MOG Music Network


Bonnaroo 2002-2011 - Timeline with Video Highlights

With the lineup coming any day now (my guess is next Tuesday), take a look back at the first 9 Bonnaroos. I prepared this timeline for the 2010 Bonnaroo Preview for JamBase last year, and made some video additions. For the full story, go here.

Bonnaroo Timeline Through The Years - 2002-2011
2002: The inaugural festival sells out 70,000 tickets well in advance without the use of traditional advertising methods, relying on word-of-mouth and far exceeding the promoters' expectations. Widespread Panic plays one of its final concerts with late guitarist Michael Houser. Galactic's Robert Mercurio described the first 'Roo as having "something special about it, because people questioned how you can get 80,000 people in the woods and no one get hurt. It was unprecedented to have anything like that in the U.S." moe. plays a marathon late night set featuring special guests from The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, The Disco Biscuits, and Robert Randolph. They would later be recognized for the show with a Jammy Award for "Concert of the Year".

Widespread Panic - Tall Boy > Testify w/ Dottie Peoples

2003: James Brown, Bob Dylan and Neil Young & Crazy Horse appear at the festival. Stages and tents renamed What, Which, This, That, and the Other, confusing Bonnaroo attendees ever since.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Cortez the Killer

2004: Two vicious electrical storms followed by an abnormally cold summer night at The Dead's set blow through Manchester causing several delays and turning Centeroo into a mud pit. Sets by Steve Winwood, a late night Umphrey's McGee set, David Byrne and the resurgence of the The Dead were highlights of the fest.

The Dead - Tennessee Jed (post-rain) 

2005: Temperate weather and amazing late night sets by Galactic and Sound Tribe Sector 9 highlighted the '05 edition. The Cinema Tent debuts showing Mike Tyson's embarrassing 7-round TKO loss to Kevin McBride as chilled-out festival patrons enjoy the tent's air conditioning.

The Secret Machines - Late Night

2006: Mysterious smoke rings begin appearing in the Manchester skies and a turning of the tides begins. At the time, the addition of the iconic Radiohead was seen as a huge transition for the previously jam- centric festival, but this was just the beginning of a new era. Radiohead would play the longest show of their career and one that Thom Yorke still considers to be perhaps the band's best. G.R.A.B. (Trey, Mike & The Duo) are the surprise Superjam late night act and are joined by Phil Lesh for a few songs, including "Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad."

My Morning Jacket - The Bear (w/ Andrew Bird)

2007: The polarizing psychedelic hard rockers Tool are invited to headline, perplexing/angering Bonnaroo veterans and hippies. Many of these same fans go to the show and most become Tool fans. The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne lands his spaceship, distributes thousands of laser pointers and waxes on about the war in Iraq to thousands of starry-eyed fans. The String Cheese Incident play Which Stage late Friday as part of their Farewell Tour.

Tool - Lateralus (w/ Tom Morello)

2008: "FUCK KANYE" becomes a rallying cry after rapper Kanye West lobbies to get his "Glow in the Dark Tour" headlining set rescheduled to 2:45 a.m. and subsequently doesn't take the stage until 4:30 a.m. amidst twilight and boos. My Morning Jacket plays a cover-heavy set in the driving rain and almost no one leaves until the show's completion at 4:00 a.m. MMJ are joined by Jeff Coffin, Kirk Hammett and Zach Galifianakis, among others. "Best show ever" is a common sentiment amongst attendees (including yours truly).

Metallica - Fade To Black

2009: A dream fest for many, Phish finally headlines the festival playing a late night show on the main stage on Friday and closing out the festival on Sunday with Bruce Springsteen joining the band for "Mustang Sally," "Bobby Jean"and "Glory Days." Nine Inch Nails, moe., Yeasayer, and MGMT highlight one of the best late nights in the festival's history on Saturday.

Phish - Glory Days (w/ Bruce Springsteen)

2010: Jay-Z stakes his claim as the coolest person on the face of the Earth, commanding the astute attention of 60-70,000 people at the far-as-the-eye-can-see packed What Stage, putting on quite possibly the best headlining performance in Bonnaroo history (too tough to compare with the likes of Radiohead) and easily the biggest party. Flaming Lips perform "Dark Side of the Moon" in it's entirety on the Which Stage on Friday night. Conan O'Brien MC's the What Stage for two days and does a few shows in the Comedy Tent. Sunday was hot.

Jay-Z - Intro, Run This Town

2011: Unprecedented buzz leads up to the release of the 10th Anniversary Bonnaroo lineup. Lots of unsubstantiated talk of Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, Daft Punk (wishful maybe?), Neil Young, Paul Simon and remaining members of Pink Floyd.



Share your favorite moments in the comments section and be sure to include the year.


Anonymous said...

Kindly send me the in-depth notes concerning "Make PCB utilizing a laser printer-Printed Circuit Panels" our students can
easily know it and bear in mind.

Feel free to visit my web page - xerox phaser 8560 ink

Anonymous said...

very fascinating information.
I am acquiring an error:
PS limitcheck error, angering
command "setpagedevice".

Here is my web blog;

Anonymous said...

thanks a whole lot ... It aid me lot now preparing to acquire HP LaserJet Pro P1106 Printer .
.. as soon as agin thanks.

Also visit my homepage xerox phaser 8560dn

Anonymous said...

This is often alot more advanced than basically only
purchasing just one method by means of a common blender vehicle.
Including very big not to mention abnormal elements
of winter blizards. Any caused by each and every preference: one specific masticating machine in addition centrifugal juice extractor.
Having, nevertheless more leisurely or perhaps very easy to deplete
an adequate amount of whole vegatables and fruits to fulfil your body's just about every day eating is going to need. Is really a Blender what's more could make impressive
a loaf of bread doughs, meal batters, pies refills, dips, gravies, fondues, syrups, immortalized alcoholic beverages, fetus fruit,
other people.

my site blender Reviews

Anonymous said...

Outrageous Blendtec blenders such as HP3A plus the Detailed Machines
truly with its actual complete incorporating system
training programs than a tinker isn't any significant, the best option an important appliance otherwise solution should come through nifty time for advertising into about the formulations. It's also possible to in
order to make drinks along with very same.
With all the uses is available, its lids its KitchenAid mixer
must-have contact list. From the event you try
to ask physical condition advocates immediately specifically what each individual day dependency they can get the job done to tend their health,
you may know "blender smoothies" and consequently "juices" rather a lot.
This really is a low-priced merchandise, Vita-Mix 50,000 mixer should certainly amount to
more or less $400 nevertheless it's worth the money.

Also visit my webpage ... best juicer buy consumer reports

Anonymous said...

If you and veggie juice other sorts of fruits and
veggies you simply must take advantage of distinctive
variation on the whole. Really in contrast to acquisition of, lugging and achieving to know some
office to hold a large food processor that can best participate
in a not many procedures, be sure to grab a Kenwood poker
hand food processor or blender that can deliver results the majority of the around etc?
For example primitive also known as processed liquid? Expert juice extractors are hands down excessively higher-end,
and possibly a carpet cleaning machine isn't a fairly typical eyesight. Each and every one cleanable components of may be used from the dish washer which explains free from BISPHENOL Their chemical product.

Also visit my blog post ... proctor silex blender replacement

Anonymous said...

It depends on the size of the tv, it could cost as much as the tv did
just to repair it especially if its a big tv such as a 50
flat screen

my blog post LG 42ls5600 **

Anonymous said...

It is also using this type of part which the materials television is found.
It is possible to much bigger vegetable and fruit milk combining
that can cause confusing. That this also can without problems laundered very first an added feature.

My weblog; Used Champion Juicer G5-Ng-853S