The ROO!Posted: June 14, 2012
I want to start with this brief disclaimer: Bonnaroo is not perfect. People come back and tell everyone that Bonnaroo is this magical place where nothing bad could ever happen, and everyone has a great time, and everyone loves everyone; no douchebags allowed. This is NOT the case. If you are a Bonnaroo virgin (as I was this year), everything will most likely be terrible. You will never be prepared and don’t bother with your friends, they will not give you good advice. Your lungs will get coated in dust. Your feet will hurt. You will almost pass out in the hot, hot sun.
That being said, Bonnaroo was also awesome!
I played Adult Swim games, went camping for the first time, saw the cliffs of Manchester, and watched sets by The Avett Brothers, The Beach Boys, The Shins, Radiohead, The Roots, Childish Gambino (AKA Donald Glover), and many more.
Unfortunately the weather was less than ideal. For the first three days is was sweltering during the day and freezing at night. The first night, my beautiful blanket was stolen by someone who left a bottle of vodka in its place (so it wasn’t all bad). Then the last night it rained, meaning that the fourth day was spent sitting on the wet ground, and sloshing water out of tents.
There was quite a bit of time spent wearing bandit-hankies in an effort to save our sinuses from the “Roo-Flu”.
Other than the weather, the theft, and being unexpectedly hugged by strangers, it was a lovely weekend!
Also… What happened to Andre 3000?
Anyways, if there are any other Bonnaroovians reading this, let me know! I can add your fabulous photos to this post as well!