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Thurston Moore: Trapped at Bonnaroo

After Sonic Youth played Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Festival in 2003, they totally left their frontman behind. Talking to reporters in advance of his band’s performance at next week’s Bonnaroo, Thurston Moore recounted his horrific, lonely experience after his bandmates forgot all about him. When there wasn’t enough room for Moore in a car carrying the band off-site, he waited patiently for them to return. “I just hung out and watched another band,” he said. “And eventually everybody left…. Then it got dark and pitch black and I realized the gate had been closed and locked. I realized I’d be sleeping out here. I’m like, ‘This is fucked. I’m going to die at Bonnaroo.’ Finally, I saw a little flashlight and there was our tour manager, Dan, looking for me.”

Sonic Youth is set to take the stage to play cuts off their upcoming album, Rather Ripped, on Sunday, June 18 at 6 P.M. Bonnaroo kicks off June 15, and will be on-site to bring you all the festival details — live! — all weekend long.

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