by Adam Gold
At press time, we're a mere 62 days from the dawn of Bonnaroo 2011, and I know exactly what you're asking yourself: "Can I really wait that long to see John Waters traipsing around Centeroo in the thick of 100-degree Tennessee heat? I mean, seriously (though not seriously), will he go when-in-Rome style and dress down — T-shirt, cargo-shorts, flip-flops, visor, Oakleys and all — or will he pull a Beatle Bob and stay true to his trademark, three-piece get-up? Will it look divine as it starts sopping with sweat? Will he remember to bring enough sunblock? During Eminem's set, will he appear out of the wings to sing Dido's parts on 'Stan'? Or is funnyman Henry Rollins already penciled in for THAT guest spot? And what will indomitable optimist Lewis Black have to say about that? Any one of these scenarios would make me laugh."
Today Bonnaroo organizers announced Black, Waters, Rollins (yes, really), as well as Cheech Marin and Ralphie May's 420 Blaze, Eugene Mirman, Kathleen Madigan and more to appear this year in the festival's comedy tent (aka The Conan Stage, or The Cone Zone, if you will).
The general music docket got an update as well, bolstered by artists the likes of NOFX (cue comment from Maloney), Galactic, G. Love & Special Sauce, Black Uhuru, Daniel Lanois' Black Dub, Allen Toussaint, Ben Sollee, Futurebirds and others.
Roll the clip above for more deets (I recommend hitting the "mute" button, BTW). And, as always, hit up the festival's official site for tickets and additional info. Now, excuse me while I go throw on Serial Mom.