Since the day we left The Farm last June, the excitement for this year’s Bonnaroo has been steadily building. Now that we’re less than a week away from its commencement, we can barely contain ourselves. We’re ready to pack our cars to the brim, honk at fellow festivalgoers along the way, and set up camp for the epic weekend ahead. While we’re unsure if this weekend will beat out last year’s lineup, which was headed by Paul McCartney, Jack Johnson (as a last-minute replacement for Mumford & Sons), and Tom Petty, we’re anxious for the surprises and memories we’ll take away from the festival this year. Surely, McCartney’s set closer “Hey Jude” will face some stiff competition against Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” for most epic sing-along in Farm history, and we can already feel the tingling down our spines for when that moment comes.
As a team, this group of writers carries eight years of Bonnaroo experience. That’s eight years of legendary sets, memories, new and old friends, and occasional mishaps. Now, we are here to lend newcomers and veterans alike some advice to help you have a successful weekend. While we may or may not recommend taking a shower throughout the weekend, we hope these tips will help you come out clean on the other side, bursting with Bonnaroovian dedication and already anticipating next year’s weekend on The Farm.