We enjoyed meeting so many great people from our tent in Centeroo. The tent was filled to the brim with our best power solutions, extra batteries and AirCurve. AirCurve was a lifesaver at our campsite, because nobody remembered a stereo.
I was going to write a recap post with our top moments from Bonnaroo 2010, but so many others have already done that and captured the festival well. Instead, I decided to share some tips for Bonnaroo 2011 attendees. The following is a collection of things we learned.
Essential tips for Bonnaroo
More Bonnaroo photos here.
- Take a golf umbrella … excellent for shade while you’re walking around, plus you can make shade for that much-needed late afternoon nap so you can store up your suburban rage for that late-night Bassnectar set. – Web
- Pay close attention to when the honeydipper trucks service the portajohns near your camps. Our visit came at about 7:30 in the morning, which meant (relatively) fresh bio-relief stations were available for about 1/2 hour every day. – Web
- Keep your eyes open for VIP upgrade offers from Bonnaroo partners … purchase of Beatles Rock Band or Green Day Rock Band at the festival got you instant upgrade to VIP passes, inc. free drinks, better viewing areas and cleaner portajohns. – Web
- Switch off 3G or similar coverage; even though the carriers put in mobile cell towers, the high speed networks is slowed to a crawl. Relying on the slower, but more reliable Edge network will increase the chances of your messages getting through. – Web
- Consider setting up a Yammer account for you and your friends (or a Twitter Group) so you can tweet the group your whereabouts, questions, etc. more easily. – Web
- Make friends. It makes the heat, mud and late nights so much more fun. – J.
- Don’t cross the median on the way in. – Blair
- Don’t wear white shoes. – Khalid
- Don’t go back for your flip flop if it gets stuck in hippie muck. – Jennifer
- Avoid the fountain, it is not as refreshing as it may appear (especially after Gwar). – Dave
- SPF 1,000. – Dave
- Inspect your plate before you accidentally eat a habanero. – Dave
- Stay hydrated on WATER because you dont want to fall asleep and miss your favorite shows. – Kristen
- Bring a small led flashlight for weaving thru crowds and watching for mud puddles at night. – Mark R.
Were you there?
Do you have tips to contribute for the Bonnaroo 2011 folks?