June 29, 2010 - Manchester, TN (CableMuse.com) - After a relentless fiercely hot and muggy weekend,
the ninth annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival concluded on Sunday night after four days of musical amazement, comedic
genius, togetherness and performances that would rock anyone’s taste in music. The unrivaled festival, one of the largest
in the country, is held each year on a beautiful private 700-acre farm in the middle of Tennessee halfway between Nashville
and Chattanooga. This modern day Woodstock as some call it, began in 2002 primarily as a jam-band event, but has since expanded
far beyond its underground music scene roots -- as it shows by this year's eclectic lineup. From The Flaming Lips, to the
legendary Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, to The Kings of Leon, to hip hop artists like Jay-z and Snopp Dogg and a legion of other
high-quality artists. Come hot or even hotter, the festival was rockin'.
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Over 70,000 people attended the festival this year from all over the county. "I
have been coming here for five years, we start planning in February. You have to have some type of game plan before you get
here, because if you don't it can be overwhelming!" said Krystal who comes all the way from Utah and considers herself
a Bonnaroo pro. Krystal added, "Bonnaroo is a festival where you can come and let your hair down. Nobody cares what you
look like, we're all dirty, we're all drunk, listening to music and having a good time.” “It’s pure insanity,
like one party that last four days" said another festival attendee.
Bonnaroo 2010 had a very diverse set of musicians, artists, and comedians. The top
rock stars for the four day festival were: Stevie Wonder, The Zac Brown Band, Kid Cudi, The Flaming Lips, Jay-z, Tenacious
D and Norah Jones. All the talent was truly amazing this year. The showing was a spectacle in itself. Dave Mathews Band closed
the long weekend and couldn't have gone out with a bigger bang!
I highly recommend Bonnaroo to any and all types of music lovers.
There is always something there for everyone! If you’re looking for something different to do in the summer or to go
somewhere you have never been, come to Bonnaroo next June. They will not disappoint you!
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