Good afternoon Radioland! Lance Loud here, comin’ at’cha will a whole new Bonna-recap for the second day of tunes. Running on four hours of “sleep,” a few cases of water, and a half a bottle of ibuprofen, we braved the heat (what’s up with this weather?) for the first full day of the Roo.
New York City was holding court all day with killer performances from seasoned veterans and the new school alike. TV On the Radio and the Yeahs Yeah Yeahs threw down some serious rock in the mid afternoon, but the highlights of the day did not rear their heads until after dark. While the headliner of the night was Phish, an experience that I’m saving till their second performance on Sunday night, the Beastie Boys brought all the serious noise.
Rockin’ everything from their hardcore to lounge tunes live, the B-Boys were only half the fun of the set, as the stage was bulging with celebrity from Mix Master Mike on the turntables, Mr. Money Mark on the keyboards, and a mind-blowingly awesome cameo by NYC hip-hop legend, Nas.
After a short rest back at camp, we made it back out the stages for one hell of a party, rolling from the tale end of Phoenix’s set back into some more bangin’ NY tunes a few yards over with Public Enemy. I don’t remember Flava Flav rapping too much, but I do remember that he mentioned yet another VH1 reality-series that he’ll be ringleading this summer, so tune in.
The night rounded itself out with ninety minutes of bounce from bastard-pop wizard, Girl Talk, and a set from trance master Paul Oakenfold that stretched three hours overtime, past the sunrise. Good thing there’s only two days left here, or else I think my feet would never forgive me for what I’m putting them through at this festival.
Stay tuned for more…