Countdown to Bonnaroo: 1 Day – Artist of the Day: Dispatch

6 Jun

Why is Dispatch my choice for this slot? Simple, I never thought I’d have the opportunity to see one of my favorite bands live.  When they broke up I was crushed as a music fan and having not seen them live before.  When the announcement came they had reunited and were going back on tour last year, I was elated. And now I will finally have the chance to see the fellas live; everything else going on at the festival stops for me when Dispatch takes the stage.

To tell you the impact this band has had on my generation, Dispatch recorded a documentary “The Last Dispatch” to turn the final two shows into a DVD/CD.  Expecting 10,000-30,000 fans, 110,000 showed up! That doesn’t just happen!  Three guys from the east coast redefined independent music and a legion of fans followed.  There were a few one off shows here and there (MSG, look it up) and each had side projects but nothing can signify what it means (at least to me) how thankful and happy I am to see this band back together.

Now on the biggest stage, Dispatch, will bring that musical joy and I hope everyone comes over to hear this special show.

Saturday June 09, Which Stage, 08:30 PM


2 Responses to “Countdown to Bonnaroo: 1 Day – Artist of the Day: Dispatch”


  1. Revisited: My @Bonnaroo 2012 | Running down the festival from top to bottom « Do You Hear The Music? - June 13, 2012

    […] in more but ultimately my body didn’t agree. I did however stay true to my top three to see: Dispatch, Alabama Shakes and Black Star and those were three shows I got so much joy out of. Dispatch was […]

  2. Five For Friday: Slightly Stoopid on Daytrotter, Dispatch, Rolling Stones, New Music and RIP Chris Lighty « Do You Hear The Music? - August 31, 2012

    […] you haven’t already, get your hands on Circles Around the Sun, the first studio album from Dispatch in over a […]

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