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RS @ Bonnaroo Essential Festival Coverage

The Best of Bonnaroo 2013

Close to 200 acts performed this year. Here are the top 14
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R. Kelly

Midnight on Saturday provided the hardest decision of the entire festival: R. Kelly performing on the Which Stage, Superjam with Jim James, John Oates and Zigaboo Modeliste of the Meters, Billy Idol and Weird Al on separate stages. Like many of the heroically ridiculous antics in his storied career, Kelly wasted no time before confounding assembled fans and morbidly-curious novelty seekers. Always one to make an entrance, the religiously lecherous R&B cornerstone-cobbler first appeared perched on a crane in the Which Stage rafters, as a choir took its place below. Meanwhile, an opening "Ignition" suffered from a false start. What exactly was going on here? Was a more elaborate reveal planned? Was this a genuine Spinal Tap moment, or just another calculated antic from the mind that brought us "Trapped in the Closet?"

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