Word Association: Bonnaroo 2014 Line Up

bonnarooThe lineup was announced for this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Seems like a perfect opportunity to do a little word association. And here, check out a playlist Bonnaroo put together with this year’s artists while you read this.

Rules: simple. Write down the first thing that comes to mind when seeing each band or act listed.

Let’s go.

Elton John: him?
Kanye West: no comment.
Jack White: unreliable
Lionel Richie: really?
Vampire Weekend: fun!
The Avett Brothers: solid
Phoenix: French fun
Skrillex: afraid of sunlight
Arctic Monkeys: British fun
Frank Ocean: quality
The Flaming Lips: Oklahoma fun
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: pass
Kaskade: spell your name correctly
Damon Albarn: wildcard
Neutral Milk Hotel: Pitchfork-approved
Wiz Khalifa: crickets
Disclosure: heard good things
Cut Copy: gay dance music
The Head & the Heart: Monsters and Men?
Zedd: Zed’s dead baby
Ms. Lauryn Hill: Ms. Back Taxes
Funkiest Dancer: me
Chromeo: also heard good things
Broken Bells: hmmmm
Tedeschi Trucks Band: love ’em
James Blake: who?
Bobby Womack: funky
Umphrey’s McGee: for the jam heads
Ice Cube: not for the jam heads
Ben Howard: sounds like a basketball player
Slightly Stoopid: bro time
Fitz & the Tantrums: good time jams
Cake: reliable
Janelle Monae: alien
Grouplove: no thank you. I’m married.
Amos Lee: sure
Chvrches: damn it spell your name correctly!
Cage the Elephant: also sure
Die Antwoord: why?
Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory: pass
Mastodon: hide your kids
Capital Cities: fun!
Jake Bugg: street cred
Chance the Rapper: more street cred
Dr. Dog: Giddy Up America-approved
Yonder Mountain String Band: toe-tapping
John Butler Trio: still around?
Little Dragon: not kung fu
City and Colour: uh?
The Glitch Mob: IT support specialists
The Naked and Famous: porn stars
Taran Killam: SNL
Phosphorescent: uh?
Drive-By Truckers: beers in cans music
Washed Out: Portlandia theme song
Danny Brown: weird rap
Warpaint: Black Crowes’ album
Sam Smith: hippie beer
A$AP Ferg: shabba shabba ranks
Darkside: Dead cover band
Seasick Steve: not a fisherman
Shovels & Rope: Xmas gift for a murderer
Lucero: dusty cowboy rock
Real Estate: always a good investment
Carolina Chocolate Drops: sounds delicious
Wood Brothers: earnest music
Pusha T: rap
Meshuggah: angry
Polica: the Police
Dakhabrakha: those are just letters
Goat: that’s just an animal
ZZ Ward: not ZZ Top
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: who?
Blackberry Smoke: country rockers
MS MR: heard of them
Hannibal Buress: funny
First Aid Kit: handy
Rudimental: fundamental
A Tribe Called Red: not a Tribe Called Quest
Omar Souleyman: fun last name
The Bouncing Soul: New Jersey
Greensky Bluegrass: banjos
Ty Segall: Steven Segal
Sarah Jarosz: who?
Vintage Trouble: speeding on a horse
Okkervil River: maybe good for fishing
White Denim: good rock ‘n roll
Jonathan Wilson: maybe an accountant
Robert DeLong: probably not an accountant
Cloud Nothings: cool band name
Typhoon: ominous band name
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down: sound like fun
Valerie June: your mom’s friend
King Khan & the Shrines: hmmm
Cherub: rock
Banks: money
Break Science: Adam Dietsch
The Black Lillies: ok
The Lone Bellow: Saul Bellow
Caveman: Gieco
Big Sam’s Funky Nation: country with no army
Jon Batiste: hands drums?
La Santa Cecilia: uh?
Classixx: porn
Allah-Las: no clue
Cass McCombs: must be country
Vance Joy: “Riptide”
Haerts: no really, spell your name correctly
J. Roddy Walston & the Business: my shit
Those Darlins: not mine
Deafheaven: no
Lake Street Dive: this week’s favorite band
St Paul & the Broken Bones: awkward intersection
The Wild Feathers: more country rock
The Preatures: who?
Blank Range: also…who?

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