I’m currently sitting en route back on the Monday after Bonnaroo – trying to recover from the plethora of music that saturated my ears the way the sticky Tennessee heat engulfed my body – and I’m still in recovery mode.
Even three beers deep at the local stomping grounds (O’Charley’s in the C Terminal), I’m still running off about Orgone’s funktastical throwdown on Sunday; Deadmau5 ridiculous LED light show, mouse helmet included; Jay-Z’s stellar but 33% too short set (ending 30 minutes early?); The Gossip doing “I Will Always Love You” as their encore and Jay Electronica inviting an entire tent on stage while he ripped some a capella over J Dilla, amongst other highlights. If it is not clear already, the festival of all American festivals was as epic as the line-up suggested it might be.
From the chart-topping fire of new artists like B.o.B. (who played about 45 minutes deeper into the wee wee night than expected) to the old school stylings of Stevie Wonder and John Fogerty, there was a serving of music for any palate or ear. SUPERGOODMUSIC got heavy dosages of some of our favorite electronic artists and DJs (Bassnectar, Deadmau5, Crystal Method, DJ Logic), hip-hop artists (Kid Cudi, Jay Electronica, B.o.B., Jay-Z, Nas, Wale), jam, funk and dub bands (Disco Biscuits, Lotus, Galactic, Medeski Martin & Wood, Orgone, Rebelution, Big Sam’s Funky Nation) to rock and roll trendsetters and pioneers (Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band, John Fogerty, Phoenix, Weezer, Ozomatli, The XX, Daryl Hall & Chromeo).
Below you’ll find a few choice pictures from our experience. Be sure to check back soon and often for more follow-up Bonnaroo coverage, including a feature in the CONCERT BLAST coming out later this week and A Day In The ‘Roo story, as well as some Supergood fan submitted videos! Thanks again to Big Hassle and everyone else who made our Bonnaroo 2010 experience more than memorable…
Backstage at LCD Soundsystem – 6/12/2010