As the summer comes to a close, perhaps you’re planning a relaxing adventure in the woods to celebrate the change of seasons? Lucky for you, songwriter and nature expert Brett Dennen has some tips to make your camping trip all that it can be!
Brett’s new album, Smoke and Mirrors, comes out on October 22, 2013 (PREORDER HERE!) but in the meantime, you can reminisce about his visit to The Farm in 2009 with this rousing performance of “Blessed”.
And he was also kind enough to offer three additional tips for Bonnaroo, based on his own experience on The Farm…
Brett Dennen’s Bonnaroo Tips
In the event of a rain storm it’s important to be able to make a shelter out of whatever resources are around. Rolling papers, though readily available, do not shed water. Instead, you can build a personal shell out of a trash bag, beer cans, a hemp necklace and some cosmic glue. Or you can always borrow My Morning Jacket. Or you can just bring a poncho.
2) SUN PROTECTION
The hot Tennessee sun can really enhance a high-fiving hootenanny. But the sweltering heat can lead to a wide variety of issues including west Nile skin flu or even sun burn. You can prevent these horrible conditions by staying up and dancing all night and sleeping in the shade all day.
3) FITTING IN
The farm can be an overwhelming experience. Every walk of life flocks to the music like wild animals around a watering hole. It is crucial to adapt and blend among the masses. Interpretive dancing, though dangerous is a great way to communicate with the indigenous festie. Hula hooping is not only a rare talent but a key strategic move in penetrating the hard core hippie energy field.
If you picked up some tips of your own while down on The Farm, post below and Brett will pick his favorite to win a prize package including:
- 2 tickets to a show of your choice on Brett’s upcoming tour
- A signed copy of Smoke and Mirrors
- The Brett Dennen Klean Kanteen