Whiskey Business returns to Red Space on Friday, November 9 - Limited Tickets Available Here!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Road Trip Concert Review — Bonnaroo Pt. 5

Posted By on Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 10:49 AM


After years of blatant discontentment, you’d think Trent Reznor and the NIN guys might be over it. Or at least lighten up a little. You know, that they might be happy once in a while. But Saturday’s 1 a.m. performance was as dismal as ever. And it was a killer show, with sharp vocals, insane lights, and the smoothest mix of electronica and rock all weekend.

At That Tent, MGMT was shakin' a much happier show, equipped with the requisite glow sticks. Unfortunately, the group's music is better served by remix DJs in clubs. Their performance lacked energy. Maybe they're just a studio group after all. Or maybe they just had a case of the camping blues and 'Roo really wasn't their thing. The audience had more intensity than them. Even "Electric Feel" was mellow — and everyone knows how to bust a move to that one!


To wrap up:

Best live performance: Phoenix.

Best Party: Girl Talk.

And I'm all 'Rooed out and in need of a very long shower and a very soft bed. Still, I had an amazing time but will probably rethink my strategy next year.

The best bands get the 2:15 a.m. slots. And by the time it's all over at 4 a.m., you really don't care where you sleep. You might be tired and dirty at the end of the whole thing, but, yeah, it's worth it. —Carissa Bowlin


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2018 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation