First off, I’ve gotta give credit to the staff at Bonnaroo. They are top notch. Can’t imagine the work that goes into a four day festival with 90 thousand people attending. And, given all that, we never encountered a grumpy staff member along the way.
Matt’s shows we’re extremely successful. They killed it. I’m excited to start cutting together some video from the festival. I fell really good about what I acquired and I think it will give you a feeling of the excitement that was in the air.
It was a great four days to watch artists at all points of their careers. There were a number of times where I was completly taken by the hardwork that goes into a bands ascent. In particular I was very moved watching Dawes on one of the larger stages. Especially considering only two years earlier they were playing the same stages Matt was playing. A truly remarkable ascent that can only happen by grinding it out every single day.
Present company excluded, the best show that I saw at the festival belonged to Fitz and The Tantrums. they played with a passion and abandon that moved me to tears. They were genuine in their thankfulness and they just flat out tore up the stage.