One of the more annoying aspects of not being at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, was the selective webcast of the event which, for whatever reason, failed to broadcast The Black Keys performance. Performing on the main stage, The Black Keys by all reports rose to the occasion by doing what they do best, week in, week out. The only faux complaint seemed to be they only played for about 60 minutes.
Interestingly, and hilariously, the band were introduced to the stage by Aziz Ansari. If you click through to chrishawkcarter’s Youtube channel you’ll see he’s videoed the entire set off the Bonnaroo big screen with excellent sound. Hey, beggars can’t be choosers:
The Bonnaroo folks were good enough to post this snippet of Tighten Up. What an epic view from the side of stage of the carpet of crowd as the band would have seen it sretching to the horizon and singing along. Let’s hope more of this footage is eventually released:
Some lucky folks were backstage, watching the band, and posting photos of the performance. Watching a show backstage or rather best described side of stage is a bucket list hope for most fans. Only the lucky and well connected get the opportunity it seems. At these bigger festivals there is more space and therefore more opportunity for the lucky and connected.
Live virtually for a second, imagine if you were there, or backstage at any show, with this view.
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