Bonnaroo Reviewed: Broken Social Scene
Toronto-based collective gather ten members, play eclectic set on the Solar Stage, and urge stateside stoners to vote for Obama.
Broken Social Scene got an early start Sunday, appearing at Bonnaroo’s tiny Solar Stage for a quick, half-hour prequel to their proper set later that evening. Despite the scorching heat, hundreds packed the narrow corridor in front of the stage while the Canadian rockers eased through a relaxed set of older material with the help of contributing Broken Social Scener (and most recognizably of Stars) Amy Millan, who joined the band for the majority of the performance.
Capitalizing on the casual vibe of the Solar Stage, the band ended their all-too-short appearance with an impromptu, politically-themed sing along — even though they can’t vote here — that began, “Put down the bong and vote for Obama, you know you wanna, you know you gotta,” and evolved, much to the delight of the crowd, into, “Take a rip off the bong and vote for Obama, you know you wanna, you know you’ve gotta.”