Bonnaroo 2016: Thursday
SUN RISES 5:28 A.M. SETS 7:59 P.M.
High Temp: 82°F Low Temp: 52°F
The first day of Bonnaroo 2016 is here! Woo hoo!
I'm up at 7am and there's already a line at the porta potties and showers. It goes quick and I grab some breakfast out of my cooler. Before long, it's time to go into Centeroo. The ShelterBox Tent is ready to go by 9:30 or so. A quick inspection reveals the new bathrooms to still be locked. Guess, they're keeping them fresh until the last possible second.
|First group in line for Bonnaroo on Thursday morning|
I walk to the entrance and find a group waiting to be first into the festival. They each get a sticker. It's after 11:30 when the gates open and people start rolling through. The ShelterBox USA Tent is popular, plus lots of folks are looking for me to get their sticker. It's a great energy for the beginning of the festival.
|The ShelterBox Tent at Bonnaroo 2016|
|BBoys Education token / game piece|
|Bonnaroo Chris with Sponge Bob and Hello Kitty|
|I signed the Bonna-rose!|
|Bonnaroo Chris and gorilla guy|
My shift ends and it's off to get lunch. I sit under a shady tree to eat some delicious tacos and enjoy the roolife. Then it's time to find the Broo'ers Tent for my first meetup. It's a picture perfect day, sunny and breezy. A cold beer sounds perfect.
|3pm Meetup at the Broo'ers tent with Steven, Cleo, Chris and Chris|
|Bonnaroo Chris with Brian Hensley from MusicFestNews.com|
|The Bonnarooster and Bonnaroo Chris|
After my second meetup at the Broo'ers, I realize that I missed a wedding in Groop Camp. :(
I wander and start looking for shows.
|The Bonnaroo Fountain|
|One of my favorite booths at Bonnaroo: To Write Love On Her Arms TWLOHA.com|
|Zach got engaged at Bonnaroo!|
|Vulfpeck and Morgan Freeman|
|RooChute at Vulfpeck|
|Bob Saget totem|
After Borns, I'm wiped out and head back to camp. It's been a long beautiful day and we're just getting started!