What a long strange trip it’s been.
After four days of battling the blistering heat, sleeping under the Tennessee stars, wandering about the 700-acre campground and singing along with musical legends, my body is begging for rest. My feet are worn, my eyes are slipping shut, my fingernails are buried under heaps of dirt. But I survived my first Bonnaroo, and live to tell the tales of an extraordinary weekend.
The eleventh annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival gathered more than 80,000 music lovers to the small town of Manchester, Tennessee for four days of peace, love, and music. While Woodstock may have pioneered the festival movement in America, Bonnaroo has taken over where the hippie extravaganza left off. Bustling with eco-friendly activism, throngs of naked bodies twirling around and mudslides forming across the farm, Bonnaroo successfully transformed technology-obsessed Americans into carefree and wild-spirited festi-lovers - if only for the weekend.
The small town of Manchester, Tennessee has welcomed the bulging crowds of Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival for eleven years - opening its quiet roads and grassy knolls to infiltration by hippies, hipsters, burnouts, ravers, rockers and every other category of music lovers imaginable. Giant RVs, cars stuffed to the brim with supplies and hitchhiking hopefuls invade the nearby Walmart en route to the festival, gearing up for four days of foregoing electricity and showers in favor of nature exploration and musical madness. Excitement flairs during the hours-long wait to the entrance, everyone eager to set up camp and start boogying down!
The MTV Europe Music Awards stopped in Madrid yesterday. You might not have the time to watch the whole show so I made a list of the winners for your eyes only. If you still want tou watch the show, here is the link you need.
Eva Longoria was the master of ceremony. She had a pimpilicious full of diamonds microphone, and more than ten different outfits during the ceremony.
As you can see this skewer of winners looks pretty deliscious for kids, but could suffer from a lack of taste for the others.
Eva Longoria from never will die out Desperate Housewives will be hosting the 2010 MTV EMAs at Caja Magica in Madrid on Sunday, Nov. 17.
Longoria stated, "I am so excited to host the 2010 EMAs in the beautiful and sexy city of Madrid! I can't wait to see some fabulous performances and I am so proud that the two most nominated artists this year are two amazing women - Lady Gaga and Katy Perry - who are making some of the most exciting music in pop right now!"
Other appearances will be from (the best band ever) Kings of Leon, Ke$ha, Kid Rock and Linkin Park.