This weekend: Soundcheck checks in live from Bonnaroo 2012
For the past three years, intrepid Soundcheck correspondent Carole Liparoto has ventured to Manchester, Tenn., to report on the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival. This year, however, your humble Soundcheck editor is making the trip for the first time ever. No need to pack soap, people!
On my must-see list: Radiohead (obviously), Feist, St. Vincent, Flying Lotus and an all-star late-night superjam curated by ?uestlove. (I'll only be there Friday and Saturday, which means I won't get to see, among others, the Beach Boys, Phish, Bon Iver, the Shins, Alabama Shakes and Ben Folds Five. Bummer.) But more than the music, I'm just interested in the experience of it all. Bonnaroo is such a unique creature that it seems like something I should do at least once, right?
We'll bring you updates from the festival all weekend -- stories, reviews, photos, observations and more. What about you dear readers? Are any of you heading to Bonnaroo? Who are you itching to see? And do you vets have any advice for a first-timer like yours truly?
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*