25 Best Things We Saw at Bonnaroo 2016

Pearl Jam, Dead & Company, multiple Prince tributes and some Trump bashing made the music festival memorable

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Best Cool-Down: Leon Bridges
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Best Cool-Down: Leon Bridges

As the night began to cool down a day that pushed the Heat Index to the limits of human tolerability, Leon Bridges and his stellar, fine-tuned backing band stormed the Which Stage Friday for a mellow soul session before the manic LCD Soundsystem dance party. Bridges' Bonnaroo set showcased how malleable he is as a soul singer: One song, he's preaching the gospel like Al Green ("Shine"), the next he's twisting the night away like Sam Cooke ("Smooth Sailin'") before summoning his inner Otis Redding on uptempo new tracks like "Golden Room." Bridges topped things off with a steamy take on Ginuwine's classic "Pony."

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