Thursday, June 11, 2009

Road to 'Roo-in

My car is packed (again) and I'm ready to hit the road (again) for yet another six and a half hour drive. I'm on my way to Bonnaroo to report on the action for London-based BitchBuzz.com. It's their first U.S. music festival coverage, so here's hoping I don't screw it up. I'll be rocking an official media wristband and everything, which is something that hasn't happened since I covered SSHS Homecoming '96 for The Tiger Times and I promise to be no less obnoxious in Tennessee.

I have some interviews lined up and am trying to score a few more but it promises to be a swell time all around. I'll be sending updates to my editor daily, so check out that site for the goods and this one for all of my misadventures. The lineup is excellent this year, featuring Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Robyn Hitchcock, Elvis Costello, Robyn Hitchcock, Nine Inch Nails, Robyn Hitchcock David Byrne, and roughly a brazillion other bands, including my all-time personal fave, Robyn Hitchcock.

25 minutes until Dunkin Donuts opens, which means it's time to lock my doors and program the GPS. A long day of gas station coffee and Slim Jims awaits...which may explain why my car smells like a hamster cage.

Are any of you guys hitting the 'Roo as well?

19 comments:

Belle said...

How do you score a job like that?! (Im presuming they pay you...)

M. Brooks said...

I'd be careful with those Slim Jims...there was an explosion at the North Carolina plant and one body is still missing. I've always heard those things are made of elbows and assholes, and that may actually be the case with the latest batch.

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

So jealous. I went last year and it was AHHH-Freaking-Mazing. Have a good time, and don't let anyone shoot you with a water gun, you don't know what is in that thing.

BC said...

I am going to use "hitting the 'Roo" as an expression for fucking an Australian.

K-lousy said...

wanted to go so bad! I am in NE and didn't have the funds or the vacation days! Have a great time!

flynnster said...

Have fun and good luck!!

By the way, is Robyn Hitchcock going to be there? I can't remember from your post if you mentioned it...

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

That is my dream concert line-up. (Proving that I have not introduced anyone new into my "dream concert line-up" since 1988.)

I smell port-a-potties in your future! Have a great time.

poodlegoose said...

God, I can tell this is going to be bad. I am SO jealous that I can't go, and just thinking about the awesomeness that I am missing is making me sad. And hungry. Have fun with your awesome coverage job!

Mike said...

It's always fun to have a 'go anywhere' pass.

Herbisara said...

If you meet Trent Reznor, please have sex with him for me!

repliderium.com said...

Elvis Costello...
so jealous! I miss my music interview days, dammit!!!

expateek said...

That's such a funny coincidence that you like Robyn Hitchcock so much, and that he's going to be there performing. I mean, like what are the odds? Too strange. You are one incredibly lucky gal.

Megan Hall said...

OMG I am so jealous. Please go see Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, and also Kaki King.

NYCgirl said...

I saw Robyn Hitchcock last night in Brooklyn. AMAZING show!

littlesack said...

have fun! I'm super jealous.

MonsteRawr said...

Now hold on a sec. You're telling me that you get to go to a music festival, get a rock-star pass, and not only do you not have to buy a ticket but you're getting PAID to go? There's some serious injustice going on here. (Not that I think you don't deserve it, but I'm broke.)
Have fun, at any rate.

joy refurbished said...

Just wanted to let you know that I left you a little cheesy something on my blog. Enjoy.

CB said...

What do you do with your doggy when you travel?

cappy said...

Did you meet Triumph the insult-comic dog?!