Best Comeback: Ween
Ween, rock's merry pranksters and veterans of the first Bonnaroo in 2002, reunited in April following a four-year hiatus fueled by personal turmoil. Seven shows into their reunion tour, Gene and Dean Ween returned to Bonnaroo for a Sunday night performance for a crowd of diehards who missed them dearly. The fan-favorite set that touched on nearly all eras of the band's catalog including "Roses are Free," "Nan," "Take Me Away," "The Stallion, Part 3," to name a few. During "Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)," Dean Ween played a solo that could've tore a hole in the fabric of time and space, which closed in time for the bubblegum-and-doom of "Happy Colored Marbles." Dean's still plugging his cigarette in the strings at frets' end during songs, the older stuff still has a faint whiff on Scotchgard and even the post-Mollusk material rippled with renewed focus. Ween might be noticeably older and their shows a little less deranged, but they've still got an awesome sound.