The mega-powers collide: Headliner met headliner Sunday night on the Bonnaroo main stage as Bruce Springsteen joined Phish for a three-song set of "Mustang Sally" and a double-shot of "Born in the U.S.A." tracks: "Bobby Jean" and "Glory Days."
After being gleefully introduced by Trey Anastasio as his "boyhood hero," Springsteen handled vocals and bar-band guitar on a rambling "Mustang Sally," while Anastasio contributed speed-fingered guitar work to a rollicking, sweet "Bobby Jean." For his part, Springsteen helped steer a rough-start "Glory Days" back into calmer waters, the second time in two nights the What Stage lawn was filled with tens of thousands of sun-cooked, sleep-deprived music fans sang of baseball players and girls who live up the block. The three songs closed the first of Phish's two sets of the night. Springsteen was spotted earlier in the day taking in sets by Neko Case and Band of Horses. -Jeff Vrabel