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He stood in silence as the stage set was changed while the commotion before and around him continued at Bonnaroo.
Some photographs I take I will never have words for. I saw a lot of women in bathing suits at Bonnaroo because it was so hot outside. I guess some men like the European bathing suit style with a little American flare.
He has been to Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN every year, but 2016. “I saw the Grateful Dead here,” he told me with a smile. Anxious to tell me more he continued, “I remember the first time I saw them in California, they were nothing like they are now.”
While the original group never performed as a whole at Bonnaroo, a band known as “The Dead” did in 2003. The '03 year marked year number 2 for Bonnaroo.
The group known as The Dead was made up of several former members of the Grateful Dead. The group was formed after Garcia’s death.
The original Grateful Dead group formed in 1965. They lost their lead singer who was a founding member in 1995. Jerry Garcia (Jerome John Garcia) was a lead guitarist and vocalist for the group that came to be known in the counterculture era of the 1960’s.
Drug use was far from hidden in the Grateful Dead. In 1970, the band was known to heavily use cocaine and later heroin. Garcia even had a $700 a day habit, which became widely known in the late 1970’s. The band actually held a heroin intervention for Garcia in 1985.
Garcia died at age 53 in 1995 at a rehabilitation clinic. He died of a heart attack. Approximately 25,000 people attended a memorial for Garcia in California 5 days after his death.
So, who is the guy pictured? Just a dude who loves music and once followed the Grateful Dead.
Is that a leash or are you sharing a camel back water hose? Never mind, just keep walking – nothing to see here.
The sun can do some amazing things, one of which is make you appear to be wearing a tank top when you are not wearing a shirt of any kind.
"You don't know my mind You don't know my kind" - Dark Necessities by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Did you know that scientist have done studies to prove that when two people gaze into one another’s eyes, their heart rates synchronize?
"If I know what love is, it is because of you." — Herman Hesse (German born Swiss poet, 1877-1962)
A 1980’s band shirt that read “Suicidal Tendencies” adorned his body as he sat in the dimming sun while people walked by. He would sometimes kick his half leg into the air to draw the attention of females who passed by, some stopping to talk others walked the other way.
Sitting under the man made moonlight at Bonnaroo.
"Moonlight mood when twilight is ending
You're in my moonlight mood and our hearts are blending
There on the same old wall that we used to know long ago
You walked there in a ribbon of moonlight"
-Frank Sinatra, Moonlight Mood
In the distance, a familiar disco tune came on. The three friends started dancing and the moment they shared will likely be long remembered.
“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey, Professor of Counseling and Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro