Jay-Z and Stevie Wonder tore up the main stage last night for day 2 of the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Around 70,000 people were reportedlyÂ in attendence at Bonnaroo for Staruday’s final main-stage show.
“Wait till I tell my mom Stevie Wonder stayed for my set!” Jay-Z yelled to the crowd before tearing into a 90-minute set on the main stage at Bonnaroo. Stevie Wonder, who played a two-hour set before Jay-Z, did indeed stay to check out Jay-Z’s performance. Although several high profile cameos were speculated for the set, the only guest on stage during Jay-Z’s set was Bridget Kelly, who stepped in on “Empire State of Mind”.
Meanwhile, over at the Bonnaroo comedy tent, Conan O’Brien joked with the crowd that he loves “nothing more than doing comedy in a tent at one in the afternoon for people who haven’t slept for two days.” O’Brien’s appearance at the Bonnaroo music festival marked the first time the comedian has ever performed at a festival. Fans reportedly started lining up at 5 AM to see the former Tonight Show host.
Other notable highlights from Saturday at Bonnaroo included reggae legend Jimmy Cliff having a serious blast on stage at 62 and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo gifting the crowd with a Lady Gaga impersonation during the band’s set.
For more on the Bonnaroo Music Festival, visit Bonnaroo.com.
Ah, Kanye West is back to his normal pissy self. After laughing off Amy Winehouse’s dis at Glastonbury where Amy said she was “glad she’s opening for Jay-Z, imagine if it was a c**t like Kanye West! ‘C**ts like Kanye’ should be his next album title!” Kanye’s not blubbering about Amy. He took her comments as a compliment that he’d finally arrived. WHATEVER.
No, he’s whining about the folks at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, who didn’t take kindly to his lateness, lameness and aloofness. The crowd booed Kanye, and threw everything including glow sticks at his stuckup ass. Diva doesn’t play well at Bonnaroo. Kanye blogs:
I am sick of negative people who just sit around trying 2 plot my downfallâ€¦ Why???? I understand if people donâ€™t like me because I like me or if people think tight clothes look gay or people say I run my mouth to much, But this Bonnaroo thing is the worst insult Iâ€™ve ever had in my life. This is the most offended Iâ€™ve ever beenâ€¦ this is the maddest I ever will be. Iâ€™m typing so fucking hard I might break my fucking Mac book Air!!!!!!!! Call me any name you wantâ€¦. arrogant, conceited, narcissistic, racist, metro, fag whatever you can think ofâ€¦. BUT NEVER SAY I DIDNâ€™T GIVE MY ALL! NEVER SAY I DIDNâ€™T GIVE MY ALL! THIS SHOWS NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY TO BE GOOD AT SOMETHING THERE WILL BE PEOPLE THERE TO LIE ABOUT YOU AND BRING YOU DOWN!Bonnaroo should have released a statement in my defense but since they havenâ€™t, letâ€™s break down the walls on this Truman Show and let you know what really occurred!!!â€
Suck it up, Kanye. Nobody wanted to see your shizzy space stage, and the least you could have done was ACKNOWLEDGE THE CROWD, and apologize for being so late! Instead, you slung attitude. Go ahead and hurl that Mac Air out the window and see if that sucker will fly.
Kid Rock was rushed to the hospital just before he was set to perform at the Download Festival in England. The 37-year-old party harder was supposed to head on stage Friday around 3:30pm, but he suffered from stomach cramps and dehydration right before he was due. Somebody’s been hittin’ it a bit too hard!
Everyone’s blaming the fact that the star attended a late-night event at Whisky Mist nightclub in Central London that went on until the early hours of Friday. Where he got snogged. What they DIDN’T know (or disclose) was that Kid played the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee on Friday (US) where he got his party on quite effectively! An announcement was made before he was due on stage in England saying, “We’ve had the curse of Download. Kid Rock is not very well, we’ve had to rush him to hospital in Notthingham. He apologizes to fans.” Kid, you can only cram so much into a weekend, man! Slow it down a tad, you’re not a Kid anymore!
Whew, we just got all of the tourists out of town from the annual CMA Music Festival, and now Nashville is the last civilized stop on the way to Bonnaroo- the Woodstock of today, held just south of here in Manchester. TN. Bonnaroo, which began in 2002, has become one of the most successful music fests in the world. There are approximately 80,000 people camping and grooving all weekend long. This year, there are again some FAB performers including Kid Rock, Jack White, Metallica, My Morning Jacket, Vampire Weekend and a rare appearance by M.I.A. to name a VERY few.- you can read all about it here! Also, Concert from Stereogum is blogging about the Bonnaroo moments you wish you’d seen live! UPDATE: Pearl Jam performed an unprecedented 3 hour set last night. Ben Folds and BB King also gave the masses a treat along with many more awesome acts. Tonight will wrap up with Death Cab for Cutie, Robert Plant and Allison Kraus among others. And you thought Nashville was all about the country. Pshaw.