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Did I miss the Nashville TV stations coverage of Bonnaroo?

Posted Sunday, June 13, 2010, at 10:43 PM

I know that Nashville is oriented towards country music but the only coverage I saw regarding Bonnaroo was the traffic on the opening day. Our daughter was there, so we checked the news every night to see how it was going.

Mary, without you there they just seemed to forget it, or at least that was our perception. We heard about the country music event EVERY time we turned on the TV.

Did we miss it or.....?


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By the way Kent, good to hear from you.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jun 15, 2010, at 11:42 AM

From our daughter's viewpoint (21) she had a great time. She stayed from Thursday until 4:00 p.m. Sunday before the extraction crew (me) was called in.

Of course the only reason she seems to have watched Stevie Wonder was to get first dibs on the pit area for the next act, but seemed to enjoy it all.

While I was waiting for her to get out to the gate, I saw quite a few folks still coming in to see the final acts. A friend who volunteered at a local civic group's booth said they sold $20,000 worth of their stuff on Sunday alone.

That is one booth out of many at the event, so the people were coming with money to spend.

An interesting side note to me is the organizer's emphasis on recycling and "green" procedures. apparently each trash collection are was manned by someone directing folks to separate their trash and the vendors were strongly encourage to use recyclable or compostable products.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jun 15, 2010, at 11:42 AM

My take on the two music festivals is that most folks were more interested to see how well Nashville has bounced back from the extensive flooding. Plus the newness of Bonnaroo has worn off with the eighth sequal of the event. And the makeup of the acts has changed -- and aged -- considerably since Bonnaroo's first two or three years.

-- Posted by kentflanagan on Tue, Jun 15, 2010, at 10:47 AM

I checked with our resident TV watcher and she watches Channel 5 the most. I watch 2 around 6:00 A.M.

We never seemed to miss something on Nashville but I guess they separated the two events. After we saw the report on Nashville we must have 'tuned out' thinking the rest was "regular" news, which is something I really avoid.

I'm not cozying up to the T-G, but local news is what I check most often.

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jun 14, 2010, at 7:26 AM

You are right about me personally, I don't watch much, but my Mother in Law watches afternoon and evening. What channel?

I saw a blip this morning on Channel 2 but it is the first I've seen all weekend. Of course I already heard from Melissa so it was a but late.

Glad to hear that someone covered it though. We were starting to wonder.

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jun 14, 2010, at 6:54 AM

Maybe I watch more news than you do, but we saw Bonnaroo coverage every day. There were shots from helicopters, interviews with attendees, etc. There was more coverage of the CMA Music Fest, but that was in Nashville. I can understand that. However, I thought Bonnaroo got a fair share of coverage.

-- Posted by bettyhbrown on Mon, Jun 14, 2010, at 5:11 AM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.