Six years ago, back in 2008, Kanye West appeared six hours late for his performance at Bonnaroo. In the middle of his act he was basically booed off stage by the fans, which prompted Kanye to aggressively attack the press, Bonnaroo organizers and the crowd for weeks following the show.
This past Friday night he was back and several Bonnaroovians in Manchester were not happy with West and his foul-language rants while comparing himself to John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison, calling himself the biggest rock star in the world. As some fans booed his wife Kim Kardashian cheered him on back stage.
Many people in attendance were asking why Bonnaroo organizers would have him return after the debacle in 2008. A certain number of those watching walked away from the main stage area where West performed. One Manchester resident said his goats sound better. The fans that stayed behind said they enjoyed his performance and that he redeemed himself.
On Saturday night those in attendance were excited to see the legendary Lionel Richie. Words used to describe his performance; epic, amazing, fantastic and Lionel is “Rockin the House” at Bonnaroo. Fans were extremely pleased with show Richie put on.
Jack White was up next to play the main stage. White is ranked No. 17 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists.
Elton John the man who has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world, closed out the 13th Annual Bonnaroo on Sunday night. 20 years ago John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is now a part of storied history of Bonnaroo.
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