Big Freedia taught Bonnaroo to twerk (watch)
Bonnaroo attendees who woke up before noon this year had a chance to learn to twerk from the Queen Diva herself. Big Freedia gave "twerk it out" classes at 11 AM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings at the festival, where the hundreds who attended exercised and shook their asses. The Tennessean hit Friday's session and reported back:
The first half hour focused on teaching and learning the basics. There was some chill stretching to start (don't want to pull a glute, now!), and then some simple kicks and bends.
Then it kicked into high gear with high-energy, call-and-response lyrics, rapid-fire beats and some accelerated butt-shaking.
The last 15 minutes were an all out Twerkout.
"Don't worry about nobody's butt in your face," Big Freedia shouted from the stage during the warmup.
Check out (slightly NSFW) pictures from Sunday morning's twerkout in the gallery above, and watch some video clips below.
photos by Alison Green