It’s Friday morning and we’re officially here (and have already taken in several great shows).
The drive down was uneventful, though a little long. No real traffic to speak of (thank God for those top-secret back directions into Bonnaroo). Temperatures are up in the high 80s with that wonderful mid-Tennessee humidity.
Now to the music (after all, that’s why we’re here, right?) I caught Back Door Slam’s set. They probably had 5,000 people watching them. I was impressed at their ability to really fire up the crowd. Here’s a recent video of Back Door Slam performing live.
Another musical highlight was Vampire Weekend. The New York City band, just coming onto the music scene in the past year, put on an INCREDIBLE live show, featuring the song played on WTTS, “A-Punk.” Check out the band live on Letterman:
As for today, the real fun begins. Metallica, Umphrey’s McGee and Stephen Marley are all on the agenda for today.