Every year when music festival season comes around I start to feel the “too many festivals, not enough resources” blues. I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about. Even though I know I can’t go to all these festivals, there is a part of me (the part that’s seriously in denial) that prefers to play pretend in the form of making my personalized “bands to see” list. If you’ve been to a festival, you’ve made this list, and if you haven’t…well you’re just not very organized. I know that when I go to Lollapalooza every year my favorite thing to do while I wait for the festival to get here is to pick and choose which bands I want to see since there a few hundred to choose from and almost all of them are great!
As most/hopefully all of you know, Bonnaroo recently revealed their line up just a couple weeks ago. Now I won’t get into my feelings towards Bonnaroo (let’s just say it’s not my favorite festival) but instead here is the line up and a list of the shows I’d have to catch if I were going…
Phoenix (duh), Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, The Flaming Lips, Nuetral Milk Hotel, Broken Bells, Tedeschi Trucks Band (for my dad), Fitz & The Tantrums, Grouplove, Chvrches, Cage the Elephant, Capital Cities, Little Dragon, The Naked & Famous, Phosphorescent, Washed Out, Real Estate, Polica, ZZ Ward, MS MR, White Denim, Cherub, Banks, Robert DeLong,
Photo Credit: Mike Gilbert Photography