Your Favorite Live Songs Ever Played at Bonnaroo

Time to turn the focus to YOU, the Bonnaroo community we know and love! We’re going to be featuring a series of articles on our new Roo Bus site, chronicling some of the best memories and stories of our little community.

We wanted to start with a simple question: What’s your favorite memory of a live song played at Bonnaroo?  We asked some of our good friends we hung with this past year to start off with:

Ron Holgado – Roochute

28162193_10211702355300525_6992284344426692488_o.jpgMy favorite show that I have ever attended on The Farm was during my first Bonnaroo in 2014.

I had no intention of really seeing this artist except for the mere fact of being a bucket list artist. However, I was in for a treat Lionel Richie was OUTRAGEOUS! I had the best time with my entire crew listening to songs I grew up listening to on easy listening radio. Hearing ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ live was so nostalgic.

Our six person crew even started a conga line at the beginning of ‘All Night Long’ and by the end, we had about 100 people snaking through the crowds. The icing of the cake was swaying, arm in arm, with the entire crowd to the closing song ‘We Are The World’ which I found out was co-written by the legendary Michael Jackson.

Kevin Barnes – Camp Reddaroo

23519326_827933848730_4274198304061196421_n.jpg(My favorite was in) 2015 when Mumford and Sons as their finale brought out a superstar who’s who of Bonnaroo including Jim James, Hozier, and Ed Helms to cover of the Beatles “With a Little Help from My Friends.”

In that moment at the one place a lot of people feel like they can be themselves completely, it just hit me that life throws us the unthinkable everyday and that the people I have chosen to surround myself everyday make my life exactly what I want it to be and I wouldn’t be who I am today without them, and for that I am and forever will thankful and never forget it.

We also asked everyone on Twitter about their favorite song performances, and you guys had some of the best stories!  Here are some of our favorites:


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