It's 8:15 on Sunday night. Death Cab For Cutie is still onstage playing a not very exciting set for people who now have no other stage to turn to--that is, until 8:45, when Widespread Panic takes the mainstage and closes out the 2008 Bonnaroo at around 11:30 p.m. Already, you can see things being shut down and dismantled (most importantly, no more free beer at the Yahoo Tea Tent).
All in all, it's been a pretty incredible day. The weather was spectacular--hot but no humidity and a constant breeze. Musically, the offerings were more interesting (at least to my tastes) and a good mix between large and small stages. This was the final day and there was a feeling of "release" in the air. The festival was a success around, the weather held out and the pressure was off.
We started out by giving the Coup another chance. And it paid off. On the festival's smallest stage ("Sonic Stage"), the duo had to pare its act down to two vocalists (Boots Riley and DJ Pam), a guy planning drums andRead More »from Bonnaroo ’08: Father’s Day Close-Out Starring Solomon Burke