Two Die at Bonnaroo
As the third Bonnaroo Music Festival celebrated record attendance that featured performances by 80 bands (including Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Trey Anastasio, and The Dead), the festival also saw its first fatalities as two concert goers died of what may have been drug-related causes. More than 90,000 pass holders crowded into the 700-acre site near Manchester, TN that encompassed stages and camping grounds. The weather, which alternated between high heat and heavy downpours forced hundreds to the medical tents and intravenous fluids. Mud pits claimed flip-flops and threatened to sink car tires. The event is expected to gross $14.5 million.