97x at Bonnaroo 2018: FRIYAY

97x at Bonnaroo 2018: FRIYAY 

Posted: 11:41 am Saturday, June 9th, 2018

By Sam

Friyay was our first full day on the farm and it was PACKED with epic activities! We started the day with our broadcast from the media center. (Here’s me looking super busy and important.)

We were also lucky enough to score interviews with The Revivalists and Manchester Orchestra!

Manchester Orchestra discussed the softer more mature sound of their latest record (post-babies for two band members!), the single that literally JUST dropped 3 hours before our interview, and how they still have their first Bonnaroo parking pass! Full interview here!

Manchester Orchestra took the ‘Which Stage’ 5:15p after our interview and rocked our faces off. I also found this badass pregnant af friend in the crowd and a dabbing Santa! Full gallery from their set here!

The Revivalists and I chatted about the wild success of ‘Wish I Knew You’ and they clued me into a new single and album coming soon! Hear that interview here!

They then claimed ‘Which Stage’ at 7:15p and it was an absolutely insane set. Like…sax to the face insane. See all the pictures here!

At this point I needed a break to catch some Roo snacks and V I E W S.


PARAMORE THOUGH!! Paramore performed on ‘What Stage’ last night and I re-lived my NBT 2017 dreams!! They were just as awesome as ever and Hayley Williams really opened up to the crowd. She talked about writing After Laughter during one of the darkest parts of her life was probably the best decision she made. She explained that if you’re going to face those issues ‘you might as well do it singing and dancing’. Yes. I cried real tears at that point.

Full gallery from their set!

We took a campsite break to refresh via baby wipes and closed out the night with Muse and Bassnectar which were both unbelievable of course. That was my first full on glow stick throwing/laser beam flashing Bassnectar experience and well…it’s quite an experience.

Back in the broadcast center this morning (Saturday) and have interviews lined up with LANY, Mikky Echo, Matt Schultz from Cage The Elephant, and Sir Sly!!

First though, breakfast tacos.