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32 Best Moments of Bonnaroo 2016

So many amazing moments that we will never forget. What were yours?
By Elliott SharpPublished on
Dead and Company close out Bonnaroo 2016
Dead and Company close out Bonnaroo
MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Bonnaroo 2016 has come to an end.
We had a blast and we know you did too. There was so much great music: Dead & Company and Chvrches and J. Cole and Pearl Jam and LCD Soundystem and surprise appearances by Chance the Rapper and so much more.
It was an amazing ride and we all went on it together. Here are some of the best moments we experienced. What were yours?
32. When Con Brio kicked off the festival perfectly with a hot and sweaty set, and did it all over again during their secret show in the Grove.
Con Brio at Bonnaroo
Con Brio at Bonnaroo

31. When Macklemore rocked all the fly thrift shop gear and brought Chance the Rapper out.

Macklemore at Bonnaroo
Macklemore at Bonnaroo

30. When all the beautiful people slid down the water slide.

Down the Slide at Bonnaroo
Down the Slide at Bonnaroo

29. When everyone sprinted to the What Stage so they could get a spot up front.

Bonnaroo
Bonnaroo

28. When Hermitude amped up the crowd and made everyone dance, dance, dance.

Hermitude at Bonnaroo
Hermitude at Bonnaroo

27. When Halsey flipped us the bird.

Halsey performs live at Bonnaroo Music Festival 2016
Halsey

26. When Charles Bradley smiled at us.

Charles Bradley at Bonnaroo
Charles Bradley at Bonnaroo

25. When country star Chris Stapleton cooled us all down with the twang.

Chris Stapleton at Bonnaroo
Chris Stapleton at Bonnaroo

24. When the "Lost & Found" returned hundreds of lost items to happy Bonnaroovians.

Bonnaroo Lost & Found | Wallets
Bonnaroo Lost & Found | Wallets

23. When the singer of Third Eye Blind hit the stage wearing this.

Third Eye Blind at Bonnaroo
Third Eye Blind at Bonnaroo

22. When the sun went down and the all-night action came up on the Kalliope stage.

Kalliope Stage at Bonnaroo 2016
Kalliope Stage at Bonnaroo 2016
21. When Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and director Judd Apatow sang a song to honor legendary comedian Gary Shandling at the Comedy Theatre.
Bonnaroo 2016
Bonnaroo 2016

20. When Tyler the Creator golf wanged all over us.

Tyler, the Creator Performs at Bonnaroo.
Tyler, the Creator

19. When Saint Motel brought a cat on stage.

Saint Motel at Bonnaroo
Saint Motel at Bonnaroo

18. When Grace Potter's mesmerizing performance got the day off to a magical start.

Grace Potter at Bonnaroo
Grace Potter at Bonnaroo

17. When this ... we don't even know what this is but we loved it.

Weird Stuff at Bonnaroo
Weird Stuff at Bonnaroo

16. When Lizzo hit the stage hard and took us all to a new level.

Lizzo just before her Bonnaroo performance Thursday night
Lizzo

15. When this creepy little puppet popped up and said, "Hi."

Creepy Puppet at Bonnaroo
Creepy Puppet at Bonnaroo
14. When Pearl Jam played a riotous "greatest hits" set and Eddie Vedder howled to classic tracks like "Jeremy" and "Even Flow."
Bonnaroo 2016
Bonnaroo 2016

13. When the Ferris wheel went round and round like a hula hoop.

Bonnaroo Ferris Wheel
Bonnaroo Ferris Wheel
12. When Kamasi Washington brought the jazz with his incredible band and transitioned from melodic beauty to improvised chaos.
Watch some of Washington's set.
Kamasi Washington at Bonnaroo
Kamasi Washington at Bonnaroo

11. When this cool green man popped up and said, "Hello."

Green Man at Bonnaroo
Green Man at Bonnaroo
10. When J. Cole's heartfelt and wild set, where Chance the Rapper made an apperance, made us feel all the peace and all the love
J. Cole
J. Cole

9. When they let us go up in the helicopter.

Bonnaroo From a Helicopter
Bonnaroo From a Helicopter
8. When Lamb of God threw down heavy thunder and lightning and everything frightening following the temporary storm evacuation.
Lamb of God at Bonnaroo
Lamb of God at Bonnaroo

7. When Haim played new songs from their new record and the guitar solos screamed.

Haim at Bonnaroo
Haim at Bonnaroo
6. When Chance the Rapper was everywhere and then he played "Coloring Book" in its entirety at a surprise set at Silent Disco.
Chance the Rapper at Bonnaroo
Chance the Rapper at Bonnaroo
5. When LCD Soundsystem made us dance and stop wondering where all our friends were because they were here.
Bonnaroo
Bonnaroo

4. When the Bonnaroo Grannies made the kids look like lightweights.

Bonnaroo Grannies
Bonnaroo Grannies
3. When Chvrches brought out a special guest and it was Paramore's Hayley Williams and they performed their brand new version of "Bury It."
Chvrches at Bonnaroo
Chvrches at Bonnaroo

2. When Dead & Company closed out the weekend by bringing generations together.

John Mayer and Bob Weir of Dead and Company at Bonnaroo
John Mayer and Bob Weir

1. If we're being honest, every single moment was pretty great.

Soaking in the sun at Bonnaroo music festival 2016
Soaking in the sun