Saturday, June 16, 2007

Bonnaroo Superjam 2007


We waited almost two hours under The Other Tent, after leaving Tool's set early, for the midnight Superjam featuring former Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones, Roots drummer ?uestlove, and lap steel extraordinaire Ben Harper. Within seconds of the power trio starting their set, the crowd, spilling well outside of the covered structure, knew that their long wait had paid off handsomely. They came out firing and never let down until the final notes were played. Songs performed included 'When the Levee Breaks', 'Good Times Bad Times', 'Dazed and Confused' and Stevie Wonder's 'Superstition', with a Cissy Strut (The Meters) tease thrown in for good measure. Numbers were extended, with each member of this one-off supergroup taking solos and improvising throughout these well known classics. Smiles were traded all around on stage, with Ben, John, and ? clearly having a blast.

3 comments:

WeightStaff said...

Glad to hear that you guys are still alive...

D.S. - reporting from NYC

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen Molly?

Erik said...

I once saw the Roots at the 9:30 Club down in DC. They played about a 45 minute set and then an hour and 15 minute encore, during which ?uestlove busted out a 10-12 minute drum solo the likes of which I've never heard. That show rocked.