Anyone going to Bonnaroo?

4/30/2008:

Along the lines of the All Points West Festival this summer at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, is another massive four-day festival being held way out in Tennessee: The Bonnaroo Music Festival.

One reader has a simple question: “Is anyone from Hoboken headed down to Tennesee for the Bonnaroo music festival, maybe head down as a group and camp near during the festival?”

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bonnaroo-tennessee.jpgThe Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a four-day annual music festival created and produced by Superfly Productions and AC Entertainment, first held in 2002. The festival is held on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee. The main attractions of the festival are the multiple stages of live music, featuring a diverse array of musical styles including indie folk, world music, hip hop, jazz, americana, bluegrass, country music, folk, gospel, reggae, electronica, and other alternative music. The festival began with a primary focus on jam bands, but has diversified greatly in recent years. The festival features craftsmen and artisans selling unique products, food and drink vendors, and many other activities including some put on by various sponsors. Sponsors of the festival are required to provide free activities for attendees.

Check out the lineup! Impressive!

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18 Comments on "Anyone going to Bonnaroo?"

yellowsubmarine
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yellowsubmarine

Just got back from this—There was a fun group from Hoboken, plus we met a ton of other Hobokenites down there thanks to my campmate wearing his Hoboken shirt and Hoboken flag at our site. Raconteurs, Pearl Jam, Metallica, and My Morning Jacket all played unbelievable sets–an amazing few days–sad to come back but definitely check it out if you can!

rchoboken08
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rchoboken08

[quote comment=”80657″]i am going again this year…i went in 05 and 06—06 was perfect weather…you can avoid all the bathroom, heat mess if you camp VIP style—everything is catered, air conditioned bathrooms, you never get searched going in and out of shows, and your entrance is right to the main stage. my morning jacket is playing one late night set so that’s why i’m going—phenomenal. also pearl jam and jack johnson are joining..phil lesh/friends-who knows who they’ll bring on stage, also kanye west will play one night…going to be a great year, rain or shine!! i’m dissappointed the verve didn’t sign on as well as the black crowes, would have been over the top as they used to tour together 15 years ago or so..some really good memories from bonnaroo–best way to have a vacation, standing in the middle of a field somewhere in TN listening to your favorite bands. 😉 (oh and the festival in JC this year is okay–weak lineup but a nice effort)[/quote]

Im heading down and doing VIP as well, drop me an email rcirish2000@yahoo.com , we are leaving Wednesday

Katie_Scarlett
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[quote comment=”80703″][quote comment=”80694″]This sounds like a giant wannabe Woodstock, not an ideal vacation at all. I’ll take the Caribbean or Southern Italy over this any day. 😀
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Good for you, you wont be missed[/quote]
I just saw this – rather bitter for a wannabe hippie, no? Now go smoke your dope or drop your acid or whatever it is a phishphan is doing these days to mellow out. :mrgreen:

yellowsubmarine
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yellowsubmarine

i’ve done regular camping, too and it’s nice not waiting 4 days for a shower and not having to pack food and not waiting in line to go in and out every time you want to go back to your tent (you don’t get searched either). the camping set up is basically the same- i’m happier when i’m cleaner –standing 12 hours in the heat is more fun–plus you get better access to the main stage-right next to the stage when beck and radiohead played in 06-whatever your preference-either way, the experience was only enhanced the year i did VIP

lm24kc
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lm24kc

First of all, VIP and Bonnaroo should be oxymorons. I understand this is Hoboken and we all have to be fancy…but seriously.
It never crossed my mind to go VIP. Money was not an issue. I just felt if I was going to “experience” Bonnaroo…I was going to be with everyone else. I wasn’t going to be holed off in some area with my AC and catering. I shared my gazeebo with random overheated people, I bartered for food with the neighbors, we shared sunscreen, water, TP etc. I have never experienced something like that before…not sure if I want to again…but man it makes for a great story!
Hey, it’s only four days.

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