You’re likely familiar with the instructions that came packaged with you when you popped slippery and screaming into this world. But in case you need a reminder, we’ve compiled a few tips to make sure you stay happy and healthy at Bonnaroo 2013. And don’t forget to check out The Bonnaroovian Code. It has always been. It will always be. Learn it. Live it. Dream about it. Be about it.
**Due to increased security this year, all bags will go through a more extensive search before entering Centeroo and the Main Venue. A separate Bag Search lane will help keep things orderly. To speed your way in, know what is and isn’t allowed in. For added ease, consider using a transparent bag.
What should you bring?
Be sure to read the 2013 Info Guide and FAQs before heading down to the farm! From tips on bringing an extra set of keys, to restrictions on generator power and how much extra gas you are allowed to bring in, be prepared! You can find a complete list of what you should bring, could bring and what’s totally verboten within the Info Guide and FAQs, but here are some guidelines:
- It’s June in Tennessee. So it’s hot. Bring light clothes, sunscreen, hats for shade, plastic or metal bottles for water. There are bugs, so bring (non-DEET) spray. And, it can rain. Be prepared.
- Bring extra. It’s better to have it and not need it than vice versa.
- Bring lots of food for yourself and some to share, because that’s the kind of people Bonnaroovians are.
- Necessary: Lanterns or flashlights with extra batteries, extra trash bags, blanket for sitting, toilet paper (you never know).
- Useful: Balloon or flag to mark your site, ear plugs, pen and paper, portable radio, small grill for cooking.
WORDS OF WISDOM
Actually, there is just one word of wisdom. The word is (cue Aretha) R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Respect our staff – all the safety personnel, medics and volunteers working to make your experience safe and memorable.
Respect our neighbors – leave a positive impression on our hosts, the people of Coffee County.
Respect your fellow Bonnaroovians – patience and humor go a long way.
And respect your body. Hydrate, eat enough and pace yourself.
For one weekend each year, the magical city of Bonnaroo rises out of a quiet farm. What makes it work is you.