Back again with a run-down of days three and four at Bonnaroo Music Fest in Manchester, Tennessee. Check out yesterday's post for a recap of days one and two (and some bad ass pictures of Tori Amos and Jack Black, if I do say so myself).
On Saturday morning, my friend Shara, her boyfriend Tyler, my boyfriend Paul, and I were already pretty worn out. Camping in weather with a heat index of over 100 degrees takes a lot out of a person. But we trudged on and managed to pose in this yellow submarine in the press tent. Left to right: Shara, Tyler, Paul, and me (yes, I know my legs are hanging out of the sub ... oops!):
Also while in the press tent, Shara ran into Buzz Osborne from The Melvins:
After lounging in the shade at the media tent, we headed to see Weezer. I took some shots in the photo pit for the first few songs. Rivers Cuomo is by far the best musician I've ever shot. He's so expressive!
Other than Tori's show on Friday, Weezer played the best set of the weekend. I hate it when bands play all their new stuff and neglect the old hits. But Weezer stuck with all the crowd pleasers — the Sweater Song, Buddy Holly, Say It Ain't So, and Surf Wax America. They even played a mash-up cover of MGMT's Kids and Lady Gaga's Poker Face.
After Weezer's set, I was starving. I managed to find a pizza stand serving vegan pizza!!! Here's my wood-fired flatbread with Daiya mozzarella, kale, carrots, and yellow beets:
Later, we caught the Flaming Lips but I'd already put away my camera. I'm not the biggest Lips fan, but the effects were awesome. Wayne Coyne rolled out in a giant hamster ball into the audience. And they played She Don't Use Jelly ... that made me happy.
On Sunday, Paul and I caught Against Me:
And the Dropkick Murphys:
Both shows were super-fun and punk rock. Unfortunately, I didn't make it to the Rise Against show afterward. If I have one regret for the whole weekend, it's missing Rise Against.
I did, however, buy these cute earrings from some hippie chick selling spacers and other jewelry: