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The Best of Bonnaroo 2012: D’Angelo, fun., Flying Lotus, Das Racist, St. Vincent, Kurt Vile and more

Babe City, population:1 thrasher. St. Vincent gained another crowd fulla converts over the weekend by crawling on top of her fans for the entire length of the set-closing “Krokodil.” That was just one of the unforgettable moments documented by Team SPIN at Bonnaroo 2012 in Manchester, Tennessee. Best weather of the past three years, and a whole lot of best sets captured visually by Ian Witlen and Matt Ellis, and scribed about by Davids Marchese and Bevan, Luke McCormick, and yours truly. Indexed below for your easy access.

FIRST: 60 amazing photos from the festival!  ///// AND NOW: our coverage. Click on the day itself to read about the artists listed and more.

THURSDAY
1. Yelawolf: the best part came with a dedication to the Beastie Boys…
2. MiM0SA: his heart is in hip-hop: swag rap, bass beats, fx-riddled hyphy…
3. Mariachi El Bronx: horns swell, violin soars, percussion bursts…

FRIDAY
1. St. Vincent: writhing and convulsing like she’d been inhabited by demons…
2. Flying Lotus: each track sped up and spliced with all kinds of weird…
3. Ludacris: he played a steady stream of hits from his 12-year-old catalog…
4. Little Dragon: a dangerously locked-in dance band teetering on the edge…

SATURDAY
1. D’Angelo & Questlove: giving his first U.S. concert in nearly 12 years…
2. Das Racist: Kool thanked “The Gathering of the Juggalos” for having them…
3. Khaira Arby & Her Band:  flurries of notes from dueling guitars…

SUNDAY
1. fun.: the bellowing sing-alongs started with the first song and never let up…
2. Here We Go Magic: a rhythmic latter that leads to weirder heights still…
3. Kurt Vile & the Violators: Lou Reed covering Lou Barlow in a dank cave…

Video Bonanza: OK Go <3′s Dogs, Music Stars Align for ‘ITW Pathway’, El Guincho’s Surrealist Short Film, Mayer Hawthorne and Mazda, Ima Robot vs. Spike Jonze vs. the Fireball

Spike Jonze and Edward Sharpe ride a skateboarde out of Helle.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll let these moving ones do speak for me. Dig in to the final Funny Ha Ha catch-up cache:

  1. FEATURED: OK Go’s New Video Goes to the Dogs*
  2. Moby, Questlove, Will Oldham unite for ITW Pathway
  3. Toe-Sucking and Teets in El Guincho’s Surrealist Flick
  4. Mayer Hawthorne Shills for Mazda, Debuts New Classixx MP3
  5. Ima Robot vs. Spike Jonze vs. Pro Skaters vs. the Fireball

* “This latest video goes straight for the heartstrings. We’ll give you a hint: the crew went through four pounds of dog treats each day that they were filming.”

(all stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)