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  posted on 4/2/2005 at 08:53 PM
I will be heading out to Bonnaroo in June. I am a big city guy and don't have any camping gear at all. A buddy of mine is bringing a tent that can sleep a number of people and some device that acts as a shower. I don't what else he is bringing and I have no idea what to bring. When I saw the Brothers two weeks ago at the Beacon, I stayed at a hotel two blocks away. I am in for a serious shock. Anybody have any hints on how I can survive three nights at Bonnaroo? Thanks for your help.


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  posted on 4/2/2005 at 08:57 PM
Bring your ticket,about 10 lbs burger meat&buns,and lots of beer
 

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  posted on 4/2/2005 at 09:00 PM
Good luck and good vibes to you at Roo Too much for me! The way I see it...I got Wanee, everybody else can have Roo!!
 

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  posted on 4/2/2005 at 09:20 PM
That's a BIG question, but here's a good link to a 'roo "Survival" guide:

http://www.poorvin.com/roo/

Also, follow the link there to the inforoo message boards. Plenty of stuff there.


 

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  posted on 4/2/2005 at 11:15 PM
can't wait for this, camping and three great days of music. only 2 months away now, gonna be so good.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2005 at 11:44 PM
We got a hotel in Winchester (about 20 minutes away). Stayed there last year, too. Had absolutely NO problems getting back and forth, no traffic issues. It was a piece of cake. You're in for a great time, enjoy the tunes and the love of your fellow bros' and sis'. One of the kindest times you'll ever have.

You others can keep Wannee and all the bugs out in the woods. You might have a smaller crowd (but also a smaller area to be in, so it probably evens out), but also have a less diverse music selection and less of a chance of discovering new music. The bands that you will have will be good to say the least. But for the price you had to pay for a ticket, I happily shelled out a few(but not many) more $$ for some variety. I'm sure those who go will give it rave reviews regardless of how good/not good it is, as long as you enjoy it is all that matters. Bring the OFF!

 

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  posted on 4/2/2005 at 11:44 PM
Bonnaroo is great. all the drugged out teenagers and ecstasy you could ever want. oh yeah, i think bands play there or something like that.
 

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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 12:08 PM
Yeah, that little Brothers band or whatever it is playing I think.

Don't like to camp, don't like the heat, don't like the crowds....you're in for a rough time, my friend.

 

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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 01:25 PM
Not responding about bands lined up or diversity of music since that is personal preference but as far as a more enjoyable place for a festival I offer this in response to Otherhandmer:

I went to a festival at Suwannee in mid April 2003 and then to Bonnaroo in June 2003. Had a great time at both but I'll take the mid 70's temps., shaded, beautiful natural campsites, smaller crowds, cheapier food and drink prices found at Suwannee, over the mid 90 temps., no shade, make shift manure encrusted campsites, huge crowds, expensive food and drink found at Bonnaroo any day of the week. Suwannee's area is fairly comparably sized to Bonnaroo, so I felt Suwannee was alot more comfortable. Also I don't remember bugs being a problem at either but to think you aren't going to encounter bugs in Tennessee in June in the middle of farm land is ridiculous. Of course even if you can't handle camping out you can also just get a room at Wannee (on the site no less) just like at Bonnaroo. All that being said I would go back to either anytime but to me there isn't a better place for a festival to take place then Suwannee. I don't see how, if you love the bands that are going to be at Wannee (which I do and assume most around here do), you could have a bad time. Nor do I see why someone would come here and throw their negative thoughts out on a place/event they have never been to and have no intention of attending.

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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 01:34 PM
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Not responding about bands lined up or diversity of music since that is personal preference but as far as a more enjoyable place for a festival I offer this in response to Otherhandmer:

I went to a festival at Suwannee in mid April 2003 and then to Bonnaroo in June 2003. Had a great time at both but I'll take the mid 70's temps., shaded, beautiful natural campsites, smaller crowds, cheapier food and drink prices found at Suwannee, over the mid 90 temps., no shade, make shift manure encrusted campsites, huge crowds, expensive food and drink found at Bonnaroo any day of the week. Suwannee's area is fairly comparably sized to Bonnaroo, so I felt Suwannee was alot more comfortable. Also I don't remember bugs being a problem at either but to think you aren't going to encounter bugs in Tennessee in June in the middle of farm land is ridiculous. Of course even if you can't handle camping out you can also just get a room at Wannee (on the site no less) just like at Bonnaroo. All that being said I would go back to either anytime but to me there isn't a better place for a festival to take place then Suwannee. I don't see how, if you love the bands that are going to be at Wannee (which I do and assume most around here do), you could have a bad time. Nor do I see why someone would come here and throw their negative thoughts out on a place/event they have never been to and have no intention of attending.

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'nuff said, and just for the record, both venues are right at 700 acres and Suwannee isn't 700 acres of pasture and Roo ain't got the Suwannee river

 

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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 01:36 PM
I appreciate the responses I have seen on this thread so far. For my part, I am go to Bonnaroo and the Wanee Festival just isn't an option. So now I have to figure out how a city guy will survive camping out for a few days. One thing I have decided is to lay off the beer for the weekend. Heat and alcohol are a bad mix.

If anyone has advice on dealing with Bonnaroo specifically, that would be great. I am looking forward to the weekend and if I use my head, I think I can get through it in one piece.

 

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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 01:46 PM
I will be camping at festivals all summer long, but will avoid that one. With a death or two last year, and od's the 'in' thing again, be careful and don't get caught up in a cop stop. THink ahead, and don't eat the organic oranges, as they contain citric acid.

As for camping, same as the boyscouts-be prepared. I would bring an air mattress because if it rains you will at least be up off the bottom of the tent a few inches, which can mean the difference between sleep and being miserable. They are cheap. Or, if you know someone with a cot, get it and go and find or buy a three-inch thick piece of foam to put on top of the cot. That makes a big difference.

Bring a small folding chair or camp chair to sit in. You will need it. And write your name on it in no uncertain terms with a permanent marker. And put the chair back in the tent if you head out away from camp.

Pitch the tent NOT in a valley, but up on nhigher ground. Expect rain, and you will be prepared for it. A simple plastic tarp folded up and left in the car might come into use to make a shelter to sit under if it rains, or to put over top of the tent. Don't assume the tent is waterproof. Bring some light rope or strong string. Even if not used for a tarp shelter, you will always have a use for rope.

Don't over-pack, but bring a clean shirt for each day. Drink a bunch of water about every fourth alcohol drink, and eat before you drink. My adage, "Build a base for drinking." Bringing a plastic gallon of whiskey or other in the sleeping bag is easy enough to do. Mix it with fruit juice, etc. As I said above, if you drink a bottle of water for every fourth beer or drink, you will be fine. Bring some aspirin and vitamins, and take them BEFORE you go to sleep, not the morning after.

Think ahead as far as food goes, and don't rely on someone else covering you. Work together, or bring your own food cooler. Eat good, bring salads and everything, forks and spoons,etc, and borrow a propane stove if you can. No need to eat junk all weekend.
In fact, I can lay a simple veggie soup recipe on you that is wonderful, and rejuvenates all who eat it. It is my Uncle Wormy's Famous Camp Soup, amazing stuff, and gives you stamina at any time of the day or night. There is no meat in it so it does not go bad, which means make a big pot of it and keep it covered. Here it is below;


Uncle Wormy’s Campground Soup

This meatless soup, concocted by Wayne Wormy Smith of Chesapeake, Ohio, my uncle and a road hound from way back, is a hearty addition to any camp. As there is no meat in it, if you keep it covered and in a cool place it will last for days. In fact, it taste better if you cook it the day before and let the flavors come together. One hint, cook it no more than 2-2 ˝ hours, and if you reheat it, try and only heat up the portion that you are going to eat. But, you can play it by ear, and keep reheating it if you know folks are going to need the rejuvenating powers late into the night.

I will let you decide the amounts of the ingredients to put in. Because you are doing it by hand you will know what to do. Use canned garbanzo beans (Also known as chick peas) as they are already softened up. They are also the most nutritious of all the beans.

A bunch of fresh chopped carrots,
A bunch of chopped celery hearts,
Chopped onions,
Sliced up cabbage,
˝ pound of lentil beans, more if desired,
At least 2 cans of garbanzo beans, (also known as Chick Peas)
Chopped potatos,
At least 2 cans of peeled and diced tomatoes, or fresh,
Seasoning to include paprika, oregano, sage, and garlic. Use salt if you want to, but Wormy leaves it saltless so that each person can add it as they wish. You might want to bring a bottle of hot sauce for some to add afterwards as well.

In a big pot cook the carrots, celery, onions, and cabbage first, covered in water, at a good boil for an hour. Then, after that, add the rest of the ingredients and the seasoning to taste, and bring it down to a slow boil for another 30- to 45 minutes. Add water as necessary.

I'm telling you, when the soup melds and comes together, the energy it will give you is amazing.

Have a good time, and stay out of trouble.

Derek H




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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 01:52 PM
Survival guide for Bonnaroo:

1. hot dogs
2. beer
3. gatorade, maybe water

That's really all I had. I had a tent two years ago, but no one really knows what the hell happened to it. Just find some patch of grass to sleep on that's not within a block of the Port-o-johns. You'll be fine. Trust me, after a day at Bonnaroo, all of the "city boy" you've got stored in you will be gone.

 

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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 02:17 PM
Sorry Paul, didn't mean to threadjack just got a little riled up. To add something that I haven't seen yet that I think saved our a*ses a Bonaroo is a shade tent. You know something with tall poles and a canopy and maybe a screen/mesh material around the outside that you can sit under by your campsite when not in the festival grounds. I think we found one at Wal mart for about $40 -$50. This could save you from being one burned and exhausted man from the sun exposure. That was the only shade available around our campsite short of sitting in the tent which is hot and fairly uncomfortable.

Thanks, Peachjam. Hope to see you at Wannee.

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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 02:52 PM
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Sorry Paul, didn't mean to threadjack just got a little riled up. To add something that I haven't seen yet that I think saved our a*ses a Bonaroo is a shade tent. You know something with tall poles and a canopy and maybe a screen/mesh material around the outside that you can sit under by your campsite when not in the festival grounds. I think we found one at Wal mart for about $40 -$50. This could save you from being one burned and exhausted man from the sun exposure. That was the only shade available around our campsite short of sitting in the tent which is hot and fairly uncomfortable.

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I agree, which is why I suggested the tarp and rope. But, these days even a screened in is fairly cheap, a cooking and sitting tent. K-Mart is known for cheap prices on canopies these days. I am not sure what trees there are on the Bonnaroo grounds, but pick your tent spot smart, with morning shade or late afternoon shade being a plus. If you have to walk aways to get to the stages, so what. More shade and less folks milling about your camp is a wonderful thing.

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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 03:07 PM
Derek,

There isn't much shade to be seen at Bonaroo. Basicly some guy took his huge grazing pasture and replaced the cows with a bunch of campers...where the cows go for the festival I don't know.

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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 03:27 PM
I am sure he was smart in getting the cows out of there.

No trees on the edge of the grounds???

 

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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 03:31 PM
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Sorry Paul, didn't mean to threadjack just got a little riled up. To add something that I haven't seen yet that I think saved our a*ses a Bonaroo is a shade tent. You know something with tall poles and a canopy and maybe a screen/mesh material around the outside that you can sit under by your campsite when not in the festival grounds. I think we found one at Wal mart for about $40 -$50. This could save you from being one burned and exhausted man from the sun exposure. That was the only shade available around our campsite short of sitting in the tent which is hot and fairly uncomfortable.

Thanks, Peachjam. Hope to see you at Wannee.

Ryan


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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 03:34 PM
You're gonna need shelter and sustenance. Figure out where you're going to live, what you're going to wear, what you're going to eat, and what you're going to drink. Then pack all the stuff you need to accomplish those 4 tasks.

Take a wide brimmed hat with you for portable shade. It's not a fashion show, so function rules. Don't forget the sunscreen, either. I always to and it sucks.

Others have said it, but it's worth mentioning again: tarps + rope. Good emergency protection from sun, rain, and wind.

I like to take a frisbee or football, if you can spare the extra space in your bag.

If you plan to be walking around at night, take a flashlight or lantern. A headlamp is better than anything, and you can get one for relatively cheap these days (under $30 for sure). I promise it will be your favorite possession every time the sun goes down.

You gotta have a folding camp chair, too. And a cooler would be a good idea unless you want to pay for everything you consume. If you can't get ahold of a propane grill, pack meat and cheese for sandwiches. Fruit, crackers, granola, chips, or whatever else you like to eat. From what I hear you'll be doing a lot of walking, so you'll need nourishment.

Toilet paper and hand sanitizer is also a good idea. You can't really count on having access to either, and you'll be glad to have both.

Don't forget to take any utensils you might need: forks, spoons, can openers, spatulas and pans if you're cooking.

 

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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 03:49 PM
I too am passing on Roo this year. Great headliners but just can't deal with certain aspects of the festival. It has gotten younger and younger every year and witnessed some disturbing scenes with the young guns last year. No old fart here but hard to watch a young teen struggling with the effects of pyschotropic drugs and not equippped to handle the trip. I thought I could escape a little of this by upgrading to VIP, but ended up parked next to a tent full of 14 year olds whose sole purpose was a pursuit of, " Righteous Headies". They ended up laying in the feces loaded mud and crying for the first night. ( too many doses and no clue how to manage the high) The second night was a replay of the first night. There was no escape from these pups as they would wander over to the RV nightly and rant on about things that were many years distant from my tastes. Nothing wrong with that but just had nothing in common with them. This was the norm thruout the weekend. It seemed a large portion of the teen crowd was there only for the drug scene ( you name it and it was there in abundance!). The music took a back seat for many of them. Speaking of the music, do not miss the late night shows! These were the highlights for me,and they had a tremendous energy to them. We would lay a little low during the day and kick in into gear late night. VIP camping was a little over rated but did offer some shade which was quite nice in the mid afternoon. The biggest perk was the campsites closeness to all of the stages. It was quite easy to navigate between them which made it real easy to head back to camp for a quick break.The showers in VIP were disgusting! ( dirty, smelly, and the water was brown coming out of the spigot!) You got out of the shower feeling dirtier then when you went in. We never used the VIP tent or bleachers and got the feeling that many did not use them as well. There was very little police action within Roo which may change this year. Last years death may force some hands a little. Enjoy Roo as it really is an experience but just time for a change this year. Is it Wannee time yet??????????

 

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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 03:49 PM
Ah yes, let me second bringing your own toilet paper.

 

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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 04:01 PM
But man, if you can handle partying/camping at Bonnaroo for 3 or 4 days, you can pretty much hangle anything
 

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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 04:45 PM
lol..i am going and hoping for the best(Wanee)...I will play and sing for food and toilet paper..lol

 

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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 06:35 PM
From what I have read, I don't want any part of Bonnaroo. Sounds like a bad trip to me. I'm hoping that Wannee will be full of cool vibes.

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  posted on 4/5/2005 at 08:54 PM
We musta been the two of the only non teens to have a good time at Bonnaroo last year. I don't recall running into any tripped out kids. I don't recall any bugs. I definitely missed the feces laced mud. Didn't know that those poor fokls had died until after the weekend was over. Saw very little local enforcement. Went expecting to spend $50 per day on nourishment, and actually spent about $38 per day. As I said before, we got a hotel room, so camping wasn't an issue. That also meant that there was no tent to retreat to during the day. But then again, why would we have wanted to, there wasn't time. To much good music. Anyway, I hope everyone who goes everywhere this season enjoys themselves.

 

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