10. Jack Johnson - Great time of day for Jack. Sittin on a blanket at sunset. Def what I needed on Saturday night. A minute to chill. 9. Phil Lesh - Chilled on a blanket, did some dancin, always a great show. 8. Stephen Marley - one of my favorite stage-day shows. Hung in the back and tossed a frisbee while dancing my ass off. Great Bob covers. He sounds just like his dad. 7. Robert Randolph - My fiancee was the first person Robert called up to the stage to party. Definitely a moment to remember. Front row. Oh yeah and KANYE SUCKS! 6. Back Door Slam - what a phenomenal guitartist and vocalist. He is definitely someone to watch over the next couple years. Blew me away. First show I saw - great way to start off the weekend. 5. My Morning Jacket - Great show in the rain, new tunes rocked, old tunes rocked harder. Off The Record was face-melting. 4. Battles - had no clue who these guys were, but I remembered a thread about them. I was definitely impressed. One of the more creative acts I have ever seen. 3. Disco Biscuits - They are one of my favorite bands. So glad I caught them. Conitnually impressed. Danced my ass off. 2. State Radio - The number one band I went into the weekend wanting to see. Got there early and got on the rail. The trio rocked it. Chad must have broken 6 strings throughout the show, Chuck busted up his bass on a pretty hard fall, they were playing with passion and conviction. We hung around after the show and got to meet Chad and Chuck. Couldn't ask for nicer guys. And who could forget about the Diner Song > Bullet in the Head > Diner Song encore? Awesome. 1. Ghostland Observatory - I'm sure this will be no.1 for a number of people. Good thing I left my friends at Kanye to go check em out. I was completely mesmerized by these guys. I can't explain it. If you were there, you know. If not, check these guys out next time around.
I hope all had a good Roo. It was my best one yet. Cheers.
10. The Raconteurs-Jack is just a doll. 9. The Sword-a real surprise. I went to make fun....and had a great time. 8. Back Door Slam-what a talent so young. 7. Umphrey's McGee-was hotter than hell, and so was the playing. 6. Sigur Ros-They are from another planet, have to be. 5. The Avett Brothers.-more fun than a barrel of monkeys on crack 4. Little Feat-Went with Chef because I had nothing better to do. They were great. 3. Robert Randolph-enjoyed it in spite of the killer rash, and that is saying a lot. 2. Metallica-They made sure we had fun. 1. Pearl Jam-Edie was on fire and in pain. He touched my soul.
1) Sigur Ros - I was amazed by these guys. They brought out a freakin mexican mariachi band, and had a small string section. They were beautiful 2) My Morning Jacket - Is there ever a bad show with these guys? 3) The Raconteurs - I watched their set at Jazz Fest online cause I couldn't go, and was so glad I got to see them live 4) Pearl Jam - These guys straight rocked it, wish I could've stayed the entire set as I left to get a spot for Sigur Ros 5) Jack Johnson - To be honest, this was real unexpected, I love the guys music, but I feel his show is always hit or miss, sometimes good sometimes bad, and I feared for the worst having him play in front of such a large crowd. He surprised me, plus Eddie coming out is always great. 6) Death Cab for Cutie - I didn't listen to them at all too long ago, then my friend who saw them at Roo '06 said i missed a great show, I started listening and now I enjoy them, put on a great show. 7) Vampire Weekend - These guys were so fun, full of energy and a great way to get the weekend going. 8) Back Door Slam - Same goes here, these guys full of energy, after they got the technical stuff fixed in the beginning, these guys ripped it up 9) BB King - He's a living legend, and his stories that he told during his set were hilarious 10) not Kanye
1)Raconteurs (5 from the front in the pit right on the middle rail!!!!!) 2)PJ 3)Back Door Slam - this dude is gonna be huge in a couple years, im glad I was 10 rows back for him 4)Battles - Right on the rail in front of the left speaker, that was kinda rough, but a great performance 5)MMJ - 15 or so rows in front, great show 6)Plant & Krauss - just because they played the real version of battle of evermore, that version of Blackdog = no thanks 7)Minus the Bear 8)RR and the Family Band 9)Yonder Mtn. 10)Jake Shimabukuro
1.Sigur Ros 2.Nomo 3.B.B King 4.Willie Nelson 5.Stephen Marley 6.The Wood Brothers feat. John Medeski and Kenny Wolleson 7.Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings 8.My Morning Jacket 9.Ghostland Observatory 10.Metallica
Post by harrisonford on Jun 16, 2008 14:44:40 GMT -5
Besides Pearl Jam and the Raconteurs, I really dug Ghostland, Robert Randolph, and Backdoor Slam. Wandered in and had my face melted by the Sword. Metallica seemed to "get it" and interacted well with the crowd, they were tight.
But my favorite show was the 4 hour marathon of MMJ in the rain. Just an amazing scene from my front and center spot.
Post by DystopianDream on Jun 16, 2008 16:12:25 GMT -5
I don't think I got to see ten sets because my work schedule SUCKED BALLS (10pm-3am), but these three sets pretty much changed my life: 1. My Morning Jacket ("Oh, Sweet Nuthin'"??? Seriously? SERIOUSLY??) 2. Death Cab 3. Grand Ole Party
Post by candyflippedaround on Jun 16, 2008 16:18:44 GMT -5
PEARL JAM MMJ Back Door Slam Vampire Weekend Dark Star Orchestra (both/either i was on practically leaning on the sonic stage) Robert Plant and Allison Krauss Little Feat Robert Randolphs Revival even though i left to check out Yonder Mountain String Band Metallica
in no particular order other than the first two as my 1 and 2 for different reasons