ive been running the festival scene pretty much my whole life. either as a fan, performer, or vendor. that said festivals are a great way to catch many acts in one venue. what you dont want to do is take a moped. i did it one time against my better judgment, and i was right. everybody and their brothers mothers and sisters want to ride it, and you are saying NO to people all weekend. it wasnt very usefull and was quickly put away. my experience with festies are, if you dont attend the first one they become heavily commercialized and it ruins the feeling for them to me. all my friends attended the first ROO and told me how good it was, but has slowly declined ever since to now present day. line up is so weak in 2021. i recognize a hand full of acts, but have seen them many times, and or rubbed shoulders with them as a performer. my youngest daughter runs a not for profit and she and my wife was in attendance at 15 Roo's free of course. just a few pictured.
ive had a free invite for all those years to volunteer, but didnt go until my wife said she was renting an RV. hot damn the line up was pretty good, and i was in! this is what i know of bonnaroo. the biggest diverse scene ive ever witnessed, good acts i would have never been exposed to, human kindness. even with vip camping, have the best walking shoes known, wear a mask, the bonnaroo flu is real, and mask wearing is a 20 yr old practice. rent an RV its hot af. i'll never go back unless the wife rents an RV with good AC again. the highlight of my only ROO was seeing J Cole (rapper) he brought chance the rapper on stage with him. chance wasnt even on the bill that year. im a huge fan of chance, he knows my oldest daughter in Chicago personally and i have had the privilege to hang out with him. lastly dont take a moped. my two cents.