Nashville transplant Jack White is frequently a highlight of Bonnaroo, and his headline performance on Saturday, June 14, did not disappoint. He transfixed the massive crowd with a high energy set that spanned his catalog: from The White Stripes to The Raconteurs to his most-recent solo effort, Lazaretto. It was a cleansing of sorts, after Kanye West performed to mixed reviews the previous night.
The heat, humidity and inebriation were a setback for some, but most continued to enjoy every moment of life in Centeroo--the heart of Bonnaroo. If Jack White didn't make an impact then a late-night Superjam featuring Skrillex, the psychedelic ride of The Flaming Lips or Lionel Richie's timeless hits were certain alternatives.
It was impossible to be everywhere at once, but given the diversity of the lineup and quality of the artists, just about anywhere within the central walls was sufficient. Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorrilaz), Cage the Elephant, Cake, Ms. Lauryn Hill, James Blake, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Frank Ocean all contributed to Saturday's madness. A schedule change between Ms. Lauryn Hill and James Blake had fans crisscrossed who didn't check the online schedule. An unfortunate dilemma for those camped out on the rail all day waiting for their artist..
Bonnaroo comes to a close on Sunday, with a headline performance by Sir Elton John. Other high profile artists include Wiz Khalifa, The Avett Brothers, City and Colour, Broken Bells, Arctic Monkeys and The Bluegrass Situation hosted by Ed Helms.