5 cool things that happened at Bonnaroo on Friday

June 14, 2014 8:54 AM

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5 cool things that happened at Bonnaroo on Friday

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — The coolest thing at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Friday might have been the weather. Rain threatened throughout the day but rarely materialized, keeping the temperature in the mid-70s at its peak, a 20-degree difference from most years. That let bands like Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Neutral Milk Hotel, Chvrches and St. Paul & the Broken Bones avoid the usual sweltering conditions of a Tennessee summer and perform in comfort. USA TODAY's Brian Mansfield picks five highlights from the day.

Kanye West plays in the dark: In 2008, West's delayed set started at sunrise. Friday night, he began at 10:08. But West performed much of his set while wearing a face covering, and he rarely used the video screens on the side of the stage for anything more than solid colors, making it difficult for ...

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