Behold the Code. No one wrote it. It just always was and now it is. It just kind of evolved within the Bonnaroo Community over the years, out of the real-life experiences of hundreds of thousands of Bonnaroovians. We pulled it out of the air and finally put it down in writing. Follow it and you’ll make the most of your Bonnaroo adventure and possibly even help change the world (in a good way).
PREPARE THY SELF
The power to predict is a special human ability. We embrace it by thinking ahead. Expecting to be outdoors in the Tennessee summer? Think hydration, plenty of sunblock, raingear, hats… Deck yourself out as an all-in-one Swiss Army Knife so you don’t have to McGyver your way through the festival.
PLAY AS A TEAM
Consider the community and keep an eye on your friends. Extend that friendship to new friends, too — even Bonnaroovians you’ve never met before. If you see someone who can use a hand, offer it. You will make his or her day, and provide an example that will multiply across The Farm.
The Farm is an aggro-free zone. Leave your worries at home. For a few days this summer celebrate the best things in life. Smiles, high fives, and random acts of kindness… Happiness is the goal. Proactive positivity is a proven way to get there.
RESPECT THE FARM
This place grows happiness. We want to ensure the sweetest sun-kissed crop of smiles every year by properly cleaning up. Recycle what you can, reduce what you can’t, and reuse whatcha got.
DON'T BE THAT GUY / GAL
We hate being negative, but we’ve seen it too many times to leave it unsaid. You’ve seen it too. That dude is a vibe killer. That gal is a mood wrecker. It’s a powerful cautionary tale that can help us all be better Bonnaroovians.
STAY TRUE ROO
Bonnaroo lasts only a few too short days. The rest of your life is forever. Apply what you do on The Farm to improving you and the world beyond ‘Roo.