The Lane Train

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Hippies to Kanye: You Suck

Posted by thelanetrain on June 17, 2008

Every year, something crazy always happens at Bonnaroo, the huge music (and now comedy) festival out in Bumblefuck Woods, Tennessee.  But this year, a major hip-hop artist was on the bill, and it was none other than Kanye “George Bush doesn’t like Black people” West.  According to E!, Kanye was slated to perform on Saturday evening at 8:15pm, but then asked to be pushed back to 2:45am so that he could make the most of some glow-in-the-dark stage effects bullshit.  After Pearl Jam played an extended set that lasted until 1:15, roadies began setting up for West’s already pushed back performance, but some difficulties in the setup (including setting up an elaborate backdrop, glow-in-the-dark spaceship, and raised video monitors) pushed his performance back even further.  And when he finally took the stage at 4:30 am, he got booed.  Hardcore hippie style.  At least from the few people in the crowd who weren’t asleep anyways.

Man, throw in some $5 water, unusable port-o-potties, and we could have had another Woodstock ’99 on our hands, well, maybe if people weren’t so sleepy anyways.

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