THE INAUGURAL BONNAROO, a jam-band-apalooza held June 21-23 on a 600-acre farm in Manchester, Tenn., more than lived up to its name–Creole slang for really good–offering a diverse lineup including Norah Jones (left), Jurassic 5, and Les Claypool. But for the 75,000 fans in attendance, the real draw was headliners Widespread Panic (who played a raucous set with Steve Winwood) and Trey Anastasio. Too bad the Phish frontman’s fest-closing performance was a buzz kill; he led a lame audience-interaction effort, alternately conducting them and the band. Many fans were not amused. On the smaller stages, moe., a five-piece jam band from New York, played a mammoth five-hour-plus set (with only a brief break), in which they were joined by members of the Disco Biscuits and the String Cheese Incident. But it was their extra-epic version of their song “Meat,” with pedal-steel guitarist Robert Randolph, that had fans reacting as if it were a religious experience. Let’s pray there’s a Bonnaroo 2. – Robin A. Rothman