Win a Pair of Bonnaroo Passes

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Update: And our winner is Alex Fritz, because we love it when our food writer makes sex jokes about bands. Instructions are on their way via Twitter. Thanks, everyone.

Yep, that's right. Looking to make some last minute plans for a trip down to Tennessee this weekend? We've got a pair of Bonnaroo wristbands to make the trip a little easier on the wallet. The lineup, in case you're looking for a refresher, starts with Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, the Beach Boys and Bon Iver and keeps going for days (literally).

To win: Find your favorite sentence written by an RFT Music Writer on either this blog or our corresponding print section about any artist on the Bonnaroo lineup; it's listed on the next page or on the official Bonnaroo site. Post the writer and the sentence in a comment below -- please don't include the link in order to avoid our spam filter and be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you win.

Important note: We'll be giving away a second pair of wristbands at tonight's Music Awards Ceremony at Old Rock House, which starts at 7 p.m. See you there.


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pgaffney
pgaffney

It's an understatement to say that Anastasio makes playing guitar look easy. Looking like a cool dad in a navy polo shirt and jeans, you can see the wheels turning in his head as he's playing - he screws up his face in concentration and rocks back and forth gently, even as his fingers fly over the neck of the guitar. By Annie Zaleski play_it_leo (at) yahoo.com

Laura B.
Laura B.

Annie Zaleski on The Temper Trap: "It's rare to find a vocalist that can handle soulful lounge nuances and tough rock songs, but Mandagi fits the bill."

D Antsypants
D Antsypants

RFT's Kelsey Whipple on Santigold: To fit Santigold into one genre, listeners need only file this latest album under "badass motherfuckery."

Ryan Marian
Ryan Marian

"A teenage girl looked me in the eye and then elbowed me in the dick to prevent me from moving past her to the photo pit during Waka's set. For Ludacris, I could have stood right in front of the stage and spun around with my arms outstretched without hitting anyone." - Kiernan Maletsky Where's the Luda love ya'll?  Apparently in Manchester, TN! e-mail: marianr[at]hawks.rockhurst.edu

Andrew Bowlin
Andrew Bowlin

"The Civil Wars is known for its romantic, old-fashioned style, taking bluegrass and slowing it down while adding a seductive air that's uniquely its own."--Ettie Berneking  abowlin77@yahoo.com

Hbernaix
Hbernaix

Ian Froeb on Radiohead's Fake Plastic Trees lyrics. "Is the climax of Radiohead's most achingly poignant ballad a clever cannibal metaphor for how we "consume" the object of our obsession? Or is it just a reference to cunnilingus? Frankly, we've sung along to this (badly) too many times to care. "

Kelly
Kelly

As Kiernan Maletsky so eloquently states, "We're two mix tapes and now a full-length album into a career that has seen Das Racist leave a trail of laughter, head scratching and, more and more, pumping fists and shaking asses."

Cpthyperdrive
Cpthyperdrive

"The only Wu-Tang member who consistently writes songs with themes rather than stringing together sweet-sounding syllables without concern for context, GZA outdoes himself with "Animal Planet"Writer- Andrew Miller

Cory
Cory

Although the crowd may have endured more than they had bargained for, it was apparent that Diplo had done them in, the right way: Ringing ears, a smile on the face, and a bag full of AXE swag. What just happened?by Josh LeviThat show was killer! And it was so much more exciting because it just popped up out of nowhere and you had to go on a hunt for tickets.coryhart0417@yahoo.com

Hannah B
Hannah B

RFT's Kelsey Whipple on Santigold: To fit Santigold into one genre, listeners need only file this latest album under "badass motherfuckery."

Truer words have never been spoken.

Michael Ramos
Michael Ramos

Type your comment here.Despite the comedic pedigree, Childish Gambino is no joke. Though interspersed with the occasional laugh-out-loud punch line, lyrically Camp touches on some heavy subjects, once again highlighting the diversity of its creator. By Daniel Hill

Michael Ramos
Michael Ramos

Despite the comedic pedigree, Childish Gambino is no joke. Though interspersed with the occasional laugh-out-loud punch line, lyrically Camp touches on some heavy subjects, once again highlighting the diversity of its creator.

william richards
william richards

"Getting into jam band music is like making love to an elephant: You either stay on top of it or get crushed." By Christian Schaeffer

chance hollingsworth
chance hollingsworth

From Katie Moulton:

"Likes of You," too, is classic Flogging Molly: What begins as a lament of quivering mandolin bursts into a frenzy of fiddle and manic guitars with vocalist Dave King leading the fist-pumping chorus like a rabble-rousing leprechaun.

e: dxchance.at.hotmail.com

Payton Blaylock
Payton Blaylock

Daniel Hill on Childish Gambion

In addition to his comedic undertakings, Glover raps under the stage name Childish Gambino - a moniker obtained through the use of an online "Wu-Tang Name Generator."

e-mail address: paytonblaylock@gmail.com

sarah
sarah

Dan Moore on Ben Folds FiveIn 2012 none of that would be necessary; before Rivers Cuomo could even finish painting all the walls in his apartment black and writing "Hash Pipe" some enterprising fans from the fuckyeahweezer Tumblr would have successfully trended #pinkerton worldwide and then bugged Stereogum about it.

Emilyr Oswald
Emilyr Oswald

"Hot damn. Alabama Shakes owned the Old Rock House last night with an outstanding performance lead by singer and guitarist Brittany Howard, whose mighty energy at the end of the first song claimed two guitar strings (they broke) -- and earned her a transfixed audience."  - By Kholood Eid Mon., Dec. 19 2011 at 9:20 AM

Brandon
Brandon

Roy Kasten

What do Hanson and The Roots have in common? They play their own instruments. The Roots remain neo-trad and neo-soul at heart, but onstage they're like neo-nothing you've ever seen. 

bjrvn4 AT gmail dot com

bmarty
bmarty

Diana Benanti

"The broken glowsticks and prepubescent sweat have barely dried on the Pageant floor from last week's epic Skrillex show, but the man, the myth, the haircut is returning for an encore performance"

Blake
Blake

Christian Schaeffer The interplay of the brothers' voices — one high, one husky — is enough to melt girls' hearts and make grown men weep

Victor Cleave
Victor Cleave

It's also likely due to the locomotive speed and efficiency of the set, which included little crowd banter and a lot of spirited sound.Liz Miller

Brooke Giddens
Brooke Giddens

Michael Dauphin in reference to Bon IverPerfect Date Night For: A Wiccan hippie chick and her smooth R&B, Auto-Tune enthusiast partner.

Bmg6424
Bmg6424

Michael Dauphin in reference to Bon Iver

Perfect Date Night For: A Wiccan hippie chick and her smooth R&B, Auto-Tune enthusiast partner.

Jake Niehaus
Jake Niehaus

Cooper also speared a ninja with a pole and battled with a seductive nurse.

Sclaggett1
Sclaggett1

Annie Zaleski (2009):But what it boils down to, fans say, is the sense of community, loyalty and respect Phish fosters..."I never felt so comfortable around strangers. I'll never forget the vibe that I felt at my first Phish show... it was like a family reunion."

Jake Niehaus
Jake Niehaus

Annie Zaleski

"Cooper also speared a ninja with a pole and battled with a seductive nurse."

alex fritz
alex fritz

Ian Froeb:

"Is the climax of Radiohead's most achingly poignant ballad a clever cannibal metaphor for how we "consume" the object of our obsession? Or is it just a reference to cunnilingus?"

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