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Brad, Barry, and Lord Taco got an early look at the Bonnaroo bill, which features top tier talent like Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Odesza, Paramore, My Morning Jacket, Pixies, Lil Nas X, Fleet Foxes, and... Korn?! First impressions are pretty strong with this one, as is the anticipation that the most Bonnaroo-type lineup in years will lead to plenty of schedule conflicts.
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After weeks of speculation, innuendo,
rumors and scoops, the wait is over. It's a tradition unlike any other. The Bonnaroo lineup
comes to the What Podcast first each and every year. And alongside Barry Courter, Lord Taco,
Brad Steiner, we go line by line through the greatest weekend of the year. It's Bonnaroo
lineup day today on the What Podcast. Let's get into it right now.
Kendrick, Foo Fighters, Odessa, Paramore, Lil Nas X, Baby King, Tyler Childers, Marcus
Umford, My Morning Jacket, Lord Taco, Barry Courter, Brad Steiner. Welcome to Bonnaroo lineup
day, the greatest day of our year. How are you guys?
Yeah, you're 100% right. This is great, isn't it? This is so much fun.
By the time you're listening to this, lineup is out. It might be 11 o'clock in the morning.
Who's eating corn for breakfast? Who's eating corn for breakfast? We'll go through this
line by line. But this is, you know, the conversation that we had a couple of weeks ago when we
talked to Brad from C3. We asked him straight up, what does the lineup look like this year?
And he said, it feels like Bonnaroo again. I don't see a what we do. A Machine Gun Kelly
kind of error on the lineup this year. It does feel like it harkens back to a Bonnaroo
of ye old days when Barry Courter was such a young man. Yeah, dark hair, dark hair. That's
right. 100 pounds ago. Yeah, it's great. This is exciting, man. There's so many names on
here that we keep finding. But it definitely feels old school Bonnaroo. That's for sure.
So you said something before we started. You remember the first Bonnaroo and you've seen
a few names that harken back to year one. Umphries. Umphries was year one. STS nine
was year two. I think so. But, you know, my morning jacket, you know, you guys both know
that's good for me. I'm sold. It's a it's a solid lineup. Well, just that. But there's
so many others. Well, that's what I meant when I said that you're going to be very happy
with months ago with my morning jacket thing. I think that the the history of my morning
jacket in this festival is something that lives in lore. To be honest, 2004, the one
of the hottest days, one of the smokiest like the dust was everywhere. And then out of nowhere,
the sky broke open and it became an iconic set. And then just ironically, a few years
later they play again in the pouring rain. You know, it's just it's one of these things
like when my morning jacket plays, just expect it to be pouring rain. I think that they're
going to you're going to hear a lot about my morning jacket and their history at Bonnaroo
in the coming weeks as they sort of like ramp up in a whole new promotional calendar for
them. The other one that, you know, we tried to shine the light on was Paramore. I kind
of wanted that to be. And the other one is Odessa. I'll put it this way. You know, I'll
just make this clear before we get too far into this. When we have I'm a little different
than Barry. Barry is a professional journalist and he has a little bit different of a way
to give news and information out. I don't necessarily have that. I do fart jokes on
the radio, so I don't necessarily have journalistic integrity. But I try not to say anything that
is directly tied to someone immediately. Right. I try to have two people that have told me
something. Right. Or I find out from at least two separate entities that are not tied to
each other. Just so on the off chance, if I share something, it can't get directly back
to that person. If I have at least two people that are not directly involved with each other,
then I feel comfortable sharing information. I was never comfortable sharing the Foo Fighters.
I was never comfortable sharing Lil Nas X, for example. But the Foo Fighters is a big
get considering all that they've been through. I think that you're going to see a lot of
Foo Fighters this year, turns out. I think you're going to see them on other festival
lineups. I think you're going to see probably new music this year. But for them to come
to Bonnaroo, we can't forget. This is the first time they've ever played. And the year
that we were supposed to get them, a hurricane rolled through. Yeah. This is a big, the Foo
Fighters is a big get for Bonnaroo. Yeah, I totally agree. And we've said it before.
Dave Grohl is probably the coolest guy carrying the rock and roll torch right now. I'm excited
to see it. I'm excited to see the show. I am too. I saw them at Shaking Ease last year.
And then, of course, that was before the news about Taylor Hawkins. And so when that came
out, I thought, man, is that the last time I'm ever going to see the Foo Fighters? And,
you know, so this is a huge deal. So I saw them during the famed Lollapalooza after show
at the Metro in Chicago that they played for four hours. And they did an hour of nothing
but Taylor covering Rolling Stone songs with Dave on the drums. It was one of the more
unbelievable nights of music I've ever been a part of. I just couldn't believe that I
was watching this go on and on. And they had more energy by the time they ended than when
they started. I can't imagine what that's going to be like at Bonnaroo. Now, I know
it's going to be different because Taylor's unfortunate passing, but man, that Foo Fighters
show, don't sleep on it. There will be guest after guest show up. I can't imagine how they
operate the drum kit without Taylor and how many songs Dave takes over or what kind of
guests they bring out to play with them. I am really, really excited for the Foo Fighters.
Exceptionally excited for the Foo Fighters. Yeah, I'm already going down the list. You're
still talking about Foo Fighters. I'm with you. Well, I was going to do like top, let's
put it this way. What are your top line takeaways as you just look at it immediately? As far
as artists, Foo Fighters for sure. My Morning Jacket, of course. Marcus Mumford is another
one of those, got a history with Bonnaroo. Portugal the Man, certainly. I'm excited to
see the pixies on here. I am too. That's one of my picks.
Absolutely. Rainbow Kid Surprise.
Yeah. Where are the other ones? It's just on and on. Again, so many of these are either
they've done Bonnaroo in the past or they're a great fit. I keep going back to that. This
just feels like a Bonnaroo lineup. My top line impression is that I don't remember
a time where I know more artists on the lineup. Yeah. I mean, you go all the way down through,
I mean, Thursday's an interesting one. We'll get to Thursday, but go deep into Friday,
deep into Saturday. I know all but maybe five artists on this.
Right. Yeah. I mean, this is as known and mainstream
of a lineup that I can probably imagine they put together in a long, long time. Which by
the way, speaking of this lineup being put together, tonight at six o'clock, if you want
to join us live on YouTube, we're going to have our old buddy from, is he from C3? Does
he actually work for C3 now? I don't know how that works. I think he's still at AC.
Okay. But yeah. Okay. One of the guys that actually books the festival is going to join
us again tonight at six o'clock to talk about how this all came together. I give him a lot
of credit. There's a lot of stuff that is familiar to the lay person. Look, if I can
go all the way down to, on Friday, just use, actually use Saturday for example. If I go
all the way down, Remy Wolf, Bob Moses, Corey Wong, Andrew McMahon, Colony House, Devin
Gaffillion, The Beths, The Sacred Souls, and Super Jam. On Saturday alone, there are three
artists that I don't know. How is that possible? I don't know. It's pretty great though. All
right. Let's, let's start, let's start on Thursday. Let's go through Thursday. You've
got Zeds Dead, Liquid Stranger. I mean, it's, it's a very dubstep electronic night on Thursday.
You get down to Dead. That's probably your, and Diarrhea Planet. So Dead and Diarrhea
Planet. I don't know how this is going to actually look on the poster. We're looking
at it a little differently. We're looking at it all alphabetically. So how they're going
to line up everybody in the, in the poster is, is, you know, to be determined. But Dead
and Diarrhea Planet. Diarrhea Planet from Nashville, Tennessee. Dead from Chicago. Both
sort of like indie rock darlings. I'm trying to find some other like rock artists. JP Saxe
is, I mean, the chicks dig him. The chicks love the JP Saxe. He's got a little bit of
electronic stuff into him too. And then the star of the show for me on Thursday, New Orleans
Own Big Freedia. I can't wait to see Barry Courter. Twerk with bounce music. Barry Courter
twerking on Thursday night. I want to see it. I want, I want you to throw your back
out on night one. I want you to go hard on night one with Big Freedia. Yeah Barry, you
got that new hip. Why not? I know man. Gotta show it off. Hey, you paid for it. You might
as well use it. That's right. It was too new to use last year, but I'll be able to this
time. I know, I know Liquid Strangers, probably the headliner for Thursday. I'm not, I don't
know much about them other than their Canadian electronic outfit. I don't know much about
them. I can't say that I listen, you know, it's just not my, not my lane, but I'm really,
really excited for Diarrhea Planet and Dead. I think Dead is, is a, is a home run. I love
that band. Yeah, that's cool. It definitely, like you said, this is the first time we've
seen a Thursday lineup where we know a lot of the band. So it's going to be fun. It's
a great start. That's a great start. So we go into Friday, lineup day on the What Podcast
lineup day. We go into Friday, of course, Kendrick Lamar is your headliner. We can go
down the list here. I think what sticks out to me is a Three 6 Mafia show. That will be
a patented 2 a.m. Probably that tent probably will have terrible sound, but I won't care
because it'll be so much fun. It'll be a blast. Yeah, that'll be a lot of fun. Watch out for
Noah Khan. I really like this dude. Noah Khan on Friday. I anticipate that being a afternoon
sort of singer songwriter, a little laid back and chill. I love the Noah Khan song, Stick
Season. Really, really good songwriter. For me, it all starts usually on a Friday when
the sun goes down, the weather starts to turn, the sun starts to turn the entire farm into
a beautiful patina and no better. And I hope to God, the scheduled gods help us with this.
Sylvan Esso as the sun goes down will be absolutely peak Bonnaroo. Yeah, I figured that's where
you were going earlier in the day. I can imagine Kingfish. He's somebody Russ and I were talking
about earlier. He's been in Chattanooga quite a bit. If you like guitar, he's a good one.
So yeah, Friday is a good kind of ease on into and then you're right that Sylvan Esso
at sundown. But you know, at the same time, Sylvan Esso late night would be fantastic
if Fleet Foxes are an early evening. You know, at 630, seven o'clock, I could see a Fleet
Foxes hitting that patina perfectly. It's going to be fun to talk to our guy later tonight
to talk about these lanes because they really, they're there or they appear to, you know,
the opportunities there for a lot of these lanes. The other one in sort of the Sylvan
Esso lane, Rena Sawayama. Oh my God, there's not an album I loved more. Was it last year
the year before the Rena Sawayama? I am ecstatic about that set. We knew Muna from some of
the Rue Clues, you know, in the same sort of vein of a Noah Khan. You've got Matt Mason.
I like Matt Mason. Good kid. A lot of stomping and clapping though with Matt Mason. He's
got all the stomping songs. But he's a good stomping song. Nothing wrong with that, but
that fills the same sort of space as a Noah Khan. So I kind of anticipate, you know, both
of them doing an early afternoon sort of back to back singer songwriter set. What else?
Anything else on Friday that stands out to you? Black Mitty's on this. I mean, I go all
the way down even on Friday. You know, Black Mitty, Peekaboo, Muna, Alex Chi, Alex Chi.
God, Alex Chi is so good. I mean, I'm having a hard time finding many artists that I just
don't know. Yeah. Yeah. Grizz will make a lot of people happy. Portugal, the man. Something
to see everywhere. Biggest news for Friday. Well, AFI, yes, but the biggest news for Friday
is that Bonnaroo listened to the What Podcast and gave us a baby. Poor Taco. Is baby Keem
a baby? We're going to find out. We're going to be there and I will let you know. He's
back. He's back. I'm back. Yeah. The number one show. Number one show Taco goes to is
baby Keem, isn't it? Yeah. After the whole little baby, the baby debacle. He's back.
So do you know anything about baby Keem? Nothing. I don't know if he's a baby or not. But will
that be the show you go to on Friday? I'll be there if there's nothing else. Yeah. Got
to get a walk by at least. Lord Taco and Babies, the man knows how to identify babies. I still
want to see Lord Taco's face up on the big screen pointing and nodding or shaking his
head. Well, we got our we got our baby. We got our baby on the line. Now we just have
to get them to follow through on the other thing that we demanded. Taco saying. Yeah.
That's funny. All right. Let's go to Saturday. Of course, the the big one here is Odessa
getting a prime slot. I was told a long time ago that it was going to be the eleven o'clock
time on the what? Right before that will be Lil Nas X. And you got to imagine that after
Odessa late night on the what? I I have a feeling I just have this feeling that they're going
to do my morning jacket after Odessa late night. And I don't know if there's going to
be a better moment, even as a guy who, you know, I I can't say I'm the biggest my morning
jacket fan. But Barry, you converted me the second I saw him live when I saw this show
at a festival. It's just different. It hits different than when you see it at a in a theater
or you see it indoors. It's just different at Bonnaroo. And if you listen to us at any
point in the last five years talk about Bonnaroo is just different that my morning jacket set
is going to be the reason I've maintained since I first saw him in 07. They are the
perfect Bonnaroo band. I just don't know of any any better. And yeah, the the one you
that one was the four hour set that started at midnight in the rain and just blew me away.
I came home obsessed. I listened to nothing but my morning jacket for months. So and the
show you talked about was in Louisville where they're from. That was a great show. So very
excited to see them on this list. I mean, it sounds sort of douchey, but there's really
nothing better than seeing Jim James's hair flow, you know, as he's it's just it's such
a good show. It's such a good show. I think the big surprise here in the same vein as
three, six mafia, I think that you're going to have some heads turn at corn. Yeah. Who
saw the corn thing happen? Who saw this coming? Nobody. Not one, not one person. Was anybody
talking about corn six months ago? Absolutely not. Yeah. It is going to be strange if it's
like I take it as Alice Cooper's slot from years ago. Right. Where Alice Cooper is on
that tent late at night like it was like a 1230 one o'clock show up against my morning
jacket. That's where I kind of envision that corn show. What about you? Yeah. I mean, yeah.
Yeah. To me, that's that's high school. So nice. I'm excited. Are you going to be looking
for some corn moms? Is there such a thing? There might be some corn. A whole new demographic
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You got Jenny Lewis. Oh my God. You know, Jenny, the female lineup on Saturday is just
fantastic. Jenny Lewis, Sophie Tucker, Sheryl Crow. Now, I think they might get a little
bit of heat this year for not having a female headliner. I think Paramore probably gets
you as close as you can get, but I think that, you know, as far as Saturday is, I mean, Sheryl
Crow coming back in and of itself, I remember you guys, I remember rolling my eyes at that
show and then you guys coming back and saying, amongst others, by the way, not just you guys,
saying that that Sheryl Crow set was fantastic.
Yeah. Yeah. I remember that conversation as well. Lots of people were talking about how
good that show was. Yeah.
Surprised a lot of people.
Yeah. I wasn't, I wasn't jazzed about going into it, but yeah, it was a good show.
At CS9, we talked about coming back to the farm for, from year two. Boy, Big Wild. Bob
Moses, I hope, I hope they get, see, this is the other thing too. You know, now comes
talk about the schedule and who goes where. Man, I hope Bob Moses is late night. I just,
there's something about that show that I don't know if it will work at seven, eight o'clock.
If, but then again, how many more shows can you put it two o'clock in the morning? I'm
see, I could see six shows showing up late at night. Lewis the child, by the way, I saw
Lewis the child in Lollapalooza a few years ago and they fly a plane over the sky and
they write things in the sky during the show. It's a really, really clever, clever look.
Young guys, you got your young gravy, Bob Moses, Andrew McMahon, Walker and Royce, Devin
Gaffillion, friend of the podcast. And then the Beths. I love the Beths. That's a really
good Indie rock startup band. Any, anything else? Oh, by the way, the other thing on Saturday
it's going to be late at night. Add this to the list, the super jam. Yeah. Which we don't
know any more details, but yeah. Something tells me it's a Haley Williams super jam and
they just haven't finalized the deal. I'm trying to find somebody else in this line
that that could work better than Haley Williams doing the super jam. And maybe it, maybe it's
Dave Grohl. Maybe it's a Foo Fighters. Could be Mumford. I could see him being involved.
Maybe, maybe Sylvanasso again, cause they were planned to. Yeah. That's a good point.
Yeah. That's another good one. I forgot all about that. That was, we're, we're back to
the 2021 failed lineup that we never got to actually see. Uh, good point, Docco. And then
Sunday Sunday is, is boy, oh boy, this is stacked from one, two, three, four, five,
six, seven, eight, nine. Yup. That's usually my debate day. Do I go home earlier or do
I stay? There's no going home early. No, again, we're not, but again, I'm not looking at the
poster. I'm just looking at how it's broken down on the press release. It doesn't matter.
I mean, you can't, you stopped at eight. I'm going on down to Fran, the Peach Pit. Uh,
wow. That's a really strong day. Sammy Ray down there at the bottom of our list that
we're looking at. So yeah, we don't know the, the poster yet, but uh, Drew Holt comes on
there. That's a strong day. Yeah. There's, there's seven bands I've never heard of. I
mean, like that's, that's crazy. That is absolutely crazy. Now it's not going to be one of these
years that I feel like I'm going to discover a new band. Uh, I might be different than
the regular person, but I, I don't feel like I'm going to go to this and stumble upon my
new favorite band. Um, maybe I'm wrong, but like, if you're telling me that I know more
and anticipate more artists to see than less, I, I don't know where my discovery is coming
from this year. Um, there's a lot, wow. There's going to be a lot of don't misses on this for
me. Hippo campus on a Sunday. That's, you know, Hippo campus. Another one, those, if
you had a Sunday night slot, a Sunday overnight slot, boy, I would love to see Hippo campus
there. I think it's going to be weird having them in the middle of the evening. Um, you
know, a seven, eight o'clock Hippo campus show sounds a tad strange to me. Uh, peach
pit might be perfect as the sun goes down, but again, by Sunday, it's just about survival.
Um, I've seen Franz Ferdinand so many times. I'll be totally honest with you. I am so bored
by that show. Uh, I know people still like them. I do. I like them. I like them. I just,
I'm back to my argument about, uh, what was that band that you claim that I hated the
other day? Uh, yeah, I can't, but I, it's not that I dislike them. I've just seen the
show so many times now that, okay. Uh, I don't know if I need to see it a fifth time girl
in red, Umphrey's McGee, Pixies revivalist from new Orleans, new Orleans owner, violence,
Marcus Mumford, paramour, Foo fighters, Alesso, peach pit, Franz Ferdinand that, and that's
just the half of it. You know, Sunday looks like the strongest day for me. It's pretty
strong. Yeah. Yeah. It's pretty strong. Wonder when they'll have Umphrey's and Foo fighters.
I mean, both of those are, you know, if Umphrey's, if Umphrey's does their long, you know, two,
three hours set, I don't know when would they do it? Um, Foo fighters has to close it out,
don't they? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, that's a, it's a good point. Umphrey's McGee at six
o'clock in the evening. It's kind of strange. Um, yeah, I just don't know. I, I, uh, Sunday
is, is always been our come down day and can we leave early? And you know, your legacy
act now is the Foo fighters. I don't really want to leave. Like that's not going to, and
the Foo fighters will go until they are pulled straight off the stage. You know, and when
you think about, when you think about how the Foo fighters do these shows and they're
like almost, they're almost challenging you to stick around. I can imagine they would
stay on a Saturday and play until Monday or Sunday rather play until Monday morning. Uh,
and why stop? I don't know why they would stop. Who's going to stop them. What shows
coming after the Foo fighters? Who's going to say, uh, you gotta, you gotta, you gotta
leave. Yeah. I mean, at the end of the festival, last show of the entire weekend, the Foo fighters
might play forever. They might, they might do five hours. That's fine with me because
I'm there till Tuesday or Wednesday anyways. First guy in, last guy out. Yeah. Wednesday?
What day did I leave? I don't know. It's, it, I was there a long time. I know they ran
you off. I was like, he's going to have to start, you're going to start paying mortgage
on your, uh, on your camping spot. That is mail rerouted. I mean, I really, I think that
this is as complete of a Bonnaroo lineup as we've seen in a long time, especially after the
knocks they took last year to come back this strong. And I hate using this word, but this
thick, like the middle feels full. Uh, the undercard feels, um, um, deep enough and the
headliners are really, really strong. And by the way, we're saying all of this in a
world where Coachella is having all the problems in the world with their lineup for a second
year in a row. Um, you know, Bonnaroo has, has, I feel like hit a, yeah, hit a long home
run very deep to the left home run. I think, uh, going back to June, you know, after, after
that, um, festival we talked about, it needed to be a home run. And I think in my mind anyway,
I was thinking the headliners need to be really, really strong. Uh, I think after we talked
for several weeks and months, sort of figured out, no, it needed to be good top to bottom.
Um, and it needed to be, it needed to be a Bonnaroo lineup. The lanes needed to be, you
know, solid. And I think they hit all three. Uh, I really do. Uh, I know we'll pick it
apart today and tonight and weeks to come, but, um, man, there's a lot in here.
Uh, so there's a lot in here. A Bonnaroo lineup day on the What Podcast. Let's go through,
I don't like calling them snubs, but what are the bands that are not on here that you
totally expected to be here? Um, I've only got a couple. I don't think I have any that
come to mind, but you know, I don't think that way. You know, I know, you know, I know,
but once they hit my morning jacket, I'm good. I know. I, I'm kind of surprised that we didn't
see any Miley. No Miley. That's a big, yeah. Considering she has a new album, uh, I'm sure
she's good. What I've, what I've tried, we've tried to explain over the last couple of years
is that, uh, most of the time, uh, the headliner level artists don't like doing festivals on
album cycles, right? They like doing it on off cycles because an album means a tour and
they can do multiple cities. You talk, when we go back to the booking episode and how,
you know, they, the promotional plan, usually with new albums doesn't include festivals
because they can monetize a tour so much easier than they can monetize a festival. But if
she goes on her promotional run this year with a new album and new music, and I would
start to think that she's the, the, the front runner for next year. If we start thinking
about 2024, uh, you know, a Coldplay, a Miley Cyrus, they're, they're really in play at
this point. Yeah. And just based on like the New Year's Eve thing, she seems to definitely
have a plan in place and is following it. Um, so, you know, they probably got this year
scheduled out. So I agree with what you said. Shocked there's no Dolly this year? No. Okay.
No. I mean, I know she said she wants to do it. She didn't say she would do it. You know,
she said she wants to do it. Uh, so maybe again, the, maybe they're planning for next
year. I don't know. I don't want to speculate on that. Oh, I do. Yeah. I know you do. I
do. I want to have at it. That's literally what we're here for. Have at it. Uh, yeah.
I'm trying to think of any other artists that you could have made a case for this year that
they, that they didn't grab onto. I, I, you know, we, we heard them say pretty clearly
that Taylor Swift was not going to do it. They said that on the podcast. Um, you know,
I don't ever foresee a day that Taylor Swift plays Bonnaroo to be totally fair. Um, I think
that if you want Taylor Swift, you're probably going to get Justin Timberlake instead. You
know, I'm talking about like Nashville based artists that are big enough that give you
like a eye popping. Wow. I just don't think you're ever going to see Taylor Swift. Who
was it suggested that she could do multiple shows there on the farm, not Bonnaroo, but
other time of year? Um, was that us? Did we have that conversation? I don't know. I've
never had that conversation. It's an interesting idea. She could certainly fill it up. Um,
so. Yeah. But why would she do that when she can just go to Bridgestone? Yeah. Where it's
air conditioning. Yeah. I do multiple night of Bridgestone. I don't know. I just, I thought
it was an interesting idea. Yeah. So I'm going to take my Taylor Swift fans and then make
them camp for day upon day because she's like the Grateful Dead. Yeah. They would do it.
But anyway, I can't think of anybody, Brad, to your question that just, again, it's not
fair because my morning jacket is on here and that pretty much makes me happy. But I
can't think of anybody else that I, you know, wow, I wish so and so was, was on here. Man,
the thing, the thing I just realized, I don't know why I'm just now, this is just occurring
to me, but my God, the, the conflicts that are going to happen this year or are going
to cause warfare. Yeah. I said that a few minutes ago. There's going to be plenty. Oh
my God. When I look at like, when I look at Saturday, well, Sunday's tough because right,
because there's no late night, but Saturday late, excuse me, Saturday late night, you
know, there are 12 possible late night bands here. Why, how in the world are they going
to keep from major conflicts that send everybody into anger management classes? Expect the
conflicts. Barry, put some money down. What's the over under on this thing selling out?
Ooh, I think it happens. I think it happens. I don't know. It may be one of those week
of or a couple of weeks before, but I think it happened. It's a dog gone. It's great lineup.
Yeah. I'm going over as well. I think it's going to happen. I think it'll be close. I
think that when I hear somebody say that they're putting daily tickets for sale, I hear that
as we're trying to make more money after a sellout. I always hear that as we're trying
to milk a few more dollars out of a festival capacity that we can, that is available to
us. Right. That year that hangout did so well and they went back to the city and they said,
Hey, can you expand our capacity by a thousand more people? It equated to what? 10 million
more dollars. And it's a very easy putt for them to add, you know, 10,000 or 5,000 more
date passes on a one day, then sell 5,000 more three day passes. And that it really starts
stressing their infrastructure. But if they can add 5,000 tickets on one day or 2,000
tickets on one day, they're just, that's just, they're playing with house money at that point.
They just get, it's just extra sales that they weren't going to have in the first place.
That to me signals that they're anticipating the selling out.
I, again, just going back to the whole lane thing and the, and how strong the days are,
you know, you, you can buy a ticket and you're going to be, you're going to find something
in your wheelhouse every day, all day. You know, that was the thing about last year,
not to go keep picking on it, but last year just felt so disjointed. It was still a good
time, but lineup wise, it was, you know, eh, what am I going to do today? This one's, yeah,
looks like all day long every day.
Yeah. Well, that's something, and again, join us tonight at six o'clock with Brian who helped
book the lineup. That's something that we can talk about in, in a, however delicate
you want to put it. I'm not the most delicate person in the world, but how difficult last
year was to actually book coming off of a pandemic. How much was that a struggle versus
this year? I'm really excited to talk to him. If you want to join us tonight live on
YouTube, what's the YouTube link there, taco? How do you find it?
youtube.com slash the what podcast. Oh, the what podcast on YouTube. And we'll do a live
show tonight with you and your commentary, your instant reaction for the lineup. Have
you, after you've spent how many hours with it today and letting it sink in, I'm sure
we'll have completely different thoughts about it in a few hours after we've stared at it
So join us tonight, YouTube slash the what podcast with Brian from AC entertainment.
We'll have some other special guests as well. I'm, can't wait to hear the most negative
person on the planet's reaction to this. He's a promise to join us. Mr. Bryan Stone. Yeah.
Which is great because he'll be on for about 30 seconds before he technologically, he won't
be able to complete a thought and then blame it on us. And, and then he hates everything
and I'll see you in June.
Yeah. Yeah. So that's gonna be fun. All right. So, okay. So, so who's, so now that you've
got the lineup, who's the first band you go to listen to, to sort of get in the Bonnaroo
spirit? Ooh, that's a great question. I mean, obviously, cause I, cause I have a suggestion
if you want it after you make your decision. Go ahead. No, I want to hear what you're,
you're initial. You know, my first reaction is pixies. Um, pixies, Zed's dead. Yeah.
I'm going to start there. Okay. Well add this to the list cause I want you to be, uh, up
to speed by the time we get there tonight. Rina sawayama, please listen to that album.
I love it. I absolutely love her. Uh, she's a absolute superstar, absolute superstar.
All right. We'll do. Okay. All right. Uh, see you tonight. Happy a lineup day. Glad
to, uh, glad to finally be back amongst the living. You're six season six. Yeah. This
kicks off season six. This is incredible. Wow. Yeah. Officially season six time. This
is, um, it's getting deep. All right guys. All right. We'll see you tonight on the web
podcast. Love you. Bye.