In what was a bizarre, and quite frankly annoying effort to some (entertaining to some less) people, Bonnaroo organizers teased fans with a list of riddles and rhythms about the Bonnaroo 2008 lineup.
From the thread about this on Inforoo:
Clues on Radio Roo.
« Thread Started on Feb 1, 2008, 2:14pm »
I posted this on another thread but I think it deserves its own. The DJ just came on and said
Clue #1 “For all you lineup lookers….here is a clue: There is more than one Manchester.”
Clue #2 20 minutes later she said ” Memphis isnt Albany”
Changed to “Memphis ain’t Illbany”
“There is more than one Memphis. This is not a clue just an observation.”
Clue #3 “Clouds taste this way”
Clue #4 “Some Herrings are red, Jimmy”
Clue #5 “Hard Substance, Soft Substance”
Iron and Wine
Clue #6 “Janis Joplin’s preserves will be served”
Clue #7 “Rumors are just rumors, but twist them sideways, grow your humor hair and they become a more yen reality. No, this is not about Fleetwood Mac”
Clue #8 “it’s not sour, what is sowed in the earth”
Plant and Krauss
“Three certain birds, add one”
Black Crowes maybe with Page
All the Crows including Old Crow
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
The Band plus Dylan (use to be the Hawks)
Clue #9 “look to the center of Europe to get the sound, but the band comes form all around.”
Clue 10 Here is another clue for you message board people. Open up the church and you will see the steeple. Some of your guesses have been way off but correct for the wrong clues. Now I must cough.
REM lyric from Bad Day
Clue 11 (Feb 4th Monday at 12:20)
“Message board chatter? Yes it does matter. We hear your song requests. So Listen High Listen Low Don’t Look Too Hard This Is New Radio Bonnaroo”
1:30 Low of the Hour Daft Punk
2:00 High Hour Ween
2:30 Drive By Truckers
Clue 12 Charlies imaginary band will not be playing and what he wrote on his hand the last few things he was not saying.
Oasis not Playing ?
Clue 13 The Walrus ain’t Paul
Clue 14 alternative language clue
Clue 15 What rhymes with orange
Clue 16 Arizona in Manchester
What is in the dessert isn’t.
Any of the super bowl bands
Clue 18 “The Chairman of the board, after the Birthday Party”
The following is the first list of rhymes (without guesses) that was posted on the Bonnaroo official message boards (and started the flack):
1. “There is more than one Manchester”
2. “Memphis isn’t Albany”
3. “Clouds taste this way”
4. “Some Herrings are red, Jimmy”
5. “Hard Substance, Soft Substance”
6. “Janis Joplin’s reserves will be preserved”
7. “Rumors are just rumors, but twist them sideways, grow your humor hair and they become a more yen reality. No, this is not about Fleetwood Mac”
8. “It’s not sour, what is sowed in the earth”
9. “Three certain birds, add one”
10. “Look to the center of Europe to get the sound, but the band comes form all around.”
11. “Here is another clue for you message board people. Open up the church and you will see the steeple. Some of your guesses have been way off but correct for the wrong clues. Now I must cough.”
Bonnaroo Tries To Make Lineup Announcement Seem More Exciting Through The Power Of Slightly Infuriating Riddles
Tip to Bonnaroo promoters: Check out some marketing 101 tips for next year and do the shrooms at the festival, not while your planning and promoting it. : p
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