View Full Version : why Wakarusa will be the 2004 summer festie of the year..
Aside from the obvious; 100,000 less people let's say beautiful camping and naked vollyball.
06-15-2004, 11:20 AM
It will definitely be a beautiful thing. I would never go near Bonnaroo...too many damn people.
06-15-2004, 12:00 PM
I was so disapointed when hubby and I went to the 1st (and only for us) Bonneroo. Aside from the huge amount of ppl, the commercialization is what stuck out in my mind. Never again.
06-15-2004, 12:33 PM
How many more things can they stick the word \"Bonnaroo\" on, and try to sell it?
Looking forward to the people that are going to be at Waka! I think we all get \"it\".
06-15-2004, 12:56 PM
Because 20K? people will have a great time and listen to so much music their souls will be refreshed.
06-15-2004, 12:58 PM
the KC star article from last week sometime said they were expecting between 10-15,000 people. beats the hell out of 80-90,000 people packed together. hopefully the medical facilities and stuff like that will be somewhat comparable to bonnarroos which would mean that if you need medical attention you should be able to get it unlike some people at bonnarroo.
06-15-2004, 02:05 PM
I really believe the reason Wakarusa will be the best music fest this summer will be the people. I live in KC, will be 30 in a few months and this will be my first music festival.....pretty sorry, I know. I think there is going to be a large number first timers like me, people who aren't really sure what to expect, but are so excited its almost like a small child waiting on Christmas. Add to this all you experienced festival goers who are attending for the right reasons, great music, positive vibes, the chance to meet and hang with beautiful people who you may not have much in common with and probably will never see again. Bonnaroo and Telluride are bigger and get more recognition....but I can hear the bulk of their music line-up on my local top-40 radio station. This will sound pretty corny, but I believe a little bit in fate, and I believe so many people from all over the country are coming to tiny Lawrence, KS for a reason, and that is to make Wakarusa the highlight of the entire summer.
I have been reading this forum for about a month, but this is the first time I have posted anything, just thought I would get my two cents in. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible, look for me, I wil be the 6'5\" 295 lb. guy walking around with a perpetual smile and his shirt off, letting the big beautiful beer belly do a little communing with nature.
See you all in a few days!
06-15-2004, 02:30 PM
Hubby and I joked about making shirts for this event to vend reading
Dgold at An Honest Tune
06-15-2004, 03:15 PM
Hmmmm. I don't really think it has anything to do with RooRoo. I think WakaWaka will make it's own way in the world and be its own thing. However everyone who is hating on Bonnaroo needs to realize that Wakarusa is about the 2nd biggest festival of the summer (certainly within the jam world), so if it is big you dislike, well, just don't think Waka is going to be one of those small intimate festivals. It is going to be way bigger than High Sierra, Gathering of the Vibes, etc. I agree there is a difference 30k vs. 80k -- but still, Waka is cut from the new-skool post-2000 mold of the ultra-big festy. You did not see a festy with this large an area or this big a line-up (70+ bands) in the 1990's.
Here is MY reason why WakaWaka will be the best fest of the summer:
I just think the line-up is amazing. Without getting any really super-huge names, they got most of the best bands around today, all the really cool up-and-coming bands. This is what will lend intimacy to a 30k festival: the fact that so many regional bands are playing, with their differing fan bases all together.
Waka, seems to be all about a wonderful experience of camping and music combined in a beautiful bountiful open area. I really enjoy the idea that bastards like clear channel and ticketbastard don't have their dirty soul-less hands on the Waka. It's this that will make the Waka the best festie for years and years to come. Peace to all and see you soon. Jimmy
06-15-2004, 06:30 PM
Dgold, hits it on the head with the line-up.
Don't forget this, the park where this is will make a big difference. Turning a farm into a fest field can get bad. Clinton Lake is a camp site already in place. Having roads, shower/bathroom buildings, coffee shop, gen store, THE LAKE, swimming beach, and everything else it has is going to help make this the best fest in 04.
BTW, check out MageFest at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Oct 21-24 www.magmusic.com They have been doing this kind of thing for a long time. It's smaller, but the place looks a lot like Clinton. Suwannee River in place of the lake. www.musicliveshere.com <---name of the Suwannee web site. If that don't tell you the music vibe, I don't know what will. All you up in Arkansas, the drive from there would not be too bad.
06-15-2004, 08:20 PM
From reading all the negative words about roo, I believe this fest is the best because most of the bands hardly ever come around here like Mofro and Particle mainly. The bands are all talented but not large venue bands.
Props to Waka people for not trying to book any major headliner bands. Please keep it the same next year. We don't need another roo. That's just my opinion. I can't wait!
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