Jay-Z, Beyonce and Aziz Ansari, photographed together backstage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in
Manchester, Tennessee on June 12, 2010.
That night Hov had performed
a blazing 90-minute set
to over 75,000 people as the day’s headlining act. Earlier Stevie Wonder had performed, and stayed side of stage for Jay’s set. “Wait till I tell my mama that Stevie Wonder stuck around for my set!” an ecstatic Hov told the crowd. The festival’s review in SPIN magazine crowned him “King of Bonnaroo” and declared that “every major worldwide music festival should probably keep him on retainer as headliner.”
Festival season is right around the corner! Better start preparing!
Festival season is right around the corner! It’s my favorite time of the year. (: If
you’ve never been to a music festival where you camp and stay for a
week, I HIGHLY recommend it. It’s an incredible and life changing
experience. I’ve spent some time and have come up with a list of some
essentials to have for those who haven’t been or are going for
the first time. Although it says Electric Forest Essentials, most of
this stuff applies to all festivals. I hope you enjoy my list and that
it helps! Positive vibes to everyone. (:
Electric Forest Essentials
By: Isabel Leite
$$$$$$ BRING MONEY $$$$$$
*HYDRATION PACK* (any sort of backpack with the refillable water pack. STAY HYDRATED PLEASE)
Disposable cameras (it’s super awesome when you get the pictures developed)
Tapestry or sheet (wrap around the canopy sides to keep the sun out)
Small table (not necessary but it’s nice to have a place to roll and put food and things that you don’t want on the ground)
Picnic blanket (or something big to lay down on the ground to sit on)
Blankets (it gets COLD at night so bring warmer clothing too, *light jacket*)
Food (we’re bringing mostly breakfast stuff and munchies for late at night. there’s lots of good food inside)
ENO hammock (not essential but VERY recommended. doesn’t have to be ENO, just make sure it’s easy setup)
2 gallon bucket (this is ratchet and not necessary, but we used this to
pee while at camp. for girls obviously: sitting on the bucket is easier
and better than squatting on the ground and pissing all over your feet
Clothes: you can literally wear anything you want!
Everyone is smelly and gross and on drugs, so nobody cares. I think it’s
better to overpack and have too much than not have enough. Bring a
swimsuit. Skimpier and breezy is better. It’s pretty hot during the day
but it gets cold at night. Bring jackets, some pants, and long sleeves.
Lots of underwear to help keep the stank to a minimum lol. I recommend
making kandy to trade with other people.
smarter to just bring lots of money and buy drugs there instead of
bringing them. Seriously, there are A LOT of drugs there. It’s fine if
you bring a lil bud for the trip, but don’t risk bringing too much
because if you get pulled over THEY WILL SEARCH YOU. If you smoke in the
car make sure to bring febreeze or ozium to get rid of the smell
Stay low-key and don’t write on your car. The
cops are on high alert on the way to the festival. Don’t make it
apparent that you’re going to a drug festival lol. DON’T SPEED!!!
Pack all your paraphernalia deep in your shit, the forest people kinda
search before you go in the festival but not really. They won’t allow
glass items in.
Make sure to get there early! The earlier
you get in line, the closer your campsite will be to the forest. That
makes a HUGE difference when you’re walking back to camp tired as shit
from dancing all day. Have a full tank of gas before you go in.
you forget or need anything,there’s a store in the forest with
essential shit but it’s expensive. Usually you can literally ask any of
your neighbors or anyone, and everyone is so nice and willing to share
and help in every way possible.
And most importantly, don’t forget to bring your positive vibes!