Post by BrokenLight on Jan 12, 2011 17:19:24 GMT -5
this could take some serious thinking since i've been 4 times and seen somewhere around 150 bands in all.
andrew bird (09) avett bros (10) band of horses (09) ben harper (07, 09) the boss (09) decemberists (07) dmb (05) edward sharpe (10) flaming lips (10) galactic (05) harper simon (10) jack johnson (05) jeff beck (10) john butler trio (05, 07) john prine (10) kings of leon (05) local natives (10) mmj (05) the national (10) old crow (07) panic (05) passion pit (09) phish (09) phoenix (10) ratdog (05, 07) rod y gab (07) the slip (07) stevie wonder (10) temper trap (10) they might be giants (10) trey (05) umphreys (05, 10) wilco (07, 09) yonder (05)
worst? worst 2 sets i ever saw were both in 05: gabby la la with claypool and modest mouse
Post by Homer J. Fong on Jan 13, 2011 11:37:19 GMT -5
Except you couldn't, not really, not unless you wanted to stand around in the 95 degree heat for 30 minutes waiting for James Brown, while his geriatric MC croaked out "JAMES BROOOOWWWWWN!" over and over, backed by his fat/sloppy go-go dancers shaking their lard all over the stage. It was f*cking terrible. It was like a parody of what James Brown would be.
Best Metallica '08 Robert Randolph and the Family Band '08 Deadmau5 '10 Jay-Z '10 Superjam- Les Claypool/Gogol Bordello '08 My Morning Jacket '08 LOTUS! '10 Tenacious D '10
Worst Kanye '08 The Entrance Band '10 (Awful band to open up Bonnaroo) Timo Maas '10 (didnt sit down and see him but was the only performer after all the main acts finished at 4 a.m on saturday, and talk about letting down a good spot. Boring, repetitive beats) Kings of Leon '10 (Really felt a better band should have taken the Friday primetime slot. But I respect 'Roo in for showing support in a hometown band.)
Post by funkedup77 on Jan 13, 2011 15:12:52 GMT -5
Best: PJ('08), MMJ('08), Portugal. The Man('09), Phish LN('09), Back Door Slam('08), The Mars Volta('09), David Byrne('09), Band of Horses('09), Les Claypool('10), Andrew Bird('09), Raconteurs('08), Ween('10), Amadou and Mariam('09), Toubab Krewe('09), MMW('10),
1. Pearl Jam - Beautiful Night, Great setlist, Great Energy; this concert made me a bonnaroo fan. 2. Stevie Wonder - Seemed like he cut the concert short, and he seemed upset about the bum mics, but otherwise an amazing show. 3. Gas Light Anthem - Never heard of them before, wandered up towards the front just before they came on. Loved the music, bought the cd, rocked that shiz for 4 hours straight on the trip home. 4. John Fogerty - He may be old, but he still rocks out. He looked great, sounded great, and played very well too. 5. Jack Johnson - I know people around here dont care for him, but Sleep Through the Static was my favorite album in 2008, and getting to see him play at sunset, to ~40,000 was great 6. Metallica - Hard, loud, and against the grain; Excellent set list, great energy, and at the end of it, I got to say I saw Metallica 7. The National - This show made me a fan of this band 8. The Avett Brothers (2010) - They brought the rain. I didn't like their concert at the Roo nearly as much as when I saw them in Memphis, but they deserve to be mentioned just because it rained for 10 minutes during their concert. 9. Norah Jones - Watched this concert inadvertently. I was looking for shade, sat under the tree, and watched from afar, and really got into it.
Worst: DMB - They had their moments, but I was let down. ZBB - had to endure this to get a good spot for Dave, it sucked, but I only enjoyed dave slightly more, lol
Regret Missing the Most: 2008 My Morning Jacket, I didnt know who they were Sigur Ros, the same Plant and Krauss, had to leave because of my ankle
2010 Jay Z and GWAR - my feet were killing me and I was tired and cranky
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I actually like Jack Johnson, but I felt his set in 2008 was pretty lackluster. It wasn't really his fault entirely. I just don't think they should have had someone with such a small sound on such a big stage. It felt like it would have been better in a tent. I don't deny his drawing power, I just felt like it was really underwhelming for a headliner.
Best/Favorites: Dave + Friends (2004)- Makes the subsequent DMB shows at Roo its biznatch. Ween (2004) David Byrne (2004) Praxis (2004) New Monsoon (2004)- first band I saw at Bonnaroo, and they did Pink Floyd's Fearless. I felt I was meant to be there. Patti Smith (2004) The Mars Volta (2005) Secret Machines (2005) Karl Denson's Tiny Universe (2005) Th' Legendary Shack Shakers (2005) Tool (2007) The Roots (2007) Girl Talk (2007) The National (2007) The Black Angels (2007) Pearl Jam (2008)- Probably my favorite Roo show ever. Metallica (2008) Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (2008) Phish (2009) Nine Inch Nails (2009) Al Green (2009) Jimmy Buffett (2009)- Perfect way to start Saturday at Roo. Potrugal. The Man (2009) Stevie Wonder (2010) Jay-Z (2010) Carolina Chocolate Drops (2010)
Worst/Disappointing: Widespread Panic (05, 07, 08)- I've tried, I really have. Dave Matthews Band (05, 10)- They've sucked at Bonnaroo. These should have been so much better. The Police (2007) Sigur Ros (2008)- Their drummer was sick, and the show suffered for it. I've seen better Sigur Ros shows so in that sense it was disappointing. I hope they come back and can play a better one. Beastie Boys (2009)- Should have went to Byrne. The Mars Volta (2009) Animal Collective (2009)