Thursday, June 11, 2009

BONNAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - UPDATE

Sitting in the "scratch lounge", air conditioned, white couches, free wi-fi in the middle of 80,000 people on a 700 acre Tennessee Farm...it's Thursdayat 8pm and we are at BONNAROOOOOOO after 30 hours of travel, 3 breakdowns, 1 vacuum pump, 1 run out of gas, 1 bad gas and a new transmission...

after arriving in our 31 foot RV fully loaded we spent the night in the Wal Mart parking lot with Justin and Julie and then met the rest of the crew that night.  We set up our booth all day Tuesday and Wed and Thursday we managed to get open - despite the weather - nasty TN thunder storms, leaks, wet, and the normal stuff that comes with insane aspirations and the drive that creates good fortune...we are now up and selling fries and cold tee...

NECTAR'S is LIVE IN TENNESEE>

What a seen - what a trip - what a show...Tonight we will see Midnight and tomorrow we will the Isrealites followed by the Beasties, then PHISH, then Grace Potter, Then Gallactic, Then paul Oakenfeld...and more and more and more...

Business is slow and we are figuring out but it's HOT HOT HOT and when the sun goes down the gravy fries will start pumping...

it is like nothing I have ever seen - there are giant fountains, naked girls, old people, kids on leashes, live yoga, house building, a silent disco where you the music is pumped by a DJ to headphones so as you look at it from the outside it looks like a bunch of people dancing to no music...we are in a central location (CENTEROO - surrounded by 5 stages all with at least 5,000 people at them at any one time...there will be 80,000 - 100,000 people by the end of the day.

I have gotten calls about my Nectar's shirt and we are hoping more and more people get the word that we are here and come by.

We are essentially the rookies here and our set up reflects it but as always we are flexible and adaptive and we have taken what most normal people would have given up on and turned it into a workable space...

Who knows the next time I will log on - check out bonnaroo online if you really want to get a feel.

Until soon

1 comment:

AM said...

So, where's the rest of it? I see the 'Roo and the posts from Kingston, is that it? Talk to me doctor...

-the Sea Turtle