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50 Best Things We Saw at Bonnaroo 2015

From killer jams to a deadly ep of ‘Game of Thrones,’ a complete rundown of the fest’s essential moments

Best of Bonnaroo

Best of Bonnaroo

Kyle Dean Reinford; Theonepointeight

The 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival featured hundreds of artists, dozens of food trucks and more glitter than we can quantify. And thanks to top-notch headlining performances from Billy Joel, Kendrick Lamar and Mumford & Sons, it was another unforgettable, never-ending bonanza. We trekked from the Other Tent to the What Stage to the Cinema Tent to uncover all of 2015's can't-miss moments. From to the much-ballyhooed all-star SuperJam to a secret venue in the campgrounds, from a mega Game of Thrones viewing party to one incredible donut, these are the 50 best things we saw, heard or tasted at Bonnaroo 2015.

Mastro Spray-Tattoo

Kyle Dean Reinford

Best Way to Turn Yourself Into Living Art: Mastro

Festivalgoers lined up to become a human canvas for New York-based artist Mastro, who turned the appendages of countless attendees into eye-catching human graffiti. Providing an arm or leg for Mastro's colorful temporary tattoo sleeves was definitely one of the hottest trends of Bonnaroo 2015.

Moon Taxi

MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 12: Trevor Terndrup of Moon Taxi performs onstage during the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 12, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)

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Best Fake-Out: Moon Taxi

Between Against Me!, Rustie, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, a notification from the app that a high-fiving world record attempt was going down, the lure of the food court and some general exhaustion and a little bit of laziness. . .you can forgive us for not checking out scruffy indie proggers Moon Taxi. However, yards away, they pulled us in regardless with the sounds of a hard-hitting, no-punches-pulled cover of Rage Against the Machine's "Wake Up." Wait, is that Zack de la Rocha screaming? Does that mean he's in town to team with Run the Jewels? Once we got closer it was apparent that it was just keyboardist Wes Bailey doing very convincing vein-popping yells. Did we mention they added keyboard to "Wake Up"?

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