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
The Black Keys
The Drums

music update – Gogol Bordello edition

One of my co-workers played Trans-Continental Hustle at the 2010 Automattic company meetup and it blew my socks off. Ever since, I’ve been hooked.

Gogol Bordello – Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
Gogol Bordello – Super Taranta!
Gogol Bordello – Trans-Continental Hustle
Thom Yorke – The Eraser
Man Man – Six Demon Bag
Liz Phair – Exile in Guyville
No Age – Everything in Between
Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy