So there've been a lot of rumors flying around the internets lately that this year's Bonnaroo headliners are going to be Bruce Springsteen and Phish. I've held off on blogging this thus far as these rumors have all been those "I know a guy who knows a guy who says..." kind of poppycock. Well now Rolling Stone
magazine says they know some guys who know some guys
who say that:
...reliable sources close to Phish [say] that the band will top the bill for two nights, restoring the fest to its jam-friendly roots.
OK, I have a dislike for Phish that's as strong as any other magniloquent music snob's, but even I can look the other way and understand why it makes sense to have them on the festival. But for two nights? For fuck's sake! I realize that the festival organizers have Metallica to appologize for but do they really have to go to the lengths of making this an Amy's Farm type of deal? At least it's looking like the folks in charge of the 'Roo might get one thing right as it is also reported in the RS
Also being buzzed about with some legitimacy: Bruce Springsteen as Sunday night's closer.
OK, now I've never believed in God or the power of prayer but I think I'm about to come around on that one, because I really need all the help I can get. If the Springsteen rumor turns out to be bunk and we end up being left with a fake Led Zeppelin
and a double dose of Phish then I'm gonna cut someone.