Bonnaroo 2016: Saturday
High Temp: 91°F Low Temp: 61°F
Day three of Bonnaroo 2016!
I'm up early to shower, eat breakfast and get some ice. The ice vendor is still waiting for the next shipment so I ask my teammates to hook me up. Our next door neighbor, the glass blower, ended up going into town and bringing us a ton of cheap ice. Sweet!
The Bonnaroo booth is open and we figured out that hippies (and most everybody) loves bubbles.
|The ShelterBox Tent is ready!|
|I finally met Pondo! #pondoarmy|
After my shift, I grab a quick lunch and find a shady tree. Pop in some earplugs and fall fast asleep in my chair in the midst of the festival. It's a restful sleep actually and I get up for my next appointment which is the Q & A with the founders and the producers of the festival.
|The Founders and Producers talk about the future of the festival|
|My friend has this same shirt|
|The Fountain and a moody sky|
For the first time ever, Bonnaroo is being evacuated.
I considered my options and ultimately decided that the safest place for me would be in the tent in Planet Roo. If we get a direct tornado strike, being in a car or tent won't really make a difference. When I arrive at the tent and find other team members already inside I knew I made the right choice. A few more members of the team show up and we huddle inside while the storm passes by with just a sprinkle of rain. The staff kept urging folks to seek shelter (there was large group refusing to leave under This Tent) and I heard there was a big party at the coffee shop. We had a couple visitors, one guy who wanted to come inside and decried "I thought this was a disaster tent!" when we told him he could not stay for insurance reasons. And Alicia P. met a new friend named Mia who was happily buzzed and wanted to dance her way through the storm. It didn't take long before the coast was clear and they started letting folks back inside. All told, the Bonnaroo evacuation of 2016 lasted one hour and everything picked up right where it left off.
|Back to normal|
|Impressive fireworks over the fountain|
A trickle of fireworks after Pearl Jam's set turned into a long volley that kept going even after I managed to walk to the fountain. Because of the delay, Pearl Jam's set lasted until 2:30 am. And while I wanted to see the SuperJam, I was too just exhausted to make it. Walk, shuttle, walk, pee, sleep.