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Bonnaroo 2008 Video: Vampire Weekend Launch Fest, MGMT Talk Mushrooms

June 13, 2008 10:55 AM ET

Rolling Stone has landed in Manchester, Tennessee and already has footage from Bonnaroo 2008's first great sets by Vampire Weekend and MGMT. Click above to get a first look at the sun-baked scene and watch MGMT recall the harrowing bad mushroom trip (in a Port-A-Potty!) that nearly marred last year's fest.

Bonnaroo Video: Vampire Weekend Launch Fest, MGMT Talk Mushrooms

Rolling Stone at Bonnaroo 2008

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