Two deaths marred the third annual BONNAROO FESTIVAL in Tennessee at the
weekend (11-13JUN04), as attendance soared to 90,000.
An unidentified woman died of an apparent drug overdose on Saturday
(12JUN04) morning - just hours after a 20-year-old Michigan man lost his life
in another reported drug-related incident.
The deaths are the first in the short history of the festival, which this
year (04) featured headliners DAVE MATTHEWS + FRIENDS, BOB DYLAN, WILCO, TREY
ANISTASIO and THE DEAD.
Festival spokesman RICK FARMAN says, "We never want something like this to
Rocker Matthews didn't want to dwell on the deaths, instead highlighting
the overall fun atmosphere of this year's (04) event.
He says, "It's the first festival in America to be this successful, if for
no other reason than celebrating music. People come and hang out in the middle
of nowhere to smell each other's funk and listen to great, eclectic music from
of the industry."