All I want for Bonnaroo is some KEDS! Last time I attended Bonnaroo was back in 2007, and I made the mistake of wearing sandals. With so much dirt in the air and on your toes, sandals feel icky, so I need a good closed-toe shoe. KEDS are my pick because they're so comfortable and they're kind of in style. I looked them up on the KEDS website, just to get an idea of what they cost these days, and I couldn't believe my eyes....$50! I remember having seven or eight pair at a time when I was a kid because they were the cheap shoes that I was allowed to get dirty.
Although I thought KEDS were just the shoes of the 80's, I found that KEDS originated back in 1916. They were marketed as the first canvas-top "sneaker" and probably cost about a buck then. I can't find too much information about "Karl The Karrot Keds Klub", but I do know that it was a childrens show that came on daily in San Francisco. Most families were just getting their first television and kids were clinging to the long-haired karrot puppet. Who knew KEDS had so much history to them? I just want a good pair in white, navy, and red, for what they cost back in 1916. I guess my only chance is to hit up the thrift stores.