Best & Worst Moments of Bonnaroo: ...

BEST WIDE-EYED DESCENT INTO DEBAUCHERY: NEON INDIAN Perhaps the most stunning performance of Bonnaroo's first day was Neon Indian auteur Alan Palomo's full-band rendition of his good-naturedly dazed lo-fi bedroom concoctions at the That Tent. Coming on like a coy Marc Bolan with his frizz of dark hair and black vest, Palomo emoted in theatrical bursts, surrounded at center stage by vintage synths and tangles of wires, and backed by a firm-handed, longhair rock drummer, a giddy female keyboardist in a miniskirt, ripped tights, and fingerless gloves, and a dude in a baggy tracksuit playing a guitar with a screen embedded in the body that displayed images of faces, stars, and random grids. In other words, not exactly the soothing ....

From 'Spin'
2:35 a.m. Saturday 12th June 2010 EST
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