I’ll just come out and say it right now – I had my single coolest Bonnaroo moment ever last night. I think the picture says it all.
Yep, I know what you’re thinking – there are two wild and crazy guys…
Steve has a wonderful project called Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers and the band put on a wonderful performance last night. I wandered backstage about a half hour before they were supposed to go on, and there they are, just warming up. Steve Martin was an absolute gentleman. He seemed a bit shy and reserved, but again, a total gentleman to any jerk (no pun intended) who came up asking for a photo. One of those magical Bonnaroo moments that will last a lifetime.
Other musical highlights from the evening: checking out Black Keys and Tori Amos from backstage, a high-energy performance from Michael Franti & Spearhead, and seeing The National perform.
We’ve posted more photos here.
Tune in to WTTS today from 12pm-6pm for live updates from backstage at Bonnaroo – and keep checking back here at our online Blogaroo for more updates, photos, artist interviews and more.