July 12, 2011 Part two of SPIN & W Hotels Festival Style series kicked off this Tuesday, this time showcasing SPINs best backstage portraits from Bonnaroo. The walls of the W Times Squares Living Room were adorned with shots by photographer Aaron Richter, curated by SPIN deputy photo editor Jennifer Edmondson.
Florence Welch, John Waters, JEFF the Brotherhood, and Sleigh Bells were among the featured artists, captured during their time backstage and behind the scenes at the notoriously steamy Tennessee festival.
Leany Bean of Neon Indian served up tunes as the nights guest DJ while the bartenders kept guests cool with complimentary cocktails courtesy of our friends at Russian Standard Vodka.
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »