It's Bonnaroo Day...or at least, it should be. We reflect on what would have been our arrival on The Farm today, and also speculate about Bonnaroo's apparent silence on social media lately. What could it mean? Brad and Barry take a look at some other festival cancellations and how they could affect a September Bonnaroo. Stay positive and remember that we will be reunited back in Manchester soon.
Hey, hey, hey, hey! How y'all feeling? Journey through the stories that define the artist playing Bungaroo. Who are they? What are they? What will you see? The what? Which band? This year? That matter? With Brad Steiner and Barry Courter. Hey guys, it's Barry. It is June 11th and sadly I'm recording this in my kitchen. I'm sad because it's June 11th and right now it's 10 till 2, so typically in about 10 minutes I would be actually on the farm getting ready to do the media tour of the happiest place on earth. Wait, isn't that something else? Yeah, typically I would be in Manchester on the farm with several of the Camp Nut Butter folks. But as you know, we're not there and so we did this podcast today kind of talking about the fact that we're not there. We hope you enjoy it. I hope you enjoyed it. But as always and you know, if that's the unfortunate thing that I'm here in my kitchen, the fortunate thing is that we have 48 of you people, Patreons. Amazing, amazing that you guys have stuck with us. Amazing that you signed on. I don't need to tell you what this week means. That's why we're here, right? Banneroo, we love it, all of us. So wanted to say thank you as we want to do every time we do an episode by reading out the names. And if you guys, if I just have your first name or initials, that's the way it came. If you want to share your full name, please do. We love to shout out and talk to you guys and I just, we can't thank you enough. So we really do appreciate it. So here we go. Thanks to Aaron Carlson, Bill, David Grimes, Frank Swanson, Liesl Condor, Phil Hanley, Timothy Proctor, Chloe Hannon, Dan Sweeney, Dustin Gehrig, Haley, Mary T, Melody and Jesse Feldman. Hope you guys are doing well. Selling lots of records. Mitchell Stafford, Musical Antlers, one of my favorite names. Parker Reed. Hey Parker, good talking to you. Skyler, Tori, Chelsea Davis, Evan Brown, Gordon Silver, Jason Hazelbaker, Joshua Herndon, Lauren Edholm, Linda Doles, Lucy Young, Nick Yeatman, Ross McNamara, Ryan Mathewson, Sean McCarthy, Tyrone Basket, William Richards, Clay Wilhoit, Andrew McBride, Catherine Riccio, David Solano, Jacob Marty, Justin Nigro, Meredith Ritman, Brooke Tussie, Daniel and Sharla Horton. Guys got a big weekend plan down there at the Roobus. Love those guys. Then David Henson. I'm going to do that every week. I'm sure. And then we have Phil Nye, Sean McCain and some new Patreons, Benjamin Wells, Karen Sheets, Stephanie Romero and DK. As I said, thank you guys so much. Wish we were all down there high fiving and just having a great time, but it'll happen soon enough and we'll be back together. But thank you for your support. Thanks for listening to the What Podcast on behalf of Taco and Brad and myself. So have a great weekend. We'll have another episode this weekend featuring Amy Sunshine and a project that she was involved with. So we've got some cool stuff planned and can't wait to, I don't know, get back to normal if such a thing can even happen. Thanks guys. Strange, strange, strange times indeed. A lot to get to, a lot to talk about right off the top. This is a time for guys like these three white guys to shut up and listen and to hear what's on the mind of so many and that are angry, broken, fighting back and want some sort of action. And I think it's time right now for especially big brands with big voices to speak up and not be silent because silence is deadly right now. Barry Courter, Brad Steiner on the What Podcast with Lord Taco alongside. This is about the time that we will be driving to Manchester and setting up camp. So whatcha doing? When you say about the time, I mean you're like within two minutes of about the time. So it's right on it. Noon Eastern is about when we would be caravanning up I-24 towards Manchester or the two o'clock press conference up there. So this is the thing that bums me out is, you know, Bonnaroo is great and I love it and the weekend is terrific but this is my favorite day of Bonnaroo. Is the day that we leave and the drive is literally the best hour and a half of my year is getting to the top of Monteagle and then driving down the back roads and seeing sort of the view on the top of Monteagle as you come down into the valley there which you roll up into Manchester and that for some reason that's when my life lets go. That's when worries, stress, everything disappear. It's Alice in Wonderland going from black and white to color. It's the weirdest. Wait that's the Wizard of Oz. What did I say Alice? Oh my gosh. Wizard of Oz, sorry. Yeah it is the most extraordinary, yeah because there's that hurry and especially we've talked about Brian Stones in our group. Brian's worse than me. I'm not relaxed until we're parked, you know, because I always am anticipating. I'm always anticipating some hassle and we've never had. I mean if we do it gets fixed in two minutes. It's never a big deal but it's just my nature. It's not something we've ever really had to worry about. You just worry about it because you feel guilty about what you're doing. Well that and it's just my nature that some paperwork didn't get handled, you know, whatever. But that drive when you, when we top the mountain and then head down that windy road and suddenly you're in all that beautiful farmland in middle Tennessee. You can pick up the Bonnaroo radio station if you don't have satellite. You start here. It's just you're there. You roll the windows down and you can feel it in the air and we've talked about this. It might have been one of the very first shows we ever did. What is that moment where you finally let go? Where is that magical moment when you get to Bonnaroo where you know that you're there and you feel it? And it's in your like, it makes your skin sort of like perk up and you get the chills and I get it every time we hit the top of Montaigle. Every year it never fails. You know and it's more than just that Brad because it's what we talk about and to me it's again the difference between this type of festival and some others. For me, once we're parked in our campground wherever it's going to be, there's nowhere else to go. I'm there until we leave on Monday. I know you hate that. It's my favorite Barry cornerism. Whenever we talk about Bonnaroo it always ends up with you're there. You're there. You have nowhere else to be. But for me, I mean there's work to be done. There's tents to put up whatever but it's just... It's beating the sunlight really is the biggest sort of stress. Once you get parked, it's beating the sunlight to put up camp in the way that you feel comfortable and then you just get attacked by a skunk. That's the fun part of it. So before we get into a fun Bonnaroo weekend this weekend, we start off the show with Syl Johnson because I'm black. Because there's a lot of shit going on and Bonnaroo's been eerily silent. They're not alone. If everyone has really. There's a story in today's... Was it NPR about the independent venues and the plight they're looking at? I understand. I know what you're going. I understand the dollars and cents of it but this is like I've been saying a moment that the brands that matter, the voices that matter need to not be silent. You know, if there's one thing that I count on Bonnaroo to be and what I count on them to be are their values, are their brand values. And boy, you know, it's not as if I really need them to speak up and say something but I think that they're perfect for the moment. Especially being Bonnaroo weekend, this would be a really good time. Just given some free PR. Not that they need it but a little free PR. This would be a really, really good time to hear from an entity that preaches positivity, inclusiveness at all. You know, this is the moment and I'm surprised of all of the major festivals at least Bonnaroo has said nothing because they're the ones that I sort of anticipated leading. Who has said anything? Who has said anything other than Coachella is now trying to distance themselves from their wealthy owner? That old story that came out. Tell me about that. You haven't seen that? Yeah, so there's the last two days. The golden voice guy? I guess he's getting all kinds of flack for basically saying who is it you think owns all these big festivals? It's wealthy billionaire Republicans. They're all Trump supporters but don't mix the Coachella brand with his politics. So they're trying to distance themselves from that, trying to argue people. And yeah, even though you're supporting him, you're still supporting whatever the Coachella brand lifestyle is. Point in bringing that up particularly is, and this is just me, this is me, but just like you, I mean, this is what we have talked about now for three months because we're so invested in this festival and live music in particular. And because we know some of the people involved, they're just not talking, Brad. And it's partly, I think I can say this without giving anything away, but C3 basically, I mean, Live Nation rather, is to don't talk. Everything's got to go through them. So we're not going to hear anything out of Knoxville. I understand. I see what you're saying. Don't talk about the business. Anything. Makes sense. Anything. My point is, I don't know if I have, I don't have a point with any proof behind it. My gut feeling is, is because this whole thing is so fluid that things change and they're changing in major ways. I mean, who saw the riots, the marches coming, you know? Who saw the thing with Coachella that I just talked about coming? So, I mean, I think, I think there, I think your point about certain segments of the community right now just need to be quiet and listen. Maybe that's giving them too much defense. I don't know. It does feel like there should be something. I don't disagree with that. I actually, I see what you're saying. And I, and I, and I'm not going to, I'm not going to push it too hard on it because I do understand that, you know, I don't necessarily, and I've been at odds with some of, you know, my close friends and family about this. I don't necessarily need to know what Hershey's feels about this. You know, I don't really need to know what Miller Coors thinks about, about the movement. But this is a layup for Bonnaroo. This is in their wheelhouse. This is everything that they preach and what their brand values are. This is everything they espouse. This is everything we celebrate when we are at the farm, when we get there, um, about loving each other, about protecting each other, about equality across the board. They are so good at it. And to see a brand that is such an easy layup, something doesn't feel right about it. And something feels as though it, it almost like it's, it's the power is being taken out of their hands. Didn't I just say that? I know, but I think that's what I just said. I know, I know, but I'm not saying, I know that, but, but it's gotta be said. Like at some point, you know, even if they push out an email that with a peace sign, you know, I mean, yeah, I get what you're saying. It feels like we need to hear something. We need to see something. Okay. And I'll go, I'll go one step further. Not only is the silence strange, I'm not going to get too bent out of shape about their silence, but I am stunned that there is nothing planned for this weekend, just for Bonnaroo in general. We are, you know, 24 hours away as we sit here right now from the first act hitting the stage on a Thursday. Just an online something, anything, anything. We talked about Jazz Fest in place when Jazz Fest got canceled, weekend of Jazz Fest. You know, Lollapalooza is going to do since they've been canceled, they're going to be doing a live stream of all the Lollapalooza hangout, tried to do something similar. I am stunned. Now, by the way, back to, to what we were just talking about, Bonnaroo did say something. They participated in the blackout movement on the Tuesday where some of the industry were blacking out their social media. But other than that, we haven't heard a peep from Bonnaroo since the first of May. Now that coupled with what I'm trying to get at, we are, we are on Bonnaroo week and I haven't seen a retrospective. I haven't seen a live point to a live show. I haven't seen the highlights of, of the, the great black performers that have graced Great Stage Park. I haven't seen a schedule of what they could put together for the weekend. Nothing. I am really surprised. I am sort of, actually I'm not surprised. I'm stunned. I'm stunned that this Bonnaroo week has, is coming by and the organization is operating as if it didn't exist. Where do you lay the blame? I don't, I can't. How am I supposed to lay blame with? I don't, I don't know. I have no idea. Yeah. Yeah. It makes no sense though. It makes no sense at all. Yeah, I can't disagree. And the only thing I can fall back on and it's just a total me piecing together bits of string here and there is nobody knows what going forward looks like. I get that. But how hard would it be to do an online stream of past Bonnaroo performances? A lot of the folks have been furloughed. I don't know who all is working. I know of a couple people that are not there anymore. Look, I'm not trying to be a dick. I'm not. It's a fair question. But it's not like they didn't know the date was coming. Yeah. It's not like they haven't looked at a calendar. It's not like they don't have back videos and music and all kinds of that. So no, they have their own. They have their own radio station that you can stream online. I mean, worst case scenario, you can do an online stream. Something about this is very, very strange. Now the only reason I bring these two things up is because they are so similar to each other. Right. Yeah, I can probably take their silence in the ways of the world right now and what's happening around us. Maybe I can take that. I know a lot of people who couldn't, but if I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt, but couple that with also the silence for the Bonnaroo week. Something's weird. Yeah. Something's weird. Something is going on and I don't quite know what it is. But I sure as hell want to start waving the flag and the sign to say, am I the only one that notices this? Yeah. Our friends, RooBus are planning an event this weekend. Taco, you probably look at, Brad and Brad, I know you do. You guys look at it a lot more than I do. Is there a lot of chatter on there or just the occasional, hey, this would be the weekend type of thing? I'm going to have to punt to Taco on this one because I haven't looked in a long time. Daniel actually just made a comment on our video. He said, even though the people that own the trademark are quiet, the community is as loud as ever. I mean, RooBus has been doing a virtual Bonnaroo thing this week. There's something this weekend that they're planning. I don't know if we're supposed to talk about that or not. Good luck finding it if they don't want you to find it. We follow a lot of Bonnaroo fans and they are definitely not silent. Today there's all kinds of pictures in the feed of, oh, this time last year I was setting up camp. This time last year I was hitting the road. I have seen those. Yeah. You see a lot of that. So there's definitely people that want to talk about Bonnaroo, even if it's not happening. They still want to kind of relive it. I mean, Daniel and Sharla RooBus are, to Brad's point, year round, those guys are radiating positivity all the time, which is terrific. I think really sort of illustrates what you're talking about, Brad. This is not a normal brand. That's your point. It's not Hershey's chocolate. It's not a rental car place. This is kind of what they are about. So yeah, I get what you're saying. I'm not trying to take a contrarian view just to take a contrarian view. I don't know the answer. It is weird. You would think something like that. Your festival down there, our festival here, we've had several conversations and it's in part because I hound them about it, but also in part because they're just decisions that had to be made and made public. So I don't have a good answer. Well, I don't either. And I'm not looking for one. I'm really not. But I do think it is something that needs to be brought up. And I'm not trying to pat our backs and say that we're something great and grand. But if the Bonnaroo folk are listening, I'm glad that they did what they did about the refund policy. They should be celebrated for that because they did the right thing. Doesn't matter if it was late or whatever. They came around and did the right thing. This one, if we have a voice, we should use it and it is to ask a question why exactly not getting anything. Which again, it sounds a little presumptuous that we're owed something, but it's a testament to a brand that we love so much that we really wish would interact with us. It's sort of like calling dad and dad not returning our calls for a while. Is it me? Is dad mad at me? I sure would love to go play ball with him. I'd love to go play catch. The last update on the Bonnaroo.com website was April 28th. That's when they updated about the refund. Well, okay. So I've said what I needed to say in emergency podcast mode. I said what I needed to say. That's fine. So let's move on to what we know, which is Coachella officially canceled. Lollapalooza officially canceled. Here's what I know. The headliners for Lollapalooza were Food Fighters, Lizzo and Kendrick. Of course, it's a good lineup. It's a pop lineup. It's what you see when you go to Lollapalooza. They tried every... Look, I tweeted this last night. There was no chance that it was happening. None. Nobody to tell me otherwise, but they did try very hard to figure out and play the thought exercise as to what could happen, what they could make work, and nothing came of it. The mayor was on board. The festival wanted it to happen. Live Nation wanted it to happen. All the people that needed it to happen, they wanted. They were going to make it work, but just never even got off the ground. That's something that we said back in March, the first of March, and never really changed up until yesterday. They made the right call, but what does it mean for Bonnaroo? Look, I'm going to punt, but I'm going to tell you my very, very, very, very informed opinion. Bonnaroo is not happening. It sucks to say, but if I had to start talking out of both sides of my mouth as to why exactly they're probably not doing something this weekend, it's probably because they know they're not going to have a festival at all, and they don't want to poke the fire a little bit. It could be. It could be. It could also be, again, they're different animals, but our River Bend Festival here announced they were canceling last week, they were looking for a fall date, had a fall date, actually had 95% of the acts. Everybody but three acts agreed to the new date, but they basically determined that if they needed 40,000 tickets to make money, they weren't going to get anywhere close to that. I think that's what all of these other festivals are looking at in addition to the things we've talked about. You know, Moon River is two weeks before Bonnaroo in September here. Their ticket sales, they didn't sell out as they have in the past, but even though it's a much smaller, Bonnaroo had sold out 80,000 tickets, Moon River is 11,000, 60% of the people come from out of town. So now you're talking about airplanes, hotels, and all that other stuff. So it's a different animal than like what River Bend is, where you get in your car, you drive 20 minutes. As an aside, when did Moon River go on sale? Do you remember? January? February? February? Valentine's Day weekend. Is that it? Yeah, it was February 14th. So point being, I guess, is they're all asking, as we've talked about over and over and over, what does the model look like? Brad, when you said a couple of weeks ago on this podcast asking about, could I envision myself on a Saturday afternoon shoulder to shoulder with, pick a number, 40,000, 60,000, 80,000 people after having camped for four days and being tired and malnourished and worn down. That image alone is strong enough that I think people are questioning. But like I said, then you throw in the porta potties and the FEMA showers. So I had a conversation with one of our camp guys, Nicky T. And I told him about a dream that I had the other night. And he called me and was like, man, I just need to get this off my chest. My body is- That's not how you say it. Say it the way he says it. Hey, man. That's better. I just need to call and tell you, my body is reacting to Bonnaroo Week. So he basically tried to explain to me how even though he's not going to Bonnaroo, his body still feels like he is. And how all of the endorphins are moving for some odd reason, I guess, because after year after year of doing this, it's just trained to do it. But he said something, I was telling him about a dream that I had the night before. It's so odd that he called to talk about Bonnaroo because I had this dream where it was a really hot Saturday. We are walking from this to which and a line of shirtless men were walking towards us. And taco, don't get too crazy. The dream is not about shirtless men. So it's that kind of dream. So we're walking towards and they're shoulder to shoulder. And it's obvious that they're going to have to move out of the way. Well we wedge ourselves in between and walk through this band of shirtless, sweaty men. And then we all look at each other covered in their own sweat, knowing that we just got the COVID. Like I woke up and saying to myself, that's not a dream. That would have happened. And the moment that I felt that that morning, I said, I don't know if I can do this. I don't know if I could even go if it was happening this weekend. There's no possible way I feel comfortable enough to share somebody else's sweat. I can tell you that I did a story for the paper this past Sunday following Riverbend's announcement that they were canceling because they're going to shift their energies to a summer festival, a six night Riverfront nights. Brad, you're familiar with it. It's Saturday night down on the river. 1500 people, anywhere from, you know, 1000 to 2500, depending on the act. They're going to invite nonprofits, food trucks, all these other people to hopefully to make it in their mind, a community event, bring everybody back out. The reason I'm mentioning that is I know from talking to people that I mean, Birmingham is looking, Atlanta is looking, Nashville, Knoxville, all the venue types, the festival types. It's really the first one out of the out of the gate. And they all want to see obviously how it works. Do people show up? Can they make any money on it? Will people get sick? Will the mayor even let it happen? There's no guarantee that it's July 11th. And the mayor has made it very clear here that he could. The first one's gonna be July 11th. Yeah. Yes. Yeah. While Chattanooga becomes one of the hotbeds of the COVID and Tennessee's numbers just keep going up and up and up. They're planning on doing an outdoor event for 2000, almost 2000 people in a month. They're going to do six a week, one a Saturday for six weeks. So yes. And your face, I honestly, your face, I think somewhat explains. Yeah, I'm glad you're pun. I'm so glad to see it. I think is one is part of that discussion. My face is part of the discussion. No, it doesn't explain why, you know, Bonnaroo has not said anything this weekend, but I think it is why it's so complicated. I think nobody wants to move forward and then have to back up. Nobody wants to. That's right. You know what I mean? And so to be honest, the friends of the festival folks, the Riverbend folks, they just have reached a point where they feel like they have to do something. This is what they have. Now, is it right? Will it work? It's a bold step. Here's something interesting to piggyback on what you're saying. And maybe this is a little bit more news that, you know, I didn't know that I was going to share, but there is a major southeastern city that is being as preparing for fourth quarter events in the outdoors for something up to 10 to 15000 people. And the city is preparing for two to three of them in the fourth quarter. Now, I don't know if it's going to happen, but it's a live nation initiative. And you know, whether or not they're doing it in other cities, I don't know. But I do know of this specific city and I do know it's going to be outdoors and I know that it's not going to be in a theater and it's going to be somewhere between 10, 15000 people. And they do have, you know, some major artists ready to ready to go. No, no. Yeah, because now whether or not that works, I just don't know. I don't know if it if I'll say I'll say it this way. New Orleans, at least, is going in the right direction. We opened phase two as of yesterday, but we're doing it while the numbers are going down and down and down. I think that our last number was only like 100 people. New cases as of yesterday or the day before. So the numbers are going in the right direction and the city in question, the numbers are going in the right direction. But I don't nobody feels confident in it, but it is something they're at least looking at. And I'm telling you, I worry that the they're going to force feed something for the sake of making some sort of money by the end of the year. Now somebody can argue if that's responsible or not and maybe come September, October, November. But it does feel a little forced. It does feel a little forced. Oh, it feels a lot forced. It feels there's several factors that it feels like to me. One is just because people want it to be over. They think it's over. You know, data, you know, be damned, whatever it's I've suffered enough. I want it to be over. Therefore it's over. There's definitely some element of that. Hey, I got my haircut. I mean, I can't I can't say that I'm immune to it. Me too. I went to lunch. There is there's another element that we just have to do something. We a lot of businesses and organizations are just watching their lives go away and sitting doing nothing is unacceptable. Right. And and believe me, as a as a guy that sort of owns a business, seeing the quarantine thing start to rebound and getting some good days and a week under our belt and then all of a sudden, you know, mass hysteria and the country on fire, you know, it's one hit after another after another. And priorities right now are not necessarily opening a business and making sure that, you know, money's rolling in. That's just not the priority. The priority right now is equality and justice. So you know, that's just another part of the, you know, let's kick in the can down the road to see exactly when is the appropriate time. But again, you know, you get to you get to September and we are not going to be at a zero number. This is not going to ever go away. It's not going to be just magically not around. We're going to have to figure out a way to live with it and operate with it. And you know, whether or not there is a a a shot you're going to take or not, you're going to have to figure out a way to to live amongst it. It's just going to be our intermediate future. Again, I'm basing this on hair, strings, threads, whatever that I that I know. Nothing specific, but I've had several restaurants, businesses, events, even somewhat what River Bend is doing. Their approach at this point now is whatever we had before is over. That whatever we do forward is a brand new thing. I don't know. Again, I don't know if a Bonnaroo can do that or wants to do that because of 20 years of building this unbelievable brand. But I know that a lot of them are in their boardrooms are saying, OK, great what we did before, but everything has changed or exactly what it you know, let's talk about exactly what has changed and how do we take that and move forward. So, again, things like what do you can you see 100000 people in a field in Manchester any time soon, even next year. Let me let me say something to you that astonished me yesterday. The New Orleans Saints are trying to be at full capacity come September. LSU football wants 100 percent capacity and if the Saints can't get 100 capacity, 100 percent capacity, they want 75 percent. That doesn't make any logical sense. NASCAR is the same NASCAR. They're going to have what 5000 people in Talladega, I think, coming up. Right. But look, I understand the argument against it and for it. And I understand why people want it to happen. And I know that we're going to have to live amongst it at some point. But to your point, we've got to figure out a new way to probably do all of this. And do I foresee LSU football getting 100000 people in a stadium? You're damn right. I do. Yeah, there are certain things I can believe it. But I don't know. I don't know if anybody will let that happen. Yeah, I'm conflicted. I mean, I know what you're saying and I could see there are 100000 people that think this is all a hoax and they would show up and they love LSU football so much that they're going to they're going to go. But yeah, I just how you make how an organizer responsibly does that makes it happen, lets it happen is one thing. And are there truly that many people that would that just don't think they're going to get sick? And I mean, I'll ask yourself if you're to make it Bonnaroo, if you're Bonnaroo and it's in it's in September, what how many amongst you in the decision making room says screw it? Just do it. So what's the number? What is my comfortable number? Yeah, I don't know. I mean, I would I go if it's 10 or 20 or 30000. But come but come August, do you not perceive plenty of people in decision making rooms saying I don't care anymore? Doesn't matter. We'll either get it. You get it. You get it. If you don't, you don't. Yeah, no, it's happening now. I mean, it's happening now with I mean, we're seeing it on small scales with some of the restaurants that are opening and I'm not I don't own a restaurant, but I get how tough that would be to have been told for three months you can't open and then to be told you can have 20 people there and 60 show up. It'd be tough to run 40 off, you know, right. And no, by the way, your PPP loans about done. You don't have any more of the PPP loan money. So good luck. Good luck trying to end it all. By the way, your business that's just now starting to get back on its feet can't really operate the way that you want it to because the world is on fire. There's bigger, bigger, bigger stuff going on than than, you know, whether or not I can get a cheeseburger. So that's why I still to defend a little bit. We don't know what discussions actually are going on in the boardrooms. And I mean, these guys running Bonnaroo and events like it got to be, you know, what's next and just being so careful. I mean, it would have been easy to want to come out two months ago and say, we're doing it because Riverbend tried to do that and then found out there were certain realities that they couldn't overcome. I don't know, man. And I'll come back to where I started. These two specific instances, equality, justice, and then the second one being this is your week. This is your week on the calendar. These are layups for this brand and why they aren't even on the court is bizarre to me. Absolutely bizarre. I can't disagree. Anything else to to get to before we go? No, we've got we've got this. We put this out there just live. Let it go. And then we've got. Oh, no. Yeah, we're going to this. I'm going to we're going to put this online as soon as humanly possible. I mean, it's it's ready to go. Yeah, we'll put this one up. And then this weekend, we're going to release any sunshine, right? Yeah. Tell me about any sunshine. Yeah, we've got our interview with Amy Sunshine, who I just find this fascinating. Amy is I know she she's either just turned 16 or about to turn 16, but she's been performing for a long time. She was asked by none other than Bootsy Collins to co-write a look at any sunshine. Bradley Black Cloud. I get that call all the time. You know, he's calling me all the time. Yeah, but she was real cool and sat with us. I know you came on a little late, but she did an interview with us last week to talk about the song and Bela Flack is on it. Victor Wooten is on it. Cornel West, who is all over the media right now, and is the lone man that still rocks the ascot. I really appreciate the way that he still has the ascot going. I wish that I could pull that off. Yeah. So the timing is great. That's the reason she's not on the Bonnaroo lineup. We just wanted to talk to her. I did. And I did, to be honest at Bootsy. All I needed to hear was Bootsy. But this song is relevant. It's an of the moment sort of song that they did and it releases Friday. And so we should put it out there as another podcast as part of what the Roobust folks have going. Right, Taco? Yeah, we'll get it out. Maybe on that episode we'll talk a little camp stuff. You know, reminisce about camp a little bit. Because I have a feeling it's Wednesday now, but I feel like you give us 24, 48 hours, we're gonna all feel a little sad. Yeah. Especially when, and here's the thing I didn't want to say, but did you see that weather forecast? Oh my God. It's gonna be nice. Oh man. If you were here right now, you'd be glad you're where you are. Yeah. Last I saw it was 80 degrees is the high this weekend. Yeah. And then let me make it clear to those who don't know Tennessee in the summer. June is not the summer anymore. The summer is now September. So if you are thinking that September is gonna be some sort of like relief for the heat, forget it. It is going to be hotter in September than it would be in June. 100%. Well, and if you're also not familiar with Tennessee, go take a big heavy wool sweater, get it wet, go stand in the shower for a while. That's pretty much what it feels like right now. All right. There you go. Anything else before we go? Taco? Nope. I think that's it. Radiate positivity. All right. Thanks for indulging me in this emergency episode. There's a lot going on in the world and it's a hard place to navigate right now. Seriously, if people would just listen and be empathetic, that would go a long way. Try to see it from somebody else's point of view. And by the way, I wish that next time we do this, you guys give me the memo on the tie dye shirt policy. I wouldn't change it right before. What the hell? Man, it's Bonnaroo week. Yeah. Okay. All right. Talk to you next time. Love you. Bye. Hey, hey, hey, hey. How y'all feeling? Journey through the stories that define the artist playing Bonnaroo. Who are they? What are they? What are they? What are they? What will you see? The what? Which bands? This year, that matters. Yay. With Brad Steiner and Barry Courter.