by Adam Gold
The one thing I forgot to mention in my comprehensive, over-arching, Pulitzer-worthy and masterfully composed roundup of 'Roo 2010 is that being at the Bonnaroo is sort of like being in any Simpsons episode where they go to a public event, in that they arrive to find the rest of Springfield’s animated dwellers already there. If that analogy doesn’t work for you, then what if I just said it feels like the longest, hottest, trippiest 8 off 8th ever. Since just about every regular local show-frequenter we could possibly recognize seemed to be repping the ‘Ville pretty hard at the ‘Roo, it came as no surprise when we repeatedly ran into Chrystal and her cohorts from You Tell Concerts.
While our crew was busy finagling free drinks, stalking Aziz Ansari, cursing our iPhones, icing our bros and trying to hunt down brown acid and arepas, our friends over at YTC were down in the trenches doing some serious war reporting — interviewing those BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg would characterize as, “the small people.”
They also managed to land an interview Melvins auteur Buzz Osborne — aka King Buzzo — who made mention of a court date he had on the horizon in Nashville. A search of Davidson County public records has yielded no results, so we can only discern that Osborne — real name Roger — was simply spinning a yarn.
With Bonnaroo being the unwieldy behemoth it is, this installment of YTC’s woman on the street — or in this case, the mud — is a two-parter, a dual-edish, a serialized docudrama capturing the harsh hardships of life in tent city.
Peep part 1 above, and part 2 below.
(Via You Tell Concerts)