Finally getting a chance to sit down and process the epicness, that was Bonnaroo 2012. Quick list of who I saw:
Foster the People
The Temper Trap
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Superjam feat. ?uestlove and D’Angelo
Gary Clark Jr.
Young the Giant
and a few other smaller bands on the smaller stages
I’m not going to write a long scroll detailing each set, instead I’ll provide you with the Highlights and Lowlights of my Bonnaroo experience.
Highlights (in no particular order)
Young the Giant covering R. Kelly’s Ignition and spraying the crowd with champagne.
Troy from Community Donald Glover Childish Gambino spitting off the dome. Thanks to computer problems Childish Gambino improvised a bit. He didn’t disappoint.
Getting a free calzone thrown at me (compliments of K. Flay).
Gary Clark Jr’s entire guitar shredding, face melting set. Bonus: It rained the night before and one guy, dressed in nothing but boxers, rolled around in the mud during the entire show.
The first two hours of Italian Ices.
Thom Yorke’s non sequiturs between songs. Especially his Clay Davis impression, “Shieeeeeettttt”.
Luda playing Ni**as in Paris during his set.
Finding out Zooey Deschanel was on the camp grounds.
Lowlights (in a very particular order)
Swollen ankles and chafing in some very sensitive areas.
The last two hours of Italian Ices.
Missing Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar and The Kooks.
Luda cutting out the Kanye’s verse from Ni**as in Paris.
Finding out Zooey Deschanel was, in fact, not on the camp grounds.