June 3rd, 2005
By WAYNE BLEDSOE
Dave Matthews' twin daughters, Grace and Stella, are 3 and a little too young to attend Bonnaroo. In a telephone call, Matthews, who performed there last year and will return this year, took time from taking his daughters for ice cream to offer advice he would give a Bonnaroo-bound teenage girl:
"Well, my niece went there (last year). She was like 16, maybe she was 15 ... . She was there for the whole weekend. But I told her that ... if any boys get too fresh, not to be afraid to kick them in the gonads. And I also said this is not the place that I wanted her to get too lost, so please don't, and always keep me in mind. You know, that kind of thing.
"I don't know how I'm going to handle it (when his daughters are old enough to attend). I'll probably panic too much. I'll just say, 'Keep your cell phone on. ... Never turn it off.' And I hope by that (time) I'll be able to transport myself through her cell phone, or maybe I don't. ... Maybe I'll just rather enjoy the little lies that I get. I don't know ..."