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Bonnaroo 2011 kicks off in rural Tennessee [VIDEO]

The crowd cheers a concert by Damian Marley at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., in this June 17, 2006, file photo. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

In the meantime, check out this seizure-inducing video of the performances, crowd-surfing, and head-banging that took place during the festival in 2009. The background tune for this time-lapse video? Phish, of course. Watch:

Okay, so fans from afar won’t get to see a live stream of Thursday acts like surfer band Best Coast or the vintage instrument-playing band The Walkmen. But, as in years past, the best acts this year are saved for last, when fans will likely all collapse, dizzied and ears ringing, into a state of Bonnaroo reverie. Watch the stream below:

You can also check Bonnarroo’s YouTube channel for new videos from the festival.

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