Scene and Heard

Best of Bonnaroo 2010

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on June 18, 2010

You can’t possibly see everything or every show at Bonnaroo. Based on the choices I made here is my list of standout shows.


Best Performances Friday


  1. Flaming Lips – Friday Late show, balls, balloons, confetti, amazing stage   lighting and “Dark Side of the Moon” combine to overload your senses.
  2. Tenacious D-   Even Conan bowed down to them
  3. Kings Of Leon-  Labeled the Kings of Bonnaroo
  4. The Black Keys -Powerhouse set that kept many from the beginning of Flaming Lips
  5. Daryl Hall and Chromeo- Halls voice is still on of the best soul voices in music
  6. The National –    better live than the albums


Friday Best of the Rest


1.The Gaslight Anthem – Second coming of the “Boss”

  1. Nitty Gritty Earth Band- These guys can still play!
  2. Michael Franti- Positive beat and tons of energy
  3. She and Him- getting comfortable on stage the music was always there.
  4. Dr. Dog- always entertaining and their new album rocks.



Best Performances-Saturday


  1. Avett Brothers- solid music with amazing harmonies
  2. Jeff Beck-  A Legendary Guitar God
  3. Stevie Wonder- Incredible voice range and Hall of Fame set- Great performance, but didn’t fit Saturday night at Bonnaroo
  4. Weezer their set woke up and a heat drained crowd.
  5. Dead Weather- great beat and stage show. They even made it rain for their opener for a brief time.
  6. Jay Z- filled the entire lawn with dancers.


Saturday Best of the Rest

1.John Prine- Legendary music

  1. GWAR- evil but entertaining
  2. Jimmy Cliff- still can energize a crowd
  3. Dan Deacon Ensemble- Fun sound and show highlighted by playing on glass.


Best Performances Sunday

  1. John Fogerty- Creedence and his hits had the crowd dancing the entire set. A real professional.
  2. Miranda Lambert
  3. John Butler Trio
  4. Calexico
  5. Phoenix
  6. Ween
  7. Dave Matthews ( missed this one but heard great things)
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