June 9, 2011

Bonnaroos Past.

Tess and I sent Nekos off to Bonnaroo this morning, and it's the first time in a long time that I'm not going with him. (I even went last year, when Tess was nine weeks old.)

This is the 10th anniversary of the Manchester, Tennessee, music festival, and it's Nekos' ninth time to go. I've been seven times, but I think I'm done. As much as I love summer and sunshine, I also love to sleep. And I can't sleep at Bonnaroo because the heat starts cooking your tent as soon as the sun comes up. And when I don't sleep I can't muster enough joy to make it all feel worth it. And blah blah blah.

That said, sleep-deprived or not, I've had some hella good times with friends at Bonnaroo over the years, and I'm definitely feeling nostalgic for them this morning. Here are some pics from back-in-the-day Bonnaroos.

Headed out in 2003. Most all other pictures from this year are not suitable for public viewing. 
2005: Nekos interviewing Kings of Leon for an MTVU guest-hosting thing. I was standing to the side drooling. 
2007: Sunset over the ferris wheel at Bonnaroo 
The crew in 2008
Molly came down from The Big Apple for Bonnaroo in 2009
2009 Roooo
2009 in Centeroo
2010 with Brooke
Happy Bonnaroo!!!


  1. looks like you have had some great times there! love all your looks throughout.

  2. That's fantastic! Kind of like me and the Woody Guthrie Festival down here :) I think you and I would get along juuuuuuuuust fine :)

  3. Where was Tessa in that 2010 photo? Did she go to her first festival last year or did she stay with Grandma? Love the photos -probably much more than I would love the festival! You two are such cute hippies.

  4. it's hard to believe I'm sitting in a law firm and you are home mothering and writing (and sleeping! yes!) while bonnaroo happens without us....how times change! I am there with you in my heart :)

  5. I do miss you so Budda Bear! Wish you were here!!!

  6. this is so awesome! majorly jelz. and you are such a babe Mama!