Posted in comedy | music | pictures on June 10, 2011

photos by Dana (Distortion) Yavin & Graeme Flegenheimer

Henry Rollins (spoken word) / Bradford Cox (Deerhunter)
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"Atlanta's own Deerhunter was the main draw on Thursday night, a low-key alternative to Friday's star-studded lineup. In fact, two people approached me during their set to ask who we were hearing. But no matter: The indie-rock prodigies went pleasantly cerebral on a crowd too tired to do more than sprawl on the grass and nod." [Creative Loafing]
Bonnaroo 2011 kicked off on Thursday and continues through Sunday in Tennessee. If you're not there, you can always stream some of it online in your air conditioned room while people at the fest are battling the heat on the ground. Speaking of which, the heat may be to blame for one untimely death at the festival, though the medical examiner hasn't reached a conclusion yet.

The rest of our pictures from day one (not counting Karen Elson which was posted separately), which are all by Dana unless otherwise noted, continue below...

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More Karen pics HERE.

The Drums

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Henry Rollins

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J Cole (photos by Graeme)

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Twin Shadow (photos by Graeme)

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Childish Gambino (photos by Graeme)

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Dam Funk (photos by Graeme)

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Comments (50)

Wow I wish someone would have told me that they are streaming the entire festival LIVE on youtube I missed day 1.

http://www.vevo.com/bonnaroo?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=watch&utm_campaign=Bonaroo_livepage_official

Posted by nothing_nat | June 10, 2011 8:01 PM

"Wow I wish someone would have told me that they are streaming the entire festival LIVE on youtube"

Not only has Brooklynvegan mentioned it multiple times, it's even mentioned IN THE TEXT OF THIS VERY POST ABOVE and here:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2011/06/bonnaroo_begins.html

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 8:51 PM

wavves are complete shit and they can all go fuck themselves, but that Immature t-shirt is pretty awesome/funny.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 9:02 PM

is Colin P Fitz there?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 9:42 PM

FINALLY, a band literally killed it at Bonnaroo http://t.co/IMUccnR

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 9:51 PM

To the people of Tennessee and all other attendants of Bonnaroo: we, the people of New York, apologize for Wavves. The whole things got a little out of control and we don't know how to make it stop. At least it's over....... for now.

Posted by Doc | June 10, 2011 10:03 PM

Wavves is from California, let them apologize.

Also, festival chicks need to lay off the warpaint. It's a concert not a fucking scalping.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 10:55 PM

Hey, alright! More out of town coverage!

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 12:56 AM

rolling my fucking eyes at that creative loafing quote

"finally these yokels could be exposed to the artistically challenging sounds of DEERHUNTER"

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 2:45 AM

dude. hummus! for real for once!

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 3:27 AM

posers of the world, unite and take over

Posted by Jery | June 11, 2011 7:34 AM

damn was streamed on youtube :(
Great photos :)

Posted by masterb ringtones | June 11, 2011 8:51 AM

Except for the slicked-back hair, Deerhunter kinda looks the same in every picture set.

Posted by Manuel Ortega | June 11, 2011 8:55 AM

Bonnaroo is the new Gathering Of The Juggalos.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 10:41 AM

What's this i see?

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/bonnaroo/2011/day12/109.jpg

This devilishly smart, handsome, sophisticated young man looks like he is having the time of his life! That would certainly be the highlite of the festival for me!

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 11:30 AM

Bonnaroo is great because it gives suburban college kids access to things they never dreamed possible. Like homemade falafels and hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 2:50 PM

I can understand how kids from small towns can dig this festival, but I think every one of these bands has played NYC in the past year, most multiple times. All these festival bookings are so lazy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 3:37 PM

Rollins is the man.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 3:54 PM

Can someone explain to me the whole Adam Ant/war paint thing?

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 3:57 PM

seriously, is gareth from the office the singer of the drums?

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 4:10 PM

Who is colin p fitz?

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 4:17 PM

DILGHUNTER IS TIGHT

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 5:05 PM

the drums owe the smiths lots of money.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 6:06 PM

@4:17 i think he is one of the jacooozi boyz

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 10:03 PM

WHY ARE THERE NO BLACK PEOPLE IN THIS CROWD?

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 11:10 PM

MILFHUNTER

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 11:19 PM

HUMMUSHUNTER

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2011 12:36 AM

black people can't afford the tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2011 1:47 PM

when did wavves turn into a band of fat bros? he been spending too much time w/ all the fat bros at pfork.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2011 1:48 PM

Once again, the BV photographers do not disappoint, and supply us with another batch of fantastic photos... The image of the hummus stand is immensely moving and evokes such powerful feelings that a tear came to my eye. The way that young fellow with his backwards baseball cap stands patiently for his chickpea mash to be delivered to his plate showcases how this generation will handle world problems with thoughtful deliberation and patient understandings of ancient knowledge. I feel this photo certainly is a determining factor to rest assured the world is in good hands and we can all sleep well.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2011 3:00 PM

oh my god, hummus guy have you EVER kissed a girl?

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2011 4:25 PM

warpaint helps conceal unattractiveness.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2011 4:26 PM

"...such powerful feelings that a tear came to my eye" Awesome! 3.00

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 9:04 AM

ah ya I think only one of Henry Rollins would have been sufficient... well maybe none would have been better!

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 9:07 AM

Picture of the hummus stand for Time Magazine Photograph of the Year?

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 9:33 AM

"I can understand how kids from small towns can dig this festival, but I think every one of these bands has played NYC in the past year, most multiple times. All these festival bookings are so lazy."

and if you were to see all those bands in nyc it would run you $123104102321

this show costs $250

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 9:38 AM

"ah ya I think only one of Henry Rollins would have been sufficient... well maybe none would have been better!"

Yeah, because all these others call for much more photos.

The hell with that. Rollins FTW.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 10:16 AM

why were there no aboriginees at this show?

Posted by Jim | June 13, 2011 2:39 PM

wow its nice holiday ....

Posted by afit | June 14, 2011 12:24 AM

@9:38 The New York esque experience (A/C, pumbling, quick access) costs 800 dollars plus travel expenses at Bonnaroo. Nice try though.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:26 AM

Wavves hair looks just about as fucked up as justin biebers.


Posted by dan | June 14, 2011 8:35 AM

That festival was such a good time.

Great variety of music and plenty of space to spread out if you want to. Even for a sold out fest with 80,000 peeps.

Awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 11:52 AM

Wavves is on their wannabe Jay Reatard swag in full force

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 3:09 PM

Dam Funk KILLED IT!

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 4:57 PM

whut time did daft punk play?

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 8:32 PM

i like the freckled redhead girl.

Posted by eman | June 14, 2011 10:30 PM

Donald Glover has great thighs.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2011 9:04 AM

Deerhunter was good, but Dam-Funk stole the show on Thursday night, such a great set.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 9:08 AM

"Wow I wish someone would have told me that they are streaming the entire festival LIVE on youtube"

Not only has Brooklynvegan mentioned it multiple times, it's even mentioned IN THE TEXT OF THIS VERY POST ABOVE and here:

Posted by Aries beg | July 23, 2011 4:28 AM

good your post,thanks.

Posted by gerai kecantikan | June 30, 2012 6:08 AM

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