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 in Centeroo|
|2010 with Brooke|