Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival
Manchester, Tennessee // June 2010
Wow, has it really been five whole years since I went to Bonnaroo my senior year in high school? I think this may have been my first real eye-opening experience that created that yearning for travel and freedom from real life. I had always wanted to travel throughout high school, but didn’t even know where to start. I was inexperienced and all I knew was that I loved my friends, music, art, and I desperately needed to see something new.
Four days in the dirty, muddy farm fields of Tennessee with no care besides what times and stages my favorite artists were playing and driving 14 hours both ways from Long Island embedded a taste of adventure in me that I didn’t yet realize I had. I got to experience what it was like to live outside for 4-5 days straight, our only shelter being the tent above us at night. I met an abundance of unique and interesting people that I would have never crossed paths with if I had just stayed in New York. I learned how to only carry with me things that are completely necessary and leave my dead cell phone in the car the entire time. The fields overflowed with creativity as cars and campers covered in paint parked on site and music filled the air 24 hours a day.
Keep checking back for a full tip post about going to Bonnaroo, especially since it is only about a month and a half away!