Filed by Nikole Dugger
It just doesn’t seem right to be writing about Bonnaroo from a cushy chair in an air conditioned cubicle.
By now, I feel more at home sitting on a folding chair with my shirt stuck to my back, hoping the wireless connection holds and admiring the dirt on my feet.
Like most good things, Bonnaroo was bound to end, but not without my gaining a new friend.
You may already be familiar with Bonnie Raitt.
Sadly, it took 22 years and two days for my education on the legendary Californian to commence.
Before her Which Stage-closing performance last night in Manchester, the gray-striped redhead sat down with an intimate crowd to discuss environmental issues and such. Below are the highlights, according to Webgirl.
-- Bonnie Raitt explains the Iran-Contra Affair exponentially better than Mr. Wilson’s attempt in 10th grade.
-- “You gotta’ be proactive —; or else is doesn’t happen,” she said on having her CD inserts printed on recycled paper.
-- “t’s about changing lifestyle —; not sustaining lifestyle.” —; Ms. Raitt on green initiatives.
Bonnie Raitt has lived more than most of the Bonnaroo participants can even fathom.
During her set, she invited dobro-master Jerry Douglas to join the festivities. While waiting for a guitar change, she commented on the heat and the activities that must commence once the music stops:
“I know it ain’t just dust and pot waftin’ up here.”
Thus is Bonnaroo. Where else can one find balding, middle-aged men playing hackie sack?