Posted in To Do | music | pictures on June 21, 2006

Dr John @ Bonnaroo

"...They played on a stage decorated with a totem: an abstract cross that looked like it was made from driftwood and skeletons. Dr. John was dressed as the Night Tripper in a feathered headdress and a fur-trimmed cape with mysterious markings. The band played 'I Walk on Gilded Splinters' as rolling, slow-gathering funk, with a keening slide guitar. A woman dressed in white, like a voodoo celebrant, danced onstage; Dr. John left his keyboards and approached her, tapping on an African-style bell as she shimmied next to him. It was a New Orleans ritual: part tradition, part theater, and geared for a good time....." [NY TIMES]

FREE NYC SHOW: River to River at Rockefeller Park presents DR. JOHN AND FRIENDS SING JOHNNY MERCER, Wednesday, June 28, 7pm @ the World Financial Center.

photo by Jon Bahr (ASCAP/The Slip)



Tags: Bonnaroo

Comments (3)

so much fun. dont expect the same deal at the NYC show. the revival of the night tripper was a one time deal.

Posted by daniel | June 21, 2006 10:25 AM

Amazing photo!

Posted by Jen | June 21, 2006 10:31 AM

the first and last time i saw the doctor was in 1972 as the night tripper.... i 'm almost lost without the music

Posted by bill thomsen | August 29, 2009 2:16 AM

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