Jimmy Buffett was a last-minute edition to the Bonnaroo lineup in 2009 after he reportedly reached out to organizers asking to be added. For Brad and Barry, it was a perfect example of the festival being flexible and a great opportunity for them to see an act they would not have otherwise seen. On this episode of The What Podcast, the crew honor the iconic singer-songwriter, who passed away on September 2nd at 76.
Elsewhere in the episode, we discuss which festivals we are going to this month. Barry and Lord Taco are headed back to Moon River in Chattanooga, and Brad will attend Riot Fest in Chicago for the first time. Also, we find out how Brad really feels about Buc-ee's.
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Slowly working ourselves through the summer haze.
The What Podcast returns.
Barry Courter, Lord Taco, Brad Steiner.
It's an end of summer free for all today.
What did we do?
Who did we see?
How good is Barry's tan?
The What Podcast returns.
Hi guys, welcome back!
Oh, I missed you guys.
How was summer vacation?
Short, but good.
Did you go to the Steiner Lodge?
Did you Marvelous Miss Maisel it and go to the Steiner Lodge?
I can't wait to use the Marvelous Miss Maisel reference.
That show sucks. That show is so stupid.
How's taco? Look at taco over there.
Like you never left that couch.
I've been here the whole time.
He looks rested.
Rested and ready.
Yeah, I'm rested and ready.
R and R.
I missed you guys.
What have you guys been doing?
You know, I didn't want to take a break, I'll be honest with you.
But I'm glad we did.
I needed it.
You know, a lot of personal stuff to get lined up and in place.
And it did as it is intended to do.
It made me miss you guys and the show.
Well, I'm so missable.
Well, yeah, I missed taco.
I didn't want to have to say it, but you pushed.
You kept pushing, you kept pushing as you did.
I know, I know.
Now, I'm glad.
I'm ready to start thinking about festivals and music and next year and the show and all that stuff.
So it was a good.
You guys have a festival coming up this weekend with Moon River in Chattanooga.
You got camped, you know, lion Hozier and some others in a picturesque park in Chattanooga.
It's so well done.
The AC guys absolutely destroyed down there.
And, you know, it's so easily accessible.
It's easy to meander and there's not a bad look in the entire place.
Every stage sounds great.
It's a it's a well done operation.
Yeah, we'll get into that.
But it's and I'm it reminds me and that's what I've spent probably the last month or two since we took a break.
How important these festivals have come to mean how important they've become for not just me, but so many people and how they've evolved.
And this is a perfect example.
You know, here we are and Russ, you're, you know, down in Ringgold.
You're not that far for people who don't know the area.
But OK, it just docks me.
Tell them my address, Mary.
What is honestly, by the way, talk, I don't mean to go off course.
What does that mean?
I know this is old guy asking millennial words, but I don't know what that I hear people say that all the time.
I have no idea what that means.
Like when you just divulge personal information about somebody like their phone number or where they live or, you know, he's been hanging out with those Ru ham kids again.
He's so he's so up on all this.
That's what that's what D O X means.
Well, yeah, it's like short for documentation.
D O X is OK.
OK, well, I said was Ringgold.
If somebody go to Ringgold and find us, you can have him.
Oh, I was already some or you can text him before to text him at four to three six.
You can have it.
Just give me back when you're done.
You can you can fax me all except you can fax him.
Yeah, he has no problem faxing.
But what I was going to say is this festival sold out after about four or five days.
So it hasn't gotten a lot of attention even locally.
It's kind of snuck up.
Am I right, Russ?
I mean, nobody's talking about it because it's sold out.
So yeah, I think they released a few more tickets this week just from like layaway plans that people didn't finish.
But other than that, it's been sold out basically the entire time and it's sold out.
You know this, you know this from being a reporter for all that for decades.
But what is the financial impact to the city for a 10,000 person festival?
I know that 10,000 doesn't really make our eyes bug out of our head, but the financial impact for that kind of city has got to be massive.
I don't know the exact numbers.
It's been so long.
I mean, you know, they always those those always were questionable to me.
But what do they figure?
One hundred dollars a day per person.
So twelve thousand people.
But but didn't you say that most of them were out of town?
Yes, that's what I was going to say.
It's been fifty five percent are out of town people.
And you know, there's no camping there.
So that means everyone from out of town needs a hotel Airbnb restaurant, restaurant gas, gas, all of that.
So it's it's big.
And it's also they get to see the city.
And that's been the biggest thing I've sort of focused on is people are coming to see the music and they're discovering, you know, that it's a pretty cool city.
So and most of them, from what I could tell, have never been here.
So to your point, the impact is is huge.
So that's why it's so it's fascinating to me because this thing came.
It started in Memphis.
Drew Holcomb started it in Memphis and it outgrew the facility there and they brought it here in 18 and sold out in seconds, seeming almost hours literally that first one.
So it's sold out three of what, five times with some really great lineups along the way, too, by the way.
And and it's here's the biggest point that I would make. It proved to a city that people would support a festival like this and spend over one hundred dollars a ticket.
It's one hundred and twenty five hundred thirty five and go see and people would travel to here.
And that's huge.
We you know, we were always sort of well, we you know, nobody wants to spend more than twenty bucks a ticket kind of thing.
And it it just changed everything to be.
Yeah. Well, yeah.
And that city specifically because there's another festival that that said, well, nobody, nobody wants to spend more than thirty five dollars.
But the point that I think is really important, you said it is that it's such a great PR mechanism for the city.
You've got cities around the country, you know, for instance, I'll give you a radio example.
They'll give a radio company a million and a half dollars to put on a music festival like this so that it's basically just a city funded PR operation.
Those things are happening all over the country to the point where radio companies, does this even is this worth our time?
Then they see the million dollar check.
Yeah, we'll talk.
It's a lot of work, but they do a really nice job with it.
It's a beautiful, you know, not to keep.
Well, yeah, that's what we're talking about.
It's in a park that had never hosted a gated park.
It's right on the river.
The gate, a gated event, gated event, gated ticketed event.
Never done it before.
And the AC people at that time, AC Entertainment, now Live Nation came in and did a walk through with the city.
The city said, you know, you're going to kill our grass.
You're going to kill our trees.
You're going to kill everything.
And they said, we'll replace them.
We know what we're doing.
How dare you?
Can't replace grass, can you?
And we're going to add lights into these trees and we're going to improve this and we're going to improve that.
And we're going to build a water wheel and the entrance.
And I mean, it's incredible.
It truly is a beautiful setting.
And the city said, OK, to their credit.
And I give them full credit for that.
You know, they could have said no and just been sticks in the mud.
And they said, all right, let's do it.
And it's been great.
I mean, it's one of my favorite it's one of my favorite festivals just because the venue is so great.
And outside of like one day of bad weather in the last three years, the weather is, I mean, pitch perfect every year.
Yeah, beautiful. It's gorgeous.
Good. Well, that's that's that's for you guys coming up.
And then I am going to go to a festival I've never been to in my life.
I am not I didn't go to Lollapalooza this year because I decided to spend my Chicago trip going to Riot Fest.
So Riot Fest is middle of September in Douglas Park, a part of Chicago.
I've got family that has lived in Chicago forever.
And we go there three times a year. I've never been to Douglas Park Postal Service and Death Cab.
Thank you. Twice in one week, I get to see them.
Foo Fighters again, the lineup for Riot Fest is for me.
Oh, God, one of the better ones of the year.
I'm really, really excited about this.
So I have all kinds of stuff to bring back for you guys.
Wow. Yeah, I'm looking at it.
You're going to see the oh, man, the cure with Mars.
The cure. Yeah, I know.
George Clinton. Oh, you're going to see P.
OK. Yeah, hopefully, you know, it's a really good one.
You'll be coherent. That would be awesome.
What does it matter? You know, you're not really I'm not going there to see him coherent.
Try it. Truth. Diaper Man won't be there, of course, but anytime you know, it's like somebody coming to this show and trying to find coherent.
It's not happening. What are you trying to do?
Fair enough. Yeah, it's it's a really good lineup.
And and it's so the reason I wanted to go so bad is because of death cab and Postal Service doing their 20th anniversary.
And I said to myself, just seeing MSG in New York is not enough.
I need to see them as many times as humanly possible.
Like, how many times am I going to be able to say this?
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity of both celebrating their 20th anniversary and been doing both shows.
Oh, I'm so excited. This this 20 year old emo kid in me is very, very excited.
Awesome. I've worked it just for the cure for me.
Yeah, well, I miss him every time.
Don't you? Really? I'd love to see her.
I don't I don't know. I did not know.
Please hit me up. Let me know.
The other piece of news we'll get to right here in a second.
I want to talk about Jimmy Buffett and his history at Bonnaroo. We'll do that next on the podcast.
So the news as we started to hit record today was that we woke up to Jimmy Buffett dying.
I know this is a weird thing to say, but you kind of know you're getting old when you hear the news that 76 year old Jimmy Buffett dies and you respond with, boy, so young, so young.
You're not young, but that's you are startling me.
Hundred percent correct. That's exactly my reaction.
And and I'm not a fan.
I'll talk about that in a minute.
There are two two bands that I will turn off when I come on. You're not a Jimmy Buffett and and Dave Matthews.
You're not a chicken panini in the Poconos, man.
What's the song?
Anybody that knows me will tell you that.
But when I heard that today, I was like, oh, my God, so young.
Are you kidding?
I mean, and talk about a guy who had the tiger by the tail.
Sure. I guess the part it's not that he wasn't not young.
I mean, it's 76, but he seemed so stressless.
That's it. That was, you know, perfect.
Yeah. Yeah. Talking about a guy who lived the dream.
That's what I mean. Yeah.
Wow. OK. So so he had a history with Bonnaroo and years ago he was a late addition to a lineup.
I mean, I think I might be overstating this a bit, but I feel like I was driving to Bonnaroo when they announced, oh,
Jimmy Buffett, the Coral Reef Band is being added.
And I remember saying to myself, how lame.
But God, I'm really excited all at the same time, because this will be the only time that I'll be able to see Jimmy Buffett, even not being a fan.
Look, I lived in I lived in St.
Simon's Island with my parents transitioning from high school to college.
So I had a free few months.
So I went down and lived with my parents in St.
Simon's and I'll be honest with you, I spent that summer really liking Jimmy Buffett.
There's just something about time and space where he makes so much sense.
And, you know, you put on your loafers and you wear, you know, your goofy shorts and it feels right.
I came back, you know, to town after that.
I was like, well, what am I doing? What am I listening to?
So I had a huge crush on a girl in high school and she was a massive Jimmy Buffett fan.
And I was such a putz that I hated him so much.
I let that become between us. That's how much I hated him. Right.
Very George Costanza of you. Yes. Yeah. Yeah.
I stood my ground against this guy. Good for you.
I know. What a dummy. But yeah. But you nailed it.
I'm pretty sure you're not wrong.
He did the Thursday. He did a Thursday show in 09 at Bonnaroo.
And I'm with you. I think I was driving up there when we got word that he was going to perform.
So he did a Thursday set. I mean, he would have been a headliner.
That doesn't wait a second. I thought it was I thought it was like a Friday afternoon.
I'm just looking it up. I'm just looking at it.
I got I for some reason I thought it was a Friday afternoon because I've got a funny story about this.
Bonnaroo kicks off. He did it. It was on the witch stage.
It was the witch. Yeah. Yeah.
And and what I remember is that he basically called and said, I want to play Bonnaroo.
I'm because he happened to be in Nashville. I'm coming through the area.
I want to play. And they said, Jimmy Buffett wants to play.
We're going to make it work. And they did. And so yeah, it was Thursday.
That's I did not remember being Thursday. So this is this.
So I didn't realize until this moment, Jimmy Buffett built Margaritaville as a sober man.
Yeah. Yeah. He's not he was never a drinker.
And he's been married to the same woman since what? Seventy seven.
I think I saw today the only thing to be more interesting is like if he was also vegan.
How can you say cheeseburger paradise? But the man never tasted his own product.
He went to Margaritaville and never had drank a margarita.
And so I don't know how I got word of that.
But I watched him come into the media area slash artist compound.
And I just stopped dead in my tracks and I said, oh, my God, there's Jimmy Buffett.
We have to walk over to him. And he's by himself.
And then his person comes over and hands and opens two land sharks.
And so he takes two land sharks and pours half of them out.
So he's walking around now with two half empty land sharks.
OK. And so he purposefully walks through and takes the long way,
purposefully walks through artist compound, through the media compound and then back out.
This is not the way to get to the witch stage.
But he did this long loop just so he could get pictures with people along the way with two half empty land sharks.
And so, oh, yeah, yeah, I'll take a picture. Sure.
Then he posed with his land sharks.
And I followed him from that moment all the way till he got to the witch stage.
And I swear to God, my hand to God, he walked to the stage.
Now everybody's gone. Nobody's around him but him and his guy takes it to land sharks, throws them in the trash.
Talk about a master marketer.
This guy knew every step of the way and never failed to live up to that that lifestyle thing.
He was the bit every time. I love that about him.
I mean, think about that. So oh, nine Bonnaroo is seven years old.
Yeah. To your point. He's like, that's a cool event. I need to go be seen there.
I need to go do a set. He did it. He crushed.
My dislike for him is my issue. It's nothing.
I knew that then I know it now.
You know, it's fun stuff is based like Dave Matthews.
Band is great. You know, it's fun stuff. I don't.
But he looks but he looked not only did he live this really laid back or seemingly laid back and stress free lifestyle, the man's in shape.
He looks great for seventy six. Right.
So if he can't make it, I'm screwed. I hate to talk.
Oh, I hate to tell you. None of us. None of us are getting out of this thing.
Yeah, I'm really screwed.
But he was that that was a I don't know why this comes to my mind.
But that show to me was very similar to the David Byrne show on the witch stage.
In that it felt like it should have been bigger, but it felt perfect.
Does that make sense? Those guys were iconic in my world.
Even even I knew Jimmy Buffett was iconic and to see him there was a moment that I was like, I'm going to go watch.
I don't like this guy, but I know I need to I have to see it.
I feel the same way about spring anywhere else. You're not going to buy ticket.
That's right. That's right. I'm never going to go to Charleston, South Carolina to watch Jimmy Buffett.
Right. He's not coming to MSG is my point.
Byrne for me was huge. So I knew that was big, but it was it just felt like it should have been bigger for some people.
But but anyway, yeah, I understand what you're saying.
Look, I felt the same way about Springsteen is like I'm never going to see this other than right here. The thing that at 17, 18 years old,
I guess I didn't really sort of comprehend what the parrot head thing that I'll put it this way.
I guess I didn't really understand the cult of personality when it came to bands just yet.
I had not really figured out the fish tailgating thing and how the Grateful Dead people operated in the parking lots.
Right. And I never really understood that.
I never understood how the sports tailgating thing translated to music until I started hearing Jimmy Buffett had this entire world created in and around the shows that were bigger than the actual shows.
And I think that that's what that started getting to me at 17 is like, wait, you can have an entire universe of this that only exists in this space.
And then the Grateful Dead stuff started hitting and it's like, oh, now I get it.
And that's what got me into fish for a little while.
And it's weird that, you know, the portals in which you get to places I got to Jimmy Buffett, I got to fish through Jimmy Buffett.
I didn't say that.
That is such a great point.
I mean, the Beatles and the Monkees would be similar, but they were so huge.
That's not fair.
Zappa had his own universe.
But Buffett was maybe one of the first, now that you say it that way, that sort of had their own universe.
And that's part of why I didn't like him is because all my high school classmates, the ones that I liked but couldn't quite get into, loved it.
And so I was that kid.
If it was popular, I hated it.
And so they were into it.
But yeah, he created his own universe.
And that's 100% true.
But the thing that got me is, and I might, and I know I'm typecasting a little bit here,
and I know this is not one shoe fits all in this, it kind of felt like any Jimmy Buffett fan, any like diehard parrot head.
I couldn't really get them to say anything else that they liked.
No, they were all BMW driving, boat owning, you know, rich kids.
And now you're starting to sound like Ric Flair.
This is why I hated them.
I'm telling you, it was my issue and not his and not theirs.
Yeah, but like I use my uncle, for example, like huge Jimmy Buffett fan.
I mean, the biggest parrot head on the planet.
I couldn't tell you another artist that this dude likes.
Jackson Brown, Dan Fogelberg.
Trust me. I know these people.
It's so funny that I don't care in what context, anytime you say the name Dan Fogelberg, it's going to make me laugh.
I don't know why.
Let me put a finer point on it.
These are guys who iron their blue jeans.
That's the word.
Got a crease in those blue jeans and there's no reason you should ever iron blue jeans.
Ever, ever, ever.
But those are Dan Fogelberg fans.
And you go from there to Buffett.
And then you tell people, I like all kinds of music.
That's like everything.
I like everything.
No, you don't.
Here's Wu-Tang Clan.
What do you think?
Hey, you should leave a comment if you iron your blue jeans.
And you might get a little crazy if Bob Seeger is playing after you had a beer too.
You know, you're right.
But like the next the next artist, you say Dan Fogelberg and Jackson Brown, but I think that the next one like one B from from Parrot Head Nation is Bob Seeger.
That's when you're that's after two beers.
Fogelberg is your glass of white wine.
And then that's our starter.
That's our starter.
Hey, Tep Tako, you going to drink a Landshark today and check it in just for Jimmy Buffett?
Maybe just for Jimmy, just today.
No, probably not.
That's how we should rate Fogelberg is white wine and two beers and a shot of whiskey.
I mean, yeah, when you get really crazy.
What are we Willie?
You go in Willie.
Well, you know, it was so when in the 70s, you know what artist made smoking weed mainstream Willie, Jimmy Buffett, who journey was really if you got ready made a whole lifestyle about.
I'm just trying to think of those, those fans.
If you don't know, I wasn't alive yet, you tell me yourself, it might have been journey.
Yeah, but that would not the guys.
That was the girl.
And not to not to like, OK, I, I know that there was other bands that made weed their their personality.
Of course, Grateful Dead, etc.
But I'm talking about the people that you would never anticipate smoking weed.
And I think the middle aged white guy who is so anti is wearing boat shoes, for Christ sakes, was not the guy that I thought was going to be the weed smoker.
That was Buffett.
Yeah, it was Buffett.
And they were but they were very secretive about it.
Yeah, they're like my they're like my mother who would cry when she found out that I have done the drugs.
And she comes to my house and she says she says, I bought I bought your stepdad a little one hitter.
What has just happened?
This is the woman that was crying in the streets on Christmas Day, finding out that I was smoking the weed.
Now she's buying one hitters on the black market.
She's in there with her vodka listening to Buffett.
Yeah, she's got a deal.
Would love to be a chicken panini and the Poconos.
Yeah, those were the days.
I'm really so like I'm really sort of bummed out about it, to be honest with you, because because like I guess we've never talked about this on the show.
But other than that, oh, nine show, I just always had this feeling that that Buffett would find a way back, you know, in some form or fashion, find his way back to the farm.
You know, you know, in a in a weird mid afternoon Beach Boys slot, I would I would add or maybe say it differently.
He's one of the few that never went away.
I can in my in my opinion, he's been the same popular guy for what are we five decades?
Yeah, well, you're going to say that about you're going to see you're going to say that about fish in 15 years.
You know, they're going to still sell out everywhere they go whenever they want.
Maybe, maybe, but don't you feel like but don't you feel like Buffett is so regional?
It's it's the southeast.
It's the Keys.
And does anybody on the West Coast listen to Jimmy Buffett?
I don't know.
My guess is yes.
My guess is comment if you live on the West Coast and listen to him.
I think he's one of the few artists that has been able to dictate when and where he performs for as long as I've been alive.
I mean, that's that's strong.
You know, yeah, absolutely.
You know, yeah.
The joke here in Chattanooga is, you know, if you want to fix whatever festival or venue, get Jimmy Buffett and he ain't coming here.
He's mad at Chattanooga for whatever reason.
But I mean, I've heard that for 50 years.
He's at the top of everybody's list and always has been.
Let's define everybody.
Older, older, older, older than you.
Oh, that mean maybe 50.
But he's been if he were to he's okay.
I am over 40.
Tacos over 40.
Is he on top of your list?
I'm doing I'm pulling a Brian Stone and generalize everybody.
But of people a certain age, he is the top five act that they would like to see.
And that's rare.
And he's been that way for a long, long time.
So, I mean, I don't.
So I still don't know if he's the top five artists I'd ever want to see.
I like it.
It would really it would really be time and place.
Like if I happen to find myself, you know, in the Keys and there just happen to be a Jimmy Buffett show and I just happen to find and somebody happened to drop a ticket in front of me instead of a dollar bill.
Maybe I'd go.
That's you and me.
But I mean, I know people who made, you know, trips recently to see him.
So that's all I'm saying.
He has remained relevant to enough people that it matters for a long, long time.
Oh, I agree.
Yeah, that's that's what I'm poorly trying to say.
And there's not a lot of acts that, you know, do that can can say that.
And I'm with you.
I seventy six seems so young for him to pass away.
Well, let's be honest.
Seventy six in Steven Tyler, not young.
Seventy six in Jimmy Buffett. Yeah, very young.
Yeah, seems like Keith Richard, very old.
He got all of it.
Yeah. Seventy six is so contextual.
You know, in Jimmy Buffett world, like let's put it this way.
Me and my buddy, the Hester Cushion and Intern Alex, we have this method of counting people's age based on how old they are in relation to Sammy Hagar.
And he is only Hagar plus one.
Sammy Hagar is one year younger than Jimmy Buffett.
And the thing, the point is like Sammy looks nine thousand years old.
Have you ever have you seen him recently?
He is the most road hard dude I have ever seen.
And yet he was just a year younger than Jimmy Buffett.
That's good. Bare enough.
Yeah. The Hagar system.
You know, we have the Hagar scale.
The Hagar scale.
X plus one.
He literally texted me this morning, Hagar plus one.
I know. It really is a stunner.
And it just reminds you, I mean, Barry, you're like, you're Hagar minus five.
Aren't you? You're five years younger than Hagar.
You haven't quite crossed the Hagar line yet.
Wow. Now I'm going to be thinking about that every year.
Yeah. Look how far away you are from Sammy.
Wow. And I can't wear spandex either. So yeah, that'd be the other thing.
Should never happen.
What about like a surfing bodysuit? Would you do that?
No. Maybe one of those big balloon things that like, you know.
The hot air balloon?
The boxing. Yeah.
It'd be tight. It would be snug.
But I could probably get into one.
I would love to see you go like take a surfing lesson and just have the whole wetsuit on.
I think you'd look good.
Let's do it.
Yeah. I think my feet would drag on the bottom of the whatever.
I was in the river or whatever.
Yes, you surf in the river. Yes.
That is exactly right.
Boy, Taco, he has never left Tennessee.
That's a good point.
It's true. What do you surf?
Who surfs in the river?
Can't wait to go do some river surfing this weekend.
Hey boys. You want to go get in our wetsuits?
We should tell you that it's not going to happen.
Yeah, I know. I know.
Anything else we got to get to as we begin our track through?
We can give you a bus update.
Oh, I love a buck date.
We have an engine installed.
How's she doing?
Great. Super great.
And we've taken some road trips.
July 4th we got the engine in and fired up for the first time.
And then, yeah, I've already put like 2,500 miles on it since then.
I was gone for pretty much a whole month.
I was gone every weekend on just different trips, taking it places.
Yeah, it's doing great. Glad to have it back.
Hope it lasts a lot longer this time.
And hopefully I don't miss another Banneroo with the bus.
Let me get this straight.
You've taken that bus and put 2,500 miles on it in two months.
Yeah, less than two months.
May I remind you, Chattanooga to New York is 800 miles.
If you came here and drove back, you would still have less than 2,500 miles on your bus,
and you don't want to come here.
It would take a long time to get to New York.
Yeah, I don't pick that bus.
Look at all the places you can stop along the way.
Well, yeah, Buc-E's.
How many Buc-E's are between here and New York?
There are no Buc-E's.
I hope to God there are no Buc-E's.
I went to the world's largest Buc-E's in Sevierville.
What'd you buy?
You know how to live, baby.
Yeah, he does.
I've bought PBR in every Buc-E's from here to Texas.
You get the Buc-E's brand water or you go with the Crystal?
Yeah, the Buc-E's brand.
You've got to get Buc-E's brand.
Gas station Walmart.
What I'd say is we've had some discussions.
I think we have a lot of pretty good ideas on how we want to proceed.
I can't believe we're going to do this show again for what, year six?
I'm going to stop you.
It makes me feel something weird inside of me.
There is a group of humans on this planet who are obsessed about a gas station.
Is that not weird anyone else out other than me?
That's fucking strange, guys.
That is a weird kink that some people have about a gas station?
It's the world's largest.
Who gives a shit?
It's a gas station.
Have you tried the peanuts?
Have you had the Beaver Nuggets?
It's Walmart Dollywood.
How many more American flags and wicker furniture do I need in a gas station?
You're not wrong.
It is the strangest kink for a group of people that, man, they love...
It's all the same kind of people too.
They love America.
It's like, Mother, can you believe this?
Can you believe this, Mother?
It is for people who start sentences with Mother.
Can you believe this?
And there's nothing wrong with those people.
I know them.
It's so strange.
It's the strangest thing whenever I get like a...
It's been like in the last five years, I think, that this has blown up, right?
Because I start getting these social media updates and these Instagram stories of people
taking videos of Buc-E's.
Yeah, well, they are just now coming out of Texas in the last few years.
It was like a Texas only thing for a long time.
I mean, the world's cleanest bathroom is a big deal.
Yeah, I mean, I'm surprised you're not obsessed with it, Brad.
I mean, you love clean stuff.
I do like a clean bathroom.
I am a crazy person, I know.
But I am not like goo goo gaga over a teddy bear wearing the American flag along the way.
I just find it to be so strange.
What a bizarre world.
I can't think of the last time I saw somebody running around like a Sitgo t-shirt or BP.
No, they love fucking Buc-E's.
It is so strange.
All right, anywhere.
What are you saying about the season?
I think we have some great ideas.
I'm excited about all the guests we have lined up.
We're going to talk to several people at Moon River.
And we've already got a list of people we want to talk to, including, I'm looking at Rusty's t-shirt.
We've mentioned before we're going to talk to David Bruce.
I am Bonnaroo about his program last year at Bonnaroo.
And I just want to, it's amazing to me, and I keep saying this the last two or three shows, how much this has grown.
I mean, the fact that we have year six for just us, but there are so many things with the group camping and the programs and the things that people have been doing,
not just at Bonnaroo, but all these other festivals, we're not even scratching the surface at how this has grown into a thing.
Well, that's because I'd rather talk about Buc-E's.
We took up five minutes on Buc-E talk.
And Pa-Pa and I get it, but I'm excited to see where the next year goes.
So that's all.
I'm excited to finally get back down.
Starting season seven next year.
And I missed you.
I don't want to promise an episode every week from now until the end of the year, but that's hopefully we have enough to get through it.
I hope so.
I'll give you something. Yeah, we're hoping to ramp up the high five clips because we understand not all of you and I cannot believe it,
but you probably haven't listened to every episode and we've had some great interviews.
They haven't even gotten to this part.
They haven't even gotten this far.
So we hope to share some of that.
So anyway, thanks to everybody for listening.
Click share and like and all that stuff, please.
And I want to hear Barry explain to me how to like share and review the podcast.
I want to hear.
You asked me.
I guess it's a pipeline.
I want to hear dad say, come on, Pa-Pa, tell me how to do this, please.
I think it's a thumb.
There's a button or something.
There's a thumb.
Yes, use the thumb.
Go click on that.
And then click on the thumb.
Click share and put in all your friends names.
Yeah, that's how you do it.
Send it to Mamo and Papo.
Tell Mamo, Mimo, tell Mom and Em.
Mom and Em.
All right, guys.
Glad to see you both.
Glad to hear from everyone.
And if you want to, drop us a line, the what underscore podcast on the social medias as
Not on the Instagrams.
It's the what underscore podcast on Twitter.
And then the what podcast on the What Podcast.
We haven't found them and, you know, choked them to death until they gave us our handle
We haven't given them a dollar.
It's not even Twitter anymore.
Yeah, I know.
I'm so confused.
I don't know what's going on.
I'm an old man on the grass.
Stop changing everything.
And then on the Gram, it's just the what podcast.
On everything else, it's just the what podcast.
Until next week, we'll see you then.
Love you, guys.
Love you, bye.