Chance the Rapper at Bonnaroo by Randy Cremean

words & photos by Randy Cremean

In 2016, Chance the Rapper was everywhere at Bonnaroo despite not being booked at the festival. He performed with J. Cole, Bryson Tiller, Miguel and Ryan Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. He also hosted a suprise listening party of Coloring Book at the Silent Disco tent. To say the "Mayor of Bonnaroo" had a ton of momentum going into his 2017 main stage set is a huge understatement. Chance may not have been the day's official headliner, but his massive crowd suggests he was the headliner in everyone's hearts and minds. To be part of his audience is to be immersed in the positive vibes Bonnaroo was built upon.