Best Transition from Small Stage to Big Stage: Vampire Weekend
The last time Vampire Weekend played Bonnaroo, in 2008, they played a festival-opening Thursday gig at the comfy That Tent. Six years later, the worldy New York rockers have graduated to the main stage and a slot serving as warm-up for Saturday night headliner Jack White. The group was up for the challenge, electrifying the audience with cuts off all three of their albums. They also received a big assist from Mother Nature as the temperatures cooled down after a hot day, giving festivalgoers a second wind to dance along with "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" and "Cousins."