Bonnaroo 2011: Woah!

My wife, son, and I just returned from our first music festival. Bonnaroo 2011 (aka Dustaroo 2011) sported rather oppressive conditions during daylight hours with a thick swirling layer of dust. Once dusk finally arrived however, Bonnaroo was magical. Although the feel of the experience was literally night and day, the music was excellent around the clock.

We (or I) took in the following sets or parts of sets:

Gogol Bordello
My Morning Jacket
Arcade Fire
Portugal. The Man
Buffalo Springfield
Sleigh Bells
Omar Souleyman
Eminem
The Black Keys
The Drums

music update – Arcade Fire edition

I will always love Arcade Fire. Neon Bible was a turning point for me both musically and as a person. They could have sold their next album as a single screetching note and I would have happily bought it with a smile. Thankfully, The Suburbs is superb in its own right.

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights
Menomena – Mines
Chief – Modern Rituals
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin I
The Changcuters – Mencoba Sukses Kembali

In line for a number but you don’t understand
Like a modern man

Arcade Fire