14 Hot Bonnaroo Cameos And Covers From Saturday
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2. Jay-Z Runs This Farm

Saturday

Aided by an impressive skyline-shaped video-screen background and a sprawling band featuring a horn section and a handful of percussionists - and aided by the way he started on time and stuff - Jay-Z transformed a bunch of exhausted kids in a field into bouncing, hand-and-lighter-waving Brooklynites, or at least the muddy Tennessee version thereof. Jay's 90-minute set never ever let up, ever, missed no hits and paused only for Jigga to bring to the stage a girl named Maggie, who had pretty much the best "Happy Birthday" of her life. (The only downside: no guests, though rumors of a Coachella-esque Beyonce appearance persisted all day Saturday.) "Bonnaroo is my second home," Jay assured the boisterous throng once their hair stopped burning, and then it was "On to the Next One" with authority.