* Drunk people running to catch an artist they're late for = pure gold. Sorry. It's true. If you're going to shriek "Oakenfold!!" with your arms outstretched as you fall flat on your face, you should expect someone to laugh at you. Don't be so defensive.
* Good turnouts for all of the Nashville talent this year. Heypenny seemed to attract some attention by stomping about in their marching-band uniforms in Centeroo.
* Despite rumors of a cancellation, Phoenix started their set last night right on time. And it was exceptional.
* We came across a publication floating about in the press area titled Bonnaroo Beacon. Apparently, the 'Roo folks put out loads of copies of this thing each morning, and they feature insanely-written reviews of the previous day's shows. Example: "Karen O wore tiger-striped spandex pants and a mismatched exercise top with carefully-placed hands that would seem out of place on Jerry Garcia." Also, TV on the Radio is "alt jazz/rock/whathaveya." OK, um...WUT? Must grab as many copies of this thing as possible.
* Arepas are AWESOME. Tasty little exotic grilled cheese sandwiches. We've had roughly 17 this weekend, and as soon as we're back in Nashville, we're ordering them by the case.
* Raphael Saadiq didn't make his scheduled press conference this morning, and there was talk that he was sick. Thankfully, he played a full set. And while he didn't seem sick, his band was motherfuckin' sick.
* Decemberists guy's bangs are far too long for a man that age.
* Folks were lining up for the Bruce (@9 p.m.) pit at What Stage even before Wilco (@ 6 p.m.) started their solid, sad grampa-ish set. We can guarantee you at least one member of the Cream entourage will be front-and-center for the Boss. Guess who?
* Our photog was approved for the Bruce photo pit short-list. Expect some great shots. And go ahead and have a look at the photos over there on the right from what's been snapped so far.
* We saw Aliah Shawkat (Arrested Development's Maeby) for the second year in a row. Pretty sure we caught her eye. Or maybe not. Next year, we're totally going to talk to her.
* We have many irons in the fire, so keep an eye out for full-fledged coverage on the blog and in this week's Spin. We've caught or will catch Grizzly Bear, David Byrne, Bruce Springsteen, Raphael Saadiq, Phoenix, Beastie Boys, Wilco, TV on the Radio, Passion Pit, Animal Collective, Robyn Hitchcock, Elvis Costello, Elvis Perkins, Yeasayer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Public Enemy, King Sunny Ade, Al Green, MGMT, Those Darlins, Protomen, Heypenny, The Features and many, many more. Hell, even a little bit of Jimmy Buffet and Phish just to keep things fair. As for now, it's time for Bruce and then an all-night rager. Spin out!