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Published: 2010/05/31

The Roo ’02

Back to the Budnick archives again. While prepping for this year’s Bonnaroo Beacon, the daily newspaper that we debuted at the very first Bonnaroo back in 2002, I found these images back from that first year when I wrote, shot images, edited, designed the paper and did the delivery. Thankfully we have many other folks to join me on all these tasks (I no longer design or deliver- thank you Tommy Faulkner and Kyle Hannon).

There are plenty more photos on an old laptop somewhere that I hope to grab over the coming days and with any luck I can share them next month.

For now enjoy these…

An early “building Bonnaroo” image, the likes of which we run each year in the Beacon

Widespread Panic’s version of “Tall Boy” with Dottie Peoples was a highlight for me

The first Bonnaroo SuperJam featured members of various groups, walking on and off including String Cheese Incident, Galactic, North Mississippi Allstars, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Gov’t Mule and probably some others I don’t recall

Hey, it’s Trey

The Biscuits’ set was another favorite of mine from 02

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Clara July 11, 2012, 04:32:15

Interestingly, there appears to be a grtowh in the so-called micro festivals . These fests feature regional acts rather than national touring bands, and usually draw crowds of under 1000 fans. My experience has been that these are more pleseant, in that the amenities are often better than the large fests (things like hot showers, flushing toilets and access to electricity). Also, the crowds are generally better behaved. And its cheaper, as little as $20 per person for a weekend of music and camping. It takes a little more digging to find these fests, and it helps to have some knowledge of the local music scene, but it is worth the effort.

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