky’s over Manchester opened earlier in the afternoon and the mud was in full force when we arrived.  Severe storms moved through the area around 10pm and evening rain made for an even muddier Bonnaroo experience this morning. Friday’s forecast calls for a 40% chance of storms, some potentially severe. 

But we’re not letting anything get in our way!  The music lineup is spectacular – Friday highlights include Al Green, Beastie Boys, Phish, David Byrne, TV On The Radio, Public Enemy, Animal Collective, Bela Fleck and more.  We’ll post backstage interviews, photos, video and more here on the Blogaroo.  And be sure to tune to 92-3 WTTS this afternoon for 3-7pm, as Laura and I broadcast live.  Bonnaroooo!

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