The festival’s first full day delivered two things in mass quantities: solid rock sets and steamy temperatures. So as Ben Folds and Death Cab for Cutie made love to the masses on the Which Stage, others sought refuge in Bonnaroo’s gigantic fountain or through pastoral recreational activities on the vast lawns. At the festival’s southern edge, people lined up for “blocks” outside the Dolby Cinema, getting some much needed AC and movies like King Kong, Madagascar, and Stewart Copeland’s Police documentary.

Ben Folds throws his gang signs. PHOTO BY JOSH WEISS

Rockin’ the Which Stage, just like Quiet Riot did. PHOTO BY OWEN FEGAN

Ben has a moment with the crowd. PHOTO BY JOSH WEISS

The crowd digs the piano man. PHOTO BY COLIN SMITH

Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie tries the keys himself. PHOTO BY OWEN FEGAN

Death Cab’s Chris Walla concentrates…hard. PHOTO BY OWEN FEGAN

Death Cab’s Nick Harmer PHOTO BY OWEN FEGAN

More Ben Gibbard PHOTO BY OWEN FEGAN

The Which crowd gets behind Death Cab. PHOTO BY OWEN FEGAN

Bright Eyes fans get into position. PHOTO BY CAT NORMAN

Bubbling activity. PHOTO BY COLIN SMITH

Cooling off in Bonnaroo’s giant fountain. PHOTO BY CAT NORMAN

More refreshment seekers PHOTO BY COLIN SMITH

Hoopin’! PHOTO BY COLIN SMITH

More hoop dreams! PHOTO BY CAT NORMAN

Crowds line up for the Bonnaroo Cinema. PHOTO BY CAT NORMAN

Lewis Black at the press tent PHOTO BY JOSH WEISS

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