It's Thursday, Jan. 30 and that means another edition of the Bonnaroo Clue Game has been posted on Instagram. This clue marks the eighth in a series of clues every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to Bonnaroo's Feb. 19 lineup announcement. The Bonnaroo Clue Game is a chance for fans to guess at hints from Bonnaroo organizers about some of the artists on the lineup. You can find our reports on the other clues here.
Today's clue is difficult enough that Bonnaroo even labeled it "a toughie" in the Instagram post. The picture is of a naked baby wearing a crown and posing in front of what looks to be Great Britain's Union Jack flag. You can see the picture here. While immediate guesses of Prince and Lorde were popular, the Radio Bonnaroo portion of the clue was "This is not an individual", leading many to believe we're looking for a band. While many guesses have been made on Bonnaroo's Instagram page, Twitter, and the Inforoo message board, a few have risen to the top as the most likely options.
The most famous royal baby in the recent past has been Prince George, born to Prince William and Kate Middleton in England. That leads to Boy George. But the Radio Bonnaroo clue would seem to take him out as a solo artist. But as recently as November, George has discussed a new album from his band Culture Club. A Culture Club reunion set would be a major get for Bonnaroo.
The Naked and Famous
New Zealanders The Naked and Famous have popped up as a frequent guess as well. While not from Britain, New Zealand's flag does have the Union Jack as part of its own, so the flag could be a zoom in. Additionally, the baby is naked in the picture and, presumably since he's wearing a crown, also famous.
This is another clue that hinges on the baby being Prince George. Parliament/Funkadelic's bandleader is George Clinton and the Union Jack could be a reference to the British Parliament.
Elvis Costello & The Imposters or The Roots
Elvis Costello and either his band or a collaborative show with The Roots takes a bit of stretching, but for a tough Bonnaroo Clue, it might work. Elvis Presley was often referred to as "The King", so the picture could refer to a "younger British king", leading to Elvis Costello. While most consider him a solo artist, he does tour as "Elvis Costello & The Imposters" and has done an album and some shows with Bonnaroo favorites The Roots.
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