Posted in music | pictures on July 29, 2009

photos by Graeme Flegenheimer

Rothbury 2009

"It took Patricia Mudnich and Joshua Garcia two weeks, driving their RV about 3,100 miles in a winding route from Santa Cruz, Calif., to arrive at the Rothbury music festival in West Michigan.

Cool weather and a short wait in line after the campground opened Thursday morning didn't faze them in the least. The diehard fans of The String Cheese Incident -- the popular jam band which plays its only reunion show of the summer at the second-year festival Friday -- were all smiles.

"The lineup was so impressive, we could not turn it down," said Mudnich, 41, a high school English teacher who estimated the couple spent more than $2,100 on the long trip, including festival tickets, gasoline and side trips to tourist spots such as Yellowstone National Park and Mount Rushmore. "I used to go to these festivals all the time, but now I can only fit it into the summer."

For devoted rock fans flocking this week to the remote Double JJ Ranch from far-flung places across the United States and beyond, Rothbury has become THE summer destination.

Drawing an estimated 30,000-plus people again this year, many of the festival's devotees have logged impressive road and air miles to see their favorite bands -- from The Dead to STS9 -- with clusters of enthusiastic, colorfully adorned fans making the journey from Vermont, Florida, Texas, Nevada, Colorado and all points between in everything from compact cars and pickups to dilapidated Volkwagen vans and old school buses." [Mlive.com]

Rothbury happened July 2-5. Here are some (NSFW) pictures & videos...

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Chromeo

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Cold War Kids

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Femi Kuti

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Girl Talk

Girl Talk

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King Sunny Ade

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Lip Service

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Lyrics Born

Lyrics Born

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Lyrics Born

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Man Man

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Martin Sexton

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Nas

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Soulive

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Sound Sector Tribe 9

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Black Crowes

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The Dead

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Guster

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Guster

The Hold Steady

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Les Claypool

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MSTRKRFT

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Sam Roberts Band

Sam Roberts Band

Sam Roberts Band

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Sam Roberts Band

Sam Roberts Band

Sam Roberts Band

Sam Roberts Band

Sam Roberts Band

Son Volt

Son Volt

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Son Volt

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Zappa Plays Zappa

Zappa Plays Zappa

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dancing naked people

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Comments (51)

ewwwwwwwww

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 8:18 PM

Cue making fun of hippies...

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 8:18 PM

GREENMAN!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 8:19 PM

wtf

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 8:20 PM

Does that guy have a boner? Jesus.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 8:24 PM

he's no wizard, that's for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 8:27 PM

As per usual, MISC looks like they put on a killer set!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 8:34 PM

ugly bass-fest 2009!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 8:38 PM

That was an awesome weekend. Thanks for the pictures, except for that naked couple who seemed to follow us around.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 8:42 PM

ok, that is not only nsfw, that was Not safe for Anywhere. God, fuck, gross.
I want to go back to 2 mins ago when I was only offended by Phil Lesh's bass!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 8:50 PM

MISC= Bitchdorks next best new music.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 8:54 PM

i've just swallowed vomit. i'll be tasting it all night. thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 8:54 PM

Anon 8:42, we just wanted to swing with y'all!

Posted by Naked Couple | July 29, 2009 8:59 PM

I'm still trying to figure out which pics are supposed to be NSFW?

Posted by Travis | July 29, 2009 8:59 PM

lolllll i was sitting wondering what pics were nsfw until those last ones...that dude has a boner. hahahaha. i wonder what drugs he's on. totally saw that "shaman" dude at bonnaroo.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 9:47 PM

I like the naked guy just running in circle

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 9:58 PM

sherwood forest looks crazy. most schlong ever on BV.

reminds me of the best quote from bonnaroo. during bruce, two girls next to us were topless the whole time, so our camping neighbor, completely quiet and reserved til this point, disappears and comes back and asks the girl in front of us matter-of-factly, "hey man, where'd those tits go?"

Posted by chris | July 29, 2009 10:08 PM

mmm, hairy...30 year old hippy pussy. I am going to jerk one out to a redtube video now.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 10:17 PM

The Grace Potter side boob pics were nice, but then scroll down and all blood that flowed to my nether regions exited as if I was doused in ice water.

Posted by KC | July 29, 2009 10:28 PM

"he's no wizard, that's for sure."

A+

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 11:31 PM

her right boob is twice the size of her left

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 12:07 AM

That's an exceptionally dirty hippy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 12:25 AM

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 2:03 AM

That's right... drink it in.

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Posted by Diner Restaurant, Reviews, Fine Dining | July 30, 2009 4:24 AM

Grace Potter fuels my nocturnal emissions.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 5:36 AM

wow one may think that all this festival coverage, brooklyn vegan is finally coming around. maybe even funky enough for bear creek in nov. keep up the good work, and don't be afraid of the funk.

Posted by hipster resistor | July 30, 2009 7:05 AM

there are way hotter girls in this scene then you pictured here

Posted by anon | July 30, 2009 7:11 AM

Say what you want, but that hammock village looked like a great place to take a nap during the crappier bands. And Grace Potter is hot!

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 8:42 AM

Any chance you can add a nudity warning before I scan through these pictures at work?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 9:09 AM

9:09AM the "NSFW" is the nudity warning
Not Safe For Work

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 9:38 AM

Exactly, BV even put the "Now Search For at Work" acronym in the title. Like he was trying to get you caught.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 9:41 AM

Man, this seriously looks like a scary hippie fest. However, I'm pretty sure Snoop Dogg played this same festival in 2008. Maybe he was just asked because of his well-known love of pot.

Posted by The End of Irony | July 30, 2009 9:42 AM

Hippy tallywhackers rule.The penis in its original,unkept form.

The hippy vagina too.You can hide a blunt in that hairy forrest.Or an entire colony of ants.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 9:42 AM

he's no wizard, but craig finn is a much bigger dick

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | July 30, 2009 9:57 AM

Its nice to see the kids still have a reason to take acid.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 10:06 AM

once you leave NY and LA people sure do get real ugly real quick-like, don't they.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 10:17 AM

BAM

That NSFW hits you right the in the face there at the end.

Guster was there? Where are O.A.R. and Dispatch for support?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 10:56 AM

that naked chick has a fat ass though, a nice razor blade and a shower and i'd smash in 2

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 11:37 AM

this looks like a really good time

oooh hammocks in the forest, nice!

wow grace potter is hot

hey that shamaan qui gong healer guy is always in union square and i've seen him at open auditions.

maybe i'll go to this next yeaaarrroooOOOOHHHH MYYYYY EEYYYEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 2:26 PM

Those armpits on the chick is hot.
And it is not 1970 anymore-Shave that big beard below.

Encino Man needs a moil to make his hotdog kosher.

I never seen private parts so happy to be free of
soiled underwear into the open sun.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 3:45 PM

"wow grace potter is hot"

yes grace potter is really hot

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 6:44 PM

Hippies on Viagra during the day and in public. What the fuck is happening here people?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2009 9:15 PM

The totally naked chicks were not good at all; probably saw 4 of them all weekend. However, the body painted girls (tops) were freakin' awesome. Every little bit of excitement helps, as this was a 4 hour drive north of Chicago.

Grace Potter with Gov't Mule and also Warren Haynes with The Dead were great; Dylan's 90 minute set in a 2-1/2 hour slot was a disappointment.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:09 AM

Haha. I love that in the dancing naked people video some lady in fairy wings walks by and looks at them like, "what the FUCK are you doing?"

a bit like the pot calling the kettle black, eh?

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:30 AM

I can smell this festival from here. Ew.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 4:50 AM

I think I was in love till her dreadlocked goofball pal showed up in the frame, luvely!

Posted by Harry Shaft | August 12, 2009 11:28 AM

Man, this was the best festival ever. Sweet pics, I would like to see more crowd and festivities than closeups of the bands though. Sherwood is the isht, I'll be back every year. As for everyone wiggin out over the pics of that naked couple, at least it's a couple. I'd way rather look at them than that solo naked dude with the curly blonde hair that was tweakin out and playin with himeself during the dead that I could not seem to get away from.

Posted by mikeyg | September 16, 2009 6:05 AM

Rothbury 2009 was AMAZING. We can't wait until Rothbury 2010!

Posted by Infobury.com | October 7, 2009 12:42 PM

what the fuck is wrong with these naked people tell them to go get a life and go suck a fuckin' dick to get them horny.... oh wait!.... i forgot they already are horny!!! my bad!!!!! fuck you you damn ass ho go suck a fuckin' dick in hell and then have sex cuz' you don't have anything better to do with your fuckin' life because nobody wants to be around horny bitches!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by pedro....NOT!!! | February 26, 2011 7:43 PM

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