2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival -- A re-cap of the celebrity sightings and sounds of the Tennessee show, including Drew Barrymore, Public Enemy, and more
The 2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival unfolded under threatening Tennessee skies last weekend as 75,000 fans — including Drew Barrymore and ”ex” Justin Long — enjoyed intense side-stage shows from Public Enemy and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and rocked out to headliners like Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. (Bonnaroo ticket: $275. A ”Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” sing-along in June? Priceless.) The reunited, rejuvenated jam-rock heroes of Phish played two nights of light-show-enhanced improvisations and crowd-pleasing covers: Friday’s set included AC/DC’s ”Highway to Hell,” and on Sunday they were joined by the Boss himself, who sat in for euphoric bar-band renditions of ”Mustang Sally,” ”Bobby Jean,” and ”Glory Days.” All together now: PHRUUUCE!