Video | Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at Bonnaroo

This was only my second Bonnaroo, but one thing is clearly evident to me: a mid-afternoon slot isn’t the easiest gig on the farm. People want to find the nearest shade tree, or maybe the closest air-conditioned tent. Music, for some, can wait until evening — some of my fellow campers didn’t even leave their camp sites until 5:00 PM each day.

But, hey, someone has to play the main stage at Bonnaroo when the sun is blazing, right? This year, I hope people were taking notes, because Grace Potter and the Nocturnals showed us all how it’s supposed to be done: rock the shit out of everyone who wants to party. A special thanks goes out to guitarists Scott Tournet and Benny Yurco during “Oasis.” It knocked me on my ass, and I’m still recovering. Here’s proof.

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