Bonnaroo ’10 — Backstage & Crowd Photos

Live from Bonnaroo, and lots of great live music this afternoon.  Trombone Shorty was a favorite of mine, playing tunes from his major label debut Backatown.  Temperatures remain brutal, but what’s Bonnaroo without the heat?

Trombone Shorty

There's always something new at Bonnaroo. This year, introducing "Splash-a-roo" - basically, a big Slip n' Slide. Bet that water's clean...

 Throughout the weekend, we’ll be broadcasting special backstage performances and interviews from Bonnaroo.  Of couse, we’re on a 700-acre piece of farmland in the middle of nowhere.  You might be wondering how we set up and soundproof studios out here:

Yes, that's hay. Photo courtesy of Music Allies.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes perform live backstage. Photo courtesy of Music Allies.

The XX backstage. Photo courtesy of Music Allies.

Wayne Coyne hanging backstage. Flaming Lips perform "Dark Side Of The Moon" tonight at midnight.

The party continues.  Follow along here on the Blogaroo and on 92-3 WTTS.


Bonnaroo ’10 — Survived The First Night!

We’ve made it and we’re still alive.  And boy, is it hot…  But that’s Bonnaroo for ya!  Laura and I arrived late last night into Manchester, TN.  WTTS is back for our 7th Bonnaroo (only missing the first two festivals).  In between the huge mud puddles, we caught some great live music from Temper Trap and Joshua James on night one. 

Joshua James

Joshua James Interview

We’re expecting temperatures well into the 90s today with chances of thunderstorms through the day (otherwise, a par-for-the-course Bonnaroo forecast).  Some of the live performances we’re looking forward to today:  Kings Of Leon, The National, Flaming Lips, and Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin) & The Steep Canyon Rangers

Laura and I will broadcast live this afternoon from 3-7pm from the Bonnaroo backstage studios.  We’ll have artist interviews, live performances and all the behind-the-scenes secrets that make Bonnaroo the festival it is.  Hope you tune in.  You’ll find cool Bonnaroo photos, artist interviews and more here on the Blogaroo.  Keep checking back over the weekend!

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