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Bonnaroo Video: MGMT's Guide to Hippie Dancing

June 13, 2008 10:35 AM ET

There are a number of vital skills necessary for an optimal Bonnaroo experience, but surely one of the most important is the ability to hippie dance. Luckily, RollingStone.com caught up with the members of Brooklyn dance rock band MGMT, who shared a few pointers. Click above to watch displays of classics like "The Chicken Boogie" and "The Invisible Orb."

Bonnaroo Video: Vampire Weekend, MGMT Kick Off Fest

Rolling Stone at Bonnaroo 2008

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Song Stories

“Nightshift”

The Commodores | 1984

The year after soul legends Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson died, songwriter Dennis Lambert asked members of the Commodores to give him a tape of ideas. "And the one from Walter Orange has this wonderful bass line," said co-writer Franne Golde. "Plus the lyric, 'Marvin, he was a friend of mine' ... Within 10 minutes, we had decided it should be something like a modern R&B version of 'Rock 'n' Roll Heaven,' and I just said, 'Nightshift.'" This tribute to the recently deceased musicians was the band's only hit without Lionel Richie, who had left for a solo career.

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