Kanye West Poorly Received At Bonnaroo Music Festival

posted June 16, 2008 10:41:29 PM CDT | 26 comments

Many Kanye West fans booed their hero as the Chi-Town producer/emcee hit the stage on Sunday night (June 15) at the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee

The show was delayed two hours, much to the dismay of fans. Kanye was scheduled to hit the stage at 2:45 AM on Sunday morning, but did not manage to start his show until about 4:25 AM - by which time, most fans had fallen asleep.

Chants of "Kanye sucks!" were heard throughout the venue, as fans threw glow-in-the-dark sticks at the empty stage, according to BBC News. Later that day, guitarist Robert Randolph encouraged more "Kanye sucks" chants from the crowd.

The cause of the delay was a combination of difficulties with taking down Pearl Jam's set (the band played an hour late), as well as difficulties in setting up Kanye's elaborate stage.

Other acts at Bonnaroo this year included Chris Rock, Jack Johnson, Metallica, M.I.A., Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco and many more.

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