Friday hands down. Of Monsters and Men>Passion Pit>a little Conspirator>Wu-Tang>Paul>Rap Superjam>Pretty Lights 'til the sun came up! Probably my best day of Bonnaroo ever...and this is my 5th in a row.
Edit: Thursday is a close second though. Araabmuzik>Walk the Moon>Django Django>Paper Diamond>Killer Mike>Capital Cities.
I felt really proud of myself for seeing this many shows. Overall one of my best 'Roos ever.
Post by cory's beard on Jun 19, 2013 22:36:58 GMT -5
While Friday was one of my favorite sets of all time and one of my favorite NIGHTS of all time (thank you Sir Paul), there was a lot of stress getting into the Macca pit, and I missed a lot because of it. Sunday was a much more carefree day for me which allowed me to soak in the festival more than the other days.
3/17 The Body 3/21 Pusha-T/2 Chainz 3/28-30 Big Ears Festival 4/4 Kraftwerk 3-D 4/11-13 Coachella 5/2 The Men/Nude Beach 5/14 Jenny Hval/Swans 5/20 Ulcerate/Inter Arma 6/12-15 Bonnaroo 7/18-20 Forecastle 9/4-6 Hopscotch Music Festival
Post by SilentEyedStorm on Jun 20, 2013 7:34:11 GMT -5
It was Sunday for me. I had a few conflicts that day, but was able to catch most everything I wanted to see. My Sunday began with the Rock 'n Soul Superjam, Macklemore & Lewis, David Byrne & St. Vincent, The National and Petty. Really bummed that I wasn't able to make the Ed Helms Bluegrass Superjam though
Friday, hands down, for me. Great music from start to late into the night. I will say I love Thursday more and more: It's the first day, there are some great up and coming bands, and the attendees, myself included, are energetic and responsive.
FRIDAYYYYY!!! Eating lunch at Trombone Shorty then taking a nap in the What Field during Local Natives. Watched a little of Of Monsters and Men before I stopped back by camp to get water as I headed into centeroo for the rest of that glorious night. Caught the end of Foals, finished out Grizzly Bear, waited for Wu-Tang and got a prety good spot for that, then fell in love at Paul McCartney, left after Hey Jude and got a spot 20 feet from the stage at the Hip Hop Superjam. Had my mind blown at the superjam and then danced til the sun came up during PL. That was a beautiful and perfect. the only way it could've been better is if Earl hadn't cancelled. Once I got over that though and just went with the flow and got caught up in the moment, I forgot about earl and had the best day of my life. It is because of this one day that I will be back for years to come.
Friday was magical! The day began by dancing w/bonzai at Alt-J just before midnight then singing happy b'day to her (along w/Dan'Roo, Bunny, Billypilgrim, Siggy & others...what a blast!) then later, Brunch, which is always a happy family reunion (so many hugs! so much love!) and running into dozens of Inforoosters all over the Farm all day & night.
Friday was as great socially as it was musically! But man oh man, the shows were rapturous: Glen Hansard, Calexico, Foals, Wilco, Sir Paul... too much goodness for words.
Sunday's music & weather were a very close second. The National performing under breezy grey skies as a storm brewed was incredible. The scene, the sounds, the sentiment...sweet, sweet perfection.
My personal favorite this year was Friday. Between brunch, Macca, & the hip hop superjam, life was so good.
Hey...you need to add Wednesday to the poll. My convoy arrived at about 3:30 Wednesday and poured out of our RVs into the warm sunshine and were immediately flooded with joy and excitement. I made several new friends, went for a big rambling walk all over the farm, visited the arch at sunset, high-fived until my hand hurt, drank many beers...and STILL had the entire festival ahead of me.