Beating the Traffic Jam
Every year there is a giant traffic jam created by everyone trying to get to the festival. Stories of people sitting in traffic only miles away for 10, 12, or even 20 hours are not at all unheard of.
Though the traffic situation has improved little by little each year it is still something that you don't want to have deal with.
Thankfully there is an easy way to beat it. Show up on Thursday. The earlier the better. Thursday morning and you'll have no traffic. By Thursday night traffic may already be backing up. Friday is sure to be a mad house.
To play it safe, try to get to the campground by noon on Thursday.
100,000 people flood Manchester
Okay, so this is not really about the town of Manchester --- but it is about the 700 acre farm in Manchester where bonaroo was held.
It took us about 15 hours to get to Manchester- and another 3 to get into the concert---but we werelucky, somehow we ended up in a different lane of traffic and got in rather quickly, some people were stuck on the highway for hours and hours.
This was our first big trip in the van and it held up pretty well I must say.
"The first day it was hot, really hot"
and muggy, but then it started raining, which I actually prefered.
The concert itself was really cool although you know they wanted to mess with people because all of their stages and tents were named; what tent, this tent, that stage and which stage- yeah they knew how to mess with us drunk people. And dont get me started on finding our campsite. We never did figure out how to get back there from the concert site- we usually spent and hour or two wandering around looking for our van.
"We went to Bonnaro and left with Bonnariah"
The music definately made the confusion worth it, we saw so many good band- including Jack Johnson, Joss Stone, jurrasic 5, Yonder Mt., Keller Williams, Black Crowes, Ozamatli... and one of the best parts----I stood 3 feet from John Mayer and Dave Matthews! Supa!