Post by Dave Maynar on May 7, 2013 16:53:06 GMT -5
I saw this on the website. Didn't know if it was new or not, but I don't remember it being posted anywhere else.
"BONNAROO PODS Pods are strategically placed community centers throughout the Bonnaroo campground. They provide community services such as security, information booths, medical, showers, and drinking water. This is your space to relax and get to know your camping neighbors. Look at it as your Bonnaroo community center or city park.
Rootreat (Pod 2)
Pod 2 is improved! Now with more to see and enhanced feng shui, Pod 2 aka Rootreat will become a nexus of ceremony in 2013. It’s a refuge from the Bonnabrouhaha, a place to find peace among friends, celebrate, appreciate, and recharge. Find your way here by seeking out the Towers of Transformation, a brand new sculpture of rhythm and steel reaching into the skies and visible from afar. When you get here, indulge in sundown yoga classes (Friday – Sunday @ 7:30p), meditation meetups, vision quest strategy sessions, and small ceremonies such as quinceañera-, bar mitzvah- and baptism-redos. Last year a couple exchanged vows here. This year, we’re making “ceremony” a permanent aspect of this special space! We think you’ll like what we’ve done with Pod 2. We can’t wait for you to experience Rootreat and make it your own. Please check out your Bonnaroo Guide for Pod locations!
The Grind (Pod 7)
Get your grind on at Pod 7. Sure, you can freak if you want to, but we’ll be grinding beans: mocha, java, joe mama. This year we’re brewing several varieties of coffee, plus providing coffee shop staples like baked things, stir sticks, and even Internet that cuts in and out. That’s how authentic this experience is! Pod 7 also features ample comfy seating and plenty of open space to space out. Find this special place by locating the Pod 7 balloon above the horizon, or just follow your nose across the farm to the source of our fresh Bonnabrew."
Post by Funky Munky on May 7, 2013 17:14:54 GMT -5
I always thought they should do more of this kind of stuff. I've never been GA but I always go walk around for a while and I've run into some cool stuff, bands that I liked, cool art etc. One of the coolest things I recall seeing in the vein was a skating rink in the camp grounds at Coachella. They had a DJ on one end and people were just cruising around drinking beers while they skated. My wife and I just stood on the end of the rink and watched people bust there ass. It was such a great find. Another year they had a volleyball court, that might have even been the same year. They have so much room they could really do some cool stuff and it would thin things out overall.
All pods should have phone charging stations. Charging your phone should not be limited to one booth in Centeroo. Especially when Bonnaroo expects those with smart phones to follow them on Facebook and Twitter and use the Bonnaroo app over the weekend.
And, it's actually beneficial to Bonnaroo to offer more phone charging services. The more pictures and videos people take, Facebook check-ins and Bonnaroo-related status updates, Tweets, etc. people make, the more free publicity Bonnaroo gets.
Everyone experiences music differently.To say that something is subjectively wrong with live music is to also say that you are more than just your credentials or experience. It says that you are above whatever it is that you see as being the standard. Breaking everything down critically to the point where you are above every matter looking down on it only isolates you and makes you look foolish.
Last year me and a friend went wandering at 4 in the morning around the campsites. We found this crazy town thing in the forest. Does any one know where/what it is? Or was I just that Quacked up?
Are you thinking of the structure they built in Pod 2 last year? It looked like a shack with trees coming out of it. I know they had some small spoken-word type stuff here but one night, I believe Saturday, they had DJs in there till like 4 or 5am, it was a lot of fun!
Super Tall Paul in Pod2 might have been one of the BEST parts of my bonnaroo experience last year! We were lucky enough to have our campsite set up almost right next to the Jive Joint...lucked out for sure!
Pod 10 had a giant round tower that DJ'ed music night and day. They played the entire Skrillex concert live. They had paints of all colors and brushes so you could decorate it. I spent an entire morning doing it and loved it.
Pod 11 had a bunch of hammocks hanging in a makeshift shade forest. I THINK they had misters too. There was chill music playing. All in all, I can imagine it made the walk a little more tolerable, knowing they had that to come back to.