Post by abrakapokus on Feb 28, 2012 5:51:02 GMT -5
I could totally see how someone could write that. Take out all the good parts of Roo and that's exactly what it's like. At the end of it though, the good way outweighs the bad and I'm sad this person didn't have any good in his weekend.
Post by Dave Maynar on Feb 28, 2012 6:12:20 GMT -5
I think it's honestly difficult for people to conceptualize how hot it is really going to be. I'm from Tennessee, and I still underestimated it to a certain extent because of how much you are out in it.
Also, from the way it is written, it seems like they got put in Super BFE which is unfortunate.
Lastly, stuff like that is why I put in a near masochistic amount of time on Bonnaroo's official question board.
3. Because of Bonnaroo’s jam-packed schedule, it is tough to see all of the concerts you hope to attend. Unless you want to see your favorite band from a mile away, you have to get to the stages early and miss out on other performances.
Jesus. Isn't this just common f*cking sense?
4. Save your money and plan a trip to Indio, Calif. for Coachella or Chicago for Lollapalooza. I haven’t been to either, but the weather and accommodations have to be better than Bonnaroo.
I mean, it has to be better because I'VE NEVER BEEN THERE. amiright?
Yeah agreed this is a horrible article. You can tell this person didn't even put forth the effort to try prepare. And also that they really didn't even try to make it a good time because of the heat. Sure it was hot as hell, but i never had any real trouble getting water.
I feel like this writer, and i hate to be a judge right now, but i feel like she is one of those Duck-Faced soroity girls, who just graduated from Ohio State University, had literally just heard of Arcade Fire (probably enjoyed one song) and went ahead and imediately bought a ticket thinking it would be like a 4 day drunk all day fest. She probably didn't even try to speak to anyone, and when a neighbor said hello or tried to talk to her she just looked at them like they were a freak.
Sorry for judging real hard but that is the vibe i got from this article, considering i'm from jersey and these type of females are everywhere.
To even call that an article is farcical. I was expecting somewhat of a longer, more painful story. What kind of person would abandon a trip that took 7+ hours without even seeing their most anticipated band? Let alone not even staying 48+ hours. Clearly no one with any convictions/principles/morals. I have a new worst enemy and her name is Katie Harriman.
Post by candyflippedaround on Feb 28, 2012 7:14:57 GMT -5
Bonnaroo will never not be fun to me no matter how hot or dirty or big it is. I can't wrap my head around that. Thats half of the fun right there. In conditions you should be miserable in you don't allow yourself to be so. I feel like you don't deserve to have that much fun in one weekend if there aren't obstacles like mud and heat and tens of thousands of people at various levels of intoxication. Whenever I hear someone state those factors as a reason to not go back I'm simply befuddled. You went to a farm in Tn during the summer, what on earth were you expecting? I mean you have 51 weekends of the year to be clean, cool and living your boring life, what's one weekend of discomfort if it means having the best time of your life?
I mean, I may just be acting like an a-hole, but I'm pretty sure if she looked at a past Bonnaroo schedule and a future weather report she would have been better prepared. Maybe a few aerial shots of the grounds.
When your complaint is "too many bands conflict" when there's 150 bands in a 4-ish day festival, you clearly bought your ticket without even a second of research.
When your complaint is "it's hot" you're just birdbrained. It's Tennessee, in June, and you're on a farm. It's hot and humid every year, so it's not like this was the first ever hot Bonnaroo.
I sound like an over-protective mother right now. But whatever, stupidity irritates me.
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Post by candyflippedaround on Feb 28, 2012 7:58:51 GMT -5
My friend went for the first time last with no preparation or veterans to guide her. She always tells me that I have "no idea" how hot it was. Yes, I do. She had a blast anyway, if she goes again this year I'll show her the magic of an EZ up
Post by abrakapokus on Feb 28, 2012 8:07:25 GMT -5
Honestly, I texted my friend on the first day of Roo sitting at the Karen Elson show, "WTF am I doing here? THIS SUCKS!" I didn't let Chris know because it was his baby, Bonnaroo that is. We were as prepared as could be and, other than the fact that we had a tent space close, I could have written the same article. What changed was I finally saw some good shows, I met some cool people, I quit quacking complaining in my head, and decided to deal and make the best of it. If I wouldn't have had Chris there I could see myself having an awful time, not only because I wouldn't have been prepared but I would have been lonely. At the end of the weekend though it was one of the best experiences of my life, truly life changing. I didn't get to meet any of you last year and didn't even post on this board so I know it can only get better. This chick might have a great time if she was given the right people and mind set.
Post by nodepression on Feb 28, 2012 8:48:53 GMT -5
I heard something on the radio the other day describing how to take the heat. If you just accept it, move slower, pace yourself, you'll do a lot better than fighting it. The heat was never as bad for me last year as when I left the cinema tent a/c.
Post by nodepression on Feb 28, 2012 8:49:54 GMT -5
Also, I love the advice in that article, "IF you have to GO, get like 24 of your closest friends to also spend 300$ and take a big drive down to Tennessee in them middle of June. That won't be a problem, right?"