Live blogging Bonnaroo
8:47 This laptop has more than lived up to my expectations. As I sit in the middle of this field typing, I have about 4.5 hours of battery life. I expect I'll need it.
8:51 I just had a web designer ask if I was really online or not.
8:52 A girl just asked if she could check her myspace.
8:54 I can't touch type. This should be interesting.
8:55 I'm proud to accept the nomination as world's biggest geek for live blogging a rock concert.
9:00 Open with Message in a Bottle. The crowd of 80,000+ rises to it's feet. Ok, some stagger to their knees but the thought was there.
9:04 I'm probably 150-200 yards from the stage and at this distance, Sting looks like a horse's butt. Wait, I'm sorry, that's the actual butt of the guy standing in front of me.
9:05 Many Miles Away??? The mix is a little bass heavy.
9:09 The Elvis Twins, jumpsuits and all, just walked behind me.
9:11 Walkin' on the Moon. I;m not entirely certain, but I think somebody nearby is smoking something that isn't tobacco based. Don't tell anybody, OK?
9:15 This s the perfect antidote to Tool, who played last night. They were all about anger, rage, and aggression. I skipped the show but could still hear it from my tent, so the cleaner happier sound of the Police is a welcome contrast.
9:16 Some song I don't know. Driven to Tears??? Enough people have sat down so I can see one of the video screens now.
9:21 Voices. I heard about Stewart Copeland calling Sting a "prancing little man" on stage. I haven't seen that, but it does seem that Sting has been so sensitive for so long, he's forgotten how to rock.
9:22 I may be getting some of these song titles wrong. That's okay. I think the band is getting some of the notes wrong as well. Just kidding guys. (Like they are going to read this.)
9;30 Another song I don't know. Sting is singing "Woo-ooohhh-oooh" if that helps. Truth is everybody?
9:35 Every Little Thing She Does, with a little calypso feel to it. Sing along....Eeeooohoh
9:37 I'm not sure if Sting is aware of where he is. He hasn't said the word "Bonnaroo" yet. Then again, it is a silly word.
9:38 Wrapped Around your Finger. Sting is definitely more comfortable on the slower,more sensitive numbers.
9:47 ASIDK. Just had a nice conversation with the girl sitting behind me who wanted to know what the heck I was doing. She was very nice and refrained from telling me how strange I was.
9:50 De Doo Doo Doo, De Dah Dah Dah Sting skipped the high notes but he's going to be singing for another couple of hours, so that's understandable. I skip the high notes when I'm singing in the shower.
9:55 Walking in your Footsteps. Nice bongos. Oops, sorry, that's the girl standing in front of me.
10:00 ASIDK I Can't Stand Losing You?? Sting says "Bonnaroo" for the first time. Also the first number that begins to rock.
10:01 Roxanne And the crowd goes wild.
10:17 Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
10:27 The last few entries were sparse. I was trying to use the internet to help a young lady named Hannah find her group. She needed a phone number so she tried a reverse lookup. Ain't the internet cool?
10:30 Every Breath you Take. Sting pretended to end the show an hour early. Uncool.
10:36 ASIDK but it rocks. For the first time tonight, I suspect Sting still possesses his testicles.
10:42 And the show is over, 45 minutes early. I want my money back. Hey, do you think Meatloaf will ever play Bonnaroo?
Thus ends the Police live blogging experience. I hope you enjoyed it/
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