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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

I'm getting an itch.

That's right folks. I need. I repeat NEED to get out of here. It just hit me today. Ever since I've moved up here I haven't been anywhere. And this is very unlike me. Sure, I've taken weekend trips to Chicago and Northern Michigan. Both equally fun. BUT I REALLY NEED TO GO SOMEWHERE! I need to be in a car for many hours and end up places I haven't seen yet. And no Mom, as much as you probably need me right now, I can't go near Florida right now. I just can't. Give it a few months, okay?

So, a little searching on the internet and I found this:

www.coachella.com

and

www.bonnaroo.com

I've only heard great things about Coachella in the past and was very pumped about possibly taking a road trip with some friend to California, especially since I've only been to a handful of places on the West. But upon further research, the tickets go on sale this week and there's still no line-up. That can only mean bad news from a big festival standpoint.

Sooooo, then there's Bonnaroo. I've been to this festival before, when I was at Portfolio Center. It was very kick ass. It was everything you'd expect from a hippy festival. No fights. No throwing mud or burning stages. Just peace, love and music. But like anything that becomes popular, it became mainstream. So I was hesitant to even check the site, as I heard that last years performances consisted of Dave Matthews Band. And as much as I loved them in high school, if I hear Ants Marching one more time I might puke.

But I checked the site, and holy fucking shit yo, Bonnaroo is gonna kick ass this year.

Radiohead
Phil Lesh and Friends
Beck
Death Cab
moe.
Bright Eyes
Bela Fleck
Ben Folds
Matisyahu
G. Love
Cat Power
MMW
Seu Jorge
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

and that's just the ones I've heard of and know I like. Hot fucking damn folks, I need to go!

So, the tricky part about this whole thing is getting people to go with me. My friends either don't like music, don't have money or just always make excuses. HOW CAN YOU PASS THIS UP!!!!!! You can't, and if I can't even get one friend to go then I might have to look for new ones, because this is just unfuckingreal.

7 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Blonde said...

Holy fucking shit yo! LOL - I have to use that phrase at least once today... maybe in a meeting... that would get their attention. Anways... yes you should go... I'm sure you can convince at least ONE person to go with you.

5:20 AM  
Blogger Barrie said...

you'd be very very surprised. i will probably not end up going because my friends have this excuse or that excuse. this always happens where i want to do something and my friends don't. AHHHHHHH!

6:37 AM  
Blogger Mr. Blonde said...

That kinda sucks... you have any dirt on any of them? Could always use blackmail... hehehe

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Leo said...

How about Neko Case, Cat Power, Bob Pollard from GBV, Susan Tedeschi, The Go! Team, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Neon Blonde, Belle & Sebastian, Echo & The Bunnymen, Jose Gonzales, Beth Orton, and others that may be no Radiohead, but still make for some excellent music you probably never heard of? And then you tag a film and arts festival to it, and you get SXSW 2006. And Austin is a whole lot easier to get to than Indio.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Barrie said...

leo,

of course it would be easier to go to austin. but i love road trips and that's the point of making the trek to cali. i'd see all these mountains i haven't been to. and i'd get to camp and hear music. in austin, i'd probably have to get a hotel and listen to music in a bar. i can do that here. although, don't get me wrong. i'd definitely go, just not right now.

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Leo said...

Huh... something tells me that if someone gave you exactly those reasons to not go to California, you'd complain that your friends are always full of excuses. Nah, I'm just kidding. We haven't even made any plans to go to SXSW yet. All I really meant is that if Coachella or Bonnaroo don't work out, you're always welcome to head to Texas for a true Indie lineup substitute.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Barrie said...

i'll definitely consider it. only if the real world is there. hehe.

8:11 PM  

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