A. Great Moments We Didn't Necessarily See All Of Because This Place Is Really Big
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers close with a bluegrass version of "King Tut." Old Crow Medicine Show joins Mumford and Sons and compels the crowd to take over "Wagon Wheel;" later they join John Prine for a gorgeous "Angel From Montgomery." The Flaming Lips cover "Dark Side of the Moon" in dark, twisted fashion (pausing to let Wayne Coyne advocate the legalization of marijuana, which one could have forgiven observers for believing had happened already), but the group's pre-break main set is a burner in its own right. DMB's Stefan Lessard jumps on stage for the Dropkick Murphys' "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" - if you were in the pit during the Murphys' set, you have earned our endless awe and admiration (fans sent the Murphys offstage with chants of "Let's go, Celtics!" Michael Franti and Spearhead debut new tracks from "The Sound of Sunshine" in the fest's most upbeat set. Kid Cudi makes his 2 a.m. set despite being arrested in New York City earlier in the day; he appears with B.O.B., who are one of two bands to cover MGMT's "Kids" (the other: Weezer). Kings of Leon dial up the Pixies "Where Is My Mind?" during their Friday night headline set.
B. Ween Gets Weird,Sunday
In a festival dominated by high-profile hip-hop, reggae, rock and country artists, Ween happily grabbed at the party-jam-band mantle with a funky, hard-rocking set that ran the gamut of the band's extensive and diverse repertoire. The spacey intro to b-side "Did You See Me?" was a more apt re-imagining of classic Pink Floyd than the Flaming Lips' Friday take on "Dark Side of the Moon."
C. Best Member Of Gwar We Sawt
Oh, the options are many. but it was probably that one we saw riding a golf cart.