Best Punk Rock Party: The Regrettes
There's no shortage of bad decisions to be made at Bonnaroo. Wearing flip-flops in porta-potties; mixing wine, liquor (and other things); choosing to watch Bassnectar… the list goes on. But everyone except for the 500-or-so lucky festivalgoers who caught Saturday afternoon's Who Stage set from L.A. punk-pop quartet The Regrettes are the ones who really fucked up this year. Leaving it all on the stage, careening through almost their entire repertoire of '60s girl-group-informed, '70s-harkening tunes in a breakneck 22 minutes, the band – fronted by boundlessly energetic 17-year-old frontwoman Lydia Night, who's got charisma and devil-may-care moxie to spare – was all smiles, taking cues from The Clash and making the idea of resistance and revolution fun. "I don't see any moshing; that's a concern," Night said, inspiring a uber-posi slam pit. A.G.