On this special episode of The What Podcast, Brad, Barry, and Lord Taco finally reveal who won the pair of Bonnaroo tickets they had up for grabs. Listeners and festival fans from all over sent in their favorite Roo memories, reasons why they should go to the 2023 festival, and more. But only one could take home the passes, and that was Mich from Montana!
The crew talks with Mich, who will be making his first trip to the farm - an experience he hopes is life-affirming and life-altering.
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As we get closer and closer to Bonnaroo 2023, the what podcasts knuckles down.
It is time to send somebody to Bonnaroo.
Who will it be?
First timer, long timer, Bonnaroo vets, Bonnaroo virgin.
Who will win our tickets to Bonnaroo 2023?
We've got news on Coachella.
We've got news on a van.
It's Barry, Lord Taco, Brad Steiner.
So what podcast starts right now?
Oh, look at these.
You know, there's just a different energy when we do this at night.
You know, Barry is just waking up for the morning.
Uh, tacos just going to bed.
Opening my first beer.
If you want, if you want to know how many beers taco goes through a day, I don't know,
just follow them on Snapchat because, uh, he snaps every one of them through the, do
the boy scouts come by your house and get cans?
It's embarrassing how many cans I put out.
Oh my God.
I also check every single win in on untapped.
Barry, Barry, there's an industry right there.
Barry, no, the boy scouts don't come to pick up his cans in order to the milkman drop off
milk to his house.
What year are you living in?
No boy scouts come to pick up cans anymore.
What year do you think this is?
I'm talking about the volume at his place.
It's worth somebody visiting.
You want to come pick up some cans?
Y'all, you guys, you guys went way different than I was.
I was talking about the volume.
I don't want to start with, Hey boys, come get my cans.
That's not what I meant.
I meant the sheer volume.
All right guys.
So I don't know about you, but when I think about the day that Russ Jackson decides to
part this earth and die and go to the heavens, I hope to God, this is what it looks like
on his tombstone.
Here lies Lord Taco.
You know what?
I hope so too.
I'm very happy with my on the fly drawing there of, looks great.
Someone come get my cans.
Someone come get my cans.
This went nasty quick.
This is the stupidest episode of this channel that's ever existed.
If we were to put, Hey boys on the front of his shirt and on the back, come get my cans,
you think you'd wear it?
Would you wear it?
I would absolutely wear it.
Barry, you wearing that shirt?
On the front, come get my cans.
On the back.
What's so crazy about that is you're talking about boy scouts, Barry.
These are boy scouts here asking.
My intentions were purely honorable.
I was talking about recycling.
I was talking about recycling.
You guys went dirty so fast I didn't even see it coming.
I was talking about boys.
And you usually are.
You usually are.
Some community recycling group is what I meant.
Well, I'm glad that we put as a disclaimer when the show started, that the ability to
hit fast forward by 30 seconds is available to you.
I'll pass this please.
Oh my God.
So today we have a we have a pair of G8 tickets to give away to Bonnaroo.
We have some news on Coachella.
We've got some news on Lord Taco's excursion to Bonnaroo.
We have an update on Barry's nap time.
It is a packed show today.
Glad you're along with us because it is crunch time for Bonnaroo.
I was just with Bonnaroo Evan, Evan Bonnaroo.
And he is he started his I don't know.
I mean, like what does the exact day count from here until I don't know, say Thursday?
Does anybody do we have it?
Either way, he said this is official.
But he said today's the official start of him wearing a Bonnaroo shirt or a piece of
gear every day until Bonnaroo.
Who does that?
Who's counting down Bonnaroo by wearing the gear every day until it happens?
Are you ready?
You ready for the countdown?
Yeah, I got to find out how much like merchandise he's bought from this festival.
Yeah, 52 days.
OK, 52 outfits.
I knew it had to be close because I was starting to have as I've always said, I started having
the night sweats when I start thinking about camping and all that walking and porta potties.
Well, what is your what is close?
Well, you know, you guys made fun of me a couple of years ago and I said I need to start
getting in shape because I don't like I don't stand on my feet for 14 hours a day.
It's time to start hydrating and exercising and Barry, how do you get the body in shape
Well, theoretically, I start doing a lot of walking.
How many steps today?
You can in 60, 70.
You know, I've said last year I had my hip replaced.
So last year was the anomaly and last year was a bad year.
So I got to yeah, I got to start walking, got to start doing 15, 20000 steps.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
At least 20,000 steps.
Yeah, I think I said, you know, it was my first boner.
I said I got to get in shape.
Still hadn't done it.
How'd you do that?
Yeah, you know, I think I mentioned on here a couple of weeks ago where I saw on one of
the Reddit threads where people were talking about walking what 10 miles a day.
That's what they were doing at Bonnaroo.
That's about what you're going to walk 10 to 15 miles a day.
Yeah, it's pretty crazy.
So be serious about it.
You know, to me, remember, last year was so hot.
So it was extremely hot.
And there's no telling what we're going to what we're in for this year.
So well, you know, it's serious is what I'm saying.
I wonder if they're like, I know there's the roof fitness people that we could have on.
But I wonder if there's like a like a go to Bonnaroo workout that you could start now
in 30 to 45 days, really get yourself the lower back in a better shape and some better
You know, the ways to get around your feet hurting.
It's always the lower back.
I'm always lower back for me.
I think I know somebody who's been every year who knows about this kind of thing.
She might be right next to you.
Who is that person that does yoga?
Oh, my pitbull named Rue.
Yeah, I think you have somebody maybe in your house.
He knows about that.
But that's wait a second.
But that's not necessarily fair because this person is in fit is fit and in shape.
Three hundred and sixty other days of the year.
Yeah, but she's really good.
Who's willing to like a personal trainer or somebody who knows like, how can you get the
body in shape now?
I think she could still answer because she knows what what the she knows what the what
the routine is going to be.
Well, we probably ought to ask her.
Well, I have and I have.
And her first answer usually is stop drinking so much.
Basically she tells you to shut the up and quit whining.
I don't want to hear that answer.
She tells me a list of things.
Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope.
I guess I'm rolling the dice and see what happens.
Look, yeah, if only we knew somebody.
Well, how do you guys think that I've kept this felt figure this entire time?
And while you're sitting there moaning and groaning next to me, she's doing yoga and
stretching and look, we're going to talk about essential oils and all that other stuff.
When we when we do our big time, you know, end all be all Bonnaroo show, which is like
Bonnaroo first timers and Bonnaroo, you know, rules of the road and things that you know,
you got to you got to consider before you go.
When we do that episode, I'm going to tell you and I've said this to you every year,
Barry, what is the one thing that you bring to camp if you've never if you've never considered
What is the thing that I've brought to camp that has changed everybody's sort of, oh,
I know, body?
Here comes Taco.
First answer on the board is condoms.
Ah, no, it's the it's the yoga wheel.
It's the yoga wheel.
The yoga wheel.
Yes, it is.
The yoga wheel is a game changer for the lower back.
Absolute game changer.
Don't bring the condoms.
Taco, you've never been to the yoga wheel.
You've never come to the yoga.
No, no, no, I've never done it.
You want me to?
I would like for you to.
I think you might throw something out, to be honest.
You need somebody to like help you in and out of the positioning.
But I think that, yeah, it'd be very good for you.
We need to have we need to have Hillary on that show.
Yeah, we do.
It would be terrific.
I don't know why we haven't thought of that.
I don't know why we haven't thought of that before, because she does she does all those
Would you like to would you like to do a what podcast episode where you and Taco are both
doing yoga live on the show?
I'll do it.
If Hillary's on, I'll do it.
Wait, no, I need.
I'm trying to picture what that's going to look.
What do you mean maybe?
I'm going to picture what that looks like.
Me floundering on the floor.
I like the idea.
I just know what it's like.
Looks a lot like that sex tape I saw of you over a while.
I'm going to get up.
Well, that's OK.
You say exactly right.
Oh, that's what I'm saying.
So are you in?
Are you in or no?
Hey, hey, boys.
Let's plan on it.
I will get her.
She will be in.
I'll get her.
You guys are in.
I'm not going to be there that episode, but I am very excited to watch the show.
You guys doing yoga, getting ready for Bonder.
I can't wait for this episode.
I will do a live yoga session.
Whatever she instructs me, I'll do it.
I like it.
Hillary giving us ideas on how to stretch and get ready.
I love it.
This is a really strong idea.
It's a good idea.
Do we have the money?
Can we book her?
I don't know if she's going to cost us.
Anyway, it costs us some money.
I'm ready to commit.
She'll get twice what Russ gets.
You know, the thing that that Bonder does have that's actually really interesting and
we haven't ever talked about this, but that yoga thing goes strong every year.
I mean, she has done that every year for, I don't know, 15 years.
Every morning she wakes up and goes to that yoga class inside center.
It really does work.
Yeah, it's cool.
Couple hundred thousand people maybe there in center room.
It's really cool to see.
You've never been there.
What are you looking at me for?
A couple hundred thousand people do not do yoga.
No, no, a couple hundred or a thousand.
Yes, I did.
It's it's maybe eight hundred five hundred people seems like.
I mean, it's it's big.
It's pretty cool.
No, I've walked by it once.
I need a coffee.
So I walked by.
Why were you up?
Were you heading back home?
I have my routine in the morning and so does she.
OK, we both have our routines.
I'm committed to you weren't there.
I want to get to.
You were up at eight o'clock or nine o'clock or whatever.
Oh, I'm up.
I'm just out of the I'm doing something else.
I want to get to I want to get to some Bonnaroo news, some festival in general news, some
life news in a bit.
But did did I see correctly that Taco has a new engine?
Is the bus ready?
Is the bus ready to go?
Are we are we in?
We're not in.
But there's been major progress made.
So I think the last time we talked or last update, we we took a trip to St. Louis.
And why did we go to St. Louis?
There's a shop there that that builds Volkswagen engines.
And that's who I've picked to build my engine.
So we loaded it up.
Well, I would sure as hell hope so for a Volkswagen bus.
Well, we I've taken the engine out the engines out of the bus.
We drove it up to St. Louis, dropped it off.
It's about seven and a half, eight hours.
I dropped it off.
Shout out to Midwest Air Cooled is the shop that we dropped it off at.
I hear they do the best work.
I hear that.
I well, they should.
They're like the only shop that I could find.
There's no place that can do it.
These these engines are so old and so vintage.
There's just no place left that can that can build these old and vintage.
Is that is that where Barry got his hip?
Barry got his hip.
Only one guy in the world does it.
Does hips and Volkswagen engines.
It's very strange.
Surprisingly, not that different.
Yeah, not really not.
But while we were there, we took you know, I've never been to St. Louis.
We took a few days.
We visited the city.
We hit up some some places to do it St. Louis.
It was me, my dad and my nephew.
Cooper is 12.
And so we went to the arch.
It was so fun.
We went to the arch.
Of course, you got to go to the arch.
We went to a we went to a Cardinals game St. Louis Cardinals Major League.
That's where you that's where you discovered that they play baseball there.
He's such a natural when he starts talking about sports, isn't he?
He's such a natural.
It catches breath.
It turns out they don't serve Paps Boo Ribbon in the stadium.
I warned you.
I tried to warn you.
I tried to warn you.
Yeah, yeah, you did.
You told me.
Please tell me you didn't ask for a Budweiser or some other or I mean, PBR.
You didn't ask for anything, right?
No, I asked for it.
Well, we found it wasn't the Mick Ultra your favorite beer after our taste test.
Wasn't that the thing?
Oh, no, no, no.
Yeah, which is not sold in Bush Stadium.
No, no, no.
Did you do the did you do the little miniature plastic cup full of ice cream?
Did you go that far?
Did you go total tourist?
We didn't do that.
Good for you.
We didn't go tourist.
Good for you.
Cooper got a big pretzel, big pretzel.
That's as far as you went touristy.
We went to we also went to a bunch of bars.
Who won the game?
Who even played?
Do you remember anything about the sporting event that you went to?
The Atlanta Braves swept.
That was their third win of the season.
You want to talk about who won?
Somebody call this man.
I'm glad he knows.
I thought he was going to say the other team, the team with the most runs.
He doesn't know what runs are.
It was St. Louis Cardinals.
Coincidentally, the Atlanta Braves were playing the week that we went.
So we saw the game.
I'm very happy about that.
I love that stadium.
Kick their ass.
Kick their ass.
It's an amazing stadium.
It was so nice.
Such a great spot.
You could see the arch out in the distance.
It was beautiful.
You went with your dad and your nephew.
That's probably the coolest.
That is a really lovely trip.
It really is.
And then we hit a bunch of bars because that's what you do with when you got a 12 year old.
You go to the kids.
You go to kids.
Well, you got to have somebody to drive you home.
Throwing the keys.
We went to what was the bar?
Schlafly's is a great brewery.
That was one of the places we went to.
It was a big trip.
We had a great time.
Dropped the engine off.
Spent a few days.
Went to the arch.
Went to the game.
So now the question is, is the engine going to be ready before Bonnaroo?
I hope so.
I hope so.
I hope he calls soon and says, come get it.
Because we'll go up there and we'll grab that engine, bring it back, slap it in the bus,
and then we're going to Bonnaroo.
Will you go back up and do the same sort of trip or are you just going to go back and
come immediately home?
I think to pick it up we're just going to run up there and grab it and then come back
So what you're saying is nothing made an impact enough for you to want to go back?
I loved it.
But I more want to get this engine back in the bus.
I don't want to waste any time.
St. Louis is great.
I love it.
I love this story because you have now traveled further than Barry Corridor has traveled in
20 years to do anything.
What is the last?
I drove to Baltimore Monday.
I drove to Baltimore and back on Monday.
Wait a second.
Wait a second.
So you went on.
Wait, you didn't tell me this.
You drove to Baltimore?
By the way, this is the part of the show.
Just keep hitting 30.
Just keep punching 30 going forward.
Just keep hitting.
I didn't know you drove to Baltimore for this.
One of my longest ever friends died last weekend.
He got a staff infection on Saturday and died on Tuesday and the following Monday.
One of my friends who I haven't seen in 30 years from Atlanta called and said, let's
And I said, come on.
So how long did you stay in Baltimore?
He picked me up at one o'clock on Monday afternoon.
We got there at 1120.
And as if we didn't have enough time in the car to talk, we stayed up till two in the
We got up at 10, went to the funeral and at 1230 got in the car and drove home.
Can I say something, Taka, real quick?
I've been on one road trip with Barry Courter and he is the best road trip guy.
He is terrific.
He's a fantastic sidecar.
I'm always ready to go on a road trip with Barry.
He jumps at the right moment.
He can talk about anything.
He's got a really wide reservoir of topics that he can talk about, really into anything
you want to.
So, you know, we go to a lot of, you know, strip shows.
I can be quiet.
If you want to be quiet, I can be quiet.
So you want to go to St. Louis?
Yeah, call me.
Barry, what I said about this is that you were in Baltimore.
You didn't tell me that is a train.
That's a three hour train ride for me.
We stopped every three hours so that we could bathroom, get gas and my friend could smoke
And that was it.
We saw nothing.
We didn't go to a restaurant.
We didn't do anything other than the church.
It was a really, you know, it was an emotional trip.
This friend of mine I've known for a long, long time.
And it was a trip that I had to make.
And you know, I don't, I mean, you make fun of me.
I don't like going out of town.
I don't like traveling.
This was a 10 hour drive.
That's a long drive for you.
It was 10 up and 10 back.
Yeah, especially for you.
I mean, you can't sit in that space that long.
Well, no, it's not a joke.
I'm like legitimately thinking about you.
He can't, you can't operate that way for very long.
It was unbelievable.
But this guy, yeah, it's been a weird week.
Been an emotional week.
And I mean, not just the fact that my friend suddenly died.
He's the guy, you know, you and I talk all the time.
John is the other guy that I talk to once a week.
And I have for, he was my college roommate.
I've known him since second grade.
He just died.
And he's the guy.
If I'm not calling you to talk about something that just happened, I'm calling John and now
So yeah, it's been a, it's been a tough week.
How old was he?
Oh my God.
He was a year ahead of me in school, but three years older than me in life.
But we have known each other since second grade.
Taco, you know anybody that you've known since second grade?
I know someone I've since fourth grade.
My oldest friend is we met in fourth grade.
I still talk to him.
So, you know, Barry, you're the one person I know that that has been so dedicated to
the people that are around you for like, because you grew up exactly where you live and you've
been there your entire life.
So everybody that's around you have been there for the entire eternity of your life.
Taco, you're sort of like that too though, right?
I mean, I honestly can't remember much before fourth grade.
So I mean, like when you say like, yeah, that's my oldest friend.
I hung out with him the other night.
You know, we still hang out.
So I could imagine losing somebody like that.
Just to add, you know, just a little bit.
So the priest who did the celebration was classmates with my friend's sister.
So the priest drove up to Jesus.
He's known the family the entire time and I've known the priest that was, you know,
everybody else was just all people up there.
But the other thing that was really cool is my friend's daughter is the fifth rated volleyball
player in the country in her class.
Oh, my old game.
She committed to Ohio State.
Their whole team showed up.
Oh, that's a swagger.
That was really, really emotional.
Well, I don't want to get too deep in this.
Yeah, very cool.
And my friend that I've known since the fourth grade, he grew up and became a mortician.
And so like, that's pretty much all he's ever done.
And so, you know, a couple years ago, when my brother passed away, guess who we called
Hey, we need we need someone to help with the services.
That's what he did.
And he was he didn't hesitate.
So, you know, I worked at a funeral home for a year.
We'll have to talk about that.
Did you really?
Oh, that's okay.
Never know where this show is going to go.
You should see the jewelry collection that he has.
It's the time.
I hope he keeps getting skipped, skipped, skipped, skipped, skipped.
The ties that I have.
The collectibles that he has masked over these years.
He's a big teeth guy.
Really big teeth guy.
I loved working there.
I think it's one of my favorite.
It's my new kink.
It's coming back.
Teeth are coming back.
The kids love teeth.
This is the strangest show we've ever done.
I don't know how you're going to put this together.
I mean, there's nothing to put together.
Just play the next one.
Just play the next one.
This is the strangest possible show that you could have gotten to.
I have to write the words for consequence to describe this show.
I can't wait for that.
Look, I'll make it very easy for you.
Just skip ahead to the next one.
That would be the entire...
Go to the next one.
It's going to be, hey, boys.
And funeral teeth.
Which, by the way, just got announced on the Who stage this week.
Hey, boys and the funeral teeth.
Hey, boys and the funeral teeth.
Can't wait to see them on Thursday at the Who tent.
Hey, boys and the funeral teeth.
God, you got to...
They're from Nashville.
These guys are the next thing.
Christ, they're good.
You're going to love them.
Right after Diarrhea Planet, you have got hey, boys and the funeral teeth.
Right on down, hey, boys and the funeral teeth.
They play right before the Hog Slop String Band.
Man, I didn't know we had such a big fan of the Hog Slop String Band, by the way.
Did you see that they reacted to our...
Yes, shout out.
I'm excited now.
I'm in on this band.
I'm all in.
They heard our mention on the show.
They seem like great kids, great boys.
Yeah, I'm absolutely going to be at that show.
Maybe we can get them on our show.
Maybe we can get them on to do an interview.
I'd love it.
They can't write a song called Funeral Teeth.
It's already written.
They've already heard this and already written it.
I'm actually looking up right now, Funeral Teeth song.
Let's just see if anyone has ever written a song called Funeral Teeth.
Oh my God.
There he is.
Taco, play it.
2019 from the artist State Faults.
It's Funeral Teeth.
It's like a death metal song.
This is all right.
Oh, well, even better.
I love it.
Get them somebody call you guys at Bonnaroo.
We'll get them on.
We'll get them on immediately.
I will say one of the other night, speaking of Bonnaroo and personal news, so we had that
really weird year where there was this thing called COVID that sort of took over, right?
And we didn't have a Bonnaroo for a while.
One of the bands that was supposed to be there on our Bonnaroo first timer episode was Devin
So this is his first year that he's going to be actually at Bonnaroo.
So Evan Bonnaroo, the wife and some industry people found ourselves at the Devin Gafillion
show the other night here in New York.
Oh, my God, Barry, I know you're a fan.
Taco, I don't know if this is for you, but this is Panty dropping soul.
Oh, my God, is it Taylor made for Bonnaroo.
Everything about it, the every emotion that he puts out on the stage, every song that
he has, everything just feels so as if he wrote it on the farm himself.
At like at Bonnaroo, he wrote it in the farm or on the farm.
This is just such panty dropping soul.
I can't wait for you guys to see this show.
I was stunned.
I knew it was gonna be good, right?
Because Barry and I, you've talked me have talked about offline how we just like this
He's a great guy.
We'll go back, we'll play the interview again at some point, maybe on a high five.
But he said to a wonderful he did.
Oh, he did.
He's just a wonderful human being.
And he's so excited about Bonnaroo, man.
His eyes lit up when he saw me.
Like his dad's a wedding singer, right?
I mean, yeah, that was so funny.
I mean, nobody prepped him for this.
But as soon as he saw me, he came off the stage, he goes three, two, one, Bonnaroo.
He was so excited as a Nashville, a Nashville resident.
He knows Bonnaroo.
He knows exactly the lay of the land.
That dude is going to crush.
You started sending pictures early.
You sent me like four or five or had Evan send me pictures.
Yeah, you guys are taco taco throw some up some of these photos up that Evan Brown.
Yeah, we got made last night.
God almighty, guys.
This show is this show is fantastic.
And I implore when I get to the Brad picks a Bonnaroo, he is going to be way up to the
top of the list.
This show is fantastic.
And the and seeing that is just going to get better and better and better by the time you
get there in June.
I mean, he's got six weeks to work on this.
Four weeks to work on this.
Oh, God, it's gonna be so good, guys.
So let's get into our Bonnaroo contest before we get to some some news of the week.
We've got voicemails to play.
We did it last week.
We still have some more to play.
Basically what we asked you to do was call our voicemail line, which was Hadmore Russ
R.U.S.S. and Olivia's voicemail about either a Bonnaroo memory, something that you wanted
to experience maybe this year, Bonnaroo, maybe you've never been a Bonnaroo before in your
This is what we wanted to hear from you at Hadmore Russ.
So I mean, hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of voicemails.
Deep, let's play a couple more, Barry, before we draw our big winner.
This is Chris from Chicago.
Hey, this is Chris from Chicago and I got one you're going to really like.
I was 2014 Bonnaroo in college.
Didn't have a lot of money.
In fact, by the end of Bonnaroo had no money left.
And we had to leave the Elton John show early.
My girlfriend at the time, now wife.
We get back to our tent and I put my backpack on just a table there, went to our tent and
went to bed.
Next day, wake up and the tent, the entire campsite was completely taken down.
So there's no table left and my backpack is nowhere to be seen.
So we send out a message to all of our camp members saying, hey, you've seen this backpack
and no one has seen it.
So presumably stolen.
In the backpack was our only set of keys in our car, which was locked.
So we get in touch with the on-site locksmith who says, yeah, I can open it up for you,
but it's going to be $260, which we did not have.
So we resort to writing our situation on a piece of cardboard and I go down one direction
and my wife goes the other direction, just going down the line saying, hey, we're stuck
here until we have $250 if anyone can help us.
And I come back and I've got maybe $10.
Molly comes back, she says, people are very generous.
Say what's going on?
She pulls out wads of cash, just so much money.
I'm like, oh my gosh, what is this?
She raised $300 just walking down the line asking for help.
Apparently she went to the family camping section and they were all very generous, especially
one woman who said, does your mom know about this?
And my mom doesn't even know I'm here right now.
She's like, great, do not tell her, I wouldn't want to know, and gives her $100.
So we end up getting the key, getting out of Bonnaroo and leaving a fat pit at the Waffle
House because you got to pass it on.
And that's the thing that really can only happen at Bonnaroo.
So all right, appreciate the show, guys.
Have a good one.
There you go.
Look, there's always more.
Everything about it, right?
You know, if I ever, let's be honest, Barry, Taco, if I ever need money, I'm sending Hillary
out to get it.
Solid, solid move right there.
She's always going to bring back more cash than me.
Let's be honest.
Smart move going with the wife.
My favorite Bonnaroo memory is when I was too poor to go.
So I had to work.
I did trash cleanup out in the heat all day long.
And we were so tired, finally going in to the main area all the way from volunteer camping,
which is like a mile away.
And on our way there, we look over and there's a DJ setting up.
I was the new raver, so he said, hey, this is Grizz.
He set up a set on the side of the road and got to like see him right in front of us.
There was like 10 people there.
And that's my favorite Bonnaroo memory.
I love the Bonnaroo memory of artists that end up being something much bigger than you
Oh, by the way, there were 30 people when Adele played Bonnaroo for the first time.
I hate to break it to you.
There is just so many of these that you can pluck out of thin air.
If you look down at the lineup from, I don't know, it's like 2012.
And I promise you, five dozen people were there.
And Grizz is no exception.
By the way, that's where Black Keys started.
Black Keys started at the Who stage in front of 50 people or so.
Don't sleep on some of these artists.
And I'll tell you one to watch.
And Barry, you've met her.
And Taco, I think you might have too.
I had an intern a few years ago at the radio station in Chattanooga that I thought, this
girl is the star.
This girl is out of, she's brilliant.
She's got every, she's got her together.
She knows this is hers.
She can have it.
What does she want to do in the world?
She can do whatever she wants.
Well, she goes to work in this industry and she's making a name for herself.
And all of a sudden, guess what?
She starts a band.
And guess who got announced on the Who stage this past week?
Angel St. Queen, my own Becca Castle.
I could not be more proud.
I'm over the moon excited.
I'm so, so excited.
That's the best.
Whatever we need to do, we can do.
Or whatever we can do, we need to do.
These kids getting their first shot at it.
And oh God, I just love that so much.
All right, number three.
No, number three is going to be our winner.
Oh, number three is our winner.
Oh, spoiler alert.
Spoiler alert, Jesus.
Someone hit 30.
Yeah, just skip past this.
We're going to listen to that.
Like you said, we had so many offers or so many voicemails, messages.
And what I really, all the memories are great.
They're all things that you and I, the three of us have talked about.
But it's all about the experience.
Very few other than the, you know, seeing Grizz, which is one of those experiences.
It's about friends and going with friends and going with people you love.
And it's just, it's everything that we've talked about for six years.
That's what we've heard in all of these messages, right?
And I think our winner, as you guys are about to hear, even though he's never been, I think
he represents the Bonnaroo spirit as well as anybody that I've ever talked to.
Can I say something before you get into the winner's voicemail?
So we got so many fantastic voicemails.
Is there a way that maybe we could just put a few of them like back to back to back online?
Because a lot of these celebrate what Bonnaroo is.
A lot of them showcase exactly what the spirit is supposed to be.
I think that we could maybe piecemeal a few more.
Hey, look, we got hundreds and we've only played six.
So maybe if we put together like a maybe another half dozen dozen and put them on as sort of
like just a feel good Bonnaroo, you know, thing.
Tell you what to do.
Go find us on YouTube.
Go look up the what podcasts on YouTube.
Should I subscribe to that, Russ?
You should subscribe.
Yes, please do.
Please please subscribe on YouTube if you haven't already.
I would love to do that.
OK, I'll do that.
That would make things helpful.
I would love you to subscribe.
Give it a like if you like the video.
I'll like it.
We'll put all the extra content on there.
It'll be fantastic.
We'd love to have you.
We don't have to put all of it, but we can put some of it, right?
Well, we'll put the best ones on.
I'd love that.
They're really, really great.
Thank you, everyone, for reaching out.
For you guys who are just finding us, seriously, subscribe and share.
And a go to consequence.
Thanks to those guys for letting us be a part of their podcast network.
It's amazing what they've done.
Barry, let's be honest.
If people are just finding us right now and they're listening to this show one of the
first times, we're in big trouble.
God, you got the right show.
We are in big trouble.
If this is your first time, I'm so sorry.
If this is your first show, sorry.
That's a great point.
They'll never come back.
They've already left.
They've already left.
This is not what I was told it was.
Oh, God, we're in so much trouble.
That's a fair point.
I just got a text from Ben K. It is done.
We have got to go.
By the way, speaking of the Devon Gavillion, guess who I saw at the Devon Gavillion show?
Mr. Ben K. from The Consequence.
You saw Ben K.?
I did, yes.
Shout out to Ben K.
Tallest man in the room.
Made everyone uncomfortable.
There could not be a more taller man.
And of course, where is he standing?
Right in the middle of the front.
He's that guy that goes front and center.
And what's great is the person he was with, the smallest person at the show.
So it was one of these moments, can you see?
Can you see?
You couldn't see.
I felt so bad for him.
But it sounds like he knows good music.
He is a New York socialite.
I love seeing him out and about.
I think your point is exactly right, Barry.
The fact that we had so many people reach out is so heartwarming.
We love you guys and appreciate you so much.
This podcast started because we love this community so much.
To be able to hear your voices is something that we don't do enough of and we should probably
spend more time with you and talking to you.
Seeing them and being able to experience your version of Bonnaroo is very, very, very soul
It brings you right back to the spot in which you fell in love with Bonnaroo.
By the way, I'm still trying to figure out that spot that we talked about a couple weeks
I want to find that one spot that I fell in love with Bonnaroo that changed the whole conversation
With all that being said, thanks.
It's a shame.
We only had to pick one winner.
We could only pick one and there were so many good voicemails that we had.
Yeah, it's funny.
I told Rush yesterday when we were talking, this is one of those giveaways.
It's like, what a great idea three months ago.
Then when you have to nut cut in time, it's like, damn, this is hard.
What kind of time is it?
Can you go back?
Nut cut in time?
You know what nut cut is.
Nut cut in time.
Hey boys, it's nut cut in time!
Come get my cans, it's nut cut in time!
Hey boys, I got some cans for you.
Want to cut some nuts?
Figured we had to wrap this up.
Barreage wanted you to learn that in service?
Where did you learn nut cut in time?
Anymore at night we cannot do any more
Evening nut time
Well to be fair I've never hey boys
Come get my cans. It's not
God this stone is getting way too full
Hey boys, your eyes were taco come get my cans and how I fit in nut cut in time
Yeah, I can't wait to see all this to consequence
If you skipped ahead and arrived here
This is as good as I can do with
Nonsense. Yes. Hey boys. Okay
We have much better episodes if you this is your first time here we have interviewed
Very very high serious people talk. I'm starting to doubt that
I don't think that we do don't think that we do the winner the winner the winner of the uh, oh god
I've just remembered people in the industry might be listening to this
Yes, I am I am rad Briner nice to
Do not work in this industry, I'm just a lowly it's gonna be to yes
I'm toward Loco
Barry do you know crazy enough like a taco and I celebrated our friend anniversary?
What do we really I don't know what the other day I saw the memory pop up on my phone you
That we met and I've only known yeah, like four years to me to know his real name
I didn't know his name is Lord taco, but I swear to God I like toward Loco so much better for you
How many years I prefer toward Loco
Oh right now, thank you. Yeah
Yeah, you just you just sound used to sound much better looking with your name than you actually are toward Loco so boys sexy yes
Hey boys, it's me toward Loco
Carrie border is a
Toward Loco is really strong
Guys we have a very long chat with our winner that we have to get through
All right, the big winner is is who let's play the let's play the voicemail and then once we're done
We're not even here news. We can't even get to the news at this point
It's too much news for for our winner
He can listen he can listen to this episode and it'll get him halfway dears during his trip
Because this is no episode ever. Oh my god
He's in st. Louis by now Barry
If he hasn't given up
Let's hear it. Hey Brad and Barry Wow, I wasn't expecting a voicemail. I was like nervous
I just heard about Bono real
A day and a half ago never heard of it
My name is Mitch by the way
And I just saw your guys's website of looking at tickets and I was like, I think they're sold out
But stumbled upon you guys and I just wanted to share my why I was like, I'll give it a shot man
It's hard to believe that anything is free anymore
Besides, you know a smile laughter kindness and generosity
And you kind of just give up on anything that's offered free because it's hard to believe but I always got rid of my nervousness
He just wanted to give you guys a call and
Just kind of leaving my wife
Just turned 29. I'm out in
Montana in a small town. I'm at the Capitol about 30,000 people and I've never been to a festival and
30s coming around the corner and
Honestly this past five months. I don't want it to be a sad sad story
So I'm starting to crawl back up because it's the only thing I can do. Um, but you just kind of I start to wake up
About living life
So the fullest and taking adventure
So I believe Bono Ryu is about a two-day drive for me. I think about a full day
I'm driving all the way down to Tennessee is where you guys are at
I have to double check but I've never been to a festival and I got invited
An old townie pal that I haven't seen for two years
And he told me about Bono Ryu and he's like
Mitch if I just found out that my cousin his girlfriend wanted to take a
Big cross-country trip go to Bono Ryu and I kind of looked up the tickets
I'm like man, it's not four or five hundred bucks for a ticket, right?
I'm just for everything and then on top of just travel expenses and all that of course
saving a few pennies is
but just that sense of freedom that sense of
Going on a road trip with some with a group of people man popping in a car packing some camping gear and just
Feeling free just past five months has been super heavy. It was on a bucket list
I had an amazing soul friend. He just turned 30 known him for about six months and
unfortunately, he I
was coming back from Texas
from working and I was about to
Go to California side and get on me
We're talking off and on but then it just didn't really work out and then as soon as I got back to Montana
I was moving back here
Oh, yeah, he OD'd and didn't make it in the past five months have been
Glucous I'm just trying to move and continue on lost my best buddy and are one of our bucket list items that we've been
Wanted to do
For the past year was go to a big like three day four day music festival
We don't really have that stuff up here in Montana. I've never been to something like
Like Bono Ryu never even heard of it till a day and a half ago
Just because we don't have that out here. We're up north in Montana of all places
So it's just unfortunate. I mean him weren't able to do that and sadly, I know his memorial
Just a family get-together is actually on the day of Bono Ryu
But I know he'd want me to go and you know
Try to just be the top and get that free feeling before I jump back into life
because the past five months have been honestly hellish and
How to pull myself together and then on top of that just trying to you know, stay off on my feet
And get a spark back in my soul man
And I know sometimes going to places like this and feeling free and
Feeling the feels and the joy and the happiness is people just in the moment
I know life is life is too short all these crazy lessons in life probably the party
Two years of my personal journey. I know there's there's
Answers within all that and it's really just to show you got to live life to the fullest
You know, we only have so much time here on earth and I really think that's the true lessons of it
Even even through those hardships and the heaviness and that's that is what I'm realizing
You know, we're the best friend and you know not only
You know losing a best friend and you know not beat my strength and not beat myself up and turn that turn that mindset around
and then you know
And there's there's lessons in all that and I know to make me a stronger
individual and a character and to stand up man and they have grit because I think that's really what what happens is
turning the grit you they can get bitter and sad or you can stand up on your feet and
You know have some grit
But I would just it would just be a blessing it would be I would be I would be so I'd be almost starstruck
You know just receiving a free ticket to Bonner and I'd be fully committed and just bringing a big bell
tense with three of my buds and you know awesome adventure man all the way to Tennessee from Montana is
that you know finding a few outfits and
And just having a great time and honestly most likely stand sober through the whole thing. Um
Hope all this groovy and keep doing the fun work man the purposeful work
That's really it's really all that what lights the soul on fire and I'm still looking for that personally as well
But happy you guys have it and there you guys probably stuck to do what you guys do
So much love to Brad and Barry
Yeah, welcome back in Barry taco. We have a winner congratulations Mitch. How are you buddy?
Oh, man, excellent. Thank you. Appreciate it back Brad. It's really it's an honor to be with you guys really yeah
So how many cattle have you roped in today?
Just just the dog go just
The wiener yeah
Why with the cow had the Star Trooper headphones, so yeah, what?
What vast land do you live on where you need to have all the where are you right now? This is
Currently in Montana, so hell no kidding. Yeah capital Montana represent. Yep
Small town good good in a very open country guys
I'm gonna I'm gonna nerd out for a second because I'm obsessed with Montana
All right, so tell me what part of the state this is in in relation to you know. I don't know Montana
Good old, Montana
What states are around it no no where are you in relation to the state? Where where?
I'm currently in Helena, so it's the capital okay
It's probably about thirty five forty thousand people now. Yeah, all right
So the reason I talk about I love a capital yeah, so I love I love Montana because of course Barry
I've got three heroes in my life one of which is who?
Dave Letterman Dave Letterman he lives in Montana and
I have been following like how he lives and what he does on a regular basis on in Montana
And it's a lot of fly fishing
So he gets in into the the rivers and the streams and does a lot of fly fishing is that something that you could just walk
Out into your backyard and do right now
In some places yeah, I mean when it's when it's fish season
But there are some towns you can just go right to the river and cast out and it's pretty big out here fly fish
Yeah, sort of like taco when he goes out in his backyard and or Georgia has sex with their cousin
I'm in Tennessee. It's all moonshine
Grew up out here. Yeah grew up grew up out here actually currently in the city
I'm in so the town were you born with a leather vest. I think so
It is leather
So what do you do what do you do in Montana?
So I could I'm currently just I was working full-time and right now. It's been going through some going on my own
individual journey and
My doors are open. I'm kind of just trying to shake things up and restart
Really really just kind of want to restart like
financially and everything just
Tap into a bigger picture of it all so I think that's
We were talking a bit before and and Russ and I were talking and Brad a little bit
Your your voicemail the reason that I was interested in in this one and the reason we picked is
You've been going through some stuff. You lost the best friend
If you lost the best friend almost lost a neighbor you had to sort of intervene
We've all been going through that sort of stuff with people here lately and not to not to be heavy
But what I really liked is the idea that you've never been to a festival
You're from Montana. So you'll be coming to Tennessee and you'll be taking the the the Bonnaroo vibe
Back to Montana. So that's that's what kind of
Jumped out at me
What's the smirk why the smirk
No, wait a second
Why can't I just enjoy what you're saying?
Why can't I just be
He's loading up with something
Just fire off Brad
Just fire off
Come on baby
Come on, baby. I found what you said to be lovely. Why can't I just be present with you dad?
Well, I died because I know you for a long time
No, that is very lovely what you said, it's very very very yeah, and that's that's I mean, I mean that seriously
We've been going through some some stuff. I you know, I've lost a friend
Mitch you lost a very close friend
And that was fat. Yeah, your your email or your voicemail rather was was
And that's part of why I think it touched me but it was also this idea that
You know, you're you're looking for
You're looking for basically everything that I think Bonnaroo can offer and that's why I was I that's why I
I that's why I wanted to to pick you and I think
I think I don't mean to speak for us, but uh
No, it was it was a consensus. I mean we all kind of picked picked you
I mean there was we had a lot of voicemails and we listened to all of them
And they were all really good that anybody could be the winner. But um something about your story
Kind of just just touched us all I think
Yeah, man, it's uh, it's an absolute
Honor I know I had no idea how big this truly was
um or it is and is uh, it's even just such a gift that you guys are willing to
Um, do you guys do and and spread the message and hook someone up with a ticket definitely?
De-stresses a few things if you know what I mean, so
Well, what is that trek to what's that trek to rue gonna be like for you from montana?
Have we thought about so this is what this is what's bizarre and I don't fully marry you gotta go pick him up
That's my pick you up, you know, I'd let us and get the the bus will you yeah?
Yeah, and I I got to a point where I said I'm gonna take a trip anyways
I have no clue where montana is I assume it's on the way
It will be bizarre if there's if there's gonna be a few uh,
Montanans out there or not, you know, and it would be pretty cool to meet just yeah all walks of life out there. I'm sure
Um as as the information i've been kind of looking up about the festival and the four days of
of fun and yeah method will be because uh
Based on what we've talked to the organizers that put this thing on they say they have people they know people come from montana
It's awesome. And there's there's no one state that's like the majority. I mean, it's pretty much
everybody comes from all over so
Montana absolutely. Yeah, I think there will be other people from montana there. Yeah. Well dear dear, uh parker and dear reed
Uh, montana from iowa
well montana montana to nashville
Goes right through iowa and you could find yourself meeting right outside. Des Moines kids guys
Come on. Yeah, we got good friends out there. Yeah
You're going right through us getting rv
Yeah, right. You're going right through with the ham with the ham kids more the merrier
To have a Bonnaroo experience. So
Yeah, it's a good thing. I think it's a good thing
I mean, it's a good thing that you guys are here to have a Bonnaroo experience. So
Yeah, I really look forward to it and it's wild. Thank you. I I mean, i'm absolutely mind-boggled
I mean, I've definitely shed some tears on it and let some heavy emotions out because it's it's one of those things you uh,
It feels that much better when you're
You know, it's a gift you guys literally decided to give me a gift and I i'm just realizing how big that gift is
And technically don't even know until after you know monday
How special I can't wait to talk to you after and just see what happens as well
Yeah, you gotta do like a video vlog one of the hey, uh barry a vlog is a video blog
Uh, hey if you do like a vlog like do it like you keep a tab so we can watch your whole journey
By the way, did I just hear a dog shake? Did I hear a dog just shake? Yeah
I have a pupperoo out here. What do you want? Let me see. Yeah, of course I do. What are you talking about?
Come hop up. We need you know guys in 2023 and 2024. I want more. Oh my god
Is that a vichela he's a he's a wymer on her he's about 10. He's a wymeriner
Oh my god, the color is so bad on my screen. That is beautiful
He's a silver fox. He's uh, it breaks my heart. He's getting older
But man, we've been on a journey and he's uh, the ultimate please god. Tell me please god
Tell me the name of the dog is barry
Yeah, it's gunner but close, you know
You know next one it could be inspired the whole thing, you know if anybody
We call barry gutter sometimes. Yeah, whenever he finishes with ladies
Fills out the guns
Oh, he is adorable. Oh my god, that is fantastic. Who's gonna watch the dog while you're gone?
Yeah, luckily I have some family that can check. Oh good
Does the family still live in in montana is the whole is the whole crew? Yeah the whole the whole crew
Yeah, good. Um, let's make sure uh, just because i'm interested you said you've never been to a festival
This is this will not only be obviously your first bonnaroo, but your first festival, right? Yeah anything big
I've i've been it's funny. I don't know if you heard about the rainbow gathers, but it's a little bit different
That's a lot different. Um
A lot different than a festival. I've heard of those
Yeah, i've been to that once that was that was a sight to see
Um, but yeah, I nothing this crazy. I didn't even know what bonnaroo was. Um until
A buddy hit me up and then I end up on your guys's website literally a day after two days after
And uh, yeah, how did you hear about us? I was gonna ask how did you hear about us?
I don't care about us. I like more interesting how you hear about bonnaroo
I wonder how you heard about me
I don't know
The silver fox
I had a buddy. Well, he reached out and you know an old high school buddy
Um stay stay in touch with them throughout the years and stuff. We don't get to meet up a lot or hang out but
Um his I guess his cousin his wife just brought it up and I got a random phone call
I think two or three days before I got a hold of you guys
Um, because I took an extra day because I was like, I don't think this is real
So then I waited an extra day and I was like something told me just to give you guys a call
Something was being pulled the call so um
Which is pretty neat and uh
He said asked me if I want to go to bonnaroo and he's like if I could bring one person it would be you and
Um, that's when I looked up bonnaroo online and saw where does this friend live zia montana? Yeah, they're they're oh great
Yeah, so good. Yeah, so I had the whole vision, you know, right when they said that it was just kind of that vision of
Of hitting the highway man. Just man getting that that spunk back that spark of just
We're gonna go do something just get out of my environment too. You know, just get out of that heavy
Um place and just kind of go be free for a few days. So
So why bonnaroo when your friend brought it up?
What did you look at and what did you see that made you so interested in it?
So I saw I saw a few videos on youtube and stuff like that
And it's kind of like you don't really know and i'm just kind of like, I don't know
Right and then after kind of realizing how big it is
Um, it was more of like man. I want to go. I want to go on this road trip
With you guys before I you know, so just staying feeling kind of stuck not really know what i'm doing
spinning out a little bit and uh having to just
Buck up and really just kind of get back in the grind and you know
Unfortunately and just do whatever just wanted to do some summer fun before I really
So what i'm what i'm gathering from you is that after uh, some major life events you just need to get
You need to break from the walls the walls guys
They're all closing in on you and you've got to get out uh into the world a little bit and explore and and see
See some stuff my thought is this when you
Live in montana. Do you have you never done that before like have you ever just gotten out on the road and just said?
Screw it. Let's see how far we go
Yeah, sometimes like
The reason I ask the reason I ask is because I live I literally and I think about this so often
And I hate to be really personal about this, but I live in brooklyn
And a lot of times i'm walking around saying to myself. Oh my god. I feel
paralyzed uh and uh cluster phobic half the time in the city because
No matter where you go. It could just matter a park if you find
You feel a little bit
You know locked up and yet you are in the most wide open vast space in the world
Yeah, and still feel that way and still gotta get out your front door and yeah
It's not the buildings these it's not the buildings that make me feel that way it is whatever's going on in life at the time
And I love this idea of like getting in montana living in montana and just saying fuck it. I'm going fuck it. Let's go like
Let's make it work
I think that's a great point. Have you ever done that before when I think of montana. It's wide open spaces. That's a great point
Yeah, go ahead. So
We do some camping every now and then but it's just you know getting people together at the right time and
You sleep in the mountains for two days. You know under the stars and drink beer
Well, we don't drink beer we drink pbr. Yeah
Yeah, sounds great to me
Doesn't matter where taco is
All right, so will this be the last time we do this?
Um, no, no, really? No. Wow
So i've i've i've taken you know, a week-long road trip before
Just kind of hitting the road ish. Yeah, I know well that's my way back
I did that on my way back from work. I was working in texas
For about eight months and then I got a job in texas
And then I got a job in the city of montana and then I got a job in the city of montana
Um for about eight months last year in the beginning and so on my way back I drove down drove up
So I took my time
Scouting and stuff and that was really special
Um, it was a really special time, but also it was a very
Man maybe I should have took a few different left turns and right turns just for just
Of some stuff that happened in the future when you know, because it maybe changed the reality of
Someone's life a little bit. Yeah
Um, you murdered someone didn't you? Yeah, someone's been in your trunk
Uh, i'm getting this impression that there's been bodies in your trunk and no, I would hope not
I hope that you know, it never happens. I'm sure it does out there
Have you have you had time? I know you and I talked yesterday. Have you had time to
Uh this festival and if so, what are your expectations? What do you
What do you think?
Uh this that weekend is going to be like
Yeah, let's I I see because I really do want to talk to you after because I can't wait to hear how the
How your week went? But what do you think?
You expect I think you know, you could go with the mindset of I think it'll fully put you in the present moment
Just the capacity of it the people
Um, it looks like a positive place
It looks you know
A kind of a drug-free zone and to a sense it just an an ultimate adult playground
I think you know, I don't know the extent of bonnaroo how far it going back
I don't know all that information but just from what i've seen
It looks pretty wild and an adult summer camp in a way
And I don't know if i've i've never really went to a summer camp when I was young
But something about this just tapping into that inner that inner self. I think it just yeah be present
Can do some cool things. So so we're gonna play a new game with with uh with mitch and with barry and with taco
And we're gonna play a game with one truth and one lie. All right one truth and one lie
And it comes from
It comes from a statement that mitch just said so you tell me the truth and you tell me the lie
Uh at bonnaroo you get to live fully in the present
Statement one statement two
It's a drug-free zone
And the answers are i'm gonna say it can be either
It can be no no mitch. I think that what you just said is so actually so spot-on. Um, you're so prescient and and
I mean you're a four-dimensional
Thinking dude, uh, you're gonna do just fine at bonnaroo you fit in more at bonnaroo than anyone
I have ever heard in my life
Uh, you are if I if I plucked someone out of central casting and put them into bonnaroo. You are the guy
It is it is so much about living fully in the present
And more so than you could ever ever imagine. I think you're gonna fit right in man. You're gonna do uh, you're gonna do just
Yeah, i'm surprised to hear that you've never been because it sounds like you've been a lot
It does taco. It sounds exactly like everyone we've ever met at bonnaroo. This might have started this might have started something
You know, maybe in 10 years, there's a bonnaroo every year and it becomes a thing
Well, there's a bonnaroo every year it turns out so one day. Yeah, we'll talk to people
2035 2050, you know just have a podcast once a year, you know with you guys
So they have electricity in montana, right? Yeah, absolutely
Honestly, this is this is why I think your voicemail that touched us so much is
Is this idea just like brad said everything you've said is so perfectly bonnaroo and the fact you've never been
And now you can take this back to montana
And share I feel like I feel like barry we are bringing people into a cult at this point
Sound like our people you uh
So the people so you actually have somebody to go with
Um, do you have do you have somebody that you know will fit right into that as your plus one?
Uh, yeah, I I do I have um, just you know the buddy that invited me
Just he doesn't know yet
And just to be able to gift him
Um, I still gotta talk to him about it, but also just really find the right person
I have maybe one or two people in mind that would just absolutely probably be completely mind blown by it
Because nobody's ever been and we've never been to something that big but it's not just going to anybody
It'd be someone special to me
Yeah, it's gotta be the right person. You gotta spend you gotta spend 50 hours in a car with this person
And my hope my vision of is I just wanted to be as special as I know it's gonna be for me so
That's lovely to hear that's lovely here. It's a four. It's a trip. It's a four day. I mean, it's a five day journey
So no not for you. No, no, no, no, no
Let's start. Let's start from scratch here. My man
Uh, you you are you are going to have the car packed by sunday night
You're gonna need to get on the road by monday. You'll be rolling in on wednesday
Uh, you'll stop at walmart needing to pick up things you totally forgot about
And then you're gonna finally get in on wednesday and get everything ready to go and then by the time you leave on monday
You will be back to your house and showered
So you are on a nine day maybe ten day journey
And if i'm you and yeah, maybe more and if i'm you and you're you're talking about bigger life things
I would almost say take a left turn at st. Louis and just see how far you go
Good luck, you know and and screw it
Yeah, you got you got the gear in the back of the car and you get the right person if you can still you know
You haven't you know put another person in your trunk and murdered them
I yeah, the cops don't catch you pick some people up
I love it. No, I I think I think that this is uh,
This is gonna be so much fun and I hope to god I really do that. You know you have uh, at least
The want to you know, keep us part of your journey because i'd love to watch
A first-timer go from montana to tennessee
Oh my god, barry montana to manchester somebody call consequence and get the videographer
Montana to manchester. Yeah, send us updates
I'm telling you if you don't if you don't video every
inch and minute of this
Um, we can turn this we turn this into like some serious video content
Whoo, that's gonna be tough
That's i'll try to switch the switch on that one because i've you know
I was gonna say I was gonna get a walkie talkies with the crew and just all you know
Maybe a few pictures but then turn the phones off, but now i'll change my mind. Don't don't make sure it
Make sure I get something
There but like yeah the trip there, you know, okay, I will do that. I'll do my best
Yeah, it's a great point. Just a great point. Keep keep the phone on for the trip and and you know document everything video wise
And then once you get there, we'll just put
Yeah, we know what take care of the rest
Just for a good clip for the pod, you know
Yeah, i'll definitely try to capture some moments
I will and I I would be more than happy to stay in touch with all of you guys
It's it's amazing. It's an honored
I'm honored to and privileged to go and for you guys to be willing to
You know for whatever reason I got picked and I just I thank you
It's such a blessing and it's able to me to like de-stress and also give back
Like, you know if I need to give someone a cough a coffee or if I feel like someone's struggling they're
They didn't bring a sleeping mat and I have to buy them a blow-up mattress, you know, it just allows
Kind of that stress of money to kind of flow in other directions if I if I you know, you know
That's the bonnaroo code. I mean, well, you know, I don't know if you've looked up the bonnaroo code
But there is kind of a list of like rules to live by when you're on the farm and beyond but like that's part of it
Is like guys, I think we have a ringer here
I know this guy's been to bonnaroo
Everything he says is about bonnaroo
Everything he says is exactly what we've been what are we doing here?
You know what? I mean like it really does like it allows me to have a little bit of more
You know have to build up the fun some pocket money
But it allows me to like not you know, I can be self a little bit selfless if I see it instead of being more
you know stressed out
I don't make sure I eat first kind of thing. So
It I think this is why
We had so many great
Voicemails and messages and and and and I want to say this and we'll get into it a little bit what it's just the three
Of us brad and and russe
All of the messages that we got none of them were about lineup
It was all about friends and everything else like that
Yeah, right. But what you just said is
What why I think I wanted
I chose you personally
Is what happens after?
I think what happens to you after bonnaroo and what you take back
Is what excited me the most?
I mean the fact of you going for the first time is big but I just see this being such a
A big deal for you and taking the as as russe just said the bonnaroo code back
It's real. I mean, this is what we've been talking about for six years and you've you've
Without even knowing it without even knowing you've nailed it. That's right
You've been living it
So yeah, this is awesome. Well with that being said, I I know that you made that great point about the lineup barry
Mitch is is there a band on the lineup? They actually
I i'm excited to talk the lineup. I don't have one genre. I like i'm really stoked
It's a mix, but I don't know half the name like i'm kind of out of the loop in music
But i'm excited to kind of see the mix of it all
kind of see the mix of it all so
Have you ever heard of a band called the foo fighters? Yeah, no, I couldn't recall a song
I couldn't recall a song off it, but you know some of the some of the mainstream names, right too
but it's it's the smaller names too that are special and it just
I i'm i'm stoked to see it all so
I can't wait. All right. This is this is uh about it and
Yeah fired up to even have a little meet and greet with you guys too
You guys seem like a really solid group and passionate about what you're doing
And that that's the kind of fire I want under my belt because I think we all know it just you know life
It gets it can be difficult and you know, i'm trying to find a purpose and
in the existence of
everyone's walk so
Well barry, I think we found montana's opera
I'm in love. I've got a girl. I got a man for us. Yeah
It's the bandana for you it's always the bandana. Yeah, I can't wait to meet you can't wait to meet you
Mitch this has been it's been so lovely. It really is going to be so fun
We always sort of like nerd out barry. It feels like whenever we hear somebody go
Uh to bonnaroo from a really long distance like we really love the guys that are like
Oh my god, you came from kentucky
More than two hours
Yeah, like those guys you had to fill your gas tank up once on the way
it always is like blowing our minds and made us a little crazy, but uh
You might be the no. That's not we have leasel leasel comes from
Leasel and seattle
Tacoma, uh, yeah washington washington
She's got she's got to be the the person we know the furthest right? We don't have like japanese
Who's our friend from canada?
Oh madison madison madison shout out to madison. Yeah
So yeah montana's gotta be a long way. I know what you're saying. You're right. Yeah
I mean leasel takes leasel takes a flight you did man a 27 hour drive
I I can't even wrap my head around but good for you. I I can't and i'm begging you. I'm not coming this year
She leasel's not coming this year. She's going to uh glassenberry
Wow interesting. Yeah, no kidding
Well, I beg of you
I beg of you to not put the phone away to document as much as you can
And and give us whatever we can so we can we can show what montana to manchester actually looks like man mitch
Thanks so much for listening
Thanks so much for being a part of the bonnaroo experience and I cannot wait for you to see
The thing like in living color the way that you live
The like the personification of bonnaroo is in mitch and they don't even know it you don't even know it and um
When you when you get there is going to be just such an amazing experience
I hope and I hope it gives back to you as much as you are already willing to give it and uh
Yeah, i'm so excited for you. I'm so excited for you such an honor. Thank you brad
Thank you brad and thanks for the group for making the decision and if I can just say one thing
And feel free to use this or not. I just want to say, you know, if you're struggling whoever's watching this if you're struggling with depression
anxiety or self-harm
Um drug addiction. I just I know there's lights and I know it takes
A lot of work to move through and just keep going because things can change and things can get better
Um, even during those the darkest times so it's an honor and I just thank you for having me
My man. All right. Great meeting you brilliantly said
Uh wonderful words and god, I can't wait to meet you man. Good luck. I look forward to seeing you guys
There you go, it's our winner, uh mitch is going to bonnaroo for the first time ever guys
Uh, this has been an absolute ridiculous nonsensical episode that should never be published, but uh, congratulations consequence. You did it
Yeah, you got what you wanted
Uh, we've got some you know
We do need to pop in here at some point
Next week and talk about what happened at coachella because there's so much to get to and we're gonna be so behind and
You know by the time we get around talking to that talking about that in the super jam. It's gonna be you know, well worn
Uh a well worn path at that point, but the super jam was announced this week. Um
Frank ocean had a complete meltdown on the the the state
Actually, screw it. I'm gonna say it
Uh, I warned everybody about this frank ocean show I said to you when they when he played bonnaroo
I said this is one of the worst shows i've ever seen a bonnaroo. Why he didn't seem engaged
He didn't care and he let the audience sing over him the entire set
That's not really his fault to be honest with you
It's just you know, he had one of the greatest albums of the year a couple years earlier in channel orange
But that set was terrible and it was one of the most sought-after sets we had waited years for that frank ocean set
He uh didn't come the year that he did coachella
So channel orange comes out then he does coachella over thinking when the line-up comes
Oh, we're getting we're getting frank ocean. We're getting frank ocean. We get no frank ocean
then he shows up they put him on this tent, which was a
Disaster of how many people i've never seen a show that packed before
At this tent and it was just a mess from start to finish
I've never walked out of a show that i've been that excited about before we left halfway through it was impossible to hear
This was all right in front of you and then he goes and does the same thing at coachella
um this guy god love him
But man, he doesn't like performing
And it doesn't matter how much money you give him. He's just not going to enjoy it
I think that like it's
I don't know where he goes from here
I don't know if he ever performs again, but I do know that the next album he puts out
Oh my god, barry is it going to be something that even you know about my mother knows about it will be a
National headline the second he puts out the next album. So it may end up being the best things ever happened his career
He may he may be the next big thing because he just you know, shit the bed on the coachella stage
But guess what?
Yeah, he's now a household name
Yeah, music will be great. That's a good point. I hadn't thought about it that way. That's a good point. Yeah
Yeah, I don't know
I know you watched a bunch of the coachella live stream. I love the coachella live stream. I love it
Yeah, I watched some I liked what I saw the stream. I saw the boy genius. Did you see the boy genius? No
Everyone I dropped in on was not good, but that was not their fault. It was my fault, you know
Who did you drop in on? Tell me the black pink? Oh, come on
That's not gonna be for you. You're not gonna understand that didn't care for that at all. I understand. I know
Yeah, but you understand the significance of it though
Yeah, just one for me. No, it's not for me either
It's not for me either and I didn't like it one bit as well
But I like it was a couple of edm sets and and here's all I saw
Yeah, I'm telling you it's really hard after you made a plate of pasta to get crunk on one of those things
It's just so funny, yeah again, by the way
Shout out to brian stone who called me today and was like, what are you doing? And I was like, uh, I just had brunch
Uh, I don't know. He's like, oh, I think i'm uh, i'm downtown
I might I might I might if you want to hang out, let's hang out. But I might just go home i'm like
And then I meet I go to uh, bitter alibi
And i'm like hey i'm here if you want to hang out like we can talk bonner or whatever
And then don't hear from him on the rest of the afternoon
Because he's already called me to hang out and then like just went home and then once you're there. What did you end up doing there taco?
Uh, I drank pbr. Yeah, I drank a lot of pbr. Well, you also watched the coachella livestream of black pink
They did I did they did have the coachella live stream up on the screen. I watched black pink. Yes. Yeah, so
Uh, barry what else did you see other than the edm and uh, and black pink? Uh,
Do you remember?
No, do you watch any of the blink when any two things from last weekend? I didn't see no
I didn't see any of the headliners, honestly
Um, so whenever I dropped in it was like random small stage stuff and got it
Edm stuff man. I wish it was a boy jr
So, um, I want to get into the super jam, but it's not time. We've got to go
Yeah, we'll do it later. Um guys, what a bizarre ridiculous episode
I can't if you've made it through this I swear to god you're on the top of the list to win tickets next year
Uh, because I don't know how you did it
I'm barely surprised. I did please give us a like if you watch this whole video or listen to this whole
Taco if they listen to this whole thing, they're not giving us a like
There's no like that's been given i'm really excited. Nobody's left. I'm really excited for mitch. I can't wait to
To hear how this journey goes